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Today's News

  • Why wreck a good thing

    When the Shelby County boys’ basketball team takes the court against Anderson County Saturday night, how many will be there to notice it?

    I’ve talked to a lot of people that don’t even realize that the game is being played Saturday.

    Usually the gym is packed, hot, and you can’t find a seat.

    The girls’ game kicks things off, and the heat, both literally and in conjunction with the student sections and rivalry, boils over into and through the boys’ game.

  • Lexington woman killed in crash on I-64

    A  Lexington woman was killed in an accident on 1-64 eastbound just inside the Shelby County line Monday morning.

    Natasha Lewis, 24, was killed when she was ejected through the back window of a vehicle driven by Ieshia Ford, 19, also of Lexington, at 8:49 a.m.

    Kentucky State Police said Ford apparently lost control of her 1989 Chevrolet, over-corrected, clipped another vehicle, and overturned a couple of times before coming to rest on an embankment after striking a group of trees.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 14, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    No Operator's License

    Margarito Gonsalez-Mendoz, 21, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 9 at 4th and Main streets and charged with no operator's license.

    Henry Tillis, 22, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 9 on Old Finchville Road and charged with no operator's license and reckless driving.

    Juan Doe of Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 7 on Main Street and charged with no operator's license.

    Burglary

  • Maybe now we can feel better about our society

     

    There are many of us who did not think we ever would see what happened Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

    Whether we are 80 or even 8, many of us did not think we would see anyone but a white man – maybe, in a far-off dream, a woman – serve as President of the United States.

    You may be heartened, energized or disgusted by the fact that Barack Obama is our president today, but the reality is there and may be faced with the awe that comes along with simply stating that fact.

  • Close is starting to slow Rockets

    If this were the Rockets' horseshoe team, a state championship no doubt would be on the horizon.

    Unfortunately, close doesn't count in basketball.

    At 7-13 on the season, the Rockets have had some bad luck, some bad breaks and, honestly, some bad decisions.

    Oh so close, oh so many times. The Rockets have lost 10 games by fewer than 10 points, and nine of those by fewer than 5. And only one time did they win a game by five points or fewer.

  • Tech college adding program in industrial maintenance

    Staff photo by Nathan L. McBroom

    Bruce Gambrel pointed out to Keegan Kaelin how to use a machine at the Jefferson County Technical College Shelby County campus on Wednesday.

    In a time when many local industries are down sizing, the local technical college is adding on to the industrial programs it offers for local students.

    Starting in January, the Jefferson County Community Technical College Shelby County campus will add an industrial maintenance associate’s degree to its student catalog.

  • Man arrested for sex abuse

    Man jailed for sexual abuse of juvenile

    A local man has been arrested an sex-abuse related charges involving a juvenile.

    The arrest of Casillas Nester Hernandez, 31, comes on the heels of two previous recent cases of sex-abuse of juveniles in Shelby County.

    Hernandez was arrested Jan. 26 and is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 16, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Elizabeth Lancaster, 29, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 11  on I-64 West and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, endangering the welfare of a minor, expires plates and failure to provide an insurance card.

    Roy Hartell, 41, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 10 on Hearthside Circle and charged with violaton of a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order.

  • Woman dies in fiery crash

    An accident on I-64 West in Shelby County early Saturday morning claimed the life of an Ohio woman who was killed when her car hit a tractor-trailer head-on and burst into flame, Kentucky State Police said.

    Patricia L. Browning, 28, of Ironton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers.

    The accident happened at about 12:30 a.m., when Browning's black, 1988 Chevy struck a guard rail on the westbound side of I-64 at the 26-mile marker, according to KSP.

  • Christmas shouldn't be measured by sales receipts

     

    For those of us already humbugged by how Christmas has changed over the years, we now have to recognize that our most precious holiday has devolved into, of all things, a leading economic indicator.    

    So much is made of the economy during Christmas season that it seems who is spending how much with whom is discussed almost as much as Santa and far more than Jesus, which is more than a little bit wrong.