Today's News

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Sidewalk project may finish in ‘12

    Simpsonville’s new downtown sidewalks had their first strollers last week – though there were no new concrete, benches or amenities in place.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden, City Administrator David Eaton and representatives from HMB, the construction firm contracted to build the sidewalks, toured the blocks along the south side of U.S. 60 that will be included in the project.

  • Lightning knocks out power on Midland Trail

    Kentucky Utility officials say that a lightning strike knocked out power to about 1,500 customers in Shelbyville at around noon today.

    "We have lightning damage to our wires on Plainview, and that affected about 1,500, mostly along Midland Trail, Ashland, Brown, and the area behind Pizza Hut," said Bob Price, team leader for Kentucky Utilities.

    Price said that KU crews are on the job, and plan to try to switch the affected areas onto other circuits to restore power.

  • Merger including JHS one step closer

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville is a little bit closer to being of a whole new hospital company.

    A network merging the University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare in Louisville and Lexington's Saint Joseph Health System is one step closer to becoming a reality.

    The boards of all three partners have approved the merger, but they will continue to operate separately until regulatory and church approvals are obtained. That could take as long as a year.

  • EARLIER: First big event at the fair: Safety

    Through all the fun and excitement of the bright lights of carnival rides, safety remains a featured attraction for those in charge.

    James Graybeal, manager of Drew Exposition, the contractor for the midway at the Shelby County Fair, which opens Thursday, said his staff started working around noon Monday, setting up rides for the fair and will probably finish sometime today.

  • News Briefs: June 15, 2011

    Repairs to KY 395

    delayed until Monday

    If you’ve been waiting for those repairs to KY 395 near Waddy, your wait will be a little longer.

    The state department of highways announced late Friday that the work, near the entrance to the Flying J Truck Stop on the north side of Interstate 64, had been delayed until Monday because of a conflict for the contractor.

    The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15.

  • Brown prepares for Nationwide event

    Brandon Brown is hoping familiarity serves him well this week.

    The Shelbyville native, who is in his fourth season of playing on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour, will take a step up this week when he plays in the Nationwide Tour’s Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club.

  • Lexingtonians dominate race

    The oldest triathlon in Kentucky returned Saturday.

    And young, and old, were there to help celebrate it.

    The Guist Creek Olympic Triathlon (formerly the Shelbyville Triathlon) went off without a hitch and under nearly perfect weather conditions (high 60s, low 70s at the 8:30 a.m. start).

    “Saturday was a gorgeous day for a race,” Race Director Jeremiah Heath said. “Guist Creek Marina is a perfect location to host this, and we are very thankful we were able to be at that location.

  • Post 37 wins 1st 4 ‘just getting started’

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team is off to a solid start.

    The team won three times over the weekend to improve to 4-0 thus far.

    “We’ve played pretty well in all of them,” Coach Jim Wiley said. “We’re getting started. We’ve got a couple more players to pick up for our team. We’re still trying to fill out our roster.”

  • Plenty of Red in town

    The temperatures were red hot, and so were some of the faces.

    But despite the heat inside Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, the enthusiasm was just as feverish Thursday evening for the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Caravan, the annual meet-and-greet tour in which UofL coaches, athletes and athletic staff members visit with fans.

  • Pitino's new brand

    Rick Pitino seems to have become a big fan of branding.

    Last October the University of Louisville men’s basketball coach said that his team’s 2010-11 campaign was going to be a “bridge season.”

    This past Thursday night, Pitino rolled out his team’s new selling point.