Today's News

  • We congratulate: Painted Stone Elementary for its accomplishments

    The E-mail arrived with a well-intentioned message: With so many problems in our schools, it’s nice to see a story of accomplishment on the front page of the newspaper.

    The story mentioned was the coverage of Painted Stone Elementary’s significant and admirable improvement in its standardized test scores.

    No school in the district did better than Painted Stone, which achieved growth goals that are not just statistics but measures of how effectively our younger students are carrying the ball of education toward the end zone of excellence.

  • What we think: The flu situation should be feared

     The predictions and reports about the flu seasons this fall are more ferocious and frightening than a town-hall meeting about health care.

    Everyone is talking about the topic, but we fear the masses may be missing the message.

    Medical experts are drawing dire pictures for both the seasonal flu and the dreaded H1N1 (swine) flu. Some predict a pandemic, and residents are flocking to doctors, clinics and pharmacies to be inoculated.

  • Court Reports Sept. 23, 2009
  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 7, 2009


    Donald E. Stark, 22, of 828 Henry Clay Street in Shelbyville was arrested Thursday at 120 Midland Trail and charged with theft by unlawful taking.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 2, 2009



    Second Sunday event

    This year's Second Sunday event will take place on Oct. 11, the second Sunday of the month and will offer Kentuckians the opportunity to take advantage of a statewide day for physical activity and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets headed back to State

    MIDDLETOWN -- With four of the final groups having finished play, the Lady Rockets were right in the thick of it during a blustery day at the Region 5 Golf Tournament on Monday.

    The Lady Rockets trailed Sacred Heart but had a slim two-stroke lead on Oldham County. It appeared that the Lady Rockets wouldn’t defend their region title, but a trip back to Bowling Green and the State Tournament was still in reach.

  • EARLIER: Sophomores aging before our eyes

    Most of the time coaches are hoping that sophomores can spell starters, help out, learn and be ready when they’re juniors.

    But it’s hard to keep your best players off the field.

    Middle linebacker Michael Brooks and cornerback Cedric Hinkle, only sophomores, found their way into the starting lineup at the beginning of the season, and both look like they’ll be starting in Shelby County for a long time.

  • Newton 'cowgirls up' in honor of her brother

    Suebeth Newton's blond ponytail nearly reaches the ground as she bends over to strap on her long chaps and spurs. This 16-year-old smiles at the people around her, but she casts a nervous glance at the empty ring over her shoulder.

    Newton's boyfriend, Tyler Chesser, tapes the wrist of a leather glove on her right hand. Then she grabs her helmet and the black vest with "Cowgirl Up!" written on the back. She makes her way through ankle-deep mud to the holding pen containing a bull named Monsoon.

  • Scouting Report: Eastern at SCHS

    Radio: WXLN-FM (9.33)

    Records: Eastern 2-3; Shelby County 4-1

    Last week: Eastern won at Bullitt East, 27-25; Shelby County won at Nelson County, 20-16.

    Coaches: Eastern, Ken Whalen (30-30, 6th year at school); SCHS, Todd Shipley (48-57, 10th year at school).

    When Eastern has the ball:

  • City takes steps to handle storm water runoff

    Shelbyville City Council approved on Thursday night the first reading of an ordinance that regulates post-development storm-water runoff in an effort to protect local water resources.

    City Engineer Jennifer Herrell presented the ordinance that aims to minimize runoff, post-construction soil erosion, stream channel erosion and other pollution associated with runoff.