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Today's News

  • Fire department extinguishes Christmas woes

    This year, more than 100 children in Shelby County will be treated to an unexpected merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of many residents and businesses in the community.

    Firefighter Dwayne Davis has led the Shelbyville Fire Department’s operation this year and said they have accumulated roughly $7,000 worth of toys and raised another $3,500 in cash.

    Davis said the majority of that money will be used to purchase coats, clothes and shoes.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Restaurant tax passes

    For nearly a year, the Shelbyville City Council has bounced around the idea of passing a three percent restaurant tax that benefit the tourism commission. The commission, in turn, said it would split that tax with city, with the stipulation that the money raised goes toward community enhancement projects.

  • VEX team up and rolling

    Though they were slow getting off the ground last year, the VEX club at Collins High School is quickly gaining ground this year.

    Two teams in the school’s program have already competed this year and are among the top ten in the state and the school hopes this weekend’s competition will push them to the top of the list.

    The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation hosts the VEX Robotics Competition, it is considered one of the ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity for middle school and high school students.

  • New meeting times announced for 2016

    The Simpsonville City Commission has made plans to change its meeting schedule for 2016. The Thursday dates will stay the same, but the time will change.

    Beginning next year, the commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. instead of 6:30, and will keep meetings on the same day of the month.

    The move came at the request of commissioner Cary Vowels, who has a conflict with work.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to approve calendar

    The district is expected to approve one of two proposed calendars tomorrow when the Shelby County Board of Education meets for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 155 West Main Street.

    Earlier this year the district’s calendar committee released two calendars to giving parents and school personnel an opportunity to contribute to the decision through an online poll.

  • Men’s shelter to hold Christmas open house

    The Open Door of Hope will be decked out in its Christmas finest Saturday in hopes that the community will turn out to help its residents ring in the holidays and support its mission at the same time.

    “This is an opportunity for the community to come in and see the facility and see what we do,” said Assistant Director Collin Johnson. “We hope people will come in and learn more about us, and it’s a good opportunity to learn about the mission.”

  • Police warn motorists to beware of deer on roadways

    The breeding season for deer this year has already yielded a tragic result in Shelby County with the death of a Bagdad man last week who was killed in an auto accident involving a deer collision.

    Kentucky State Fish and Wildlife deer biologist David Yancy said that even though auto fatalities involving deer collisions are rare – they average 2 or 3 per year statewide – that figure is not comforting to those connected such a tragedy.

  • Bevin’s transition team has strong Shelby feel

    Two members of Governor-elect Matt Bevin's 6-person executive committee heading up his transition team have strong ties to Shelby County and, now, important roles in shaping the future of his administration.

    Jerry Miller, a former Louisville Metro Council member who was elected to the House of Representatives, 36th District, in 2014, grew up in Shelby County and still belongs to the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Learning through the lens of others

    Though reading a book and sitting through a lecture is a good way to learn about a topic, students at the Area Technology Center in the Health Sciences career pathway know that stepping out into the world and uncovering the information firsthand is an effective way to not only learn a lesson, but to also retain that information for life.

    “This is an assignment they’ll never forget,” said Karen Smith, the health sciences teacher at the ATC.

  • A royal recognition

    The American Royal Horse Show each year brings together the best of the best, and no exception to that rule was made when selecting their royal guest of honor for the exhibitor’s party on the fourth night of the national competition.

    Shelby County’s own Don Harris, one of the most esteemed trainers in the Saddlebred industry, was selected as the honoree at the show last month in Kansas City.