Today's News

  • It’s time for Thanksgiving, by George

    Asked to write a composition entitled "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving,” 7-year-old Timmy wrote, "I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey!"

  • A look at the boys' 8th Region

    Teams talking title

    The Rockets have won two 8th Region Titles since 2005, and they are the prohibitive favorites to take their third title this year. With the full starting five and nearly the entire bench returning, it's Shelby County's region to lose.

    However, Anderson County, North Oldham, Simon Kenton and South Oldham will challenge.

  • Wrecked truck leaves quite a mess

    The identity and condition of a truck driver who wrecked his tractor-trailer on Interstate 64 Tuesday morning still has not been revealed by law enforcement.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesman Ron Turley said that Paul Secor, the trooper who worked the accident, still has not gotten that information to him.

    The trucker was transported to the University of Louisville after he ran off the road just west of the Waddy exit. He hit a huge tree, splitting the truck apart and spilling its load of canned food.

  • A look at the girls' 8th Region

    Teams talking title

    For the last two years, the 8th Region has been the Simon Kenton show, but the Lady Pioneers may have some company at the top this year.

    Simon Kenton lost several key components from last year - including Kentucky All-Star Chelsea Tolliver and all-region player Kayla Smith - but the Lady Pioneers do have guards Sydni Wainscott and Alli Ponzer back to force a solid backcourt around which to build.

    Joining them at the top this year will be South Oldham.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 27, 2009

     Barnett promoted by Whayne

    Will Barnett of Shelbyville has accepted the position of service foreman for the Louisville branch of Whayne Supply, Exchange Manager Dan Frailly announced. Barnett has been with Whayne for several years now. He most recently served as No. 1 Rental Tech. Barnett attended the University of Kentucky. 

  • Farmers seeing record prices for corn, beans

    John Hammonds has had a pretty good year with his corn and soybeans – and that’s an understatement.

    Hammonds, who farms about 200 acres of corn, mostly on Mulberry Pike near Eminence, said that in drought-laden 2008, his crop produced about 100 bushels of corn per acre.

  • SCCT takes honors in state event

    Actors from Shelby County Community Theatre took first runner-up for Best Play at the Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Festival on Saturday – one of three prizes overall – and earned a trip next spring to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), the region’s largest theater event.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 25, 2009

     November is Retired Teachers Month

  • We congratulate: The progress (?) on health care

    You may not like what you read, and you may be, like us, getting tired of the rhetoric, but surely you see this as a time to congratulate our congressional leaders for finally doing something that needs drastically to be done: overhaul our health-care system.

    We are a couple of miles from the finish line, it would seem, but the tape on what has been a decades-long run is in sight.

  • Community Datebook

    Community Datebook



    Pool fun

    The Clear Creek Family Activity Center will have the 8-foot tall inflatable slide and 6-foot tall inflatable beach ball in the swimming pool from noon-4 p.m. today and Friday this week.