Today's News

  • Better eating for students

    With the signing by President Barack Obama of the new school nutrition standards last month, school districts across the nation are expressing concerns about extra costs and changes to menus.

    But in Shelby County school officials say they have tried to stay well ahead of the curve, maybe even enough to make Michelle Obama proud.

  • School test scores show improvement

    The Shelby County Board of Education jumped into the first meeting of the new year with a very aggressive agenda.

    After nominating Sam Hinkle as the new board chair and Doug Butler as the vice chair, the board heard four staff reports, got its first look at the next budget and honored several district employees.

    Leading the way on the staff reports were big improvements in On Demand Writing test scores and Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO or improvement with Limited English Proficiency, LEP, students).

  • Shelbyville to hear water rate increase

    When the Shelbyville City Council meets Thursday, it face a short agenda but one item with some punch.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle will ask the council for a rate increase of 3.85 percent.

    This will be the first reading of the rate increase, and if it passes both readings, it would go into affect on April 1.

    "It's the first time in two years we've asked for a rate increase," Doyle said. The last time, the increase was 3.5 percent.

  • MY WORD: Immigrants are people, no matter their status

  • What we think: Intersection patch will help traffic

    So often we address issues involving our roads and raise questions that don’t bring us immediate or sufficient answers, much less remedies to the problems at hand.
    But today we have to give credit for the most recent decision from the state highway department, though some of you believe this solution seemed to be moving in the slow lane. At least it did arrive at the right destination in a relatively timely manner.

  • We congratulate: Forward thinking of commuter rail

    Many will consider the proposal by the new executive director of the Capital Development Corporation in Frankfort, Ralph Tharp, to build a commuter rail system between Louisville and Lexington to be a folly, but we like the concept quite a lot.
    Anything we can do to encourage fewer people to drive our roads and burn less fossil fuel is a plus for our environment and public safety.
    This idea – however you feel about it – certainly serves those missions.

  • Shelby EMA rates high on review

    The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has scored among the state’s best for its 2010 evaluation.

    Shelby EMA scored 94 out of a possible 96 and was the best in the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management’s Region 5, which encompasses Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Henry, Marion, Mercer, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington counties.

  • Going the distance..his own way

    Paul Erway said he was inspired by his trip to Japan last fall, in more ways than one, and he hopes to use that experience to have a similar impact on others in the future.
    Erway, a resident of Shelbyville, competed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon – the 30th anniversary of the event – in Oita, Japan, on Nov. 14.
    “The people were so nice over there, everything was so clean,” Erway said, before quipping. “Plus I was as tall as everybody else.
    “But my time in the marathon was terrible.”

  • Brenda R. Thomas: 1939 - 2011

    Brenda Thomas, known to many as a vibrant member of the business community, was also a quiet champion of the poor and needy.

    Thomas, who had owned Jamison’s Sales and Rental  Inc. since 1980, died Thursday after taking a fall at her sister’s home in Lady Lake, Fla. She was 71.

  • Sheriff's Reports Jan. 19, 2011



    Wenonah J. Cummings, 25, of 11173 KY 36 East in Carrollton was arrested Oct. 26 on Midland Trail on a Shelby County bench warrant for failure to pay fines.