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Today's News

  • Wrong-way trailer

  • MY WORD: Let's turn a loss to learning: The Trey Williams Scholarship

    Just last week I had a local high school senior tell me how some students – black, white and Hispanic – were angry and dangerous. She said they believed the late Trey Williams had been killed by police officers because he was black. She said the high school administrators were puzzled by the escalation of tensions and misbehaviors. This young woman, teenager of one of our leading families, said adults needed to address the situation or “something bad is going to happen.”

  • This dog won’t have his day

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but now I can’t imagine that Mitt Romney has any more chance of carrying Shelby County on Election Day (either of them)  than Hooch does of of winning the Westminster Dog Show.

    That became cat-eyed clear when I read the other day for the first time the story of the Romney family’s dog and his ride atop the car on a family vacation.

    I realize many of you who doggedly follow the political pontifications already know all the leavings on this.

  • What we think: SCPS has good chance to diversify

    Shelby County Public Schools is facing a rather rare opportunity that has emerged at even a rarer time – a situation so unique that school officials should find it compulsory to use the situation to its best advantage.

    We speak of the five openings for principals – at Collins High School, East Middle and three elementary schools – that must be filled before the next school year, nearly half the principals employed by the district.

  • What we think: Ethington case out of sequence

    Is it us, or do you, too, feel like the owners of Ethington Auto Sales have been sent to prison before they ever have faced a jury?

    Donnie Ethington and William Ledford, owners of the auto dealership in Shelbyville, saw their license to operate rescinded by the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission because of the ongoing criminal investigation into the way they have managed their dealership.

    Mr. Ethington and Mr. Ledford were able to keep open their doors past Sunday by filing an appeal with the Franklin County Circuit Court, their sole recourse at their option.

  • Datebook: April 27, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Court report: April 25, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Alfonso Jaimes-Alanis, first-offense conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance – dismissed without prejudice.

    Christopher L. Norton, fourth-degree assault domestic violence no visible injury and second-degree burglary – dismissed without prejudice.

    Aaron Roselle, fraudulent use of credit card – guilty – 30-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Armed forces news: Graduates training course

    Army Pfc. Ronnie F. Payton-Sewell graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    He is the son of April V. Sewell of Shelbyville and Ronnie L. Payton of Frankfort. His wife, Shelly, is the daughter of Angela May of Frankfort. He is a 2011 graduate of Franklin County High School in Frankfort.

  • Centro Latino’s clean-up starts at church grounds

    Clean-up crews from Centro Latino will soon be a familiar sight around town, easily identifiable by tan t-shirts with red lettering.

    Sister Pat Reno, executive director for Centro Latino, said a clean-up project kicked off Saturday at the Church of the Annunciation with a group of 12 volunteers who worked on the church grounds, raking, weeding, trimming brush and just doing general tidying up.

  • More lane closures on I-64 this week

    Lane closures are scheduled on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of installation of raised pavement markers. Lane closures are planned for Monday–Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. each day until 6 the following morning. The roadway could be reduced

    to one lane during the evenings. The speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH in the construction zone.