Today's News

  • Titans boys take first meet title, girls 3rd

    The Collins boys' track & field team notched the program's first meet victory Tuesday, fittingly on its home turf.

    The Titans tallied 115 points, to outscore nine other teams.

    "It's been exciting for us to host meets at our new stadium,” said Collins Coach Jerry Lucas, whose team hosted an all-comers meet for the second straight week. “We are also excited about the progress of our kids as the season has gone on this year, and we think we will continue to improve throughout the remainder of the month and into May."

  • Simpsonville may increase sewer rates 1st time in 18 years

    Simpsonville residents could be getting their first increase in sewer rates in 18 years.

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday morning approved the first reading of an ordinance that would raise rates 2.5 percent, an increase officials said was needed to cover rising costs during a time when new construction has declined.

    Rates would rise from $10.15 for the first 2,000 gallons of usage to $10.40 and from 5.075 to 5.202 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.

  • Former Spencer County Judge-Exec gets home incarceration for DUI

    Former Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was ordered to undergo 10 days of home incarceration after being found guilty of DUI after a jury trial in Shelby County District Court Thursday.

    Jenkins’s trial was ordered moved from Spencer County in November by Special Judge Jerry Crosby II, who moved the case to Shelby County because he didn’t think it could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • Garden/art show hits fairgrounds

    It’s an 11-year-old rite of spring that helps you get right for spring.

    The Shelby County Master Gardeners are hosting their 11th annual Shelbyville Garden and Art Fair this Saturday, and they will have plenty of plants to help you get your yard in shape for the days when there’s no snow or the threat your house may wind up in Ohio – which they hope won’t happen Saturday.

    “We’re just praying we don’t get the storms,” show chair Carolyn Brenner said. “That would just devastate us.

  • Testing time again

    Students in Shelby County Public Schools will be taking the annual state assessments through April 29. In preparation, various activities have been scheduled to not only review content and test-taking strategies but to also motivate students to do their best.

  • Creepy crawly

    It was creepy crawly day for third and fourth grade students at Clear Creek Elementary. Biologist Chris Carpenter spent the morning educating and sharing with the students about Native Kentucky Amphibians and Reptiles. He brought several live species - toads, salamanders, turtles and snakes - for the students to see and feel up close and personal. Snake hugs were free.

  • Painted Stone's academic team awards

  • Vance Simmons retires

    Employees of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office held a retirement bash for Vance Simmons (center) on Tuesday. Simmons, who has been a deputy there for 15 years, will retire April 30.

  • Graefenburg UMC celebrates Easter with a new pastor

    Graefenburg United Methodist Church, located on U.S. 60 at Crab Orchard Road, celebrates Easter with its new pastor, Matthew Kimmons, and his wife, Jennifer.

    He and Jennifer have already brought the church into the technology world with multimedia technology on Sunday mornings and creating a church blog, www.graefenburgumc.blogspot.com, which also includes a link to the church's Web site and where you can watch his Sunday sermons.

    Visitors to the blog will enjoy the insight they bring to their faith. 

  • Anderson church kicks off annual shoe drive

    Landmark News Service

    LAWRENCEBURG – Central Baptist Church is conducting its annual shoe collection, and it looking for donors, the church announced.

    All types of shoes will be collected, including dress shoes, work boots, tennis shoes and play shoes and flip-flops.

    Shoes can be picked up for free by calling 502-829-5013 or 502-319-0903, or dropped off at the church, located on US 127 North in Anderson County, has members from Shelby County.