Today's News

  • MY WORD: Immigrants are people, no matter their status

  • What we think: Intersection patch will help traffic

    So often we address issues involving our roads and raise questions that don’t bring us immediate or sufficient answers, much less remedies to the problems at hand.
    But today we have to give credit for the most recent decision from the state highway department, though some of you believe this solution seemed to be moving in the slow lane. At least it did arrive at the right destination in a relatively timely manner.

  • We congratulate: Forward thinking of commuter rail

    Many will consider the proposal by the new executive director of the Capital Development Corporation in Frankfort, Ralph Tharp, to build a commuter rail system between Louisville and Lexington to be a folly, but we like the concept quite a lot.
    Anything we can do to encourage fewer people to drive our roads and burn less fossil fuel is a plus for our environment and public safety.
    This idea – however you feel about it – certainly serves those missions.

  • Shelby EMA rates high on review

    The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has scored among the state’s best for its 2010 evaluation.

    Shelby EMA scored 94 out of a possible 96 and was the best in the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management’s Region 5, which encompasses Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Henry, Marion, Mercer, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington counties.

  • Going the distance..his own way

    Paul Erway said he was inspired by his trip to Japan last fall, in more ways than one, and he hopes to use that experience to have a similar impact on others in the future.
    Erway, a resident of Shelbyville, competed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon – the 30th anniversary of the event – in Oita, Japan, on Nov. 14.
    “The people were so nice over there, everything was so clean,” Erway said, before quipping. “Plus I was as tall as everybody else.
    “But my time in the marathon was terrible.”

  • Brenda R. Thomas: 1939 - 2011

    Brenda Thomas, known to many as a vibrant member of the business community, was also a quiet champion of the poor and needy.

    Thomas, who had owned Jamison’s Sales and Rental  Inc. since 1980, died Thursday after taking a fall at her sister’s home in Lady Lake, Fla. She was 71.

  • Sheriff's Reports Jan. 19, 2011



    Wenonah J. Cummings, 25, of 11173 KY 36 East in Carrollton was arrested Oct. 26 on Midland Trail on a Shelby County bench warrant for failure to pay fines.

  • Titans sweep Rockets again

    The Collins basketball teams swept their Shelby County counterparts again Friday night.

    The Titans’ boys’ team beat the host Rockets 76-57 behind 25 points from sophomore forward Dez Marshall.

    Meanwhile the Collins girls’ team scored the first 30 points of the game on its way to a 55-10 victory over Shelby County at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Collins also swept a doubleheader from the Rockets on Dec. 3.

  • Earlier: State to correct intersection's problems

    Improvements are on the way for the problematic intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55.

    State transportation officials approved Friday a plan to add turn signals to the intersection, which had been seen as a problem ever since the Shelbyville Bypass opened late last year.

    But now the improvements – which should clear up dangerous turns and long backups – will  be even greater than had been expected.

  • Commuter rail system pitched

    An official in Frankfort wants to build a new commuter train system from Lexington to Louisville – including a stop in Shelbyville.

    But officials in Shelby County say they haven’t heard anything about a plan revealed by Ralph Tharp, executive director of the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation, to build the “Thoroughbred Rail Link.”