Today's News

  • It’s time to end the streak

    It has been 23 years and counting since I picked a Kentucky Derby winner. I study the past performances. I read the several different outlets coverage of the prep races. This year I’ve even watched most of the prep races online.

    Honestly though, I don’t think it will matter.

    I go through this every year: The agony of wading through stacks of information in newspapers, magazines and online all for nothing as I watch another loser cross the line.

  • Part 1: From battlefield to battle talk: the rise of a WWII hero

    Gen. David M. Shoup served as Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps (Commander of all Marines) from Jan. 1, 1960 until Dec. 31, 1963, a 4-year period of the Cold War not without its difficulties.

    Shoup, who was a surprising nominee for this important job, would find himself before the end of his tenure embroiled in one of the most worrisome military and political events that has confronted the United States: the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Auto sales improving, still not good

    Dealers are saying that the state of the auto industry has looked better in recent weeks, but they’re also saying that better doesn’t equal good with today’s economy.

    “Business is really good, within consideration that times are really bad,” said Larry Pitts, Sales & Finance Director of O’Brien Ford Mercury of Shelbyville.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 1, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Traffic Offenses

    Lorenzo Barris, 23, of Shelbyville, was arrested April 28 on 2nd Street and charged with No operator’s license, disregarding a stop sign and no insurance.

    Steven R. Rollins, 41, of Shelbyville, was arrested April 28 on Main Street and charged with operating on a suspended license, failure to register or transfer a motor vehicle and failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

    Alcohol Intoxication

  • Child abuse prevention month is focus of awareness campaign

    How many times do you hear the phrase "children are our future?" Those words appear in all types of speeches, advertisements and even popular songs.

    But the reality is that though many people hold that idea to be a noble concept, child abuse still exists.

    April has been designated National Child Abuse Prevention Month, in the hopes that raising awareness about child abuse and neglect will encourage people to take time in their busy days to find ways to think about the idea in a more personal way.

  • Four principal positions open at once

    In addition to the two slots for principals already open at Shelby County schools, two more administrators have announced they are leaving, bringing the total to four.

    The search is continuing for principals to head up the new Martha Layne Collins Secondary Center as well as Shelby County High School.

    Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator of Shelby County Public Schools, said she could not elaborate on who is being considered for those positions because personnel issues are confidential.

  • LeCompte throws perfect game against Eminence

    The SCHS softball team came out and took care of business Monday in a 10-0 victory over visiting Eminence.

    The Lady Rockets (10-7) scored early and often and Haleigh LeCompte almost single-handedly took care of the Lady Warriors (2-6).

    LeCompte struck out the first three batters and then struck out two in each of the final four innings, finishing with 11 strikeouts in a 5-inning perfect game.

  • Shelby unemployment nearly doubles in past year

    Nearly twice as many laborers in the Shelby County workforce were looking for work in March 2009 as there were in March 2008.

    Unemployment rates have jumped in all 120 Kentucky counties in that yearlong time frame.

    Data recently released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, shows that there are 213,885 unemployed statewide,

  • Injured construction workers recovering

    Two men who fell through the roof of a business under construction Tuesday are recovering.

    Ray Fulcher, who suffered from a broken femur and possible hip complications, is in fair condition at the University of Louisville, where he was transported after the accident.

    Bruce Werner Jr. is also doing well, having received only minor scrapes and bruises and a cut on his face, said Denny Williams, district manager of Tradesmen International.

    Another man was also on the roof when it fell, but he was not hospitalized, Williams said.

  • Busy or not, Shelby does Derby

    Downtown Shelbyville has plenty to offer those readying themselves for the

    135th running of the Kentucky Derby. That is, if anybody really cares this


    “Unfortunately, it’s just not what it used to be. It’s not in its heyday

    anymore,” Patti Wilson, designer with Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, said of

    the declining Derby boom in Shelbyville.

    “It’s pretty dead now, and Derby day will be dead. It has been the last