Today's News

  • MY WORD: Standing up for the cause of Souder

    In response to Linda Allewalt's letter (“Souder’s divisive tones,” Sept. 28), criticizing the writings of columnist Chuck Souder, like Ms. Allewalt, I generally don't respond after I've read a bunch of gibberish. I just toss the paper on the sofa, shake my head and go out and mow some grass. However, there was something about this particular letter that finally tipped the proverbial scales for me. It struck a chord in my soul so vividly that I knew I could no longer stand on the sidelines and be silent. For that, I thank Ms. Allewalt.

  • MY WORD: Fire prevention is a shared responsibility

    As many of you know, October is Fire Safety Month. It is a time that the fire service puts forth a little extra effort to get information out to the public to hopefully prevent a tragic loss of life or large loss of property.

    A fire can be a horrible event.  It is a phenomenon worthy of the fear and  respect it receives. October 8, 1871, is the date that spawned the need for  fire safety awareness.

  • I-64 shut down by 2 crashes

    A crash on Interstate 64 Thursday night shut down the highway in both directions.

    The accident caused such a traffic tie-up because it involved two semi-tractor trailers and a pickup truck that crashed on both sides of interstate at the same time at the 35th mile marker, which is near the Mount Eden Road exit.

    One person was airlifted to a Louisville hospital, and a second person was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 19, 2011


    Dustin F. Pavey, 32, of an unknown address was arrested at 110 Beechwood Ave. and charged with second-degree robbery (strong arm), two counts of third-degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place.


    Public intoxication

    Alejandro Ramirez, 21, of an unknown address was arrested Oct. 6 on Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

  • ELECTION: Abramson renews Shelby acquaintances

    Jerry Abramson, former longtime mayor of Louisville, now running for lieutenant governor on the Democratic ticket, stopped in a couple of downtown businesses Monday in a meet-and-greet capacity.

    Abramson, accompanied by his wife, Madeline, and political director Chad Aull, visited with patrons in McKinley’s Deli and Fat Tony’s Restaurant around lunchtime.

    “It was wonderful to see him come in here; he was very well-received,” Teresa McKinley said.

    Fat Tony’s owner, Tony Almeida, echoed those sentiments.

  • County to buy new EMS HQ

    The county will move its EMS headquarters from its longstanding location on Hospital Drive in Shelbyville to a vacant building on Old Seven Mile Pike.

    That decision was made at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, when magistrates voted unanimously to spend $650,000 to purchase a building formerly occupied by Schwan Food Company and 5.5 acres at 101 Old Seven Mile Pike.

  • 3 places every American should visit

    There are three places every American should visit – and more than once if possible. Write them down, put them on that amorphous and trendy “bucket list,” commit them to memory and take them to the bank.

  • Shelby County to track uncompleted developments

    When the county had to shell out $12,000 to pave an unfinished road in an abandoned development in August, it set the wheels in motion for a more concentrated effort to keep tabs on developers’ abilities – and intentions – to complete their work and not leave the county holding the tab for unfulfilled commitments.

  • What we think: Sheriff’s office made repairs happen

    We are thankful this week that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office continued to be vigilant about deadly accidents on Interstate 64 in eastern Shelby County.

    While we have had our eyes focused on the dangerous problem posed by the eastbound ramp at Exit 32, ensuring that the Shelbyville Bypass was completed and myriad other transportation issues, Sheriff Mike Armstrong and Detective Jason Rice were doing what we pay them to do: protecting our citizens.

  • We congratulate: Another bright light in helping others

    Another person in need, another big dollop of support from the citizens of Shelby County: It seems we find these examples every month, when our neighbors step forward with generosity to help one of our own.

    The most recent example was the Save Savannah’s Sight event, coordinated by Shelby County Community Charities, to help raise the money needed for surgery to restore the vision of Savannah Sanders.