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  • Pain wanes at the pump

    People are finally getting a break at the pump, but experts say that won’t last forever.

    “These relatively low prices may continue for about another month or so, but I think we're looking at some sort of increase as we approach the late winter or early spring,” said Patrick DeHann, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.

  • Harris: Legendary trainer returns to Simpsonville

    Legendary Saddlebred horse trainer Don Harris is back in Shelby County and at 83 years of age is showing no signs of slowing down.

    And why should he? He’s received many of the industry’s highest honors including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Equestrian Federation, a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Saddlebred Horse Association and Horse World's Trainer of the Decade and Trainer of the Century, and the awards continue to roll in.

  • Ammunition found at Collins

    Phone alerts went out earlier this week to many parents across the district after ammunition was discovered at two Shelby County schools.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of empty shell casings found in the hallway at Collins High school.

    Deputy Ray White, Collins High School Resource Officer, said he was unable to share any information regarding the investigation but did say he felt it was “nothing dangerous, nothing earth shaking.”

  • Will’s Grill opens in Simpsonville

    The temperature might be blistering cold in Kentucky this week, but things heated up in Simpsonville Wednesday when Will’s Grill officially opened for business.

    Halfway through the day, owner Will Hawkins said business was already booming.

    “We fed about 96 people that came into the store but we probably put out 150 orders,” he said.

    The take-out BBQ restaurant had a successful grand opening day, despite a few hiccups with the payment system.

  • Will’s Grill opens in Simpsonville

    The temperature might be blistering cold in Kentucky this week, but things heated up in Simpsonville Wednesday when Will’s Grill officially opened for business.

    Halfway through the day, owner Will Hawkins said business was already booming.

    “We fed about 96 people that came into the store but we probably put out 150 orders,” he said.

    The take-out BBQ restaurant had a successful grand opening day, despite a few hiccups with the payment system.

  • Corpus Christi stays afloat

    After nearly shutting down a year ago, Simpsonville’s Corpus Christi Academy is still hanging on and may soon be stronger than ever.

    Since their downfall, many changes have since been made, including a reversal of roles regarding administrative leadership.

    Former principal and co-founder Phyllis Sower, stepped down from her position this year to return to teaching and taking her seat in the principal’s office, Leslie Genuis, a former teacher at the academy.

  • Attack Order of the 11th Suffloks

    My Father: British Sergeant Reginald G. Bareham (1894-1916): Part 12 Attack Order of the 11th Suffolks 

    The 11th Suffolks Battalion, a component of 101 Brigade of the 34th Division of III Corps, had the mission of capturing German positions immediately to the south of the village of La Boisselle, now a heap of rubble, on the Albert-Bapaume Road.  On Z-Day at 6:30 a.m., the tempo of supporting artillery fire would increase.

  • Operation Care gets $10K donation

    Operation Care began the New Year off on a positive note with a large – and unexpected – donation from an international company with local ties.

    Officials at Bemis Company Inc., headquartered in Neehah, Wis., announced last week that the company will donate $10,000 to Operation Care as part of its charitable giving practices. The long-standing company, established in 1858, is a major supplier of flexible packaging used in food, healthcare, and other industries, and employees 17,000 worldwide, including seven people at its plant in Shelbyville, Ky.

  • Bitter cold could bring dangers

    With temperatures plunging into the frigid zone today and tonight, officials from emergency medical workers to utility companies are urging people to take extra measures to stay safe.

    “All people exposed to the cold for extended periods of time, utility workers and firefighters, emergency services workers, law enforcement, and also indigent people, they could suffer from frostbite on earlobes, fingers, toes,” said Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers.

  • New pediatric facility on track for Governor’s Square

    Plans are on track for a new facility offering pediatric care in Shelby County, Norton Healthcare officials said.

    “We should be able to make some moves in the first quarter of this year,” said Lynnie Meyer, chief development officer at Norton Healthcare.

    Norton Healthcare officials had announced in August plans to invest in a 6,000- to 7,000-square-foot facility in Governor’s Square that would house a Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates office with extended hours, a laboratory and diagnostic services.