Today's News

  • SOUDER: The Great Divide: Which side are you on?

    My daughter has a good friend who tells this joke: There are three kinds of people in the world – those who can count, and those who can’t. I’ve said it this way before: There are two kinds of people in the world – those who say there are two kinds of people and those who don’t.

  • EARLIER: Bowling alley may reopen – as part of the city

    An unusual annexation vote by the Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night may have paved the way for Shelbyville’s bowling alley to reopen.

    Magistrates voted, 6-2, to allow the property, located on Midland Trail, to be annexed into Shelbyville, which would allow a new center on Midland Trail to replace the former Bluegrass Bowling Center, which went out of business last year after 10.5 years because owners Mike and Pam Kiser couldn’t support the alley any longer.

  • County approves funding for City Center study

    The City Center, a theater-convention complex proposed for downtown Shelbyville, now can move forward to its next phase.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court ended its months-long delay of addressing the issue by agreeing Tuesday night to contribute $12,500 for a feasibility study for the center, which was proposed in 2009 by a group headed by Leon Mooneyhan, the CEO of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.

  • Kroger’s move generates buzz

    Fewer than 20 days remain before the opening of the new Kroger Marketplace store on Boone Station Road, and activity and speculation are moving at equal pace.

    The new store, a 123,000-square-foot facility – one of only two of its kind in the state, the other in Lexington – is scheduled to open on March 23.

  • Business Briefcase: March 4, 2011

    Chamber partnering to sponsor trip to China

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the St. Matthew’s Area Business Association to invite members and non-members on a nine-day excursion to China Oct. 11-19.

    Experience China 2011, as it is called, will include all the key sites in China, and it is open to Shelby County Chamber members and even anyone from the public who is not a member.

  • A strategy for preserving your estate is not something you should delay

    Anybody who has worked hard, saved and invested needs an estate preservation strategy. A good one can help ensure that your assets are protected and loved ones cared for in the future. One of the best reasons to preserve an estate is to honor what you’ve done. People don’t want everything they’ve worked for in their lives to have no value in the future.

  • Man wanted by police arrested

    A man who was wanted for identity theft has been arrested, police say.

    Earlier this week, the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post sought assistance from the public in locating Antionne W. Whitlock, from the Franklin County area.

  • Man shot dead by officers in Henry County

    A man is dead and two police officers have been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting in Henry County early Thursday morning.

    Lewis Jennings, 25, a former resident of Shelbyville who now lives in Lockport, died at the scene of a police standoff after Kentucky State Police Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Deputy Sheriff Dean Murray returned fire at him after he came out of seclusion and fired, a Kentucky State Police press release said.

  • Sharks’ swimmers headed to sectional

    Eight area swimmers hit the water this weekend with their sights set on sectional titles.

    The Shelby Sharks are well-represented at the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Eastern Section Senior Championships, which began yesterday, in Cary, N.C., with five individual qualifiers and three additional relay swimmers.

    “We are going with the largest team we have had since 2003,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said. 

  • Shelby’s roads were more dangerous in 2010

    The highways and byways of Shelby County – particularly Interstate 64 – became significantly more dangerous and deadly in 2010.

    Kentucky State Police, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelbyville Police Department reported collectively large increases in the number of accidents they worked last year and the number of those who died.

    Accidents were up 17 percent from 2009, to 2,724, meaning there were more than 7.5 accidents per day on the county’s roads, an increase of more than one a day.