Today's News

  • Wine and dine your Valentine

    Dinner is prepared, the table is set, the candles are lit and a warm dessert is cooling on the stove. You’ve got the scene set for the perfect, romantic Valentines dinner. Except one thing is missing–the wine.  But with a plethora of varieties to choose from, which wine should you select?

    The answer: it depends.  It depends on what dinner you’ve prepared or what dessert is cooling on the stove and, most importantly, it depends on taste preference.

  • The dream continues

    With questions surrounding the Shelby County Human Rights Commission through much of 2015, the local chapter of the NAACP feels it’s fitting that a training session be held during the month of February, a symbolic as well as practical gesture that will give the newly-revamped organization a boost in the right direction.

  • Achieving greatness

    When youth struggle in school or in their social lives, they lean on their peers.  But when students have no one to lean on, their issues may snowball into a lifetime of problems.

    Donna Jones recognized this problem in 2007 when she started teaching at West Middle School and immediately took action, starting a school Black Achievers Program.

  • A purrfect Valentine event worth drooling over

    If you’re looking to treat your sweetheart to a special hometown Valentine’s Day with a wonderful underlying purpose, Monarch, Mutts and Meows is where it’s at this weekend.

    On Saturday, 5Rescues will host, for the fifth year, the always-popular dinner and dance fundraiser at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    “We only have about fifty tickets left,” said Barbara Witte, a volunteer who is helping organize the event.

  • Shelby author inducted into Writers Hall of Fame

    A renowned early 20th Century author and Shelby native has been inducted into the Kentucky Writer’s Hall of Fame.

    Though she’s been dead for 73 years, Alice Hegan Rice was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Plan for paving roads in the works

    The Simpsonville City Commission is looking forward, and with state budget reductions the commissioner has decided it’s time to make their own plan for paving roads.

  • The gift of life

    A milk chocolate heart may be the universal symbol of love this time of year, but February is American Heart Month and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville wants to remind individuals that there’s a better gift to consider for your loved one this season – the gift of life.

    On Thursday, JHS will offer a free hands-only CPR training event in the main hospital lobby.

    Hospital public relations director Holly Husband said the free training will be offered in recognition of Heart Month.

  • A smooth breakfast selection

    The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association recently recognized Collins High School for its increase in diary consumption, but it could barely be heard over the whirrrrrr of the school’s blenders.

    Over a one-year period, the school had a 40 percent jump in milk usage, said Evell Coomer, the district’s food service coordinator. The increase was a direct result of the recently introduced breakfast selection: smoothies.

  • Animal activists say shelter destroyed records

    The head of an animal activist group in Shelby County has filed suit against the animal shelter and county officials, alleging that shelter officials deliberately destroyed surveillance videos she had asked to view through an open records request.

    The video was regarding alleged animal abuse at the shelter, an issue that the Shelby County Animal Care Coalition, formed in 2014, had been delving into, and the reason for the group’s establishment.

  • Cropper vote will enable winery to sell wine on premises