Local News

  • Ford’s changes a boost locally

    Ford Motor Company's retooling of the Louisville Assembly Plant is going to have some spillover into Shelby County.
    When Martinrea International reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers Local 238 last year, management said new programs would be coming.
    It appears that Ford's changes for Louisville are going to be a big part of those new programs.
    Earlier this month, Ford announced plans to retool and expand the Louisville Assembly Plant, which currently makes the Explorer. The changes will move the Explorer production to Chicago.

  • EARLIER: Girl dies in early morning fire

    Sadness has blanketed the community of Waddy and Heritage Elementary, where 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown went to kindergarten.
    Less than a week before Christmas, Elizabeth died early Sunday morning when she was trapped in her burning home.
    Neighbors were able to help Justin and Tanya Brown and 2-year-old Justin Brown Jr. out of the burning home, but they were unable to save Elizabeth, who was found by firefighters just before 5 a.m., nearly 3 hours after they arrived at the blaze.

  • Community continues to help Browns

    In an outpouring of compassion, Shelby Countians have reached out to help a family that lost their 6-year-old daughter in a fire that left them homeless less than a week before Christmas.

  • Popular Collins student dies in crash

    At a prayer vigil Monday night at First Baptist Church Shelbyville, friends and family of Haley Simpson gathered to share their sorrow of losing someone so young, someone known for an uncommonly kind heart and a giving nature.

    Simpson, 16, a sophomore at Collins High School, died Monday from injuries she received in an auto accident Sunday on I-64 in Indiana that left five others injured.

  • Retailers have happy holiday

    There may not have been many iPads, Kindles or Kinects available on Main Street, but the holiday shopping season seems to have been a success.

    Following the national trend that saw spending increasing, some Shelby County shop owners said this holiday season was a winner.

    Stores reported being either close to or exceeding expectations and goals for the season, and a big reason for that was a mantra the store owners kept hearing all throughout December.

  • Shelbyville to pick up trees

    The European tradition for taking down Christmas decorations is Jan. 6, but many people in the U.S. take advantage of the New Year's holiday weekend to get the garland down and ornaments stowed away, if they haven't already.

    But what to do with that 8-foot tree you put in the living room?

    If you live in city limits of Shelbyville, you won't have to do much.

    Starting today, the city's Public Works Department will come pick up live trees from the curb.

  • EARLIER: Running to the aid of the Browns

    Shelby Countians often have proven they have soft spots for their own.
    They have been quick to praise when it’s deserved and even quicker to help when duty calls, and that’s never been more evident than this holiday season.
    With Christmas shopping, parties and events dotting a hectic week, several Shelby Countians are showing new levels of support in their efforts to assist the Brown family, who lost their daughter and their home to a fire early Sunday morning in Waddy.

  • EARLIER: Shelby Energy to seek nominations for board opening

    Shelby Energy Cooperative, under fire for a lack of transparency by its board and how it handles vacancies through appointments and elections, now seems to be responding to members' concerns and opening up that process.


    When Joe Butler resigned from the board in July after 47 years of service, he left with a full 3-year term still in front of him. Because Butler had been re-elected in June, the board has the right to appoint a member in his place.


  • Winter storm closes Shelby County schools on Monday

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, as snow continues to pound down on the county on Sunday night, blanketing streets with about two inches of powder that sometimes was atop a layer of ice.

    Even as SCPS officals spent Sunday evening evaluating roads,  residents reported drifting snow and icy conditions around the county and in surrounding areas.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 12 2010

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