Local News

  • Battle for Life

    At 20 years old, Austin Collins was in prime health and studying to be a police officer.

    Then at a family gathering last Thanksgiving, he developed a sudden, blinding headache and became extremely nauseous.

    “I thought I had the flu – then I woke up two months later,” he said.

    Collins had experienced something that affects 8 out of 100,000 people each year in the United States – a ruptured brain aneurysm.

    He had gone to lay down in his mother’s car, and if he had been left unattended, he could have died.

  • Hilltop for sale

    After more than a dozen years of operating Hilltop Produce and Garden Center, owners Gerald and Sandra Stucker say they are ready to sell the business to focus on enjoying the fruits of their labor.

    The couple of 33 years said they have owned and operated the local produce store at 305 Frankfort Road for 13 of those years because they “needed something to do.”

  • Planet Fitness coming to Midland Center

    Rumors have been stirring for some time regarding the former Winn-Dixie building at 120 Midland Boulevard.  But officials with STCPF, LLC, the Kentucky-based Planet Fitness franchisee, have confirmed that the 42,000 square-foot-building in the Midland Center will soon be home to a new Planet Fitness location, one of more than 1,100 nationwide.

  • Crusading for a cause

    After losing their friend to suicide, a group of students have joined forces to make sure his passing was not in vein.

  • Shelby animal shelter receives A rating


  • I-64 road work delayed because of lack of asphalt

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has postponed a project on Interstate 64 in Shelby County because of a lack of asphalt.

    The work, which was to be done Wednesday night, included paving an asphalt wedge on the approaches to the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.3). Lane closures were planned in both directions between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.


  • Filing complete for November Election

    Local elections ballots were completed this month when filing closed for non-partisan elections for the 2016 General Election in November.

    A new candidate, Richard L. Frank Jr., will join the race for Simpsonville City Commission with four incumbents – Kelland Garland, Michael Hesse, Sharon Cummins and Cary Vowels – all vying for re-election.

    As for Shelby County Board of Education, no changes will be made this year.

  • Danger on the highways

    Highway statistics for 2015 showed a marked decline in terms of safety with more drivers arrested for driving intoxicated and more than a third more injury accidents.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Yard sale amendment

    When the Shelbyville City Council met earlier in August, council member Donna Eaton suggested a change to the yard sale ordinance that calls for city residents to pay a permit fee of $5 per day. Eaton requested of the council to amend the ordinance to $5 per a consecutive 72-hour period.

    The council agreed to the change without argument.

  • A Labor Day of love

    From worship services and parades to cake decorating contests and 5k races, there certainly is no shortage of things to do in Shelby County this Labor Day weekend.

    Both Waddy and Martinsville have a wide offering of activities for residents of all ages Monday, but the fun kicks-off days earlier in Martinsville with a revival Thursday evening.   At 7 p.m., Shelby Congregational Methodist Church on Martin Luther King Street will hold a revival with guest speakers Elder Justin Barnes and Minister Nate Ellis on Thursday and Rev. Robert Marshall on Friday.