Today's News

  • Court report: Feb. 23, 2011

  • What we think: The plan for KY 53 is one for the future

    We hope you studied the drawings of what Mount Eden Road someday may look like.

    Maybe you even took the time to attend Tuesday night’s meeting when engineers and transportation officials were available to answer questions.

    This road project is a very important step for Shelby County and Shelbyville – and we don’t say this simply because vehicles will be able to traverse the road more efficiently and safely.

  • We congratulate: The example set by the Evans family

    The Evans family of Simpsonville has been on a mission for years – to memorialize the giving spirit of their daughter Hanna, who died tragically at age 6 of a rare form of cancer.

    Now their efforts have taken a significant new step that is a lesson for what all of us can do.

    The family has taken out a $1 million life insurance policy and made Kosair Children’s Hospital the beneficiary.

  • MY WORD: Let’s not misunderstand immigration

    I’d like to begin with Norma Cobb’s quote (“Illegal immigration problem,” Letters to the Editor, Feb. 9), which states, “Advocates of illegal aliens stretch, spin, twist, divert and distort their cases in every fashion and form conceivable.” First, according to bipartisan sources, the current undocumented population is 11.2 million (pewhispanic.org), which is far less than Ms. Cobb’s “spin,” which claims there are “20 million plus” illegal aliens.

  • Big night, big game, but location is big mistake

    To see the big show in town this week, you will have to drive to Taylorsville.

    And, nothing against our brethren to the south, but this seems the wrong direction for Shelby County’s new direction.

    In case you missed the news, for the first time since 1975, two high schools in Shelby County will meet Thursday night in a basketball tournament game, when Shelby County and Collins high schools collide in a 30th District Tournament semifinal.

  • Doing one's civic duty should not be a thing of dread, judges say

    Have you ever heard the story of the man who threw a party and offered a million dollars or his daughter’s hand in marriage to the man who could successfully swim the length of his pool, which was filled with hungry sharks?

    Well, one guest made it, and when he climbed out, dripping, the man asked the guest what he wanted.

    “The only thing I want is to know who pushed me into the pool?” the man demanded.

  • A history lesson seldom learned

    During a month when we celebrate African-American history, many in Shelby County can look back at through their families and see the impact made by a former slave from Simpsonville – a story only a relative few even have heard.

    Elijah P. Marrs left his indentured life of the 1840s on Clark Station Road and fought his way to the classrooms not only as a student but as a teacher and an administrator who brought knowledge to those long denied the basic process of learning – and in the process created a legacy that too often goes unnoticed.

  • Magistrate pushing for new bypass light

    Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble is the latest to jump in the fast lane of concerns about the new Shelbyville Bypass.

    Ruble, whose District 3 incorporates most of KY between U.S. 60 and Eminence Pike, is also an employee of  Katayama American Co. Inc. in the Midland Industrial Park, and he said he thinks that the intersection of Midland Industrial Drive and Freedom’s Way is in need of a traffic light and turning lanes.

  • 7th-grader Martin (17 points, 17 rebounds) powers Rockets

    TAYLORSVILLE – Justus Martin has had to grow up quickly for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team this season.

    Monday night Martin, a 6-foot seventh-grader, put her maturing game on display in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County, scoring 17 points and grabbing 17 rebounds to lead the fourth-seeded Rockets to a 46-30 victory over fifth-seeded Eminence.

  • Good effort, good start but 3-point burial

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team closed out its regular season with one of its best efforts.

    The Rockets started strong before falling, 74-31, at Frankfort on Thursday.

    Shelby County trailed by just six early in the second quarter before the Panthers hit a flurry of 3-pointers. With her team leading, 22-16, junior forward Sheree Brown hit the first of five 3-pointers to help the Panthers to a 39-23 lead.

    Frankfort, which hit 10 3-pointers in the game, outscored the Rockets, 35-8, in the second half.