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Today's News

  • Two Shelby women will march in Oaks Parade

    Peggy Tschauner and Ellen Jacobs of Shelby County are two of the 138 cancer survivors who will be participating in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade this Friday.

    And they will be marching close to each other, because they have been fast friends ever since bonding last year as cancer survivors.

  • Passion for Zaxby's means woman now eats free

    Judy Heidal is a spunky, “glass is half full” kind of person who in 1980, through an odd series of circumstances, came to call Shelbyville home – which has brought her a lifetime of free lunches.

    While making their way to Frankfort for Ron to check out a potential job, Heidal and her husband, Ron, stopped at Shelbyville to get gasoline.  She said she remembers having an instant, positive impression of what was then a “one stoplight town.”

  • Garden Eden

  • Collins’ military ball

    The second annual Collins High School Military Ball was held in the school’s cafeteria Saturday night with 125 in attendance. Parent volunteers organized the dinner, program and dance and served as chaperones. Former Gov. Martha Layne Collins spoke on leadership and encouraged those in attendance to "think big." The program was followed by a dance.

  • ‘One Step Ahead of Hitler’

    One Step Ahead of Hitler, written by Fred Gross, is his story of survival told in his words and in photographs of a journey beginning in Antwerp and ending with Gross’ family’s freedom in America. Gross presented his program at the Shelby County Public Library. Katherine Cleveland (left) pauses for a photo with Fred Gross as he autographs a book for her. Fred Gross (far left, back row) takes a moment from his program to have his photo taken with a Shelby County High School history class.

  • I'm one: Lucas Smith

    Lucas James Smith celebrated his first birthday April 3, 2012.

    He is the son of Ryan and Jessie Smith of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Rob and Janevera Rothenburger and Jim and Teresa Smith, all of Shelbyville.

  • Arbor day trees

    City of Shelbyville’s public works employees plant trees in honor of Arbor Day. They were (from left) Jennifer Herrell, city engineer; Tom McGinnis, tree board chairman; Cecilia Piccini, tree board secretary; Alyssa and Jessica Brown; and Peter Barber, urban forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

  • 55th Anniversary: Drew

    Wilma and Raymond Drew have been married for 55 years. The couple were married on April 19, 1957.

    They reside in Shelbyville and have four children, Rocky Drew of Bagdad, Greg Drew of Bethlehem, Trina Bentley of Shelbyville and Tim Drew of Frankfort; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Barnett named Shelby's top teacher

    After honoring the 11 nominees for Shelby County's 2012 WHAS ExCel Teacher of the Year Thursday, the school district showed a short video with students from the winner's class stating why that teacher is at the top.

    When the film began and Simpsonville fifth-grade teacher Sloane Barnett noticed it included students from her classroom, you could see the surprise on her face. And as it all started to wash over her, a little fist-pump and yes slipped out before she came forward to receive the bouquet of flowers and hear the applause from the crowd at Claudia Sanders.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Outlet Mall: Developers to review comments on mall plan

    The company proposing to build an outlet mall just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville will be given an opportunity by the Army Corps of Engineers to respond to letters of comment it received about the project.

    The Army Corps logged 45 letters of comment during the posted public notice for the 60-acre site, and Horizon Group Properties of Muskegon, Mich., may take until the end of July or longer to review them.