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Today's News

  • What we think: General Assembly got it right, too

    That idea in the General Assembly to create an oversight branch that would do checks and balances on government activities out of the eyes of the public has died – at least for the time being. You no longer have to worry that your state would be using your tax dollars to investigate itself without your being able to find out what was going on. House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President David Williams had coauthored identical bills in their respective houses to create this agency. Legislators had been complaining that they weren’t gett

  • What we think: Fiscal Court got it right

     After years of debate and numerous votes, Shelby County Fiscal Court finally has done the right thing.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 4, 2009

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    Raul Diaz Garcia, 27, of Shelbyville was arrested Sunday at 9th and Washington streets and charged with disregarding a traffic light, no operator's license, no insurance and expired tags.

  • Qualifying taxpayers can get free preparation help

    Local residents with an annual income of less than $40,000 can get free tax preparation – if their returns aren’t too complicated.

    The program, which is being sponsored by Metro United Way, offers residents of Shelby and Oldham County free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers. It is available to any family with a household income less than $40,000 or any individual who makes less than $15,000.

  • Valentine Classic sweet for Sharks

    The Shelby Sharks tore into their qualifying times at the Valentine Classic last weekend, earning a trip to state championships in March for 30 kids on the team and a trip to national competition for four swimmers.

    The annual Valentine Classic attracted 14 teams from three states and 580 swimmers to the Family Activity Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The meet was the last chance for the Sharks to improve their times or qualify for new state meet events.

  • Spencer nips Lady Rockets

    For the first time since 1993, the 30th District will crown a new girls’ basketball tournament champ.

    The Lady Rockets fell, 42-38, to Spencer County in the district’s first round Wednesday. The loss will keep Shelby County from playing in next week’s 8th Region Tournament for the first time since at least 1974, when the program was just beginning.

  • EARLIER: FDA rule may halt dead-animal disposal here

     The buzzards and coyotes may be cheering, but county officials and livestock producers are concerned about a new FDA regulation that may put the region's only dead livestock disposal service out of business.

    Nation Brothers Inc.'s Gabe Nation said he may be forced out of business if a new FDA regulation requiring the removal of brain and spinal cord tissues from any bovine over 30 months of age goes into effect.

  • I’ve already made up my mind (don’t confuse me with the facts)

    As a follow-up to my last two columns (which in spite of what some apparently thought, were not primarily about puppies), I’d like to direct your attention again to the idea of truth.

    Perhaps you have heard someone say, or have even said yourself, “Well, that may be true for you, but it isn’t true for me.”  I have never been able to wrap my mind around that sentiment.

    You see, truth—by definition—is not subjective.  Truth is the way things really are; it is what corresponds to actual reality.

  • Shelby splits district games with Spencer

    For the first time in 14 years the Lady Rockets won't make it to the Girls' 8th Region Tournament, but the boys' team will again battle for the 30th District Championship.

    The Lady Rockets fell behind in the second half, and couldn't recover as Spencer County's Kenisha Marshall scored nine of Spencer County's 16 fourth quarter points. The Lady Rockets tried to rally with two late 3-pointers, but it was too late as the girls fell 42-38 Wednesday.

    Taylor Shaw led the Lady Rockets with 12 points from four 3-pointers.

  • The Keepsake Shop marks 25 years on St. Patrick's Day

    Long before she opened The Keepsake Shop and while she was still at the sheriff's office, Joan White decided she and her mom, Kathleen Robinson, would open a sewing business.

    “And by the time mom retired, sewing was out,” White said.

    Then she and mom settled on antiques. So the two visited antiques shops and sales.

    “It didn't take us long before we realized we knew nothing about antiques,” White said.