Today's News

  • EMS to review county's ambulance policy

    A policy instituted by the Shelby County Fiscal Court in July will be up for review next week by the county's Emergency Medical Servies Committee, offficials say.

    Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the policy of transporting only patients that meet certain criteria to out of county hospitals, may need revision.

    Several people have questioned the change, and wondered why they were not receiving the same service they had previously.

  • Collins students look to patent software

    Though not yet even in college, Collins VEX Robotics teammates Matthew Munsterman and Chris Embry are preparing to make an accolade in the robotics industry that even some lifelong engineers can’t claim.

    “Nobody has done this before,” Embry said of his teammate’s coding work. “So when he [Munsterman] works on stuff and explains it to me, literally nobody else in the world knows what this is, which is a pretty cool feeling.”

  • Mentoring program getting off the ground

    About one year after the youth coordinator position was created, and only nine months after being hired, Mitchell Tinsley is about to give birth to a promising concept in helping kids not only avoid drugs, but also gain a positive attitude toward life.

    “We’ve got some ideas on the table about working with kids, and a lot of people I’ve been working with are really open to ideas that I have coming into this year, so we are right on the cusp of getting some things done,” he said.

  • Industrial climate heating up

    As 2017 gets underway temperatures may be cooling down but industry in Shelby County is hotter than ever and Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the economic forecast for the year looks to stay hot.

    “We had lots of industries that either expanded or finished an expansion last year,” she said.  “It seems like all of the industries are stable and growing.”

    As we reflect upon the past 12 months, there’s no doubt Adams’ observation is on point.

  • Police arrest 3 in connection with shooting at business

    Shelbyville Police are urging the public to come forth if anyone has any information about a shooting that took place at a business Thursday night.

    In the manner of a drive-by, someone shot through the window of Fit 4 Less in Village Plaza on Midland Trail, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Gentry.

    No one was injured, he said, but stressed that the incident was not limited to the shopping center.

  • Family displaced after fire

    No one was injured in a blaze that broke out late Dec. 31, but the family was temporarily displaced, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He said the cause of the blaze at 179 Plantation Drive is still under investigation.

    Baker said the family was home when the fire occurred at 10:55 p.m. and were able to leave the structure safely.

    “They were home at the time; they discovered the fire and evacuated the house,” he said.

  • Looking back on 2016

    It has been said, ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’  However, for many of us as we reflect on 2016, those feelings may be reversed.

  • Lawmakers to explore variety of issues in January

    With 2017 just around the corner, when lawmakers gather in Frankfort next week for the new legislative session they will consider a variety of topics from pension issues to education reform to economic development.

    Newly elected 58th District State Representative Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) said he foresees an emphasis on the latter.

  • Remembering those we lost in 2016


  • Celebrate safely

    On Saturday, as we bid farewell to 2016 and welcome the New Year, we’ll congregate with friends around bottles of bubbly and sing praises of anticipation for all 2017 may bring.

    But unless you want to sing Auld Lang Syne from your hospital bed or jail cell, it’s important to bear in mind some safe practices for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    One unique issue first responders deal with each Dec. 31: amateur drinkers