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Today's News

  • Burial for twins set for Friday

    A woman from Simpsonville is recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital after a car crash last week took the lives of her unborn daughters.

    Jennifer Smothers, 20, is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

    Her twin girls, Jenna Darlene and Jessi Robin Smothers, will be buried Friday at 2 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville woman loses twins in car crash

    Mount Washington Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a tragic Wednesday afternoon accident that may have resulted in the death of unborn twins.

    The accident on KY-44 East involved pregnant mother Jennifer E. Smothers, 20, of Simpsonville. She sustained serious injuries, according to Mount Washington fire officials.

    The driver of the other vehicle involved was Melissa D. Caudill, 40, of Mount Washington. She sustained serious injuries but was later released from the University of Louisville Hospital, according to Mount Washington Police.

  • Update: Man struck by lightning dies

    A man who was struck by lightning last week has died.

    Brian Larsh was struck by lightning last Wednesday while waiting for a ride home from his job at Shelby Industries on McDaniels Drive.

    He was in critical condition at Jewish Hospital in Louisville until Friday, when he passed away, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

    No visitation will be held, Allen said, but he plans to have a memorial service for Larsh at the plant.

  • EARLIER: Man struck by lightning at work

    Though still in critical condition Thursday, a Shelbyville man is still alive because of some heroic action on the part of his co-workers.

    When Brian Larsh, 50, was struck by lightning at his workplace on Wednesday, his friends rushed to his aid.

    Larsh was struck around lunchtime, while standing under a tree at Shelby Industries, said Wayne Allen, vice president of the company.

  • Man struck by lightning

    An employee of Shelby Industries remains in critical condition at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after being struck by lightning Wednesday.

    Brian Larsh, 50, was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville shortly before noon, said Wayne Allen, vice-president of Shelby Industries.

    Fellow employees, including Allen, rushed to his aid, doing CPR until paramedics arrived.

    After being treated at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Larsh was transferred to Louisville for further treatment early Wednesday evening.

  • Post 37 swings past Scott County

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team bounced back from a tough weekend to top Scott County 13-10 Tuesday.

    Shelbyville banged out 12 hits, including seven for extra bases, but still had to rally for the win.

    Scott County jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first, and had a 10-5 lead after three.

  • Ready or not, here it comes

    Popular TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance? have captured the attention of viewers across the nation. But come Friday, the real question is do you think you can watch?

    That's because television stations are set to switch from an analog broadcast signal to a digital signal Friday, and reports are indicating that millions of unprepared people still do not have the needed converter box, or an alternate service of cable or satellite. Those left without the proper equipment will lose their television signal and only see the dance off between black and white ants: static.

  • Tractor-trailer wrecks on interstate ramp

    A tractor-trailer wrecked Thursday morning when the driver lost control of the rig on the rain-slick pavement of I-64 eastbound.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry said the driver, who was going up the exit 32B ramp at about 40 miles per hour, was not injured and that no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

    “I just thank God no one was hurt,” said truck driver Allan Winnings of Tennessee. “I don’t even want to think about what could have happened if somebody had been behind me.”

  • Strong effort in tough times makes the Crusade for Children a success

    Despite money being tight for a lot of people these days, the 56th annual WHAS Crusade for Children fundraising saw only a 3 percent overall decrease in Shelby County. Better still, this past weekend saw three of the seven participating local fire departments actually improved upon their 2008 totals.

    The total raised by all local fire departments this year was $157,217.70 - compared to $162,077.18 in 2008.

    The fire departments from Mt. Eden, Shelbyville, and Waddy all gathered more in 2009 than they did last year.

  • Curbside recycling coming to Shelby

    The general consensus Dan Staples said he hears around the county is “we would recycle if curbside recycling was available.” Seeing the need, Staples, along with Jason Whisman and Jeff Long, want to make that option a reality and are working to get Living Green Curbside Recycling off the ground. “In the county there are no other curbside recycling services available,” Staples said. “We kicked around this idea for a year among business owners, family and friends.