Today's News

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s reports: Oct. 21, 2009


    Maria Moran, 32, of 1696 Lees Court in Shelbyville was arrested Sunday on Frankfort Road and charged with careless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and failure to produce an insurance card.

    Charles Jones, 36, of 8704 Rebecca Scott Way in Louisville, was arrested Sunday on I-64 West at the 40th mile marker and charged with careless driving, no insurance, having an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle and DUI.

  • This flu season we're doing some things we haven't done before

    I submitted to getting a flu shot the other day. I’ve never had one, and I didn’t see the need to get one this year. But I’ve read the stories, and I have two little germ incubators at home. They drag in everything that the dogs don’t. After some encouragement, getting the shot seemed prudent. It’s not that I’m afraid of needles. I’m just not afraid of illness. But I should be.

  • Job Corps celebrates 45 years


    A ceremony Wednesday celebrated the 45-year history of Job Corps nationwide and honored its present contributions to its students and communities.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 16, 2009


    Hempridge Road closed Saturday

    The Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 714, Hempridge Road, Saturday for drain installation. It will be closed to through traffic near the intersection of KY 53 with KY 44 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.


    Judges attend fall college

  • EARLIER: First day of girls state golf postponed

    BOWLING GREEN -- The Lady Rockets will have to wait one more day before taking the course at the KHSAA Girls Golf Tournament.

    The KHSAA has postponed the first round of the 36-hole tournament until Saturday morning because of heavy rains that saturated Bowling Green Country Club's course.

    No one played a single hole as rains began early Friday morning.

    Players and coaches seemed to be glad not to have the day dragged out, said Butch Cope, KHSAA's assistant commissioner.

  • Shelby sticks with KACo despite problems

     Shelby County has been a member of the Kentucky Association of Counties since it was established 31 years ago, and local officials say they stand behind the organization despite the upheaval created by a report of inappropriate spending by its executives.

    KACo, as it is known, was revealed in a series of stories by The Herald-Leader in Lexington to have had lavish and questionable spending by its leaders and loose oversight of its leadership.

  • Shelby cities staying in the League

    The cities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville were benefiting from memberships in the Kentucky League of Cities long before Tom Hardesty and Steve Eden took over as their mayors.

    And Hardesty and Eden both speak resolutely in support of the League, which is undergoing a state audit and internal evaluations after its spending practices were brought into question in an investigation by The Herald-Leader of Lexington.

  • Storm water ordinance approved

    Shelbyville City Council approved Thursday night the second reading of an ordinance addressing a problem with storm-water runoff.

    This new ordinance regulates post-development, storm-water runoff in an effort to protect local water resources.

  • Teen helps kick off 'Distracted Driving Campaign'

    The state kicked off  its "Distracted Driving is Deadly Driving" Campaign on Wednesday with the help of a Louisville teenager.

    Nicole Meredith, 18, spoke at the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety about a serious traffic accident she was in, which was caused when she was texting a friend while driving.

  • Cross country: Karas, Webb lead Lady Rockets

    The SCHS girls’ cross-country team finished 12th out of 22 teams at the Lexington Catholic Invitational large school 5K race Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Caterina Karas led the team with a 10th-place finish, in a time of 19 minutes, 59 seconds, out of the more than 160 individual runners. Taylor Webb was just behind her in 23rd, with a time of 20:42.

    Sacred Heart’s Emma Brink won the event in 18:49; she was the only runner under 19 minutes.