Today's News

  • For want of a horse

     When I was a boy, for as long as I could recall, I wanted a horse.

  • Simpsonville gears up for 2010 census

    Simpsonville officials expect the 2010 census to show the population has more than doubled.

    During the Wednesday morning's meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission, City Administrator David Eaton guesstimated that the population had grown to 3,000 since the 2000 census, which reported 1,281 residents.

    "It does have an effect on revenue and what we can bring in here through grants," said Eaton, who suggested the commission advertise the census.

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s reports: Oct. 21, 2009


    Maria Moran, 32, of 1696 Lees Court in Shelbyville was arrested Sunday on Frankfort Road and charged with careless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and failure to produce an insurance card.

    Charles Jones, 36, of 8704 Rebecca Scott Way in Louisville, was arrested Sunday on I-64 West at the 40th mile marker and charged with careless driving, no insurance, having an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle and DUI.

  • This flu season we're doing some things we haven't done before

    I submitted to getting a flu shot the other day. I’ve never had one, and I didn’t see the need to get one this year. But I’ve read the stories, and I have two little germ incubators at home. They drag in everything that the dogs don’t. After some encouragement, getting the shot seemed prudent. It’s not that I’m afraid of needles. I’m just not afraid of illness. But I should be.

  • Job Corps celebrates 45 years


    A ceremony Wednesday celebrated the 45-year history of Job Corps nationwide and honored its present contributions to its students and communities.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 16, 2009


    Hempridge Road closed Saturday

    The Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 714, Hempridge Road, Saturday for drain installation. It will be closed to through traffic near the intersection of KY 53 with KY 44 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.


    Judges attend fall college

  • EARLIER: First day of girls state golf postponed

    BOWLING GREEN -- The Lady Rockets will have to wait one more day before taking the course at the KHSAA Girls Golf Tournament.

    The KHSAA has postponed the first round of the 36-hole tournament until Saturday morning because of heavy rains that saturated Bowling Green Country Club's course.

    No one played a single hole as rains began early Friday morning.

    Players and coaches seemed to be glad not to have the day dragged out, said Butch Cope, KHSAA's assistant commissioner.

  • Shelby sticks with KACo despite problems

     Shelby County has been a member of the Kentucky Association of Counties since it was established 31 years ago, and local officials say they stand behind the organization despite the upheaval created by a report of inappropriate spending by its executives.

    KACo, as it is known, was revealed in a series of stories by The Herald-Leader in Lexington to have had lavish and questionable spending by its leaders and loose oversight of its leadership.

  • Shelby cities staying in the League

    The cities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville were benefiting from memberships in the Kentucky League of Cities long before Tom Hardesty and Steve Eden took over as their mayors.

    And Hardesty and Eden both speak resolutely in support of the League, which is undergoing a state audit and internal evaluations after its spending practices were brought into question in an investigation by The Herald-Leader of Lexington.

  • Storm water ordinance approved

    Shelbyville City Council approved Thursday night the second reading of an ordinance addressing a problem with storm-water runoff.

    This new ordinance regulates post-development, storm-water runoff in an effort to protect local water resources.