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Today's News

  • Redd Crabtree: Sept. 5, 1935 to Jan. 19, 2015

    A friend of the late Redd Crabtree, a well-known horse trainer who passed away Sunday night, summed up the sentiments of many people around the community when he referred to his friend as “A giant among men.”

    “What was particularly admirable about this ‘giant’ was always his willingness to be more of a listener than a talker. He was not only a very gracious and beloved man on and off the track, but he championed the community of Simpsonville whenever and wherever he could,” said William E. Matthews.

  • Diageo connecting with local farms

    Diageo representatives are hosting a meeting Friday for farmers who are interested in using distillery by-products as a feed source for their beef or dairy cattle.

    Details regarding the handling, transportation and cost of the by-product will be discussed.

  • Backyard farming

    From family-owned local businesses to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Shelby County has something to offer just about anyone, whether they prefer a small-town life or a big city.   But for those itching for a taste of both worlds, the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office has them covered, too.

    Starting Thursday, the extension office will begin a workshop series designed for the beginning small farmer with 5 to 20 acres.

  • Teen out of hospital after interstate crash

    A Shelby County teen is out of the hospital after a horrendous accident on I-64 Wednesday morning.

    The 17-year-old Collins High School student – police are not releasing her name because she is under the age of 18 – rolled her car several times near mile marker 33 on the way to school, police said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said the girl was in a rush when she left her home in the Osprey Cove area, and he thinks that haste contributed to the accident.

  • Par for the course

    A Shelby golf course has a new managing partner at the helm who is set to take the course in an exciting new direction, freeing up the owner to do what she does best, she said.

    “Craig is the only one I would have confidence in turning over our beloved course to take it to the next level,” said Lawren Just, owner of Persimmon Ridge. “I am thrilled that we were able to bring this to fruition.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Zaxby’s plans for Simpsonville

    It’s been just five months since the opening of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and development surrounding the 50-acre site in Simpsonville is already booming.

    Earlier this month Bob Evans held their grand opening and more interested developers are buzzing around the Buck Creek and Veechdale roads intersection, as rumors of incoming hotels and restaurants have been floating in the air for months.

  • Annual MLK service to bring fellowship

    Monday, St. John United Methodist Church will once again host the community’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day service and pastor Robert Marshall expects it to be a great service.

    The worship service, which is organized by the Shelby County Ministerial Coalition, will take place at 1 p.m.

    “We do several things on that day,” Marshall said. “One is we recognize the nature on being there,” he said, referring to honoring the late Dr. King.

  • Bird count up, temperatures down

    A Christmas Bird Count might bring to mind delicious holiday turkeys, but bird enthusiasts know what the annual event is really about.

    Established in 1900 by the National Audobon Society, the event is the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world.  With thousands of observers across the globe participating in the count, valuable data is gathered to establish the movement, population growth, and trends of numerous species of birds.

  • Date to charge for trash service extended

    County officials had initially announced in December that there would be no cost to use the Shelby County Recycling facility for a while, and now that timeframe has been extended for the second time, officials say.

    “We’re still working on the program and trying to get it downloaded and get the bugs out,” said Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon.

    “I figure if we can hurry up and get it in, maybe about another week or two, probably two weeks,” he said.

  • Conversation on youth safety

    Fifty years ago a man spoke out against violence, unfairness and mistreatment. In honor of his birthday, young adults in the community will be afforded the same opportunity.

    “The Shelbyville Area NAACP will be hosting a community service project on... Saturday...at the Shelby Co. Public Library in honor of Dr. Martin L. King,” Janice Harris, president of the local branch, said.

    The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Shelby County Public Library.