Today's News

  • We congratulate: Montell's attack on attendance rule

    “Ladies and gentlemen, stand and cheer, your state representative, Brad Monteellllllllllll.”

    If we were going to announce the name of one of our elected leaders in an introduction before a sports event, it might sound something like that, depending upon the sport and the venue.

    Or how about this?

    “OK class, let’s take roll…. Mr.  Montell?”

    “He has a game today.”

    “Oh, Mr. Montell is absent.”

  • Nicholas Meriwether Chapter 3: Dealing with George Meriwether’s death

    George Meriwether died on Feb. 4, 1782, near Brownsville, Pa., where he had settled for a few months while bringing his family to Louisville.

    The loss was felt by many, for George was a person of great promise, not yet 38, in the prime of his life.

    Initially uninformed of the nature of his death, I was left with a question as to whether or not he was killed by Indians, who were still a threat to travelers into Kentucky at that time.

  • District hopes TaG program can grow

    During its meeting Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education heard a report on the Talented and Gifted (TaG) program from Kerry Fannin and Dave Weedman.

    The board members said they were impressed with the work done by the six teachers, but they said they’d like to see the program continue to grow.

  • House budget plan trims 2 school days

    A state budget proposed last week by House leaders gives the state a starting point, but legislators say there is still a long way to go.

    The proposal is about $405 million short of a balanced budget in the second year, nearly double the first projections last week. It would provide a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

  • City takes emergency step to extend moratorium

     The Shelbyville City Council took an unusual step Thursday night to maintain its course in revamping the city’s East End.

    Council members passed unanimously an emergency ordinance to extend until Sept. 15 its moratorium on development in that part of Shelbyville – which is the area east from 3rd Street to Mount Eden Road – while they continue to develop, polish and pass the formal processes of getting their long-range plan formally in place.

  • Freedom's just another day, and we're singing the blues

     So the University of Louisville’s chapter at Freedom Hall comes to a hopefully rousing “the end” this weekend.

    Nothing better than a signature victory over the top-ranked team to conclude your lease at a place that has housed about as many champions as any building east of Pauley Pavilion.

  • West 8th grade team finishes top 16 in state

    West Middle School's eighth-grade basketball team ended its postseason with two successful tournaments and a 31-4 record.

    "We hope this group will stay together," West Coach Tim Pardee said. "They can do some good things in the future."

  • Lady Rockets advance to district finals

    The Lady Rockets' full-court pressure gave them an instant edge on visiting Spencer County in the first-round game of the 30th District Tournament on Wednesday.

    With the first press, Dee Dee Davis stole the inbound pass and made an open layup. With the second press, the Lady Bears threw the ball out of bounds. Add several 3-pointers from Davis, who hit four in the first half, and the Lady Rockets were on their way to a 65-38 victory.

  • Rockets slip and fall to St. X

  • La Grange man still hospitalized after wreck

    A man who was ejected from his car in an accident on La Grange Road Friday morning is still hospitalized at the University of Louisville.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Gene Witt said that Scott A. Lynn, 33, of La Grange was traveling southbound on KY 53, about two miles south of the Oldham County line when his car ran off the road.