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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase July 23, 2010

     Bottom promoted at Landmark

  • News Briefs: July 28, 2010

     JCTC tuition to rise

  • The man with the power wants to reduce it

    With six school districts to cover, Sherman Adams will be burning the midnight oil. But don't worry, as the new Energy Manager for the districts, Adams will be sure to turn the lights off when he leaves.

    His office will be at Shelby County's Public School's central office, but Adams will also split his time among the Henry County, Trimble County, Anchorage, Eminence and Frankfort school districts.

    "But since Shelby County is the largest district, it will get about 60 percent of my time," Adams said.

  • What we think: Wade v. CUB is unneeded diversion

    The news for Citizens Union Bank seems more dark today, and we fear that darkness might be obscuring a very key process for all of us.

    In the wake of what seemed an announcement to celebrate – the naming of two willing new chairs for CUB’s boards – came the discordant drop of a lawsuit from former CEO Billie Wade.

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  • WICHE: Crape myrtles are high-summer bloomers

    We should use more crape myrtles in Kentuckiana. They are not just for more warm, temperate climes. In fact, there are a great many that go unbothered by an average winter in our parts.

    There is often a lull in the garden at this time. Our early-summer blooms are fading, and our late-summer garden has yet to pop.

    But the crape myrtle can provide a colorful bridge between the two.

  • Mooneyhan honored for distinguised service

    With more than four decades in the education business, Leon Mooneyhan would appear nobrainer for the Kentucky Association of School Administrators' Distinguished Service Award.

    At the group's annual conference, the KASA recognizes a retired or retiring member of the education community celebrate to their work to advance the objectives and purposes of the KASA and serve the education community.

    When he was presented with the award on Thursday, Mooneyhan said he was surprised, but he said he told the group it wasn't one-man show.

  • We congratulate: Barber, Beckley for sharing ideas

    In a county that is woefully underrepresented by African-Americans in its leadership positions – School Board Chair Brenda Jackson is the only truly public figure – we embrace those who step forward, who share ideas and commitment, as touchstones for all.

    And today we celebrate the accomplishments of two people with good ideas.

  • PSC OKs Shelby Energy's increase

    If you’re a Shelby Energy customer, your rates are going to rise today.

    Shelby Energy got its desired raise Tuesday from the Kentucky Public Service Commission, though not as much as it had been seeking.

    The PSC authorized the cooperative to increase its rates by 5.2 percent, which will boost its annual revenue by $1.9 million, but it’s nearly $350,000 less than the amount sought.

  • Celebrating 150 years

    On June 26, the famed Pony Express marked a century and a half with a re-ride over its original, 1,966-mile route, and on July 15 the British Open golf tournament celebrated its 150th anniversary by playing its 150th tournament in Scotland.

     

    But in Shelbyville in 1860, when golf was finding its place and horses and buggies ruled the roads as the first shots of the Civil War were about to be heard, Clay Street Baptist Church was getting under way with an $800 purchase that would stand just as stalwart as those other historical milestones.