Today's News

  • Election 2011: Beshear powers Democrats to victory in Shelby

    After big Republican victories in 2008 and 2010, Shelby County reversed that course in 2011, picking Democrats in four of six statewide races Tuesday.

    Democratic incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. candidate Jerry Abramson, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Jack Conway and Adam Edelen all carried Shelby County.

  • Election 2011: Shelby’s turnout – 39% – nearly same as 2007

    Almost as many Shelby Countians showed up at the polls to send Gov. Steve Beshear back to office as helped elect him four years ago.

    More than a third of the registered voters turned out – 39 percent – falling short of Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry’s prediction of 50 percent but surpassing the 30 percent statewide and nearly equaling the 40 percent of Shelby Countians who voted in 2007.

  • News briefs: Nov. 9, 2011

    Guthrie scheduled

    to visit on Thursday

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be in Shelby County on Thursday to meet with residents and community leaders to discuss the challenges facing local businesses.

    Guthrie is scheduled to appear at 10:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Farm Bureau office at 1201 Mount Eden Road. He later is slated to make a brief address at the regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club.

  • 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.