Today's News

  • News Briefs: April 16, 2010

     Last day to mail Census

    If you haven’t mailed in your 2010 census questionnaire, today’s your last chance. If you don’t have your form postmarked today, you likely will be visited by a door-to-door census taker in a nonresponse follow-up operation that begins May 1 and continues into July.

  • EARLIER: What we think: This deadly ramp must be repaired

    We knew the worst was going to happen sooner rather than later.

    We knew, tragically, that nothing would be done about the problem until it was brought to the forefront by damage to human flesh.

  • EARLIER: KY 55 yard sale taking no detour

    It can’t be a coincidence that at its beginning KY 55 intersects with U.S. 127.

    Now in its second year, the KY 55 yard sale aspires to one day attain the lofty status of the Highway 127 yard sale.

    With a Web site and Facebook page, 127 promotes its 654-mile sale with state-of-the-art videos and a countdown (112 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes and 55, 54, 53 seconds...), but the 55 sale just works its 147 miles behind the effort of Annie Eades and a few others involved with the Finchville Ruritan Club.

  • Surprised Pollett named state's official of the year

    Shelby County Magistrate Hubert Pollett was named Official of the Year by the Kentucky Magistrates And Commissioners Association at a prestigious ceremony Friday in Louisville.

    Pollett was nominated for the honor by fellow magistrate Tony Carriss, who cited many accomplishments during his career as a magistrate, as well as his personal contributions to the community.

  • East Shelby water tower closer

    A new water tank for the Clay Village/Peytona area is one step closer to becoming a reality after Shelby County Fiscal Court gave County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger the go ahead to apply for a grant for the project.

  • Collins joins Shelby as AdvanceKentucky school

    On Tuesday Martha Layne Collins High School was tabbed as one of 16 new schools that will join the AdvanceKentucky program, which implements Advance Placement teacher training and incentive programs.

    AdvanceKentucky is funded by a $13.2 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).

    "Being apart of the grant allows us to offer more AP classes to students and grow the program throughout the district," said Kerry Fannin, the district's assistant superintendent for student achievement.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: April 20, 2010

    Driving Under the Influence

    Norris A. Martin, 28, of 66 Autumn Ridge Drive in Shelbyville was arrested April 15 at Bayne and Midland Trial and charged with DUI, no operator’s license, and reckless driving.

    Richard Contreras, 47, of 109 Nora Ave. in Shelbyville, was arrested April 17 on Taylorsville Road and charged with DUI, first offense, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and reckless driving.


  • Heaven had to wait

    “Here's the church, and there are the people. The doors are open, but where's the steeple?'

    A version of that old adage was probably on the minds of everyone who stood last week, craning their necks to witness the new steeple being lifted by crane to its position atop First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

  • Baseball: Bulldogs hold Rockets to two hits

  • Our heroes often have a lot more charisma than character

    Tiger Woods returned to golf last week, and though you may say that’s a sports story that happened far away, we now know, of course, that this more accurately was a morality play acted out primarily on a golf course.

    My role here is not to condemn Tiger or to affirm the choices he has made at this very delicate and important crossroads of his life.