Today's News

  • EARLIER: New legislative session begins with many questions

    Lawmakers opened Tuesday what no doubt will be a busy General Assembly.

    With the budget and all its problems looming, the state house and senate will look to make changes in education and several other areas.

    Gov. Steve Beshear got a jump Monday by releasing his proposal to balance the state's budget. It appears to use creative cuts and not make a big slice in education, as had been feared.

    But that doesn't mean there won't be education reform.

  • Elk hunt turns into TV show

    Kathy Smith was pretty lucky to get one of the 1,000 elk hunt tags state game officials distributed this year.

    As one of about 46,000 to apply for the tag, things were already looking up. But the fact that she was one of just 250 to get a tag for a bull was even luckier.  

  • WICHE: Anniversary of the ice storm is time to reassess

    It has been one year since the devastating ice storm of 2009. I am tempted to honor the power of Mother Nature by having an evening without electricity (save the refrigerator and using electricity for the pump that delivers water from the cistern!).

    It was a humbling experience for many of us which most of us are over; but the impact on many of our trees in the landscape remains apparent. 

  • EARLIER: 3 berths open as election deadline nears

     With just four days remaining before the deadline to file for the primary elections in May, at least three posts remain vacant with no candidates in line.

  • EARLIER: Rockets top Wolverines, prepare for No. 8 George Rogers Clark

    The Rockets ran their man-to-man, full-court press to near perfection in the first half against visiting Western Hills (7-6) Tuesday night.

    Shelby (11-3) used the many turnovers and baskets off the press to defeat the Wolverines, 74-56.

    "We try to get a lot of pressure up on guards that can't dribble," said Rocket Boomer Beckley, who finished with 17 points. "They were kind of shaky with the ball, so we felt like we could press them real hard."

  • Icy treachery for traffic

    Shelby County looked more like tundra than bluegrass Tuesday morning, with cars stuck everywhere, wheels spinning on glassy roadways and students getting a day at home.

    "It was terrible," Simpsonville Police Chief Scott Chappell said. "We had cars stuck everywhere, and even a guy who went over a guard rail and flipped over."

  • Lady Rockets' steady defense prevails at Gallatin County

  • Memphis thumps Shelby 70-36

    FAIRDALE -- Shelby County hung with Memphis (Tenn.) Central for six minutes Tuesday afternoon. The Rockets even led for about 20 seconds, 9-7, when Eric Standefer scored inside.

    But after that it was a humbling mismatch of a game, as Memphis went on to pummel Shelby, 70-36, in the fifth-place game of the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 22, 2010

     Frankfort church members home from Haiti

    The last two members of a mission team from Capital City Christian Church in Frankfort that had been stranded in Haiti returned safely around midnight Wednesday.

    Doug Riddell and Raymonde Jacques landed at the Cincinnati airport. Twelve other members of the team came home on Tuesday.

  • EARLIER: Louisville man dies of injuries from after-Christmas wreck

    An elderly man who was involved in a traffic accident on Finchville Road on Dec. 26 has died of his injuries.

    Calvin A. Hall, 86, of Louisville died Monday, making the accident a double fatality. The other driver, Dennis C. Murphy Jr., 28, of Finchville, died at the scene.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Ron Turley said Thursday that neither driver was wearing a seat belt, and that was ultimately the cause of both their deaths.