Today's News

  • KACo, KLC now more accountable

    The Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities, two organization whose management and spending habits have been under scrutiny, will must operate in the public eye.

    On Wednesday, Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law two Senate bills that will ensure those organizations and others like them that rely on public money will conduct their business operations under the light of public scrutiny.

  • "Alffombra' tradition lives on at Annunciation

    A new carpet was laid Wednesday night in the Chapel at the Church of the Annunciation. The building and maintenance committee may need to check into the warranty of this carpet, because it will only last a week.

    The “alfombra,” made of sawdust and sometimes other organic materials such as flower petals, rice or dried herbs, is a centuries-old tradition from Guatemala.

  • Rockets: Sweet but not sweet enough

    LEXINGTON -- Certainly not today, probably not next week, but maybe by the end of the summer, this Shelby County boys’ basketball team will look back fondly on this season.

    The 90-80 score wasn’t indicative of how close this game was.

    For 30 minutes Rupp Arena felt like the John Wall and Patrick Patterson were still home.

    Every shot was contested, and fans hung on every play.

  • School board hears presentation on how to save on utility costs

    Although it made no decision on the matter, the Shelby County Board of Education listened for an hour Thursday to a presentation from a company that proposes to save the school district more than $4 million in utility costs during the next 10 years.

    Glen Gaines with Energy Education told board members that his company is currently working with 150 school districts, including Anderson, Pulaski and Hardin counties.

  • Dottie Spaulding Gordon: 1917-2010

    Dorothy Spaulding Gordon, known affectionately around the county as simply "Dottie," died Wednesday at the Masonic Home Shelbyville. She was 93.

    Since 1940 she has owned and operated a hair salon called Dottie's Beauty Shop at 415 6th Street in Shelbyville. The familiar marquee remains on the building.

  • Shelbyville approves rental inspections, fee

    The Shelbyville City Council approved Thursday the second reading of an ordinance that will reinstate the rental inspection fee.

    The ordinance was dropped in 2007 after several landlords complained that the city was just looking for revenue.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said when the ordinance was dropped, the city moved the inspection into the business license, but the same group that had balked at paying for inspections was continuing to refuse through the business license.

  • Girls tennis team remains undefeated at 7-0

  • WICHE: Take care in moving your plants outdoors

    Our current warm sunny weather has made everyone just delighted and the intoxication of it all may lead us to act impulsively.

    I am as eager as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors. My gardenia looks terrible in the dining room, and the jasmine downstairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days.

    Those days are coming, but just be slow about the transition from indoors to out. 

  • SCHS sets graduation for June 12

    After a meeting with students Thursday morning, Shelby County High School Principal Eddie Oakley said the school will hold graduation on June 12, at 7 p.m. at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    “We sent E-mails to parents, did a one-call to let them know and then we talked to students this [Thursday] morning, and it was still about 50-50 [between June 8, and June 12],” he said.

  • Easter keeps hopping along -- too often in the wrong direction

    When you sit down to write about Easter, you have to pause.

    We are taught in the College of Political Correctness to walk the center stripe when it comes to issues involving religion and faith. We are taught to keep those feelings private and not sell our souls, if you will, in public.

    But those among us who are Christians were charged by Jesus to spread the word of His name and His message to the world, anointing each of us as disciples in that task.