Today's News

  • Court report: May 4, 2011

  • Election 2011: Williams, Farmer plant themselves in Shelby

    The governor's race finally took a step into Shelby County on Monday

    Although all three Republican candidates have been campaigning for months – Democrat incumbent Steve Beshear is running unopposed and therefore doesn't have a primary election – Shelby County seems to have been largely ignored from the campaign trail even with the Primary Election less than two weeks away.

  • For some students, the day of the attack on bin Laden created a tool for learning about government.






    Where were you when John F. Kennedy was shot? When the Challenger exploded? On Sept. 11, 2001? When you heard the news Osama bin Laden had been found and killed by a U.S. Navy Seals team?

    That's the historical context Collins teacher Phil Bell was trying to stress to his AP Government class on Monday.

    Bell, who often works current events into his lesson plans, spent the entire period on bin Laden and the news Monday.

  • Shelby native Burnett finishes 8th at Rolex

    Shelby County native Hannah Sue Burnett used a strong cross country score to race up the standings at the Rolex Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park over the weekend.

    Burnett placed fifth in cross country, posting a blazing time of 10 minutes and 57 seconds with no faults.

    That pushed Burnett into the fifth position overall going into Sunday's stadium jumping event where she finished the event inside the top 10, at eighth overall.

  • City council to get look at ’11-’12 budget

    The Shelbyville City Council will undergo the first reading of its 2011-2012 budget at Thursday's regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

    The council will hear a budget report from Mayor Tom Hardesty before voting.

    Hardesty said the public can expect another tight, balanced budget from city hall.

    "Unless something goes haywire, we plan on having a balanced budget," he said.

  • Bin Laden's demise: Numbing news, moving moment

    This is how much one man’s perspective of the world has changed in nine years.

    On Sunday night, as my wife and I sat on our sofa awaiting President Obama to go live  with a stunning, sleep-stalling, late-Sunday-night announcement, we speculated on what awful message we would hear, saying silent prayers for our world, our country and our family.

    And we never, not for one second, not even in an idle thought, speculated that the news we would hear would be that this awful murderer of thousands, Osama bin Laden, had been brought to the ultimate justice.

  • What we think: Death of bin Laden is no great comfort

    Americans awoke Monday morning feeling better about our world.

    No matter if you live in a metropolis that shook to its roots on Sept. 11, 2001, or in Harrisonville or Chestnut Grove, or anywhere else where residents have quaked in the aftershocks from nearly a decade ago, you feel better today knowing that Osama bin Laden, the dark assassin of this generation, is dead and gone and won’t be doing harm any longer.

  • We congratulate: Collins' seniors for their initiative

    In the continuing debate among students, parents and administrators concerning the new graduation seating policy for Shelby County Public Schools, we now have a new and important voice being raised if not necessarily heard.

    Members of the senior class at Collins High School have delivered to the administration their considered request to have the seating policy returned to its former structure, which was to seat honor graduates in the order of rank.

  • What does bin Laden’s death really mean?

    Under cover of darkness they came, with the wind in their faces, flying as low as 50 feet from the earth to avoid detection.

    Nearing their destination, every member of the special forces Navy SEALS team preparing to spring from four Black Hawk helicopters and one CH-47 Chinook knew what was at stake.

    Simpsonville resident Walter Herd wasn’t present with the team that hunted down and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on Sunday, but he knows what they were going through.

    He should. He has been there.

  • 8 Shelby women in pink for Oaks

    Della Eaves, Joy Goodman and Janet Lea say they are tickled pink about being selected to participate in the Kentucky Oaks Day Survivors Parade at Churchill Downs on Friday – and with good reason.

    Not only is the Oaks one of America’s great horse races and events, but these three women, along with five others from Shelby County, are among 137 women who will promenade to celebrate something vastly greater than even a time-honored tradition like horse racing:

    They are celebrating life.