Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Non-partisan elections up for 1st reading

    When the Shelbyville City Council met last month, it pondered the idea of a non-partisan election and that conversation will continue Thursday when the council convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    During the previous meeting, several members quickly expressed support of establishing an ordinance to erase political party lines from the city council election– an idea that developed following a suggestion from council member Donna Eaton during an earlier meeting.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District energy use dropping

    Nearly seven years of energy efficiency has meant a savings of more than $2 million for Shelby County Public Schools.

    Jon Swindler, facilities engineer for the district, shared with the board Thursday the annual energy management report and said the district has accumulated $2.4 million in savings from cost avoidance since 2010.

    Those savings were accrued through the reduction of Energy Use Intensity (EUI), which measures the energy use per square foot.

  • Super Snacking

    When the Falcons and the Patriots face off Sunday, it’s likely to be a record-setting day.

    But those records won’t necessarily come from the arm of Tom Brady or the hands and feet of Julio Jones, but rather in the comfort of our homes.  With our feet kicked up and plenty of snacks at the ready, Super Bowl viewers will consume a surprising amount of food and beverages this weekend.

  • Church objects to relocation of liquor store

    Cox's Smokers Outlet is in the process of remodeling the former Zaxby’s restaurant on Midland Trail for its new location, but members of the church next door say they object to its presence.

    “It’s a moral issue,” said Ronald Holder, pastor of Clay Street Baptist. “Everything they sell, we stand against it – we teach against people smoking and drinking.”

    In addition to tobacco products, the business, currently located in the Village Plaza shopping center, also sells beer, liquor and wine.

  • Kotheimer retiring after 4 decades

    Dr. Anita Kotheimer is a familiar face around Shelby County, and she very well should be after practicing medicine for nearly forty years.

    But now, at age 65, she says she is ready to take down her shingle, with plans to retire at the end of this month.

    “I’ve probably stayed as long as you can stay in medicine after thirty-six years of service,” she said with a chuckle.

    Since her latest contract is now up, she does not want to renew it because that would put her working into age 70.

  • Wheels of progress

    Members of the Multipurpose Pathway Committee are urging the public to attend a meeting Tuesday night to provide input on the progress of the county’s proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

    The meeting is the second of its kind. The first, in November, introduced the plan to the public, in order to garner input for bike and pedestrian pathways around the county.

  • Horse owner appeals to public after vicious attack

    The owner of a miniature horse that suffered horrendous wounds in two separate attacks is appealing to the public to help him find out who stabbed the animal so brutally that the knife broke in it the horse’s ribcage.

    William “Snake” Bruns said that his horse, Princess, a small miniature horse he rescued 16 years ago, was first attacked Jan. 19 at his residence on Jail Hill Road by a pit bull and then again Jan. 23 by a person.

  • Collins dominates Gallatin County

    With Gallatin County serving as the only stop in a 10-day span between games, it’s clear the Collins girls’ basketball team has gone to work.

    The Titans bum-rushed Gallatin from the opening tip, dominating the visiting Wildcats 66-45 Wednesday.

    The Titans (14-9) have been off since last Friday’s loss to Anderson County, and have six more days before facing West Jessamine at the end of the month. In that time, head coach Sean Pigman has reinvigorated his team by preaching effort and taking outside shots when open.

  • Shelby bench steals win at Western Hills

    When things got tough for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team in the 56-46 win at Western Hills Tuesday, it turned to its veteran on the bench for support.

    Senior Aramenta Gueye provided the Rockets (8-13) with 11 points in reserve duty, and added a key steal late to help ice the victory.

    Up 41-39 with 4 minutes remaining in regulation, Gueye picked off a cross-court pass that was on its way to an easy basket for the Wolverines (11-10).

  • Wolverines too much for Rockets

    While fans of both Shelby County and Western Hills may have turned out in droves to watch a basketball game, the contest was more reminiscent of a track meet.

    The Rockets (5-15) were content early to push the pace of the game as fast as it would go and press on defense, forcing the Wolverines (7-14) to commit mistakes for the first eight minutes of play.