Today's News

  • What we think: Tragic shootings bring new fears

    The tragic and traumatic shootings that occurred in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday leave us  at once in a sad and frightening place.
    For any innocent person to be gunned down is a tragedy. For a respected judge and five bystanders to be left dead and a promising member of Congress critically wounded is a statement.
    And because of that statement, we fear this is a crime with another potential target, too:
    This is an inherent assault on the First Amendment.

  • We congratulate: Sen. Tapp on his retirement

    With the dawning of the new year, so many wonderful deeds have come and gone without a sufficient round of applause.
    So many have given of their time to help others (including in moments of need and tragedy). So many have been willing to serve.
    Many have been praised publicly – including outgoing public servants Cody Armstrong, Betty Curtsinger and George Best – and there’s an upcoming appreciation dinner for retiring state Sen. Gary Tapp.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Jan. 13, 2011


    Leonel Langarcia-Castellanos, 30, of 1105 Main St. No. 3, in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 5 at 690 Taylorsville Road and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.



  • Same house, 2nd fire may be arson

    Officials say they suspect arson could be at the root of a house fire Tuesday morning at a home off Taylorsville Road near Finchville.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said the fire was doubly strange because the same house, located at 755 Heritage Lane, was damaged heavily by fire just last month.

  • Shelby County Schools closed Wednesday

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday because of inclement weather, the fourth time this school year there has been cancellation.

    Snow has continued to fall in Shelby County, with about another inch forecast overnight that would be accompanied by strong winds.

    Makeup dates will be discussed at the school board meeting scheduled for Thursday night.

  • Closed schools, slippery spots greet commuters

    Another snowy morning -- albeit lighter snow -- found schools closed for the second consecutive day and some roads dotted with slick spots.

    Small accumulation overnight was enough to render some very slippery areas on side roads and community streets in Shelby County. Interstate 64, U.S. 60 and the county's other primary arteries were clear except for snow blowing across the asphalt.

    Windy conditions were expected to be a big part of today's forecast, with gusts reaching from 20 to 30 mph. More light snow flurries are expected througout the day.

  • Basketball games called off

    The snowy weather Tuesday caused changes in the basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night involving Collins and Shelby County High Schools.

    Collins' boys game against Casey County has been rescheduled for Saturday evening, with the JV game starting at 6 and the varsity at 7:30.

  • KY 53 widening project meeting cancelled

    The public workshop on the KY 53 widening project that was scheduled for Tuesday evening has been cancelled.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the meeting was postponed because of the weather by ENTRAN, the Lexington consulting firm the state is using on the project.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled yet, but Hardesty said ENTRAN officials told him  it would likely be around the first of February.

  • EARLIER: McConnell's addresses terror in Arizona during visit to Shelby

    A scheduled forum for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell with a group of high school students from Shelby County turned into a public address about McConnell's views on the shooting Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others.
    McConnell, Kentucky's senior senator and the Senate Republican Leader, told 18 Young Leaders from both high schools and representatives from several media outlets who gathered at Collins High School that the events in Arizona were "unspeakable."

  • Shelbyville officials excited about KY 53 widening

    The Shelbyville City Council wrapped a brief first-of-the-year meeting Thursday, highlighted by the announcement of a public workshop on the KY 53 widening project.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty announced the workshop in his report near the end of the meeting. The workshop, which was Tuesday, comes on the heels of a meeting with public officials.

    "The state showed us a preliminary layout, and they're ready to get started," Hardesty said.