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Today's News

  • Pflughaupts honored
  • Minnis now chief in Simpsonville

    With several members of his family and a former boss lining the front row of the Simpsonville City Hall commission room Friday morning, Albert “Chip” Minnis Jr. was sworn in as the city’s new police chief.

    Minnis, 50, a lifelong resident of Simpsonville, was approved June 15 by the Simpsonville City Commission as the new police chief, succeeding Scott Chappell, who asked to step down.

    Minnis becomes the first African-American to head a department of any kind in the history of the city.

  • United Way distributions down nearly 6 percent

    Nearly a quarter of a million dollars will be coming into 11 Shelby County organizations from Metro United Way funding this year, which is nearly 6 percent less than last year, officials say.

    The biggest chunk of the $248,695 allocated for Shelby County will be going to the Dorman Preschool Center, which will be receiving $57,809.

    Some, such as the Shelby Center for Disability Services, will be getting multiple contributions, including $37,875 for its sheltered employment program and $5,315 for community habilitation.

  • News briefs: July 1, 2011

    Smithfield Road to be
    closed for 3 days

    The continuing repairs to railroad crossings in Shelby County by RJ Corman Corp. will include Smithfield Road (KY 53) in Shelbyville.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced that repairs to the crossing between Seminole and Cherokee drives would require the road to be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Friday.
    Motorists are advised to follow detour signs via U.S. 60 and KY 55 (Freedom’s Way).

  • News briefs: July 1, 2011

    Smithfield Road to be
    closed for 3 days

    The continuing repairs to railroad crossings in Shelby County by RJ Corman Corp. will include Smithfield Road (KY 53) in Shelbyville.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced that repairs to the crossing between Seminole and Cherokee drives would require the road to be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Friday.
    Motorists are advised to follow detour signs via U.S. 60 and KY 55 (Freedom’s Way).

  • Cool on the ice

    The temperatures will reach near 90 degrees on this cloudless day, but inside the Iceland Sports Complex, it's cold, very cold.

    It's teeth-chattering cold in fact.

    But that’s where you could find 11-year-old Bethany Perkins on Wednesday morning with her big-time figure skating dreams in tow.

    "I want to be in the Olympics," Perkins, a resident of Simpsonville, said with her braced smile.

    When?

    "Two thousand eighteen," she said.

  • Post 37 loses four straight games

    The script has flipped for the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team.

    The Post won its first five games of the season by a combined score of 48-12. However, it has dropped its past four by a combined score of 42-14.

  • SCHS rifle team just misses its triple crown

    The Shelby County Rifle Team missed its own type of triple bull’s-eye, but just barely.

    The team, which won the 2011 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships in late March, won the Junior Olympic National Air Rifle Championship and finished second in the NRA National Air Rifle Championship during the past week. 

    In the Junior Olympic Championship, Connor Davis placed first overall with a score of 4,685. Meanwhile at the national championship, team member Heather Kirby was victorious with an identical score.

  • The fireworks will blast off Monday

    4th of July

    fireworks

    When:5:30 p.m., Monday

    Where:Lake Shelby at Clear Creek Park, Shelbyville

    Other stuff:Bouncies, music by Leo & Moonlighters, food

    Admission:$3 per person

    Questions:Call 502-633-5059 before 5 p.m. Monday

    It’s back to the 4th of July this year for the Independence Day celebration in Shelby County.

  • Fireworks sales may be exploding

    You can expect a lot more sis, boom and pop with your 4th of July celebration this year.

    During the 2011 session Kentucky legislators passed a law that allows the purchase and use of fireworks that shoot into the air, opening the door for fireworks stands to sell mortars, bottle rockets and roman candles and more.

    "We've always had good stuff, but we were really able to broaden what we sell this year," said Chris Yount, who runs the Tennessee Ted's fireworks stand on Midland Trail.