Today's News

  • Christmas shouldn't be measured by sales receipts


    For those of us already humbugged by how Christmas has changed over the years, we now have to recognize that our most precious holiday has devolved into, of all things, a leading economic indicator.    

    So much is made of the economy during Christmas season that it seems who is spending how much with whom is discussed almost as much as Santa and far more than Jesus, which is more than a little bit wrong.

  • Slaughter the key in WKU’s victory over U of L

    Western Kentucky University guard A.J. Slaughter became a verb Sunday night in Nashville.

    This former Shelby County Rocket was instrumental in leading the Hilltoppers over the No. 3-ranked University of Louisville on Sunday, and on ESPN’s SportsCenter the anchor referred to the Cardinals as getting "A.J. Slaughter-ed."

  • Police ask for help catching burglars

    Shelbyville Police are asking for help in solving two burglaries that happened on


    Sometime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, a home on the 4900th block of

    Bell Avenue was burglarized while the resident was not at home, according to

    police. Items stolen included a handgun and a laptop computer.

    The value of the items is estimated at nearly $1,400.

    The other burglary happened in the same time period on Cyprus Court, and a laptop computer was taken from that residence also.

  • Low rates spark surge in business

    With record low mortgage rates, it sounds like now is the time to buy a home or refinance your mortgage. But how long will that value last?

    Brady Webb, a Certified Mortgage Planner with American Mortgage Solutions in Shelbyville, said he is optimistic.

    "We're probably going to see mortgage rates continue to slide sideways and possibly move lower over the first two quarters of 2009," Webb said.

  • Jeep vandalized on Nora Avenue

    A Jeep was badly vandalized last weekend on Nora Drive and police are asking for the public's help in solving the crime.

    Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning someone busted the windshield on a Jeep Wrangler with a brick and cut all four of its tires and the spare, according to Shelbyville Police. The brick was also used to damage the body of the Jeep, which was parked next door to where the owner lived. Police say the owner of the Jeep does not know who or why someone would have done this to his vehicle.

  • Migrant worker consider their options in economic crisis

    Waiting for work on the corner of First and Main street in Shelbyville is proving to be less and less profitable for local migrant workers.

    The mornings are getting colder, and the hours spent outside Centro Latino waiting for a local contractor or farmer to drive by are getting longer.

  • Shelbyville woman named to state board

    Ann-Lynn Ellerkamp of Shelbyville has been appointed to the Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC).

    “I was very pleased with the appointment,” she said. “I feel like the advisory council was pleased because of my background in special education.”

    For 27 years she taught special education in the Jefferson County Public School System. She also spent nine years as Head Teacher at the Cardinal Treatment Center and Audubon Youth Development Center in Louisville.

  • Buzzer beater drops Rockets

    University of Kentucky commitment Vinny Zollo hit a layup with less than one second to go to lift the visiting Clark County Cardinals over Shelby County 61-59 Saturday.

    The shot was pretty much the only highlight for Zollo, who finished the night with an unimpressive eight points and 10 rebounds. Robert Hatton, 21 points, and Robbie Stenzel, 18 points and nine rebounds, led the Cardinals.

  • Juniors in charge for Rockets

    Last season the Rockets put together the schools' most successful season in 30 years when they returned to the semifinals of the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    However, the team graduated four seniors, three that started. That group only led the team in every statistical category.

    "What we did last year was pretty special," SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. "Down five in the regional finals and come back to win, and then to play our best basketball at the State Tournament was definitely exciting."

  • First whiff of Flower in the winter

    Do not be confused: Flower is the first name (she only goes by one name like Cher or Madonna) of our resident skunk this year.  I haven’t actually smelled her around the farm lately. I smelled someone else on my way home one evening.  It was a welcomed warning smell, so we can be prepared. 

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike Flower, I just want to be on alert when the mating season begins.