Today's News

  • Court report 10/26/11

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Kevin Delahanty:

    Kristopher L. Bryant, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – pleaded guilty – 10-day sentence, serve 5 days and $393 fine and costs.

    Edy A. Arturo, failure to wear seat belts, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $918 fine and costs.

  • What we think: Montell's bill deserves a look

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) last week took a new and hopeful stab at addressing a problem that we all recognize and rebuke: the hiring of illegal immigrants.

    His proposal – to require those most likely to hire undocumented workers to go through a specific process of ensuring the legal residency of those individuals – is not entirely original, but it at least keeps open the discussion of an idea that could help solve a problem that costs our country, state and county millions of tax dollars annually.

  • We congratulate: Equestrian Burnett for Pan Am silver

    It makes sense that the horse industry would bring Shelby County serious recognition in the big-time international sports arena.

    On Sunday in Mexico, Hannah Sue Burnett, formerly of Finchville, staked a claim to a spot in the 2012 U.S. Olympics by winning a silver medal in eventing at the Pan American Games.

    Ms. Burnett, who was no worse than third aboard Harbour Pilot throughout the 3-day competition, also was the highest-ranking scorer on the gold-medal-winning U.S. team.

  • Don't fail to see the fall foreest for all the beautiful trees

    I absorbed the very little I know about trees from living beside them, beneath them and seeking their shade on a hot summer days, invading their fortress of darkness, where a boy could pretend he was hiding from the good guys or hunting the bad ones, and later enduring those cursed magnets that lured his errant golf balls to their deep, dark, deadly jungles.

  • MY WORD: Elementary students are planning for the future

    If you went to Northside or Southside Elementary in the late 1950s, you were asked along with every other child “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

    The typical answers were (and note the gender of that era of thinking): fireman, policeman, teacher or a mama. Later in the 1960s, after John Glenn circled the globe, some children added being an astronaut.

  • News briefs: Oct. 26, 2011

    Only about one-fourth of voters

    expected to go to polls Nov. 8

    Without a hot race to motivate voters, Kentucky is caught in a political malaise that will drive down turnout on Nov. 8, the state's chief election officer predicted this week.

  • State Treasurer: Candidates promise more efficiency on fewer dollars

    BARDSTOWN – The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all deliver the same message on its face: in tough economic times, Kentucky's government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach, looking to win his second term as treasurer, says by deploying a team of volunteers, he has created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.

    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn't made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • Ghost stories to haunt Shelby County library

    Like any good ghost storyteller, Thomas Freese has learned to tell a tale with such strong description and emotion, that the listener often wonders if the story might actually be true.

    “In every good ghost story, there has to be a creative mix of history and mystery,” he said. “That’s what makes it interesting.”

  • I-64 accident claims Shelby County man

    An accident that shut down Interstate 64 nearly two weeks ago has claimed the life of the son of a family long embraced by Shelby County.

    William A. Goodwin, 23, of Pleasureville died Friday at the University of Louisville Medical Center from injuries he sustained in a crash Oct. 13, Kentucky State Police said Monday afternoon.

    He was a 2007 graduate of Shelby County High School and a member of the Catholic Church of the Annunciation and was attending Jefferson Community and Technical College at the Shelby County Campus.

  • Shelby County beats Bullitt East 32-13

    The Shelby County football team picked up its second victory of the season, and its first in Class 5A, District 4, Friday night.

    The Rockets rolled over visiting Bullitt East 32-13 at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Shelby County (2-7, 1-2) trailed 13-3 at halftime, but outscored the Chargers 29-0 in the second half - including 22-0 in the fourth quarter.

    All four of the Rockets' second-half scores were from 36 yards or more.