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Today's News

  • Small town with a lot of heart

    If you'd like to settle down with a good book, a soon-to-be published book detailing the history of one of Shelby County's smallest towns might be just what you're looking for.

    Cropper Reflections is a collection of stories and photos that tell the history of Cropper, located in the northeastern portion of the county.

    Author Mike Grimes, a resident of Cropper, said stories date back to the first settlers who came to this part of Kentucky in the 1780s.

  • Collins captures 8th Region Title

    For the second time in consecutive nights, the Collins boys’ basketball season came down to late free throws.

    With five seconds remaining in regulation and down 53-52 to Anderson County, senior forward Dominique Turner stepped up to the foul line and knocked down both charity stripe shots to put Collins ahead by one point, but the game was not over yet.

  • Former Simpsonville police officer gets 12 years for P.D. robbery

    Terry Putnam was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for a 2015 robbery at the Simpsonville Police Department.

    Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016, in connection with the November 2015 robbery of thousands of dollars as well as guns and drugs from the Simpsonville Police Department, had pleaded guilty before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman in January.

    Putnam made an open plea, which left the sentence up to the judge’s discretion.

  • Sidewalk project on path to construction

    Phase III of the Simpsonville Sidewalk Project is ready to enter the bidding stage, a step that city officials say should take place this month.

    "Hite [Hays] and I finally got all the easements; with the help of the mayor, we got the last one, so that has all been turned into the state of Kentucky," Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton told the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting Thursday night.

  • Exchange of ideas

    An overall optimistic tone came out of a roundtable discussion Sunday with members of the local NAACP chapter and members of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciencesdiscussing topics of concern to Black Americans stemming from the 2016 election.

    Mitchell Payne, a member of the Shelby County NAACP and a retired UofL official served as moderator for event and said that while, “We all believe the struggle is not over and freedom is not free,” he was excited to see so many people interested in social issues.

  • Sams tenders school board resignation

    Shelby County Board of Education member Karen Sams announced last week her decision to step down from her position on the board.  Sams, who has served on the Shelby County Board of Education since 2012, tendered her resignation to the board through a prepared statement on February 24 citing a conflicting work schedule.

  • Former Simpsonville police officer gets 12 years for P.D. robbery

    Terry Putnam was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for a 2015 robbery at the Simpsonville Police Department

  • Shelbyville program examines elections’ impact on black Americans

    A discussion in Shelbyville on Sunday will examine the effect of the recent elections – from the statehouse to the White House – on black Americans.

    The event, to be hosted at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail, is being organized by the Shelbyville NAACP in partnership with the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences.

    The free event is a public panel entitled, “The Impact of the 2016 Elections on Black America: What Happened and Why?”

  • Simpsonville development heating back up

    While there has been plenty of talk and interest for some time regarding the vacant and undeveloped land across Buck Creek Road from The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, development has slowed in Simpsonville over the last year.

    But those working firsthand with two commercial properties in the area say that could soon change.

  • Police make large drug bust at Waddy traffic stop

    Three southeastern Kentucky men were arrested on drug charges after an early morning traffick stop on I-64 at Exit 43 in Waddy Sunday yielded a large amount of crystal meth in vehicle, said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernie Napier.

    He added that police seized 5.3 ounces of suspected crystal meth along with a large amount of cash.

    Keith A. Davis, 46 and Dustin E. Watson, 32, both of Whitley City and Jimmie D. Watson, 36, of Revelo are all charged with trafficking in meth and related charges.

    All are lodged in the Franklin Detention Center.