Today's News

  • Computer comfort important for our kids and our workplace

    As computers continue to make their way into more American homes, and as youngsters become more adept in their use, it’s important that parents impress on kids the importance of their posture in front of the computer.

    Chiropractors are already seeing young patients with repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic pain in their necks, backs, shoulders, wrists and hands.

    If a child is using a computer at a work station – the keypad, chair, table, monitor, etc. – set up for an adult, it’s an invitation to trouble.

  • Court report: November 9, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    April L. Ernspiker, harassment – guilty – $144 costs and $150 to Center for Women and Families.

    Timothy M. Martinez, non approved/insufficient number/no personal float and motorboats to be registered and numbered – guilty – $244 fine and costs.

    Jason J. Preston, theft by deception – guilty – $183 costs.

  • Datebook: November 9, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.

  • Election Day: Polls open until 6 p.m.

    A steady flow of voters poured through some of Shelby County's precincts this morning.

    With the governor's race and other cabinet positions to be decided, voters were lined up at some polling places before the doors opened at 6 a.m.

    The polls will remain open until 6 p.m.

    State election sofficials had been predicting a very low turnout -- between 25 and 30 percent -- but Shelby County has had a record of turning out at 50 percent to vote for governor.

  • No snoozing

    Even though the title of the book was zzZZZzz, kindergarten children had no trouble staying awake to hear the book read by Sarah Price, library media specialist at Wright Elementary.

  • EARLIER: No suspect in beating of woman found on Mount Eden Road

    A Shelbyville woman remains in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital after being found viciously beaten and lying beside Mount Eden Road on Saturday.

    Police determined that Denisse Escareno, 24, had been assaulted brutally, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice. Her assailant remains at large.

    Escareno was found by passersby shortly before 3 p.m., near Lisby Lane, about two miles south of Interstate 64. She was taken by Shelby County EMS to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and airlifted from there to UofL.

  • Karas sisters go 1-2 at regional

    Collins' Karas sisters finished 1-2 at Saturday's Class 2A, Region 3 meet, but not in the order it has been most of this season.

    Senior Caterina Karas beat her younger sister, seventh-grader Gabby, to win the 5,000-meter race on the Shelby County cross country course. Cat Karas finished in 19 minutes, 7.92 seconds, while Gabby was almost 8 seconds back in 19:15.65.

  • Shelby County falls 63-13

    The Shelby County football team's season came to an end Friday night.

    The Rockets fell 63-13 at John Hardin in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs in Elizabethtown.

    The Bulldogs (11-0) built a 42-0 halftime lead before Shelby County (2-9) scored its first touchdown on Brandon Ford's 49-yard run 12 seconds into the second half.

    John Hardin then scored three more TDs before Chase Manica returned a kickoff with 56 seconds to play for the Rockets' final score.

  • Collins mauls Moore 49-0

    The Collins football team opened the Class 4A playoffs with a 49-0 mauling of Moore on Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Senior Michael Brooks scored three touchdowns, including one off an interception return, and rushed for 55 yards while also recording 12 tackles and one fumble recovery in the Titans' seventh straight victory.

    Collins (9-2) will host Spencer County, which beat Doss 20-8 tonight, in a second-round playoff matchup next Friday night. The Titans beat the Bears 21-0 in Taylorsville on Sept. 23.

  • Crusade assistance

    A $64,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children helps Shelby County Public Schools purchase technology assistance equipment for students with special needs. For example, at Wright Elementary, James Robinson left the classroom with an instructional assistant carrying an IPad purchased with WHAS grant monies. He knew exactly how to turn it on, retrieve a story, turn on the sound and flip the screen to read a book out loud for him and a kindergarten buddy.