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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Shelbyville City Council passes along ordinance about waste-water wording

    The Shelbyville City Council approved for a second reading changes to the ordinance for the sewer use at Thursday's meeting.

    Tom Doyle, the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer manager, explained the changes as perfunctory.

    "It's really just mandatory language changes," he said. "There are no rate changes or changes in the way we do things. We meet all the standards."

  • Court report: Oct. 19, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Gregory J. Combs, obstructed vision and/or windshield and possession of marijuana – plead guilty – $364 fine and costs.

    Jamus L. Martin, theft by deception – guilty – $174 costs.

    Sarah Russell, third-degree criminal trespassing – plead guilty – $194 fine and costs.

    Wallace Scott Shouse, possession of marijuana – plead guilty – $394 fine and costs.

  • Collins, Shelby County volleyball teams play Monday night

    The Collins and Shelby County volleyball teams both play Monday evening in the 8th Region Tournament at North Bullitt.

    The Rockets (12-9), the 30th District runners-up, play Walton-Verona (17-15), the 32nd District champ, at 6 p.m. Monday. Meanwhile the Titans (19-9), the winners of the 30th District, will take on Oldham County (28-7), the 31st District runner-up, at 7 p.m. The Colonels beat Collins 25-22, 25-17 on their homecourt Oct. 5.

  • Bullitt Central downs Shelby County 35-21

    The Shelby County football team fell to 0-2 in its new district Friday night.

    Host Bullitt Central beat the Rockets 35-21 in Class 5A, District 4 action in Shepherdsville.

    Freshman running back Trevor Carnell rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, while junior quarterback Bradley Combs passed for two TDs and rushed for another to lead the Cougars (3-6, 1-2) to the victory.

    Bullitt Central, which led 21-7 at halftime and 35-7 at the end of three quarters, rolled up 300 yards (185 rushing, 115 passing) of total offense. 

  • Governor gets to hold a baby and a flag at presentation at police station

    A small ceremony Friday at the Shelbyville Police Station to present an American flag to the governor turned out to be a much more emotional event than anyone had planned.

    Before the ceremony in which Myrranda Gentry, the wife of a Shelbyville police officer stationed in Iraq, presented Gov. Steve Beshear with a flag that had been flown over Saddam Hussein’s former palace on Sept. 11, everyone got an unexpected – and emotional – treat.

    Shelbyville PD Officer Bruce Gentry was able to be there, too, even though he is still in Iraq.

  • News briefs: Oct. 14, 2011

    Shelby overlooked among

    best places for young people

    Neither Shelby County nor Shelbyville were named among the state’s cities and counties on the list of "100 Best Communities for Young People" created by America's Promise Alliance and the financial institution ING. Lexington was on the list for the fifth time and Clark County for the second.