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Today's News

  • Woman sought as witness in murder investigation

    Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who may know something about a Shelby County murder investigation.

    The investigation involves a Lexington woman, Tonya Nicole Brown, 25, who allegedly threw her baby in the trash in a Shelby County dumpster last week. Brown, who had just given birth to a full-term baby girl, put her daughter in a plastic bag before putting the child in the garbage on Sunday, April 6.

  • The physics of floating

    After spending a couple of weeks researching the construction and physics behind hovercrafts, East Middle School student Jessica Alcantara was rewarded for her study of those flying machines by getting to take a ride in one.

    Kathie Wrightson, EMS Talented and Gifted teacher, said she invited local hovercraft enthusiast John Mills to bring his homemade hovercraft to EMS on Thursday as a reward for her students' hard work in class.

  • Payday loan regulation dies in General Assembly

    With tax refund checks soon to be heading towards Shelby County, a number of local businesses are more than willing to cash those returns now - for a price.

    In the last two years, "payday loan" operations have become more and more common in the community and across the state. And while the promise of "money now" may seem tempting, the Federal Trade Commission has recently issued a warning saying that payday loans are risky endeavors that could lead to a dangerous cycle of taking out loans to pay loans and slowly falling into debt.

  • Lady Rockets drill Spencer 12-2

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets came out hot in a 12-2 win over Spencer County Tuesday. The girls had five hits and scored seven runs in the first two innings, giving pitcher Kristina Gramig a comfortable lead to pitch with.

    Hannah Stucker got things started in the first with an RBI triple, Hannah Abbott followed with an RBI single and Farren Holland capped the inning with a two-run single. In the second, Stucker picked up her second straight triple, as she, Dee Dee Davis and Jessica Williams all scored.

  • School menus - April 21-25

    Monday -- Spaghetti w/meat sauce or boneless chicken leg, carrots, broccoli, garlic cheese breadstick, oranges, apple-sauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit w/jelly or molten space cereal w/asteroids and space dust

    Tuesday -- Hamburger/cheeseburger or chili dog, French fries, ketchup/mustard, lettuce/tomato, onion/pickle, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail (Clear Creek has Little Caesar's Pizza)

    B = Sausage pancake bites or blast off burrito

  • Something is wrong

    On March 12 there was an article printed regarding a woman being assaulted on I-64. The story read that it required two deputies to pull off a man who was beating a woman in a snow covered ditch.

    Apparently the man gave the deputies a hard time, to the point he had to be tased to bring him under control. First of all, I applaud the Shelby County Sheriff's Department and our police department for the difficult task they perform every day.

  • County to get new zoning map

    For the first time in 14 years, the county will soon have a new zoning map, which was presented to the Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    Ryan Libke, executive director of Triple S Planning Commission, gave magistrates a copy of the new map, which is on the agenda for approval at a future fiscal court meeting.

    If the county approves the new map, it will be the first official Shelby County Zoning map adopted since 1994.

    Libke said that all county zone changes made since that time will be indicated on the new map.

  • Simpsonville clerk elected president of state association

    Simpsonville City Clerk Debbie Batliner was sworn in as president of the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association (KMCA) in a ceremony in Louisville Wednesday.

    Batliner will serve as president of the 321-member organization for the next two years. KMCA represents city clerks from most of the state's cities. The organization offers networking and educational programs to help city clerks keep up with the latest technology and reporting rules from Frankfort. Batliner succeeds Sandy Doane, Eminence city clerk.

  • What's in your pocket -- weapons or poetry?

    Here we are in the thick of April. We don't know if we should break out the warm weather clothes or cover up the flowers in front of the house. That's April. Unpredictable. Snow? Heat? Wind? It could all happen within the same week.

    April is full of notable days. April Fool's Day to start. No one has told me my shoe is untied since junior high. Well, maybe high school. And it gets better. April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. April 7, No Housework Day. Just one day for this? It ought to be at least a month-long observance!

  • The colors of spring

    Take a quick look around at the colors of early spring. They are ephemeral at best.

    Even if the cold weather and anticipated freeze of the last couple of days don't do the dirty week, spring blossoms do not have a long shelf life. The pink and purple saucer magnolia blossoms in Grove Hill Cemetery were already littering the ground late last week. The earliest of the daffodil blossoms are already gone. Some of the rest are getting raggedy.