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Today's News

  • House damaged by fire caused by lightning strike

    Two people were injured when a  home in the eastern portion of the county caught fire after being struck by lightning Saturday night, fire officials reported.

    A Shelby County firefighter, Robert Purvis, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was treated and released for a minor knee injury. He is fine and is already back on duty, Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

    Homeowner Barbara Rogers was also taken to the hospital with chest pains, but she also has been released.

  • Gas leak closes street in Simpsonville

    A contractor drilling for soil test samples accidentally ruptured a gas line in downtown Simpsonville on Monday afternoon, forcing Third Street to be shut down for several hours while it was repaired.

    The incident occurred at 310 Third Street, near the railroad track about a half-mile north of U.S. 60, at about 5:45 p.m.

    The contractor notified the Simpsonville Fire Department immediately, Captain Bobby Cravens said.

  • Alton Road residents evacuated with gas leak

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  • News Briefs: Sept. 17, 2010

     State’s jobless rate up to 10 percent

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 10 percent in August from a revised 9.9 percent in July 2010, according to figures compiled by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. That rate is .8 percentage points lower than the 10.8 percent rate recorded in August 2009 for the state. The 10 percent rate matches June.

  • Woman charged with burglary

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  • Sheriff’s Office get high honor

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  • Parade of ideas

     Parades and Shelby County have a long and rich history.

  • Sometimes you can't believe what you see

     Five years ago today – and as I type the word “five” I shudder to conceive all that has happened since – I woke up sleeping in the back of my pickup truck.

  • We congratulate: New, improved 'taste' of Shelby

     If you missed last Monday’s Taste & Tunes put on by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, you missed a lot of fun and great food.

  • School board looking at 'green' buses

    Shelby County High School is navy blue and gold, and Collins is light blue and black, but Shelby County Public Schools is making a push for green.

    Earlier this year, the district, in conjunction with five other school districts, hired an Energy Manager to help control utility costs throughout the district and find new ways to help the district save money.

    Sherman Adams will give his first report on the state of energy management to the school board at Thursday's School Board meeting.