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Today's News

  • Organizers hoping for dry Relay for Life

    The 2016 Shelby County Relay for Life is set for Friday and organizers say they hope the rain will hold off.

    “If it’s raining really bad, we’ll be in Collins gym, but we’re going to have a beautiful day,” said co-chair Heidi Willhoite.

    The event beings at 7 p.m. Friday night and lasts through 7 a.m. Saturday morning at Collins High School.

    Eighteen teams from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations will participate, with team members taking turns walking on the track.

  • Fundraiser for Operation Care is Saturday

    If you’re looking for a great way to spend Saturday night that includes delicious food, mellow music and good fellowship – all while helping out a major charitable organization at the same time – look no further than the annual Operation Care fundraiser.

    The 4th annual Mercy Omega Gala, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House at 5 p.m., will feature a live auction this year, said Jennifer Decker, executive director of Operation Care.

  • Police bust theft ring at outlet mall

    Police have arrested three Taylorsville residents, one of them an employee at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and charged them with stealing up to $20,000 worth of high-priced purses over a period of several weeks.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis called the group crime a substantial theft ring.

    “An employee from the mall had been stealing purses from one of the storage units. The store that was stolen from was Kate Spade,” he said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will assist funding efforts for national teams

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday voted in favor of a recommendation to support teams advancing to national competitions through matching funds.

    During the preceding meeting, board member Joanna Freels suggested to the board supplementing the necessary funds for the five Odyssey of the Mind teams headed to the World’s Finals later this month.

    After brief discussion, the board suggested establishing a fund to aid all organizations that qualify for national competitions.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Zone regulations to be discussed

    Rev. Dave Hamlin will initiate this week’s city council meeting when they convene Thursday at 6:30 at city hall, 315 Washington Street with a presentation regarding a proposed change to the zoning regulations in the ag/commercial district. Mayor Tom Hardesty said the requested change is in regards to a desire to help those in need.

  • History returning home

    When Lorena Stivers was born in 1919, the large two-story Colonial brick mansion she would come to call home was already nearly a century old.

    Located just north of Shelbyville on Eminence Pike, the historic Todd home was built in 1836 by Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's first governor, for his youngest daughter Letitia upon her marriage to Charles Stewart Todd.

  • 40th anniversary: Hugh and Paula Miles Breeden

    Hugh and Paula Miles Breeden have been married 40 years. The couple was married May 22, 1976 at Tates Creek Christian Church in Lexington. 

    He had a 20-year career with Winn-Dixie Inc., and recently retired from F. B. Purnell Sausage Company with 27 years in sales. At his retirement, he was National Retail Sales Manager.

  • Engagement: Edinger-Cadena

    Major Art and Jean Edingerof Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie L. Edinger of Plano, Ill (formerly of Shelbyville), to Fred E. Cadena of Plano, Ill. He is the son of Fred M. Cadena and Francis Samame of El Paso, TX.

    She is senior public programs manager at DuPage Children's Museum.

    He is senior manager at Accenture Technology.

    The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan, WI.

  • 50th anniversary: William “Bill” and Glenna White Stivers

    William “Bill” and Glenna White Stivers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall of Graefenburg Christian Church, given by their son, Mark Stivers (Cindy) and daughter Lisa Smith (Brooke) and their grandchildren, Abby and Elise Stivers, Ethan and Adam Smith.

    They were married May 20, 1966 at Graefenburg Christian Church by the brides’ uncle, Robert Watson.

  • 2016 Michael Long charity golf event