Today's News

  • Church news: May 11, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Election 2012: U.S. Congress District 4

    Gary Moore, who has been Boone County judge-executive for 14 years, is one of seven Republicans seeking a 4th District congressional seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.

    In 1998, Moore, 53, was elected judge-executive and used his business experience and attitude of customer service to lead Boone County, the fourth-largest and one of the fastest-growing counties in Kentucky.

    Moore said he believes he has been re-elected as county judge because he has delivered proven results and stayed true to the conservative principles he espoused.

  • Bagdad Days to celebrate 20th anniversary

    If you had fun at Bagdad days before, get ready for an extra-special treat this year, organizers of the event say.

    The festival will celebrate its 20th year on Saturday, and Chairperson Phyllis Bailey said in addition to the usual fun activities, many new ones are planned, including a magic show, free bingo with cash prizes, a handmade quilt show and a special float honoring military veterans. There’s even a cookbook for sale that includes recipes from Bagdad residents.

  • 3rd Street reopened after May 8 crash at bridge over Clear Creek

    The Shelby County Road Crew has finally finished repairs to a guard rail on 3rd Street that closed the road for three days after a car crash on Tuesday.

    No one was injured in that accident that happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday when Alan Drake, 49, of Shelbyville, hit the guardrail above Clear Creek after his brakes locked up when he tried to slow down in the curve near Grove Hill Cemetery, the police report said.

    Drake’s van was hanging off the side of the bridge, being just barely held in place by the guardrail.

  • Some Shelby post offices to cut hours

    Some post offices in Shelby County will see reduction in hours for counter service, although that plan will not be implemented for quite a while, a postal official  said.

    The modifications are part of a plan intended to keep small post offices from having to close and will affect about 1,300 rural post offices across the nation, said David Walton, corporate communications officer for the U.S. Postal Service in Louisville.

  • Democratic candidates in 2012 May Primary seldom seen in Shelby

    Is there a lack of enthusiasm for Shelby County among the Democratic candidates in the District 4 the congressional race?

    With a rampant number of campaign signs, car placards, newspaper and TV commercials and appearances for the seven Republicans seeking to replace 4-term Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Hebron) in Washington, there seems little presence from the two Democrats – William R. Adkins of Williamstown and Greg Frank of Corinth.

  • Violent crime in Shelby County decreased in 2011

    Despite one of the worst assault cases ever in Shelby County dominating headlines for months, violent crime in Shelby County took a drastic decline in 2011, part of an overall picture of crime that showed slight decreases in many other criminal activities.

    Based on statistics provided by the four law enforcement agencies that patrol Shelby County, there were no murders and 99 assaults during the calendar year, an increase of about 6 percent from 2010. There were no murders in 2010 either.

  • Student assistance

    The students were figuring out the Pythagorean Theorem (the relationship between lengths of legs and hypotenuse of any right angle) in Angela Carter’s math class at the Education Center @ Cropper. Some were struggling so as Carter and Superintendent James Neihof offered one-on-one guidance. Chris Noack helped his fellow students by asking probing questions to find the answer.

  • WMS student wins writing contest

  • News briefs: May 11, 2012

    Public hearings coming up

    next week on various items


    Shelby County residents will have the opportunity to attend a variety of public hearings next week to help leaders gather comment and form public policy.

    All items have definite time spans to collect residents’ input. The schedule: