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Today's News

  • What we think: Strong DUI report sets standard for drugs

    If you believe that statistics don’t lie – and even the most circumspect among us surely do to some extent – then you have to be amazed at the recent report on Shelby County’s efficiency in disposing of DUI cases.

    That better than 92 percent of those charged were convicted during a 4-year period is a significant statement both to those who consider driving after drinking and for those who make sure such drivers are caught when they do.

  • Crowe impresses as student school board representative

    If you know Shelby County High School sports, then you probably know Austin Crowe.

    A junior at SCHS, Crowe is a manager on the football, basketball and baseball teams. He enjoys his duties so much that he hopes to continue them at the next level.

    "I'm managing three sports, so I'm constantly in sports," he said. "I'd love to get into the medical field or in sports equipment, to go to college and be a manager."

  • 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.