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Today's News

  • What unusual Shelbyville tower is all about

    Have you cruised down Midland Trail and noticed the emergence of a new structure on the north side?

    It’s a tall, wooden edifice that resembles a tower. Yet it seems to have come out of nowhere.

    Have you found yourself asking, “What is it?” and “Why is it there?”

    Well, first, it’s not an homage to the Empire State Building or anything.

    In fact, check this answer from Liz Alvarez:

  • A big bird you will recognize

    The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the larger woodpeckers in the world and the largest that is commonly seen in Kentucky. This bird is 16.6 inches long and has a 29-inch wing span.

    You can see it in dense woods or in more open areas surrounding those woods.

    The Pileated Woodpecker species with a high red-streaked crest has served as a role model for the famous cartoon character Woody Woodpecker.

  • Birth: Bradly son

    Brandon and Samantha Bradley of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Sept. 24, 2012, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He has been named Joseph Dale Bradley.

    Grandparents are Steve and Rhonda Bradley of Shelbyville and Brent and Teri Walters of La Grange.

    Great-grandparents are Don and Sue Bradley of Shelbyville, Tommy and Ruth West of Ashland and Janice McGhee of Columbus, Ohio.

  • Armed Force News: Allan Ritchey

    Army Pvt. Allan Ritchey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    The boot camp was completed in 9 weeks.

    Ritchey is the son of Billy Mitchell of Frankfort and is a 2009 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Armed Force News: Taylor W. Matthews

    Air Force Airman Taylor W. Matthews graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He completed an 8-week program and also earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Matthews is the son of Kim Matthews of Shelbyville and a 2009 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Court report: Oct. 16, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Yvonne Benson, second-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – insurance monitoring for 2 years and $1143 fine and costs, $900 conditionally discharged.

    Carolyn A. Brown, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • WICHE: Houseplants move indoors

    Fall has arrived with two threats of frost so far (but none that materialized for the farm.) Frost is inevitable, of course, it happens every year, so let’s get organized for the return of our tropical to the not-so-great indoors.

    The lush plants that spent the summer out on the patio or are now faced with a less than ideal existence indoors…but there are some things we can do (including lowering our expectations in some cases) to help them get through the winter in the healthiest way possible.

  • WICHE: Houseplants move indoors

    Fall has arrived with two threats of frost so far (but none that materialized for the farm.) Frost is inevitable, of course, it happens every year, so let’s get organized for the return of our tropical to the not-so-great indoors.

    The lush plants that spent the summer out on the patio or are now faced with a less than ideal existence indoors…but there are some things we can do (including lowering our expectations in some cases) to help them get through the winter in the healthiest way possible.

  • Burry withdraws from Shelbyville City Council race

    Bob Burry said Friday that he is removing his name from the race for Shelbyville City Council because of illnesses in his family.

    Burry, a Republican who was attempting his second run for city council, said it just wasn’t fair to the city or the other candidates to stay in the race.

    “I can’t emotionally do this [run for the council],” he said. “I don’t want to draw votes that would go to someone else. It wouldn’t be fair to the voters or the other candidates.”

  • Election2012: Shelby County School Board: Kurt Smith

    Kurt Smith is taking his first shot at public office as a candidate for the Shelby County Board of Education, District 5, and he said his biggest goal is retention.