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  • Little church, big performance

    A little church is hosting a big production this weekend, with a significance as profound as their sanctuary is old.

    Christiansburg Baptist Church, built in 1799 and one of Shelby County’s oldest churches, will honor the death and resurrection of Christ with a musical cantata by the choir.

    Peggy Slaughter, wife of Pastor Herbert Slaughter, is directing the annual musical performance and said she anticipates a great turnout.

    “We’ve had as many as hundred attend,” she said, noting the church typically draws around 75 each week.

  • Outlet mall announces new stores

    Yesterday’s brief storm didn’t deter Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and Simpsonville officials from their plans to break ground on a 53,400-square-foot expansion at the retail center.

    Relocated to the food court to provide shelter from heavy rain, the pseudo groundbreaking ceremony included the announcement of eight additional stores to the center.

  • Collins VEX team gaining ground

    Last week the members of Collins High School TSA (Technology Student Association) team proudly represented their school when they brought home numerous awards from the state conference tournament in Louisville.

    The team received first place in chapter team and in engineering design, and third in debate.

    And though they did not place, the VEX Robotics team proved to be a force to be reckoned with, after just falling in the elite eight round of bracket competition to a team forecasted to triumph in world competition.

  • Boil water advisory issued for Brentwood Subdivsion


  • Power outage in Southville corrected

    A power outage that affected about 2,000 Shelby Energy customers this morning has been corrected. The outage happened about about 7 a.m. in the Southville area. All power was restored by 9:15 a.m.

  • Trumbo recovering from farming accident

    The farming community of Shelby County is still reeling in shock after one of its best known – and best loved – farmers was seriously injured Sunday in a farming accident.

    Longtime farmer Jack Trumbo was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital Sunday after he a tractor he was working on rolled over him.

  • Women’s health fair sells out

    A 10th anniversary is always a milestone, and the Women’s Health Fair held Monday night was no exception, with a packed house filling Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    “It was a great success,” said Deborah Smith, president of the volunteer auxiliary at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, the entity that sponsors the event. “We had a sell out crowd. We had a wonderful group of wellness partners and excellent speakers.”

    Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS, said the event’s fundraising efforts were extraordinary this year.

  • Citizens rage at city council workshop

    A Shelbyville City Council to discuss a restaurant tax began calmly enough, but ended up in a shouting match between residents and council members.

  • District moves last day to May 29


    It looks like summer break will arrive before June for Shelby County students after all.

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted to amend the 2014-2015 school calendar, rendering May 29 as the district’s final day and not altering the originally planned graduation date of May 30.

  • SCPS discusses drug testing athletes

    Can you put a price on deterring students from illegal drug use?

    That was the big question on the minds of the Shelby County Board of Education last week, and the answer they discovered is around $10,000.

    While the board did not vote after the presentation, they will continue to explore the idea.

    In February, the board began asking questions regarding drug testing of student athletes and on Thursday, Dave Weedman, the director of student achievement, presented some of those answers to the board.