Local News

  • Simpsonville closes out an old loan

    A dusty loan paid off years ago resurfaced at the Simpsonville City Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    In 1975, Leggett & Platt Corp. borrowed $1.1 million from the city, which acted as an intermediary with a bank at the company's request. Such practices were common so companies could get better deals, such as lower interest rates. The political subdivision in the middle had nothing at stake.

  • County prepares for storm

    With snowstorms and a big storm front sweeping across the country and a prediction of heavy rain and high winds today in Shelby County, officials say they are concerned and prepared.

    "I just got off the phone with the National Weather Service, and although another Hurricane Ike is not expected, 2 inches of rain and high winds are expected now through Wednesday night,” Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said.

  • Fire departments won't be part of second Crusade

    During this season of giving, the WHAS Crusade for Children hopes to receive a little more from the public by holding an unprecedented second telethon to help with dropping investment earnings.

    This time along, though, fire departments, the backbone of the Crusade's fund-raising network, will not be asked to contribute their time and efforts.

    Traditionally, the annual Crusade radio/telethon is held only once a year, on the first full weekend in June.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 9, 2009

     Ag packages headed to Afghanistan

  • Christmas parade set for Saturday

    Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, as the guest of honor in the Shelbyville Christmas parade.

    The big guy will be riding in a Shelby County fire truck at the rear of the parade, in order to keep an eye out to see who's being naughty or nice.

    The parade will start out from Village Plaza at 10 a.m., heading toward the downtown area.

    When it reaches the Shelby County Fairgrounds, the floats will join in.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 4, 2009

     H1N1 shots available today

  • EARLIER: Grant being sought for conference center project

    When the Shelbyville City Council gathers Thursday night at City Hall, it will consider authorizing the city to apply for a Renaissance on Main Grant to help fund the conference center and theater project that has been proposed for downtown Shelbyville.

    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission is seeking the grant for the Shelbyville City Center project, which is being proposed for the property surrounding the Shelby County Community Theatre at 8th and Main streets.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 2, 2009

     H1N1 shots on Friday

  • EARLIER: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Shelbyville City Center

    The plans for a “City Center” in Shelbyville created quite the stir of excitement when they were revealed last month.

    Leon Mooneyhan, Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), presented the known details and artwork to a Stratton Center packed with more than 100 locals in September, none of whom showed anything but optimism as feedback.

    Since then, Mooneyhan said he has spent most of his time working behind the scenes on two fronts.

  • It's official: Harley not coming to Shelby

    Shelby County officials just received from Harley-Davidson officials that the company plans to stay in York, Pa., and move forward with their restructuring of that facility.

    Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the official decision was relayed to state officials in Frankfort Thursday morning, who contacted her.