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Today's News

  • What we think: Change is not a 1-person deal

     

    The theme of today – and for the year so far – is change.

    You hear it everywhere. The public seems hungry – almost desperate – for it.

    And new President Barack Obama has promised it.

    Tuesday was a day of change, with Obama’s inauguration and his remarks,  when he focused on “hope over fear, unity and purpose over discord….”

  • Some advice, Mr. President

     

    If President Barack Obama tries to follow all of the advice of local leaders, he will indeed be a busy man -- and perhaps a miracle worker.

    When asked what advice they would give Obama, local leaders said he needs to stimulate the economy but not increase the budget deficit and not raise taxes. He needs to keep us safe and take the war to terrorists. He needs to review federal education legislation and help local schools, businesses and farmers, they said. And be his own man, unswayed by the extreme elements within his party.

  • County gets weather radios with grant

    Staff photo by Lisa King

  • Group headed to see Obama

    Deborah Jordan is on cloud 10.

    She is three days away from leading a group from Shelbyville to the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama, and she says she “can hardly wait to on the bus.”

    Jordan, president of the local NAACP, said the inauguration of the first African American U.S. president is one of the most historic events in her lifetime.

    She said she wouldn't dare miss it.

    "I just can't express how excited I am," she said.

  • Rockets drop another close one

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team continued its string of close losses, falling, 68-64, to visiting Franklin County Tuesday.

    The Rockets are now winless in 2009, but each loss has been by four points or less.

    “It would be frustrating if the team were not playing extremely hard and executing our game plans,” SCHS Mike Clark said. “We played another very good team but just came up short.”

  • Public transit could increase locally

    A Louisville company is hoping to increase the amount of public transportation locally by establishing an intercity bus route that transverses the state -- including stops in Shelby County.

    Miller Transportation, a bus provider located in Louisville, has joined a national network of buses in order to provide a regularly scheduled bus service for the general public that allows for transit from here to virtually anywhere.

  • The Unborn makes the audience wish they were

    Rating:

    1 out of 5 stars

    Title: The Unborn

    Cast: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, Jane Alexander, C.S. Lee, James Remar

    Director: David S. Goyer

    Released: Jan. 9, 2009

    Running Length: 87 minutes

    MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Violence, Sexual Situations)

     

  • Mr. Basketball: Mike Casey

    Mike Casey wasn't born as an 8-year-old boy in Clark's Station, but that's where his story began. The gangly kid who rose faithfully at 6 a.m. to encourage a bleary-eyed neighbor to stop wasting their summer. The four-boy baseball and football games that started at daybreak and ended only when anxious mothers called through the darkness for their young athletes or explorers or cowboys in the Brush Run Valley along Highway 148.

  • Clark County slips past Rockets

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team blew a 16-point, third-quarter lead Saturday, falling, 61-59, to visiting Clark County.

    The Cardinals (12-3) rallied to take the lead after outscoring Shelby 27-10 in the third quarter.

    The Rockets (6-8) battled back, grabbing a 3-point lead, 59-56, with 1:20 to play. But Clark County wouldn't stop. Robbie Stenzel was fouled while shooting a 3-point shot and hit all three free throws to tie the score at 59.

  • LG&E, KU settles rate cases, typical bill to decrease

    The proposed rate changes that Kentucky Utilities filed last summer would've raised the average residential electricity bill by 7.3 percent.

    Now it looks like customers won't have to pay quite as much.

    A settlement announced Tuesday in the Louisville Gas and Electric/Kentucky Utilities Company rate cases would mean slightly higher rates for customers starting as soon as next month, but the rates would be a bit less than .