Today's News

  • WICHE: Anniversary of the ice storm is time to reassess

    It has been one year since the devastating ice storm of 2009. I am tempted to honor the power of Mother Nature by having an evening without electricity (save the refrigerator and using electricity for the pump that delivers water from the cistern!).

    It was a humbling experience for many of us which most of us are over; but the impact on many of our trees in the landscape remains apparent. 

  • EARLIER: 3 berths open as election deadline nears

     With just four days remaining before the deadline to file for the primary elections in May, at least three posts remain vacant with no candidates in line.

  • EARLIER: Rockets top Wolverines, prepare for No. 8 George Rogers Clark

    The Rockets ran their man-to-man, full-court press to near perfection in the first half against visiting Western Hills (7-6) Tuesday night.

    Shelby (11-3) used the many turnovers and baskets off the press to defeat the Wolverines, 74-56.

    "We try to get a lot of pressure up on guards that can't dribble," said Rocket Boomer Beckley, who finished with 17 points. "They were kind of shaky with the ball, so we felt like we could press them real hard."

  • Icy treachery for traffic

    Shelby County looked more like tundra than bluegrass Tuesday morning, with cars stuck everywhere, wheels spinning on glassy roadways and students getting a day at home.

    "It was terrible," Simpsonville Police Chief Scott Chappell said. "We had cars stuck everywhere, and even a guy who went over a guard rail and flipped over."

  • Lady Rockets' steady defense prevails at Gallatin County

  • Memphis thumps Shelby 70-36

    FAIRDALE -- Shelby County hung with Memphis (Tenn.) Central for six minutes Tuesday afternoon. The Rockets even led for about 20 seconds, 9-7, when Eric Standefer scored inside.

    But after that it was a humbling mismatch of a game, as Memphis went on to pummel Shelby, 70-36, in the fifth-place game of the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 22, 2010

     Frankfort church members home from Haiti

    The last two members of a mission team from Capital City Christian Church in Frankfort that had been stranded in Haiti returned safely around midnight Wednesday.

    Doug Riddell and Raymonde Jacques landed at the Cincinnati airport. Twelve other members of the team came home on Tuesday.

  • EARLIER: Louisville man dies of injuries from after-Christmas wreck

    An elderly man who was involved in a traffic accident on Finchville Road on Dec. 26 has died of his injuries.

    Calvin A. Hall, 86, of Louisville died Monday, making the accident a double fatality. The other driver, Dennis C. Murphy Jr., 28, of Finchville, died at the scene.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Ron Turley said Thursday that neither driver was wearing a seat belt, and that was ultimately the cause of both their deaths.

  • What we think: Lots of smoke but no real fire

    The Shelby County City Council responded to a request from some of its citizens to limit smoking at the city’s restaurants about like we expected it would in an election year: not at all.

    A few dozen concerned citizens on both sides of the debate showed up at last Thursday’s council meeting to hear Vladi Gomelsky’s request for the city to consider following others in Kentucky and create an ordinance that would address smoking in restaurants.

  • We congratulate: Triple S for moving to remove vehicles

    Sometimes the public questions the activities of Triple S Planning & Zoning, saying the commission is not operating in the clear or reflecting the public’s desires.

    But, no matter whether or not you agree with those points, we believe you have to join us in offering congratulations to the board for its strong, purposeful and appropriate steps to remove a collection of unsightly automobiles from properties on the western extremes of Shelbyville.