Today's News

  • SOUDER: The path that good intentions paves

    In the 2004 Olympics, Matt Emmons had victory in sight. In fact, he was only one shot away from claiming the gold medal in the 50-meter 3-position rifle event. He was so far ahead that he didn't even need a bull's-eye to win; his final shot merely needed to hit the target.

    He took aim and fired. Normally, the shot he made would have received a score of 8.1, more than enough for the gold medal. But, in what was described as "an extremely rare mistake in elite competition," Emmons had fired at the wrong target.

  • Butterfly House offers supervised visitation setting

    Shelby County now has a place where family members who can only visit in a supervised setting can share quality time together in a personal atmosphere.

    The Butterfly House, owned by Beth Kimbrough-Summers and Beverly Hilger, is located on Washington Street across from Wakefield-Scearce Gallery in the parking lot of the old courthouse.

    Shelby District Judge Linda Armstrong said the facility is a very welcome addition to the community.

  • Business Briefcase: May 4, 2012

    Waldridge follows father to lead

    state academy of physicians


    Shelby County physician  Dr. Ronald E. Waldridge II, was installed Saturday as the 61st president of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians.

    The installation was part of the organization’s 61st annual Scientific Assembly at the Campbell House in Lexington.

  • Post office mails man money he lost in mail box

    A Shelbyville shop owner is still shaking his head in amazement and gratitude after postal employees returned a large amount of cash he had lost.

    Billy Andriot, co-owner with his wife, Geri, of W. Cromwell men’s shop at Wakefield- Scearce Gallery, accidentally dropped his day’s bank deposit for his shop into a mailbox when mailing some letters on April 21.

    He and his wife when to lunch, and upon leaving the restaurant, he said he missed the envelope he was going to take to the bank.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Projected 2013 budget not much changed

    The county’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year of 2013 is very similar to last year’s, in fact, it is only $82,138 more than the 2012 budget.

    In his budget presentation at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger told magistrates and the court that his proposal contains no tax increases and mirror’s last year’s budget very closely, at $17,432,138, compared to last year’s $17.35 million.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports May 4, 2012


    Serei M. Chea, 21, of 442 Colby Ridge Road in Winchester was arrested March 12 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Gregory K. Basham, 54, of 9812 Evening Star Drive in Louisville was arrested Feb. 29 at 9066 Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of a controlled substance.


    Public Intoxication

  • Shelby Prevention needs help for after-prom event

    The month of May arrives with sightings of young women in fancy dresses, young men in suits and tuxes, readying for their high school proms.

    With two high schools in Shelby County, we now have two weekends when we witness these annual rituals and smile fondly (perhaps) at our own memories of prom.

    For the past three years, Shelby Prevention has teamed with volunteers at First Baptist, Highland Baptist, and other area churches to offer after-prom parties for our local young people, and this year, that organization needs help to handle both high schools.

  • Simpsonville's sewer rates to remain flat for coming year

    Simpsonville residents are getting a bit of a financial break in the coming year.

    City commissioners voted at their meeting Tuesday night to forego an increase in sewer rates – which by ordinance they could have raised 2.5 percent.

    The opt-out was put in the place when the ordinance was passed, and Mayor Steve Eden suggested that this is a year when the city could go without increasing the cost to property owners.

  • WICHE: Peonies are long-lived in the garden

    A couple of weeks ago, in mid-April, one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom. This great, cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen.

    The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.

    There are four peony classifications based on bloom type:

  • Ag Report: May 4, 2012

    Poll identifies state’s 10

    most influential ag people


    Who are the most influential people in Kentucky agriculture today?

    Would the farmers in western Kentucky have the same people on their top ten list as an individual involved in the equine industry? Would a beekeeper list the same top ten as a cattle producer? Does an agribusiness owner's list look anything like that of a commodity leader?