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Today's News

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Diversity of leadership surpasses state, nation

    With five vacant principal positions to fill — including at least one at each of the elementary, middle and high school levels — Shelby County Public Schools officials say they hope to add some diversity to those ranks.

    And although Shelby County is at or better than the state averages for minority personnel in positions that work with students, it still lags the diversity of its student population.

    However, finding and hiring minority candidates is much easier said than done for school districts in Shelby County, Kentucky and the nation.

  • A young person’s perspective in indelible ink

    In a world in which vicious vitriol is the vanguard of criticism, a hundred words could not have been more troubling, not because of what was said but because of what wasn’t said, what was missed, because of the emotion behind the letters and punctuation marks that came together to form the paragraphs.

    Because they made my point and missed my point.

  • What we think: I-64 ramp’s survival deserves thanks

    Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss calls the eastbound merge lane from KY 55 onto Interstate 64 “the most dangerous transportation issue in our county.”

    And now, in the very near future, this dangerously short strip of asphalt will receive a new and presumably safer design as part of the new state roads budget.

    We had hoped this was coming, that the General Assembly would follow through on the hard work by state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and retired state Sen. Gary Tapp before them.

  • We congratulate: Settlement in Saddlebred spat

    We’re glad the American Saddlebred Horse Association and its members have settled their very public and divisive spat, one that threatened the stability of one of our key industries and its showplace facility at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Though we had read the position papers and the court findings, we really never understood why there was a spat in the first place.

  • Datebook: May 2, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • Woman’s shooting death in Shively shocks community

    Shelby County residents are still reeling in shock and grief over the shooting death of a local woman who had a reputation for being well-liked.

    After a night of fun spent at a concert with her cousin on Saturday, LaToya Bray was gone.

    Slain by gunfire, with her family left to mourn and wonder why.

    Bray, 35, of Shelbyville and her cousin, Derek Slade, 37, of Louisville were found shot to death in a car near Dixie Highway and the Watterson Expressway at about 4:30 a.m.

  • 2 lanes of I-64 to be closed this week

    The left lane will be closed in both directions will be closed on Interstate 64 near the Connor Station Road overpass (Mile Marker 25) because of repairs to the median barrier walls.

    These closures are scheduled daily, starting at 7 a.m. Monday, and continuing through the week or until the work is completed.

  • Boy Scouts honor Leathers of Roll Forming at dinner at Cardinal Club in Simpsonville

    Receiving a Distinguished Citizen Award, having several people speak about him and getting a standing ovation all added up to an emotional night for Ray Leathers on Thursday.

    “I am overwhelmingly humbled to receive this award,” said Leathers to a crowd of about 150 people at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.

    Leathers, who lives in Shelbyville with his wife, Rosalie, was the first recipient of the award, established this year by the Boy Scouts of America to recognize a person who has made significant contributions to the community.

  • Shelbyville City Council studies tax deal at workshop

    The city of Shelbyville is reviewing new taxing structure that could provide a new method of financing the redevelopment of impoverished areas and other public projects.

    At a workshop Thursday afternoon, members of the Shelbyville City Council, the Triple S Planning Commission and other observers met with representatives of CWC Latitudes, LLC to discuss the possibility of implementing what is called “tax increment financing.”

  • News briefs: April 25, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment in March

    falls to 6.9%, fourth-lowest in state

    Shelby County’s unemployment plummeted below 7 percent for the first time in a long time.

    The latest unemployment figures released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet shows Shelby with 6.9 percent unemployment in March, the fourth-best rating in the state.