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Today's News

  • Shelby County woman is avid long-distance hiker

    Judy Young said she realized late in life that her boots were made for more than just walking – they were made for hiking long-distance trails.

    Young, 66, has by her estimation trail-hiked more than 3,000 miles since retiring in 1997 as a teacher from the Shelby County school system. Her foot-trips, some of which she has done by herself, have taken her coast-to-coast in the United States and to several overseas destinations.

    But before she could take her first journey, she had to avoid stumbling over the loving objections of family and friends.

  • A black mark against the Christmas spirit

    In an era in which the true meaning of Christmas takes more punches to the jaw than Muhammad Ali landed on Joe Frazier in their third fight, I offer you the biggest, most powerful haymaker ever to be thrown:

    Black Friday.

    Is there anything that says less about the spirit of Christmas than Black Friday?

    Even the coined name is repugnantly ruinous to that spirit: Black Friday.

  • What we think: One more case that requires answers

    The plea for pieces of information that law enforcement officials owe Shelby Countians has become sadly and amazingly more complex these past few weeks.

    We want to know answers to our questions, and we want to know them now – although we now understand that such demands aren’t always simple.

    First, there was the horrible beating of Denisse Escareno, found by the side of Mount Eden Road in the middle of a Saturday afternoon.

  • We congratulate: Great accomplishments aren’t all about 1st place

    It was another banner season of fall high school sports in Shelby County, and our congratulatory notes have to be delivered first to the person who finished first.

    Last year we praised the accomplishment of Caterina Karas to bring the first state title to Collins High School, and now we have to offer the same plaudits for the performance that brought the schools’ second: her sister, Gabbie, who beat Caterina to win the Kentucky Class AA Girls Cross-Country Meet earlier this month in Lexington.

  • Shelby County's new judicial center to open Dec. 19

    During the past two and a half years, people have gotten used to the sight of the future judicial center under construction on Main Street.

    But come Dec. 19, that will all change when the Shelby County Judicial Center officially opens to the public.

    That is, if everything goes according to schedule, Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller said.

    “If everything goes well, we’ll be back open by the nineteenth,” he said.

  • Shelbyville's holiday parade to have patriotic theme

    Tiny tots and adults alike will be treated to a taste of the season when the Shelbyville Christmas Parade rolls down Main Street on Saturday morning.

    And as if the holiday season weren’t special enough, this year, the parade will have a unique touch that will make it even more so, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

  • EARLIER: Investigation into teen's shooting awaits lab work

    The investigation into a fatal police shooting in which an 18-year-old was killed is continuing, said officials of the Kentucky State Police, the agency in charge.

    KSP spokesperson Ron Turley said he could not comment on any injuries sustained by Shelbyville Police officers Suzanna Marcum and Frank Willoughby on Nov. 19, when Trey F. Williams was shot to death at his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court, or on their status at the police department or any other details until after the investigation is completed.

  • Some tips on preparing, handling horses in winter

    Preparing horses for the arrival of winter involves many of the same tasks done for humans: Drag out the winter clothes, check to see if heater is working, guard against frozen pipes, stock the pantry and make sure shots are up to date for the cold-and-flu season.

    The first forecast of possible snow is signaling the imminent arrival of winter, and horse operations are scrambling to get the local equine population under wraps.

  • Craig now facing harsher sentence

    Because she didn’t comply with an agreement to reimburse some of the thousands of dollars she admitted stealing from her former employer, Kelly Craig now faces a stiffer sentence.

    Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

  • News briefs: Nov. 30, 2011

    Plenty of rain scheduled

    to change into first snow

     

    This year is among the wettest on record throughout the state, and Shelby Countians were forecast to awaken today to perhaps a light dusting of the season’s first snow.