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Today's News

  • WE CONGRATULATE: A new company coming to Shelby

    We’re happy to see another international company putting up its banner and moving employees into Shelby County.

    Brown Jordan Inc., the world’s No. 1 maker of high-end casual and outdoor furniture, will open its showroom and warehouse in Kingbrook Industrial Park in Simpsonville next week, relocating from storm-ravaged Haleyville, Ala., to be nearer Brown Jordan’s headquarters in Louisville.

  • Pleasureville City Commission denies fire department’s request

    PLEASUREVILLE – What seemed like an ordinary request to the Pleasureville City Commission for additional fire department funding left Pleasureville Mayor Rodney Young visibly frustrated.

    Young had presented a request from the fire department to help pay for a fire truck repair bill of $17,000. “I wondered if the city could do any help,” he said. “All the city has paid on [the truck] is some of the insurance and utilities. That’s all the city’s been out on the fire department for twenty years.”

  • Wills’ hearing delayed because she wasn’t there

    A bond request for a woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer has been delayed.

    Shelby County attorney William Stewart asked for a new court date for his client, Jody Wills, because Wills was unable to be in court Monday.

    Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set a new date for Wills for March 14, at 11 a.m., at which time she will appear to ask Hickman to let her out of prison on bond while her case is going through the appeal process.

  • Winter springs eternal in Shelby after snow storm hits in early March

    Walking in a winter wonderland is supposed to enjoyed closer to Christmas than Easter, but on Monday Shelby Countians got their first chance of the season.

    The National Weather Service reported amounts of 5 to 6 inches across Shelby County from an overnight snowfall, the maximum recorded in any county, although some readers displayed rulers in snow that pushed 7 inches in depth.

    Doubtless some early blooms were confused as they tried to poke their heads through the snow to take advantage of the sunshine that followed.

  • Fire guts home

    A Shelby County Fire Department firefighter ventilates the roof at 344 Hill-N-Dale Drive after a blaze broke out at the home Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire, which gutted the inside of the house, the residence of Steve Bruner. Fire investigators have not yet named the cause of the fire, though it is believed to have been accidentally started by a child at the home, Bruner said.

  • Was Shelby ready for storm?

    With tornadoes raging all around them, emergency personnel in Shelby County were hard at work Friday behind the scenes in ways that most people never imagine – at least that’s the opinion of one official.

     “It’s a tremendous responsibility, especially for emergency management,” said Rusty Newton, chairman of the 911 board of directors.

    Devastating tornadoes swept across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, with lines of deadly storms cutting deadly paths just north and south of Shelby County.

  • Titans can't quite get to 1st state tourney

    NEW CASTLE – Points in the paint had been plentiful this postseason for the Collins boys’ basketball team.
    However Oldham County put the kibosh on the Titans’ inside attack Tuesday night.
    The Colonels held Collins to only eight baskets in the lane – and a mere 12 for the game – on their way to a 50-40 victory in the 8th Region championship game at Henry County.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Sidewalk repair plan about to be sprung

    Although snow blanketed the region on Monday morning, spring arrives soon, which means the city of Shelbyville is about ready to continue to repair its downtown sidewalks.

    City Engineer/Director of Public Works Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council during Thursday's meeting that her department is about ready to restart the project it launched last year.

  • SCHMIDT: A fear of storms, or a storm of fears?

    Recently, local storms have ripped away people’s lives, homes and downtown landscapes. The damage of property and casualty has been obvious, staggering. The damage to hearts and minds has been insidious, and sometimes, paralyzing.

    At what point does a fear of storms become a pathology in need of treatment? What causes these fears to get out of hand, and what can bring them back under control?

  • MY WORD: Pleasureville issue needs clarification

    Articles that have recently been published in your newspaper about the Pleasureville City Commission have been very one-sided (“Issue about clerk’s pay linked to chicken letter,” Feb. 17). Those same articles have appeared to be making a joke out of the serious problems that have occurred and continue to occur within Pleasureville city government.