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Today's News

  • Shelbyville named one of 10 safest cities in Kentucky

    From taking your kids to the park to finding your car still in driveway in the morning, there aren’t too many places preferable to Shelbyville when it comes to living in safety.

    At least not according to a recent study, and many residents in Shelby agree that assessment is right on the mark.

  • School board budget conundrum

    The Shelby County Board of Education briefly addressed the pending matter of reduced SEEK funding during their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at the district offices.

    Last month, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the cuts to Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding, the primary revenue source for Kentucky’s public schools.

  • Ammunition found at Collins

    Phone alerts went out earlier this week to many parents across the district after ammunition was discovered at two Shelby County schools.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of empty shell casings found in the hallway at Collins High school.

    Deputy Ray White, Collins High School Resource Officer, said he was unable to share any information regarding the investigation but did say he felt it was “nothing dangerous, nothing earth shaking.”

  • Harris: Legendary trainer returns to Simpsonville

    Legendary Saddlebred horse trainer Don Harris is back in Shelby County and at 83 years of age is showing no signs of slowing down.

    And why should he? He’s received many of the industry’s highest honors including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Equestrian Federation, a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Saddlebred Horse Association and Horse World's Trainer of the Decade and Trainer of the Century, and the awards continue to roll in.

  • Will’s Grill opens in Simpsonville

    The temperature might be blistering cold in Kentucky this week, but things heated up in Simpsonville Wednesday when Will’s Grill officially opened for business.

    Halfway through the day, owner Will Hawkins said business was already booming.

    “We fed about 96 people that came into the store but we probably put out 150 orders,” he said.

    The take-out BBQ restaurant had a successful grand opening day, despite a few hiccups with the payment system.

  • Pain wanes at the pump

    People are finally getting a break at the pump, but experts say that won’t last forever.

    “These relatively low prices may continue for about another month or so, but I think we're looking at some sort of increase as we approach the late winter or early spring,” said Patrick DeHann, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.

  • Shelby man charged with attempted murder

    A Shelby County man is behind bars charged with attempted murder of his son’s mother, police said.

    Devonte Evans, 22, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident that turned ugly on December 29, police said.

    At that time, officers received a call of a domestic situation on Cherrywood Drive, but by the time they arrived, Evans had fled the scene, police say.

    They pieced together what had happened from neighbors and the victim.

  • Blaze damages business on Midland Trail

    As firefighters battled an early morning fire that heavily damaged a business on Midland Trail Thursday morning, they had more than just the blaze to deal with – they also had to brave frigid, sub-zero temperatures that had plunged below zero after midnight.

    With the sign on a nearby bank reading -5 just after sunrise, more than 30 firefighters from three departments labored to extinguish a blaze at Woods Auto Cleanup, at 1829 Midland Trail, across the street from Thorntons.

  • Corpus Christi stays afloat

    After nearly shutting down a year ago, Simpsonville’s Corpus Christi Academy is still hanging on and may soon be stronger than ever.

    Since their downfall, many changes have since been made, including a reversal of roles regarding administrative leadership.

    Former principal and co-founder Phyllis Sower, stepped down from her position this year to return to teaching and taking her seat in the principal’s office, Leslie Genuis, a former teacher at the academy.

  • More than 3,600 lose power for hours

    More than 3,600 people lost power Wednesday night, according to Cliff Feltham, spokesperson for Kentucky Utilities, after a transmission line went down in the eastern end of the county.

    Feltham said the outage affected 3,625 and began at 9:49 p.m. He said that 3000 people were back on within an hour, and that the remainder had power restored by 2 a.m.