Today's News

  • State’s Medicaid cuts leave a bloody wound

    Yes, a deal was struck on how to fund the shortfall in the state’s Medicaid budget, but there appears to have been little closure on the issue – at least from Shelby County’s elected delegates.

    In a complicated and politically charged process, the Medicaid cuts were passed by the General Assembly last week, but the budget adjustments made to accommodate the $166 million shortfall were hardly those Republican lawmakers said they thought they were passing.

  • Shelby hits the trail toward future of parks

    A video presentation at Collins High School on Monday night about a proposed parks project could sure make you wish that spring weather would return, with its forest  scenes, bird calls and other sights and sounds of nature.

    The crowd of about 100 was treated to  Trails to the Future, narrated by Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and featuring footage of wooded areas from some of the areas that are hoped will someday encircle Shelbyville between Clear Creek and Red Orchard parks.

  • Weatherization program is seeking some clients

    These days, it’s unusual for an organization to have extra money on hand, but that’s the case with the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s weatherization program.

    Executive Director Kim Embrey-Hill said there is still money available for eligible Shelby residents, and she would hate to see anyone lose out on the opportunity to have his or her home weatherized.

    “We are running short of weatherization applications, and we do not want to

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 30, 2011


    Kenneth R. Downey, 19, of 3731 Burks Branch Road in Shelbyville was arrested March 16 at 7th Street at the railroad tracks on a warrant for failure to appear.

    Dion L. Keltee, 40, of 159 Baker Drive No. 302 in Shelbyville was arrested March 24 on Midland Trail on an Oldham County warrant for operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

    Cara Ford, 36, of 612 10th St. in Shelbyville was arrested March 24 on Main Street on a Shelby County warrant for receiving stolen property under $500.

  • You need some money or looking for missing teeth?

    If you come down to the Shelby County Extension Office on Thursday, you could find out you have some unclaimed money coming to you.

    Or you could end up with your grandmother’s false teeth.

    For the second year in a row, Treasure Finders Kentucky is coming back to Shelby County, and this year, $1.2 million in unclaimed money – and some unclaimed property – is waiting for residents to take it home.

  • What we think: Criminal penalties seem too lenient

    We are starting to wonder if there are any cells available in our state prisons, because we are becoming increasingly alarmed at high-profile crimes that are going unpunished by incarceration.
    This is said neither to renew our shock at the meager wrist slapping given to admitted office thief Jody Wills nor to condemn any particular judge for his or her rulings.
    But rather this is a focus on the crime-and-punishment system, because there are examples it’s not working like we would expect it to work.

  • We congratulate: Kentucky's basketball success stories

    No matter which colors dominate your wardrobe or tint your vision of the sports world, surely you can embrace the success stories that our state generated on the basketball court this past weekend.
    Chatter is everywhere, of course, about the University of Kentucky’s first return to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four since the Clinton Administration. The Wildcats’ run has been remarkable and somewhat unexpected by anyone other than the deepest blue fans.

  • A familiar face in the story of Jesus

    I was walking through the lobby of Southeast Christian Church on Friday night when a character from the Bible called out my name.
    And let me say up front that when you are surrounded by disciples of Jesus himself, you pause and wonder if hearing your name isn’t taking on a bit more significance.
    So it was that I turned and looked into a face I barely recognized because of the incredible makeup and costume this man wore.

  • Brandon Brown notches win

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown has captured his first NGA/Hooters Tour victory in four years thanks to a little help from Mother Nature.

    Brown, a former standout at Eastern Kentucky University, won the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic, which was shortened to 36 holes due to inclement weather Saturday and Sunday, at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.

  • The song you hear may be that of some other bird

    The White-Eyed Vireo has a song that has been described very differently by elder ornithologists versus newer bird experts.
    The song has been described by some as “whip Tom Kelly” and who are you now?” But, more recently, some have heard it as “pick-up-a-reeeeeeeal-chick.”