Local News

  • Simpsonville looking to acquire property

    Simpsonville City officials are in the process of trying to acquire a small piece of property next to Wiche Park for city use.

    At a special called meeting Wednesday night, the Simpsonville City Commission voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Steve Eden to initiate the process of eminent domain should negotiations to purchase the property be unsuccessful.

  • Shelby 3rd fastest growing county in Kentucky

    New estimates released last week by the Census Bureau show Shelby County one of the fastest growing counties in the state.

    The Kentucky Data Center at the University of Louisville’s annual report on population growth for all 120 counties places counties in four categories: largest numeric gain, largest percentage gain, largest numeric loss and largest population loss.

  • Remembering the past

    Whether you're a history buff, a civil rights activist, or just enjoy a good human interest story, James Miller's new book, Integrated, should capture your interest from the first page to the last.

    Miller, who grew up in Simpsonville, tells the story not only of the Lincoln Institute, which now the site of the Whitney Young Job Corps Center, but also of the racial climate in Shelby County during the turbulent times of the pre-Civil Rights era.

  • Lyles receives WHAS/ExCEL award

    Standing before a crowded gymnasium of students and peers cheering her on, Heritage Elementary third-grade teacher Julia Lyles was all smiles Wednesday morning as she grasped her golden apple award in one hand and gently patted her tiny baby bump with the other.

    While preparing for motherhood may be an exciting endeavor for the soon-to-be mom, 2016-17 will also be forever engraved in her life as the year she was honored as Shelby County’s Teacher of the Year.

  • Odyssey teams earn place in world finals

    Sitting around a table of pins gathered from competitors around the world, two West Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Teams share their anticipation Wednesday afternoon for their upcoming trip to the world finals.

    Each year the main event takes place in a different state within the United States, with teams flying in from around the globe.

    Teams include students from China, South Korea, Mexico, Poland, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Brazil and Canada, among others.  Walther said Odyssey is really picking up steam in China, with nearly a million participants.

  • Simpsonville to hold special meeting Wednesday
  • Shelby author’s novel hits the shelves

    Need something to perk up your romantic side?

    If a new adult erotica romance novel from a first time Shelbyville author doesn't do the trick, nothing will.

    Camilla Corder, who goes by the pen name C.L. Huff, smiles as she thumbs through her recently published novel Never Enough.

    "It’s pretty racy in certain spots," she said with a wicked grin. "When I say adult romance, if you are not eighteen years old, you should not pick up this book."

  • State investigating Shelby oil spill

    A large oil spill last week in western Shelby County is not likely to cause any harm to any livestock in the area, state officials says.

    “We haven’t seen any adverse affects on any animals,” said John Mura, spokesperson for the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet. “We haven’t seen anything detrimental to animals. As far as vegetation, I’m not sure.”

  • Lincoln Dinner brings out Republicans

    The seats were packed and the stomachs were filled at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday evening as Shelby County Republicans gathered for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

    Attendees dined on the local fare while enjoying bluegrass tunes from Wild & Rare before a brief greeting from recently appointed new SCRP chair Tony Harover opened the event.

  • Collaborating for culture

    Several schools across Shelby County are joining forces this week to spread cultural awareness within the community.

    On Thursday evening from 6-7:30, students from Simpsonville, Clear Creek and Painted Stone elementary schools will join West Middle and Collins High schools in the Collins cafeteria for Cultural Night.