Today's News

  • Shelby County property tax rate unchanged

    For what has been a continuing trend, Shelby Countians will not be looking at increased property tax rates again this year.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday morning, magistrates approved the 2012-13 county property tax rates of 11 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property, 10.5 cents for personal property, 15 cents for watercraft and 15 cents for motor vehicles.

    County Attorney Hart Megibben said when the rate stays the same, the procedure to set the new rate is not as prolonged.

  • McConnell blasts ‘Obamacare’ at hospital visit

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell visited Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Monday, where he gave a brief discourse on health-care reform to hospital staff and volunteers.

  • Goldsmith gets continuance in murder case

    Marcus Goldsmith, charged with murder and other offenses in the March 16 stabbing death of Keith Jackson, received a new court date in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday.

    Goldsmith, 53, received a new court date of Sept. 21 for a status conference.

    Shelby County Assistant Public Advocate Melanie Lowe-Stratton told Shelby Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman that Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell, who had court in another county Monday, was not yet prepared to arrange a plea agreement for Goldsmith.

  • Poole embezzlement case continued to September

    Linda Poole, a Bagdad woman who was indicted in February for embezzling more than $110,000 from her employer, will return to court Sept. 17 for a new hearing.

    Poole, 57, was indicted on 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking by disposition and 7 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in connection with thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

  • Prison guard Johnson gets trial date for 2013

    James Johnson, a correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley, who was charged with sexual abuse of inmates last summer, received a new trial date for next year when he appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday.

    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said in court on Aug. 7 that she expected Johnson to make a plea agreement with her office, but she said she has not entered into negotiations with him. But at his disposition hearing Monday, a trial date was set for March 27.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 22, 2012

    District 4 election cause for confusion


    The special election spurred by U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ resignation in July as the representative from Congressional District 4 is causing other problems because the ballot deadlines for that election are different from those for the general election.

    Gov. Steve Beshear has set the special election to fill the vacancy for Geoff Davis’ 4th Congressional District seat on the same day as the general election on Nov. 6, the Kentucky Enquirerreported.

  • SCHS girls' soccer team loses 1, ties 1

    The Shelby County girls’ soccer team lost one match last Wednesday then tied another Monday night, falling, 4-2, to host Atherton in Louisville and tying Western Hills, 1-1, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Youngsters Thomas, Young power Rockets

    Madison Thomas and Lilly Young continued their solid starts to the girls’ golf season Monday. 

    The sophomore and eighth-grader shot a 40 and 41, respectively, to lead Shelby County to victory in a tri-match against Collins and Nelson County at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

    Thomas, who won the 18-hole Rocket Classic on Aug. 4 at Weissinger with a 3-under-par 69, captured medalist honors against the Titans and Cardinals with a 4-over on the front nine.

  • Titans get offensive for big district victory

    Normally on the defensive, the Collins boys’ soccer team turned the tables on Saturday.

    Trailing 30th District rival Anderson County at halftime, 1-0, the Titans became more offensive-mind in the second half – first tying the match, then winning it on Jack Oakey’s rebound goal in the second 5-minute overtime in Lawrenceburg.

    “In the second half we changed up and went to more of an offensive setup,” said Collins Coach Scott Cress, whose team is 23rd in the state coaches preseason poll.

  • Brown makes big move, finishes 2nd in NGA event

    Brandon Brown was back on the NGA Tour this past weekend.

    And, in what has been the case in almost every Tour event he has played this year, he was back in contention.