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Today's News

  • MAGISTRATE: Ken Franks

    Ken Franks of Bagdad is running for magistrate in District 4, the seat being vacated by Cordy Armstrong, who is retiring.

    Franks, 47, is retired from a career in state government and now is working part-time at Clore-Argri-Co. on Eminence Pike.

    Franks never has run for office before, but said he felt the time was right to do so.

    "I have been in public service all my life, and it just seemed like a good time to do it," he said.

  • New Highland minister returns to Shelby Co.

    The first Sunday in January brought David Head, a former pastor at Graefenburg Baptist Church, back to Shelby County, to the pulpit at Highland Baptist Church on Mount Eden Road.

    Since leaving in 1997, Head has led churches in Knoxville, Tenn., and was the Teaching Pastor at the 5,000-member First Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fla. Most recently, he had been in Lexington, the hometown of his wife, Paula. 

  • MY Word: KCCT transfer legislation is key to future

    There is a continuous struggle faced by many Kentucky Community and Technical College students. These students take lower-division level transfer classes  taught by highly qualified faculty who have an expertise in teaching and learning, only to discover later that that the degree requirements have changed at the other institution.

     Determining which community college classes will transfer to a 4-year university shouldn’t be so difficult for students.

  • Court Reports

    District court

    Timothy L. Curtsinger, second-degree promoting contraband -- plead guilty -- 120-day sentence, serve 45 days, balance conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    James B. Smith, speeding 14 mph over limit and operating on suspended/revoked operator's license -- plead guilty -- 30-day sentence.

    Eric C. Catlett, first-offense DUI -- plead guilty -- operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Jordan D. Moore, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- plead guilty -- $169 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: What we think: Ramps on I-64 are dangerous, too

     

    The report recently of the mounting number of accidents on Interstate 64 east of Shelbyville reminds us of the significant need we have for improvements to our primary artery.

    Simply put, two lanes in either direction through Shelby County are not sufficient.

  • You may have all the answers already, but if not...

    Dear William,

    Welcome! We’ve been waiting for you.

    I understand some are calling you Will and others have chosen Liam. I sort of like Liam, because it seems so unique and Irish and goes so nicely with your last name.

    But whichever you prefer is fine with me. You’ll let us know soon enough.

  • A vision in the snow

    Passersby on Plainview Drive in Shelbyville have been doing a double take at seeing Christ in the front yard of the Horns’ residence. An extremely lifelike snow sculpture of Christ on the cross has been drawing a lot of attention. “It’s the talk of the neighborhood,” Ann Horn said. Incredibly, the “Snow Christ,” which is lifelike enough to give you chills, is mostly the work of two children.  Although Horn, who teaches art at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Simpsonville, helped, her son, John Paul Horn, 1

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: March 3, 2010

    Driving under the influence

    Reginald L. Longstreet, 33, of 1839 Oakwood Drive in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 27 on the 1700 block of Lakeside Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, operating on revoked or suspended operator’s license, and reckless driving. He was also served with a Shelby County bench warrant.

    Other

  • History in hiding

    February may be Black History Month, but to celebrate African-American history in Shelby County is no easy task.

    There is no museum, no dedicated volumes and in many cases few preserved artifacts.

    Most of what is known has been an oral history, passed down through generations and dutifully recorded and preserved at various stops along time’s line.

  • Lady Rockets top South Oldham in OT

    Freshman Aaliyah Wells knocked down two free throws with one second remaining in overtime to seal Shelby County's 43-42 win Monday at Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Rockets shot a dismal 2 for 15 from the line until Wells was fouled trying to put back Taylor Shaw's jumpshot.

    Shelby lead by as much as 11 points in the first quarter, but the Lady Dragons rallied to tie it twice in the fourth quarter. Sophomore guard Jasmine Whitfield tied up at 41 all with two free throws in the final 4.8 seconds of regulation.