Today's News

  • Reading roundup

    One of the more popular sessions in any elementary school is when time is set aside for “read-aloud” by the teacher. Simpsonville teacher Mignon Wheeler had a captive audience the last week of school and expects the same engagement after school resumes Wednesday.

  • Artists in waiting

    Children whose artwork was submitted for judging in the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Youth Art Show waited with their parents and family members to see if their name was called as a winner. It was open to grades K-12 with first, second and third-place ribbons and cash prizes provided by AT&T. The artwork will be displayed this school year at the Shelby County Board of Education Central Office, 1155 West Main, unless a parent wants to pick it up.

  • Wedding: Eppehimer

    Chelsea and Sam Eppehimer were married Sunday, June 12, 2011.

    Parents of the bride are Dale and Rhonda Jones of Simpsonville. The groom is the son of Bill and Lori Eppehimer of Simpsonville.

    Steve Boyd officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Honor attendant was Katie Reese of Simpsonville, cousin of the bride.

    Bridesmaids were Ashley Boyd, Ashley Standafer, Ashley Glassner and Abby Thurman.

    Best man was Bill Eppehimer of Simpsonville.

  • Family reunion: Perkins

    Several 4-generations of the Kemper/Perkins family reunion gathered at the home of Wanda Kemper Perkins (seated fourth from left) and Bill Perkins (standing third from left, front row) on Aug. 6, 2011, in Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Reece Harrod

    Dawn J. and Mike L. Harrod of Shelbyville announce the birth of their fourth child, third son, Reece James Harrod, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville. Grandparents are Marsha Puckett James, and Kitty and Horace Harrod, all of Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Case son

    Josh and Bree Case of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on July 16, 2011 at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Brayden Michael Case.

    Grandparents are Garry Bruce, Mike and Debbie Case, all of Shelbyville, and the late Nancy Bruce).

    Great-grandparents are Betsy McClain and Sara Adams, both of Shelbyville; Jessie and Pat Bruce of Deford, Mich., and Dwayne and Mary Lou Fischer of Bay City, Mich.

  • Collins volleyball beats Shelby County

    The Collins volleyball team made it 4-for-4 against Shelby County, beating the Rockets 25-15, 25-15 Tuesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Titans outlasted Shelby in all three meetings last season, including in the 30th District championship match, and picked up where they left off this season.

    Seniors Ashley Williams and Jackie Hunter led Collins (7-1) to victory with four kills and nine digs and three kills and eight digs respectively. The Titans next host Christian Academy of Louisville at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 

  • Earthquake leaves a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on

    Did you feel it? Did you hear from someone who did?

    The earthquake that shook  the eastern seaboard of the United States on Tuesday afternoon caused ripples all across this part of the country, as eyewitness testimony, frantic residents of Washington and rumors and speculation emerged to form a national conversation.

    Officially a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck in central Virginia, northwest of Richmond, or, for those of us in Shelby County, just east on  Interstate 64.

    There were no injuries, and only minor damage has been reported.

  • EARLIER: Nurse's testimony stuns courtroom

    A rather ordinary beginning to Day Two of the trial of a Waddy man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis without his permission started out sedate enough Tuesday morning, when jurors heard contradictory testimony from two urologists.

    Then, after lunch, a witness for the defense dropped a bombshell.

    Tamara Jackson, a registered nurse at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where Phillip Seaton’s penis was amputated by Dr. John Patterson, said Seaton’s wife, Deborah, told her she didn’t love her husband.

  • Conflicting expert testimony opens day 2 of amputation trial

    Jurors heard conflicting testimony Tuesday morning from two urologists called in the case of a Waddy man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis without his permission.

    One of them, Dr. David Benson, who was called Kevin George, attorney for the plaintiff, Phillip Seaton of Waddy, testified that he thought that Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort was in the wrong to remove Seaton's penis without his discussing it with him first.