Today's News

  • Promenade season is full of pomp and circumstance

    It’s prom season, as the parent of any high school student – or at least that parent’s wallet – likely knows quite well.

    Shelby County’s prom was Friday in the select and sensational Seelbach Hotel. Collins will celebrate this week at the magnifique and munificent Muhammad Ali Center.

    And we extend poverty-line pity for the family who has to pay the tab for a teenager who has a paramour attending the other school, because that’s a deep double-dip in the pocket.

  • What we think: Graduating seniors deserve to be heard

    Shelby County Public Schools officials say the decision is final about how graduating seniors will be seated for  graduation. They are moving on with their plans to eliminate seating the top students in ranking order and talking to them individually about that  plan.

    Seniors from Shelby County High School have submitted through a letter their feeling that the change is good and welcome. They, too, it seems, have moved on.

    But we don’t think most people are ready to move on.

  • We congratulate: Choice of Fonza as top teacher

    One decision SCPS got right was the selection of Frances Fonza as its top teacher for this year.

    There are dozens of dedicated, talented and worthy teachers in our school system, but Ms. Fonza has stood out to us for years not only because she has drawn beautiful music from the throats of our students but because she has gone beyond vocal chords to produce good and talented human beings for the world.

  • Thou shalt not post Commandments on door

    Last week a paper copy of the Ten Commandments once again found its way to a place of prominence: the front door of the Shelby County Courthouse.

    The 8-by-11-inch copy was taped to the inside of the door, next to the sign banning food and drink.

    Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller, who took down a framed copy of the document after Shelby County resident Linda Allewalt took issue with it being posted in the driver’s license office, said he had seen the copy on the front door of the courthouse but didn’t know who put it there.

  • County’s budget has cuts to EMS

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger’s recommendations for the county’s budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year won’t include any tax increases, but it would mean a significant tightening of the belt for Emergency Services and no pay increases for county employees.

    When the Shelby County Fiscal Court met on Monday, in lieu of Election Day on Tuesday, magistrates received a copy of the proposed budget to take home and study.

  • No rain on the parade

    There was something for everyone at the Bagdad Days festival Friday and Saturday.

  • News briefs: May 18, 2011

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  • EARLIER: Primary Election 2011: Rob Rothenburger falls to James Comer in first statewide race

    After a vigorous go at his first statewide race, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he is not too despondent at his defeat at the hands of state Rep. James R. Comer of Tompkinsville in the Republican primary for commissioner of agriculture.

  • EARLIER: Bancroft pleads guilty to girlfriend’s murder

    LAWRENCEBURG – Gary Bancroft is almost certain to spend at least the next several decades in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court to murdering his girlfriend.

  • This bird likes to dig in and stay if starlings will leave it alone

    Red-bellied Woodpeckers are known for the pounding cacophony caused by their excavation of cavities in tree trunks.

    They pound and dig a 1.75-2.25-inch-wide cavity that this about a foot deep, usually in a large branch or the trunk of a dead tree, but dead snags in health trees also are used.

    That’s where they make their homes and raise their broods.

    But it’s not as simple as it sounds.