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Today's News

  • Simpsonville City Hall room to be divided

    The new year started for the Simpsonville City Commission much like it does for some residents: talking about renovation.

    A brief meeting of the commission on Tuesday night ended with the approval to spend $12,950 to split a large room at city hall into two smaller ones.

    The room on the south side of the building includes the space where Phoebe Lawrence taught hundreds of children the imperatives of second grade, and the old-fashioned  long slate blackboard is still attached to the room’s northern wall.

  • Eastbound I-64 lane closed tonight

    The Department of Highways announces the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at mile point 36, just east of the Mount Eden Road exit.

    The lane closure is scheduled for 6:30-11 p.m. tonight and will allow for pavement repairs.

  • Williams’ family: ‘This isn’t over’

    Members of Trey Williams’s family listened quietly in a courtroom Wednesday as a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville police officer was justified in shooting and killing him.

    Though quiet, each in his or her own way reflected deep anguish as the jury’s decision was related about the afternoon of Nov. 19, when  Williams, 18, was shot and killed during a confrontation at his grandmother’s home.

  • Louisville man indicted on sexual abuse of a child

    Jose A. Rodriguez, 23, of Louisville was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury for first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old.

    The indictment report states that the offense happened in 2007 in Shelby County.

    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said that the child was less than 12 years old in June 2007.

    She said Rodriguez and the child were related but that she was not his child. Also, she said, he had moved out of the home by the time the charges were brought on Sept. 14, 2011.

  • News briefs: Jan. 4, 2012

    Guthrie sets ‘listening session’

    for Stratton Center on Thursday

    State Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be returning to Shelby County next week to hear what you, his constituents in Congressional District 2, have on your minds.

    Guthrie will spend January visiting each of his 21 counties for what he calls “listening sessions.”

    That includes his stop at Stratton Center in Shelbyville at 5 p.m. Thursday.

  • Leonard H. Shouse 1922-2012

    Leonard Shouse, the man who helped turn Simpsonville into a city and brought its residents a sewer system, died Tuesday after complications from a fall the day after Thanksgiving. He was 89.

  • 45th anniversary: James and Judy Hamilton

    James and Judy McAllister Hamilton of Lexington have been married for 45 years. The couple was married on Dec. 30, 1966, at First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

    They are the parents of Andrew and Sylvia Hamilton of Apex, N.C., and Stuart and Lin Hamilton of Finchville; and grandparents of Steven Hamilton of Apex and Cameron and Scott Hamilton of Finchville.

    They celebrated with a trip to Opryland in Nashville, where they saw the Rockettes and took a dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat.

  • Births: Jan. 4, 2012

    Sullivan daughter

    Blake and Ginny Sullivan of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Dec. 4, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Avery Karsyn Sullivan. She was born at 11:25 a.m., weighting 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and 19 ½ inch tall.

  • Celebrating in Hawaii

    Family members of Ed Puckett and Kim Copas help celebrate their marriage in November by enjoying the Old Lahiana Luau on the island of Maui in Hawaii. They were (from left, top row) Wayne Puckett, Ed Puckett, Richard Copas and Mike Griffin; and (bottom row) Peggy Puckett, Kim Copas Puckett, Pat Copas and Cindy Griffin.

  • Christmas with the Monarchs

    The fabulous Monarchs kept the crowd of more than 80 entertained and on the dance floor during the fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club Lodge. The dance, which was a benefit for Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville, included a reverse raffle, with the $3,000 being won by Tim Crawford of Shelbyville.