Today's News

  • Precautions taken in Kentucky for potential quakes

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said that although Kentucky is situated near the New Madrid Seismic Zone, earthquakes that could occur in this area are not likely to be as catastrophic as the one that hit Japan.

    Nevertheless, he said he would  be taking part in an earthquake training seminar to held this spring.

  • Leapin’ Leprechauns: Shelby resident to celebrate St. Patty's day in Ireland

    Some eyes in Shelby County will be smiling Thursday when one of our own celebrates St. Patrick's Day, where most surely would guess is the best place to do so – Ireland.

    Stephen Fox, 23, says he has fallen in love with the Emerald Isle and its people in the two months that he has been in Dublin on an internship to complete his college credits at Eastern Kentucky University, where he is a senior, majoring in communication studies.

  • Shelbyville business manager headed to jail to 41 months

    A manager of a lending business located in Shelbyville was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Tuesday for using her position to defraud her company of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, of Turner’s Station previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

    She admitted to U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves that she took approximately $648,525 from her employer, Pioneer Credit Company.

    Judge Reeves ordered Chilton to repay Pioneer Credit all of the money she stole.

  • 'Chesty' Puller Part III: The final encounters of a man of medal

    Captain Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC, whom I had first encountered as my instructor at Marine Corps Basic School in Philadelphia in 1937-38, had actively sought combat assignments. 

    In World War II and the Korean Conflict, he continued to advance in rank and to add three more awards of the coveted Navy Cross to the two he wore at that time.  He had been considered by all Marines to be the Corps’ greatest hero,

     Now, to his dismay, he had fought his last fight.  He was however to be caught up in other controversies. 

  • EARLIER: Shelby County still pursuing Anderson County jail deal

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits was scheduled to attend the Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday night to discuss the idea of striking a deal to house prisoners from Anderson at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Anderson Jailer Joani Clark and Waits had said last week that they were discussing such a move because Clark is dissatisfied with an arrangement she has with Franklin County Jailer Billy Roberts.

  • School year shortened by 2 days

    The Shelby County Board of Education voted Thursday to shorten the 2010-11 school calendar, with the last day for students now being June 3.
    The date is being moved up from June 7 because the district built in a much higher number of days and instructional hours than the state requirements.
    After the district missed several days this school year due to inclement weather, the board unanimously decided to reduce the school calendar which includes 175 6-hour days.

  • Spring sports schedule

    MARCH 21
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Sacred Heart at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Central at SCHS.
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Boyle County at SCHS.
    TBA: High school boysí and girlsí tennis, Bullitt Central at SCHS.
    MARCH 22
    5 p.m.: High school baseball, Whitefield Academy at SCHS.
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Trimble County at SCHS.
    TBA: High school boysí tennis, SCHS at South Oldham.
    TBA: High school girlsí tennis, Oldham County at SCHS.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: March 11, 2011

    Cornerstone Christian spring sports signups
    Cornerstone Christian Academy is having spring sports sign-ups. Any home-schooled student in grade 6-12 interested in playing baseball or softball for Cornerstone should contact Athletic Director Matt Maxwell at mattmaxwell@CCAofKY.org or call 633-4070.
    Spring soccer sign-ups end today

  • Datebook: March 11, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

  • Church news: March 11, 2011

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.