Today's News

  • Dunbar assistant to head SCHS

    Eddie Oakley, the newly anointed principal at Shelby County High School, says he's excited about the job.

    Oakley, an assistant principal at Dunbar High School in Lexington for the past four years, was chosen this week by SCHS's Site-Based Decision-Making Council to take the reins at Shelby County High School. He starts July 1.

    "I am really looking forward to coming to Shelby County; it's a beautiful community, and I'm really excited about meeting the challenge of being principal of the high school," he said.

  • Cabbie robbed and assaulted

    A cab driver was robbed and assaulted in Shelbyville on Sept. 5 after transporting three male teenagers from Richmond, police say.

    According to a press release from the Shelbyville Police Department, Da'ron Michael Dugle, 18, of Shelbyville, Rashee J. Wardford, 18, of Louisville and a 17-year-old male from Simpsonville are lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center in connection with the incident.

  • EARLIER: What we think: We as citizens deserve answers

    Honorable Brad Montell

    Honorable Gary Tapp  

    We sure are glad you got those folks from Kay and Kay Contracting to agree to meet with you this week.

    Somebody needs to set those guys down and have a quiet word with them about how they took our money -- $26.5 million! – to build us a 4.5 miles of road and so far left us with a lot of dirt and disruption.

    If it weren’t so sad, we might think it was funny to call them Highwaymen. It feels like we’re getting held up.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 23, 2009

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  • The church: the ultimate 3G network

     I have recently been thinking about the church. Not just local churches like Shelby Christian, where I minister, but the church nationally and globally – and about the impact it is (or isn’t) making in the world.

  • The first lady

    The names Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth will forever be linked in the first-ever assassination of a U.S. President.

    Not so well remembered are the eight co-conspirators in the assassination -- one of whom grimly became an historic first herself.

    It was 144 years ago Tuesday in Washington that, alongside three of the other conspirators (George Atzerodt, David Herold and Lewis Powell), Mary Surratt became the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government.

  • What we think: Rep. Guthrie's visit is an opportunity for you

    The visit to Shelby County this Friday by Rep. Brett Guthrie is an opportunity in democracy that most Shelby Countians don’t typically have and even less often grasp.

    Too frequently these days our national politicians don’t show up in their districts until they need money, votes or, typically, more of both.

    That’s why Mr. Guthrie’s stop here is such a uniquely wonderful moment for all of us.

  • Collins glad to have 'home' school

    Former Gov. Martha Layne Collins said she is excited to have a school back home again.

    Collins, a Shelby County native, attended Bagdad High School and graduated from Shelbyville High School. With both of those closed, she said now she will have a school of her own.

    The Shelby County Board of Education recognized Collins, the namesake for its new high school, as well as new principals and district administrators at its regular meeting on Thursday.

  • Griffin to help lead CKC in Challenge Cup

    After the SCHS boys’ golf team compiled a sensational, 7-1 mark in conference match play, it should come as no surprise that the Rockets’ No.1 golfer will help represent the Central Kentucky Conference in the first Challenge Cup, a Ryder Cup-format dual with the Kentucky Bluegrass Conference.

    The event starts Thursday in Danville.

    SCHS junior Josh Griffin will be the No. 2 player for his conference after finishing the conference season with the second-most points.

  • Rifle blasts from the past

    Sometimes it only takes a few steps forward to walk back in time.

    If you were at Red Orchard Park this past weekend, you walked past this sign, “Welcome to the 18th century.” You saw the tents, the storied artifacts and outfits. You saw Indians and horses. You saw the Long Run Massacre reenactment.

    “I was really delighted. Everything made off without a hitch,” said Kathy Cummings, president of The Painted Stone Settlers, which put on the 3-day reenactment.