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Local News

  • Car smashes through house in Mount Eden

    The homeowner was not injured when a car slammed into her home in the 9600 block of Mount Eden Road Wednesday afternoon. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

  • Food drive yields thousands of pounds of food

    Employees of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Roll Forming and Operation Care, led by Executive Director Jennifer Decker (center) gathered at Roll Forming last week for a food drive. For the fifth year in a row, two local Shelbyville businesses, Jewish Hospital and Roll Forming Corporation, have sponsored a friendly competition for a food drive prior to the holiday season. Ray Leathers, president and CEO of Roll Forming, said the purpose of the food drive is to benefit local food banks operated by the Serenity Center and Operation Care.

  • Services follow the light

    A soft blanket of snow drifting down outside while the soft glow of candlelight casts a warm amber glow upon a scene of reverent beauty inside a church on Christmas Eve has engendered some of the most special holiday memories.

    And in Shelby County, as in most communities, the opportunity to build a memory to last is ever abundant, often with more than one candlelight service within the same church.

    Services are spread throughout the evening and from church to church with start times ranging between 5 and 11 p.m.

  • Spirit of giving

    Last week, an organization that provides funding for many Shelby County charities made an appeal to one of its biggest supporters to keep up the good work.

    Roberta Steutermann,Senior Regional Community Giving Manager for Metro United Way in Oldham, Shelby and Bullitt counties, spoke to Martinrea employees at the plant’s cafeteria where they were having their annual Christmas lunch.

  • Candy architects fill FAC

    A combination of holiday spirit and a sugar rush had the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park flush with Christmas cheer on Friday.

    The gingerbread house decorating party at the Waldridge Center was a smashing success, with more than 100 kids in attendance, along with parents or grandparents as well as a number of siblings, cousins or friends.

  • SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Teachers share SnoGo concerns

    Shelby County High School teacher and Shelby County Educators Association president Cyndi Powell Skellie approached the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday during its regular meeting and spoke on behalf of the SCEA, informing the district of concerns teachers have expressed regarding the newly introduced SnoGo days.

  • SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: School calendar has big changes

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday an entirely new calendar format for the district for the 2017-18 school year, which includes longer breaks but earlier start times.

    After careful consideration, the district’s calendar committee’s formulated three calendars to present to the community for their input and voting.

  • Music for the season

    Shelby County native Ruby Lewis, who has made a name for herself from coast to coast over the past decade in a variety of productions including musicals, television and theater and on Broadway, has now released her first single, a Christmas song.

    Somewhere in my Memory is Lewis’ rendition of the song, first made popular in the film Home Alone.

    “It is my holiday wish that this song will reach the masses and become a new holiday classic,” she said.

  • Firefighters rescue pets from burning building

    A Shelbyville resident got an early Christmas present Wednesday when firefighters rescued two of his pets from their flaming kennel.

    Brian Sawdo stood in his driveway, wringing his hands and grieving for his two cats that he feared had perished in a blaze that engulfed the shed and kennel in his backyard on Logan Street in Shelbyville.

    Sawdo watched as firefighters battled the thick clouds of black smoke to extinguish the flames, but he couldn’t help thinking about Snickers and Bow.

  • Community of caring

    It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas Tuesday.

    Gifts were flowing thick and fast at this year’s Community Christmas, as were holiday treats and even the makings for entire meals.

    The annual event, hosted at the former Shelby Industries by Operation Care to support struggling families, furnished hundreds of children and their families with Christmas gifts.