Today's News

  • Pleasureville pool room is true family business

    PLEASUREVILLE – Bond’s Hall in Pleasureville isn’t just a pool hall; it’s an institution.

  • Students in the accelerated academy program

    The second year of Accelerated Academy classes will begin when school starts Wednesday. This incoming group of freshmen joins sophomores who decided to remain in the program, which is designed for those students who met specific academic requirements. If they graduate the program, they earn 40 college credit hours.


    Collins High School

  • WICHE: Watch for bagworms on your evergreens

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks, and we wonder how it all happened.

    Well, they are at work right now, so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • News briefs: Aug. 1, 2012

    I-64 eastbound lane near Simpsonville to be closed today

    The right eastbound lane of Interstate 64 at the Connor Station Road overpass in Shelby County, about three miles west of Simpsonville, will be closed today for repairs to the bridge. The work is scheduled to be closed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

    You can dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information.

  • MY WORD: Budget cuts hollowing out court system

    As chief justice, I find it disheartening that I can no longer assure you that the courts in Kentucky will be open when you need them. For the first time in modern history, we will have to close every courthouse in the state to balance the Judicial Branch budget.

  • 50th anniversary: Sam and Nancy Kovach

    Sam and Nancy Kovach will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3, 2012.

    They were married on that date in 1962 at the First Presbyterian Church in Shawneetown, Ill. Both attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Morehead State University.

    They have one son, Sam, who is married to Sherri, and two grandchildren, Simon and Shelbi, all of Shelbyville.

  • Blankets for children

    Crescent Place Assisted Living teams up with Becky Jew, project manager of Project Linus, to make blankets for Shelby County children. Displaying one of the blankets were (back row from left) Goldie Strong, Ann McAnear, Margaret Wilborn, Bobbye McCarthy; and (front row) Mary Jane Smith and Carolyn Warner.

  • Engagement: Fleming-Tindle

    Judy Fleming of Shelbyville and Randall Fleming of Mims, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Ashley Fleming, to Darrell Ray Tindle Jr. He is the son of Darrell Tindle of Shelbyville and the late Lori Tindle.

    She is employed by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in Shelbyville, and he is employed by Dana Corporation in Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2012, on a private farm.

    The couple will reside in Shelbyville.

  • 5 generations: Wilson

    Five generations of the Wilson family gathered recently for a photograph. Jenny Mae Wilson (front row) of Louisville, the great-great grandmother, is 100 years old, and with her are (back row, from left) Frieda Bohannon, grandmother, Elizabeth Williams, great grandmother, and Chandra Roberts, holding her son, James “Mekhi” Allen, all of Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Higgins daughter

    Amber Green and Edward Higgins Jr. of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on June 22, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She has been named Kylee Marie Higgins.

    Grandparents are Robert and Beth Green and Edward and Florenia Higgins, all of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are Robert and Betty Carter and Robert and Joyce Green, all of Shelbyville, the late Arite May and Lee White and Sarah Higgins and James Higgins.