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Today's News

  • Family and health: Hardesty finds plenty to be thankful for

    On this Thanksgiving, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty has plenty of reasons to be thankful.

    In the late hours of Oct. 13 Hardesty learned he would have to undergo emergency stomach surgery to repair a bleeding ulcer. Doctors said that if Hardesty had not been in a medical facility, he might not have lived.

    During that procedure one-third of his stomach was removed, and along with it went much of his strength.

  • Thanksgiving is tradition of much more than turkey and football

    Thanksgiving is our truest and most intrinsic holiday, with a simple, shared message created from the pioneer spirit and carried forward by loyal generations: to join hands,   share a meal and say thanks for each other and all our blessings.

    The pilgrims and the Native Americans got it right in the first place, and with its position after Halloween and before Christmas, Thanksgiving has been allowed to be wonderfully obscured and its noble mission preserved without the clutter and clatter of c

  • I-64 widening project starts at Simpsonville

    The road signs are up and the speed limit is down near Simpsonville, where the widening project of Interstate 64 has gotten under way.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday that widening to three lanes in both direction to the Jefferson/Shelby County line would get under way this week. The new lanes will be constructed in the interstate’s median.

  • Football: Rockets in final polls

    The SCHS football team’s season ended a few weeks ago, but the Rockets accomplishments weren’t forgotten.

    Shelby County ended the year ranked among the state’s top teams.

    The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous rankings had Shelby County No. 17 in the state and No. 9 in Class 6A. In the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Dave Cantrall Rating the State final poll, the Rockets were No. 17 in the state and ranked higher than two of the two teams – Scott County and Greenwood – that were still competing.

  • Something's always in her oven

    The scent of freshly baked bread wafts through Carol Stine’s kitchen, an airy space flooded with gentle sunlight. She has laid a pan of gooey brownies on the countertop to cool. It was barely past noon, but such flurry in her home in Simpsonville is not just for Thanksgiving.

  • Fiscal Court names employee of the year

    Richard Lyon was named 2009 Shelby County Fiscal Court Employee of the Year at the 7th Annual Shelby County Service Awards Banquet held on Nov. 6  at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • 8th Region should run through Rockets

    All five starters return, and the team already goes eight deep, so the lofty expectations of a region championship and a run at the state title come as no surprise to the SCHS boys’ basketball team.

    "We think this team can be better than the [2007-08] team [that made the state semifinals] if we work hard and work on our defense and rebounding,” senior forward Donovan Johnson said.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 27, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment rises slightly

    The unemployment rate in Shelby County rose to 9.9 percent in October, a .4 increase from September. Rates rose in all 120 counties in Kentucky, figures released Wednesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show.

  • Shelbyville Police reports Nov. 30, 2009

    DUI James R. Pitcock, 28, of 1800 Mink Run Road in Frankfort was arrested Nov. 25 at Mount Eden and Osprey Cove and charged with DUI, first offense, failure to notify owner of unattended vehicle of damage to the vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance and failure to report a traffic accident.

    April M. Wright, 40, of 7997 Hooper Station Road in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 28 on Mount Eden Road and charged with DUI, first offense.

  • Adoption day brings celebration

    Heather Richardson and her husband, Billy, were at the Shelby County Courthouse to offer their support and celebrate a few adoptions that were taking place there Tuesday. It was easy to spot them, if you just looked for the adults under the mass of kids.

    No, Heather wasn’t in court to adopt a child Tuesday. She already has nine – five adopted and four other foster kids with adoption pending, not to mention her own grown son.