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Today's News

  • The ghosts of Christmas teach us about gifts we sometimes overlook

    On a cold, blowy, darkest of nights, I was awakened with a start by a presence in my room, not that of a child or a pet or even a Japanese beetle but of something the likes of which I’d never seen, sort of an eerie being that seemed to loom.

    He arrived not in Victorian bedclothes but in a work uniform with his name on his breast, his face creased with hard work and palms rough but strong, many muscles rippling in his chest.

  • Dairy farmers digging in their heels to survive low milk prices

    Guy Grubbs' cows are thirsty. It's nearly milking time, so this 55-year-old farmer lets his eager Holsteins through two gates to the water troughs.

    "I've milked cows all my life, and we've had some tough times, but I've never seen one this prolonged," said Grubbs, a third-generation dairyman.

  • EARLIER: ‘She always had a smile’

    Some will remember Ashley Ford for her abilities on the basketball court and her positive attitude, but her mother said she will miss her for something much more special – a really sweet smile.

    "You never saw her without a big smile on her face," Kim Hardin said Thursday. "Her smile would just light up the whole room."

  • Football: Rockets fare well in All-star game

    Although the East team lost, 40-20, in Saturday’s Greater Louisville Coaches Association East vs. West All-Star Football Game at Southern, Shelby County High School was well represented.

    Kicker Matt Nakatani was 2-for-2 on extra points and forced a fumble on a kickoff, but the West recovered it. Defensive lineman Justin Hampton had three tackles and one quarterback pressure, and offensive lineman Matt Axline did not allow a sack.

  • Football: Rockets earn several spots on All-district team

    The SHCS football team led the way with 10 players earning spots on the All-Class 6A, District 4 Team. Male was second, with nine players, Fern Creek had seven, and Southern had two.

    The Rockets honored on offense were quarterback Branden Cresap, Jr.; wide receivers – Ben Axline, Jr., and Tavis Elzy, Jr.; offensive tackle Matt Axline, Sr.; and guard R.J. Beitz, Sr.

  • Shelby County Economic Stimulus Savings Kit

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  • EARLIER: Check out details of Harley-Davidson's contract.

     

     We now may have a clue what caused Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to issue his surprising and disappointing statement Thursday about Shelby County’s recruitment of the Harley-Davidson plant.

    The contract that workers at Harley’s plant in York, Pa., received Friday morning included a commitment that if the union ratified the agreement that the company would discontinue its discussions with officials in Kentucky.

  • MAGISTRATE: Eddie Kingsolver

    Democrat Eddie Kingsolver has filed to run once again for magistrate in District 5.

    Kingsolver sought the same position in May 2006 and lost the Democratic primary to Betty Curtsinger by a scant 15 votes. Curtsinger currently serves the district.

  • Democratic Senate candidates share values at forum

    As the acting State Auditor, Crit Luallen said she knows a thing or two about "values."

    "That's a word that gets thrown around casually in politics too often," she said. "But if there's one key lesson that I've learned in my long career, it's that having strong personal values and holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards that determines success in the public arena."

  • STATE SENATE: David Glauber

    Republican David Glauber of Bullitt County filed Friday to run for the 20th district state senate seat being vacated in 2010 by incumbent Gary Tapp.

    Tapp announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election and endorsed Shelby County farmer Paul Hornback to succeed him in a district that encompasses Shelby, Bullitt and Spencer Counties.

    Glauber, a member of the Appraisal Institute, is a Carroll County native who moved to Bullitt County in 1993. This election is his first time running for office.