.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Police still looking for suspect in death

    Police are still looking for the suspect in the death Monday of  a Shelby County man.

    The victim is James "Jim" Duckett, 43, a resident at 5300 Rockbridge Road in eastern Shelby County, which is where Kentucky State Police  said he died.

    A suspect is still at large, but police have found the victim's truck, which they believe the suspect used to flee.

    Police would not disclose the manner of death.

  • That was no endorsement

    The woman’s phone message was clear and strong and, as is the case with many of its ilk, absent of name, number or even e-mail address:

    “Your paper put an endorsement of Barack Obama on the front page. You should have put an endorsement of John McCain on the front page.”

    She didn’t elaborate. Her point and reasoning were understandable, and there was no problem with her vitriol.

    But her perceptions were more than a little hazy.

  • Ethington officially identified; funeral set for Saturday

    The body of a woman found in a wooded area on private property last weekend has been officially identified, her family said.

    When a member of the Heiner family found the body in a remote area of their property in Jefferson County on Sunday, the remains were believed to be those of Maxine Ethington, 87, who has been missing since May.

    That assumption was made because the body was found next to the missing woman's car, which had run out of gas, police said.

  • McCain, McConnell, Guthrie win in Shelby

    Shelby County stayed in the red.

    Though Sen. John McCain lost the national race, Shelby County gave him nearly the same majority the county gave George W. Bush four years ago. McCain took almost 62 percent of the votes here. He had 11,451 votes to Sen. Barack Obama's 6,871 votes.

    Jeff Mackey and his wife, Chrystal, have had many heated debates leading up to yesterday's election. In the end, they, like the majority of people in Shelby County, voted for the McCain/Palin ticket.

  • Council looks to limit temporary off-site vehicle sales

    Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that limits temporary off-site vehicle sales.

    Under the ordinance, no sales of motor vehicles by a licensed motor vehicle dealer is permitted anywhere other than the dealer's permanent place of business.

    The ordinance only permits temporary sales for dealers who have temporary interruptions -- such as fire, flood, repairs or construction -- at their permanent location that prevent business as usual.

  • It's scary how big Halloween has become

    Sometime during the last couple of decades, the exact moment seems to have gone unrecorded, a witch toiling over a boiling caldron somehow threw in the right mix of eye of newt, cats whiskers and the dander of Cousin It to conjure up a spell that suddenly made Halloween very important.

    What always had seemed to be a fun little candyfest that captured the attention of small children, their parents and their dentists for, oh, maybe two weeks now has become some sort of monthslong homage to all things scary and saccharine.

  • New Business

    New business: Trackside MC & ATV

    Owned by: Rich Ross

    Location: 47 Fairview, just off Ky. 395 in Waddy

    Services: Repairs all models of ATVs and motorcycles, including Harley Davidson. Also offers factory parts from all motorcycle models, including Harley Davidson. Trackside MC & ATV has wholesale leather products and is an Interstate battery dealer. The store can get Interstate batteries for all applications.

  • Obama's election shows how far we have come

    History was written just before midnight on Tuesday.

    There was Republican John McCain delivering his concession speech in Arizona, confirming what the television networks and wire services had been saying for hours if not days:

    Democrat Barack Obama, an African American, would be the 44th president of the United States.

  • District Court Report

    District court

    Jacob Milburn, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. -- guilty -- 60-day sentence probated for two years and $244 fine and costs.

    Paul J. Andrus, speeding 19 mph over limit, failure to wear seat belts and first-offense failure to maintain required insurance/security -- plead guilty -- insurance monitoring for 12 months and $739 fine and costs.

    Travis D. Brock, speeding 10 mph over limit and no operator's/moped license -- plead guilty -- $258 fine and costs.

  • Simpsonville election made final

    Cary Vowels will hold his peace.

    Two days after Vowels lost a tainted Simpsonville City Commission election by a single one vote, Vowels said he has decided to not ask for a recount.

    During the election on Tuesday, it has been confirmed that an unknown number of non-city residents were given ballots that allowed them to vote in the Simpsonville City Commission race.

    When the results were released that night, Vowels was beat out of the fourth and final seat by fellow incumbent, Dottie Shelburne, 440-439.