Local News

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Plan for paving roads in the works

    The Simpsonville City Commission is looking forward, and with state budget reductions the commissioner has decided it’s time to make their own plan for paving roads.

  • The dream continues

    With questions surrounding the Shelby County Human Rights Commission through much of 2015, the local chapter of the NAACP feels it’s fitting that a training session be held during the month of February, a symbolic as well as practical gesture that will give the newly-revamped organization a boost in the right direction.

  • Law files to run for state house

    There are now two Republican candidates vying for the State Representative seat held by the retiring Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville).

    Kendall Law of Shelbyville, who filed on the last day of the filing deadline, will go up against Rob Rothenburger for Montell’s State Representative seat in Kentucky’s 58th district in the Primary Election on May 17, with the winner facing Democratic candidate Cyndi Skellie in the fall.

  • Public meetings coming up on storm water problems

    Shelbyville Public Works/City Engineer Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council Thursday at its regular meeting that she is working on a master plan for storm water and that the topic would be coming up soon in the form of two public meetings, March 22 and 29 at 7 p.m. at city hall and Fire Station No. 2 on Club House Drive (behind White Castle), respectively.

  • Shelby author inducted into Writers Hall of Fame

    A renowned early 20th Century author and Shelby native has been inducted into the Kentucky Writer’s Hall of Fame.

    Though she’s been dead for 73 years, Alice Hegan Rice was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

  • SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Manny Stone earns Teacher of the Year

    Teachers and faculty members rose to their feet in applause Thursday with the announcement of the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year for Shelby County Public Schools.

    As he heard his name, West Middle School social studies teacher Manny Stone dropped his face into his hands and covertly wiped tears from his eyes before his emotions overcame him and he rose to embrace his mother and friends at his table.

  • Wine and dine your Valentine

    Dinner is prepared, the table is set, the candles are lit and a warm dessert is cooling on the stove. You’ve got the scene set for the perfect, romantic Valentines dinner. Except one thing is missing–the wine.  But with a plethora of varieties to choose from, which wine should you select?

    The answer: it depends.  It depends on what dinner you’ve prepared or what dessert is cooling on the stove and, most importantly, it depends on taste preference.

  • Achieving greatness

    When youth struggle in school or in their social lives, they lean on their peers.  But when students have no one to lean on, their issues may snowball into a lifetime of problems.

    Donna Jones recognized this problem in 2007 when she started teaching at West Middle School and immediately took action, starting a school Black Achievers Program.

  • A purrfect Valentine event worth drooling over

    If you’re looking to treat your sweetheart to a special hometown Valentine’s Day with a wonderful underlying purpose, Monarch, Mutts and Meows is where it’s at this weekend.

    On Saturday, 5Rescues will host, for the fifth year, the always-popular dinner and dance fundraiser at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    “We only have about fifty tickets left,” said Barbara Witte, a volunteer who is helping organize the event.

  • The gift of life

    A milk chocolate heart may be the universal symbol of love this time of year, but February is American Heart Month and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville wants to remind individuals that there’s a better gift to consider for your loved one this season – the gift of life.

    On Thursday, JHS will offer a free hands-only CPR training event in the main hospital lobby.

    Hospital public relations director Holly Husband said the free training will be offered in recognition of Heart Month.