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  • Blaze damages business on Midland Trail

    As firefighters battled an early morning fire that heavily damaged a business on Midland Trail Thursday morning, they had more than just the blaze to deal with – they also had to brave frigid, sub-zero temperatures that had plunged below zero after midnight.

    With the sign on a nearby bank reading -5 just after sunrise, more than 30 firefighters from three departments labored to extinguish a blaze at Woods Auto Cleanup, at 1829 Midland Trail, across the street from Thorntons.

  • More than 3,600 lose power for hours

    More than 3,600 people lost power Wednesday night, according to Cliff Feltham, spokesperson for Kentucky Utilities, after a transmission line went down in the eastern end of the county.

    Feltham said the outage affected 3,625 and began at 9:49 p.m. He said that 3000 people were back on within an hour, and that the remainder had power restored by 2 a.m.

  • Shelby man charged with attempted murder

    A Shelby County man is behind bars charged with attempted murder of his son’s mother, police said.

    Devonte Evans, 22, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident that turned ugly on December 29, police said.

    At that time, officers received a call of a domestic situation on Cherrywood Drive, but by the time they arrived, Evans had fled the scene, police say.

    They pieced together what had happened from neighbors and the victim.

  • 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.