Today's News

  • Simpsonville dedicates shelter for Ann Purnell

     The City of Simpsonville on Saturday celebrated its 20th annual Simpsonville Fall Festival by honoring a person who helped get the whole concept going.

    A new shelter on the city’s community playground was named in honor of Ann Purnell, the matriarch of the sausage-making family and an original member of the Simpsonville Parks Board.

  • House fire leaves Graefenburg area family homeless

    A fire at 576 Grafenburg Road on Wednesday has left an elderly woman and her grandson homeless.

    "It's still standing, but the house is a total loss," East 60 Fire Department Lt. Jeremy Younger said.

    He said the fire started in the living room of the two-story frame house just at dinnertime around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

    "She was cooking, and the breaker popped," Younger said. "Her grandson flipped the breaker and went outside.

  • City adopts policy random drug testing

    The City of Shelbyville is now a drug-free workplace.

    The city council on Thursday night adopted a municipal order that puts in place a new set of guidelines and procedures to ensure that city employees are not using illegal drugs and alcohol while on the job.

  • EARLIER: SCHS nips Nelson for 4th in a row

    BARDSTOWN -- Despite several penalties and sloppy conditions, Shelby County held on to defeat Nelson County, 20-16, Friday night.

    The downpour ended by kickoff, but the field was saturated, requiring two Spread-oriented teams to get creative.

  • One man's lonely protest

    If you’ve driven along Frankfort Road during the morning school rush these past few weeks, you may have noticed him, a solitary sentinel at the entrance to the Shelby County School Bus Garage, holding a small, hand-lettered sign.

    Since Aug. 13, this has been Billy Young’s role, to arise each morning, hop into his little red Volkswagen and drive to his post across from the Masonic Home, where he and his sign create a silent protest against his fate in the world for students and commuters passing by and bus drivers returning their vehicles to the garage.

  • A Loving Choice Banquet Draws Community Support

    A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center's annual fall banquet was an evening of inspiration and giving, plus beautiful music and -- yes -- fried chicken.

    The event was held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Thursday evening.  Guests scanned tables and placed their bids on 74 silent-auction items. There were karate classes and massages, Dairy Queen cakes and a Christmas wreath.

  • EARLIER: A little luck late helps Shelby hold off Eastern

    It was another slow start, and it was ugly, but the SCHS football team beat Eastern, 41-34, Friday for the team's fifth consecutive victory.

    It seemed that the football gods were not going to let Eastern lose the game. The Eagles raced out to a 13-0 lead, recovered two Shelby fumbles that gave them a short field to the end zone, caught a tipped pass for a 47-yard TD and seemed to get every break in the game.

  • Simpsonville, Cardinal club make environmental deal

    The City of Simpsonville has entered into an agreement with The Cardinal Club on an initiative that will improve the environment.

    The commission gave approval at its bimonthly meeting Wednesday morning to provide so-called “gray water” to the club for irrigation. The golf course had been using clean drinking water from the West Shelby Water District to water its fairways and greens.

  • EARLIER: Progress report: Elementaries lead the way

    Shelby County’s elementary school students are showing excellent progress in their capabilities,  but the middle schools and high schools aren’t improving quite as well.

    Those assessments are established by the No Child Left Behind’s Annual Yearly Progress reports, which will be released today by the state.

  • WICHE: Clean up vegetable garden, plant a cover crop

    This year more then any other it will be important to clean up all that old vegetable debris. It was a wet season, so therefore an active fungal disease season. We need to remove the old dead debris to remove the disease from the vicinity.

    Pull up plants and rake away leaves once the plants have stopped producing.