Today's News

  • EARLIER: Award winner Bogard fired by library

    Sherry Bogard, acclaimed statewide last year for heading up an outstanding reading program at Shelby County Library, has been fired from her position, and she wants her job back.

    Bogard, who was dismissed by Executive Director Pam Federspiel in a decision upheld during a meeting Tuesday of the library’s board of directors, said she was fired without cause, but she wouldn’t elaborate on any legal response she might be considering.

  • Shelbyville man arrested for sexual abuse of child

    A Shelbyville man is in jail, charged with sexual abuse of a child.

    Francisco Hernandez Morales, 42, of 630 10th St., was arrested June 14 on 10th Street and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age.

    The arrest report by Shelbyville Police said the abuse is alleged to have taken place in a house in which Morales was renting a room from the child’s mother.

  • Man arrested for sodomy of mentally disabled adults

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested on sex charges involving two mentally disabled adults.

    Nils C. Hamilton, 23, of 102 Hazel Lawn Ave. was arrested May 31 at 722 Brown Ave. and charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy of a physically helpless adult who is incapable of giving consent [to sexual activity].

    The arrest report, by Shelbyville Police, said Hamilton committed the offenses while acting as a caregiver for the victims in July 2011 in Shelby County.

  • Webb earns spot in U.S. Girls' Junior Championship

    Shelby County junior-to-be Jordan Webb has qualified to play in the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior golf championship. 

  • With Coach Cal at CAL

    The NCAA Division I men’s basketball national championship trophy made its closest stop to Shelby County on Thursday during its summer tour of the Commonwealth. 

    The trophy, won by the University of Kentucky in early April, was on display – and available for picture-taking – at Christian Academy of Louisville at its campus in Middletown.

  • Late rallies doom Shelbyville Post 37 twice

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team lost a pair of 1-run games earlier this week.

  • Windows in gymnasium close out Simpsonville's projects

    When you set aside handling ordinances and reviewing sewer plans related to a proposed outlet mall off Buck Creek Road, the agenda for the Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday dealt with closing the books on several key items.

  • UNDERWOOD: What will your legacy be?

    Our legacy will grow out of what we do this year. Matthew West’s The Story of Your Life raises some provocative questions about our future. “Is this the end or only the beginning? Is it the second chance you never thought you would get? The question is, will you do something with it? Or will you spend your days lost in your regret? This is the story of your life. You decide how the rest is going to be. This is your chance between the lines to redefine what legacy you will leave…is this the end or only the beginning?”

  • WICHE: Edible flowers tasty and pretty

    I think about food so much this time of the year because vegetables abound. I just came home from working at Courtney Farms in Bagdad with a load of vegetables that will be presented to Community Supported Agriculture subscribers for a weekend gathering of shared experiences and shared food. We are combining our farming efforts to bring food to local families, and that includes the pretty things that can be added and eaten in the mix.

  • News briefs, June 20, 2012

    Portions of U.S. 60, KY 55

    to be closed early today, tonight


    Edwards Moving of Shelbyville is transporting a “super load” through Shelby, requiring the closing of U.S. 60 and KY 55 at various times early this morning and overnight into Thursday.

    Most of the move will occur at night, under Kentucky State Police escort, to minimize disruption of traffic.