Local News

  • Solid waste center celebrates one year


  • Fiscal court releases state’s audit

    The State Auditor’s office has released the audit of the Shelby County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending in June, 2014, a time period during which a former employee wreaked havoc on the county’s finances, the report says.

    The report refers to Jenny King as a “former employee” that overpaid herself and her spouse a total of $21,346 in unearned payments.

  • County approves sheriff’s fee budget

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fee Budget for 2015-16 at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    Magistrates also approved other standard end of the year items for Sheriff Mike Armstrong’s office, including deputies’ salaries and bonds.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong's 2015-16 budget is $1,527,300, compared to $1,495,800 in 2014, an increase of less than 2.5 percent, with revenue for his office coming from a percentage of the property taxes it collects.

  • Musical benefit raises money for Angel Tree

    With most of the audience consisting of people who could remember when the likes of Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, and, of course, Elvis Presley, ruled, 15-month old Presleigh Marie strutted her stuff in the aisles, clapping her hands in time to the tunes.

    The tot’s antics were appropriate, however, inasmuch as the proceeds from the Angel Tree Benefit Show will all go to furnish toys for children for Christmas.

  • New twist on age old story

    Finchville Baptist Church always has a packed house for its Christmas cantata, but this year organizers of the event promise something very special Wednesday night.

    Choir director Ron Cheak, when pondering the question of how to capture the awesomeness of redemption in a unique way, decided that renowned composer Heather Sorenson had done just that.

    When her Christmas cantata The Silence and the Sound was released this year, he decided it was just what he wanted for Finchville Baptist.

  • The Community in Christmas

    The Shelby County community Tuesday will again rally around families struggling to make it through the Christmas holiday with an event that has long standing roots here.

    Community Christmas, a joint effort between Operation Care and Shelby Industries, started in 2004 as Christmas at Claudia’s and has evolved over the years.

    But one thing that hasn’t changed is the positive effect it’s had on the county.

    Community Christmas is serving more than 1,100 children this year, a figure that is actually down said organizers.

  • Ford expansion could mean big news in Shelby

    The mood is positive in Shelby County about a Dec. 1 announcement by Ford officials that the company plans to launch to new F-series pickup truck in 2017, a move that will include a large expansion at the Louisville Ford truck plant.

  • A folly jolly Christmas

    T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town,

    mishaps were happening all around.

    The neighbor’s lights flickered on the tree in their den

    because they carelessly plugged too many in.

    A candle still burns in a window down the hall,

    as they sleep and dream of Black Friday shopping at the new outlet mall.

    And as Saint Nicholas tiptoes on the roof of their home,

    he slips and trips and lets out a painful moan.

  • Fire department extinguishes Christmas woes

    This year, more than 100 children in Shelby County will be treated to an unexpected merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of many residents and businesses in the community.

    Firefighter Dwayne Davis has led the Shelbyville Fire Department’s operation this year and said they have accumulated roughly $7,000 worth of toys and raised another $3,500 in cash.

    Davis said the majority of that money will be used to purchase coats, clothes and shoes.

  • Auto Truck Group to relocate to Simpsonville

    As the calendar flips to 2016, Simpsonville will welcome yet another business to its rapidly growing industrial base.

    Auto Truck Group has announced its relocation from the Louisville facility to an 80,000 square-foot facility at 30 Kingbrook Parkway in Simpsonville.

    Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial Foundation, said they are happy with the announcement.