Today's News

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 9, 2014

    CASA benefit is Friday

    The Feast for Futures to benefit CASA of the River Region will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The event, organized by former JCTC Shelby County Campus student Kim Hinkle, will raise funds for a scholarship to JCTC Shelby County. The cost is $35, with $10 going directly to the scholarship fund, and includes entrance and dinner. There will also be a silent acution.

  • Smoking still a burning issue in Shelby

    A statewide smoking ban was not such a hot idea as far as lawmakers were concerned, but trends are definitely turning that direction, some officials say.

    “There’s been a bill come up for that for the last few years, and it didn’t pass again this year, but it’s been the biggest push for it yet,” said Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville).

    And on the local level, that same split seems to be growing among officials and the public.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the matter came before the city council a couple of years ago.

  • No injuries from weekend flooding

    Shelby County avoided major problems from flooding Friday morning,  but heavy rains overnight put some roads underwater.

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said the heaviest flooding occurred along Scott Station and Antioch Roads and in the Lucas Road area, near the Henry County line.

    “We had some pretty heavy rains, but we’ve been very lucky, especially when you consider the mud slides that have been going on all around us and in southern Indiana,” he said.

  • Fiscal court will request prices from garbage haulers

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee will meet with area garbage and recycling haulers on April 15 to try and nail down a price for county residents, without setting a franchise agreement or soliciting formal bids.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Will lower taxes because of ‘good growth’

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at Wednesday’s meeting, and in the process had a surprise for the city’s residents.

    The commission approved lowering the ad valorem property tax by 10.2 percent.

  • Hundreds attend job fair at Collins

    The gym at Collins High School buzzed with activity Tuesday night as hundreds of people showed up, resumes in hand, to apply for positions at the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, set to open this summer.

  • Ties to state lure new mall manager

    When Dan Davilla learned that his company would be opening an outlet mall in Kentucky, he jumped at the opportunity to move.

    The only unusual part was that Davilla had just opened a brand new mall, in Woodstock, Ga., just outside Atlanta.

    “I opened the mall in Atlanta [last year], and coming to the outlet shoppes, it’s a destination that I wanted to be in; it feels natural to me,” he said. “My wife’s from Kentucky and my company is building a mall there, so it worked out great.”

  • Food bank to relocate to large facility

    An organization that operates a food bank in Shelby County will soon relocate to a larger facility, thanks to county government.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court is preparing to make arrangements to allow the Serenity Center, a counseling center that also operates a food bank, to locate the bank at its Emergency Management office at 98 7th St., which will soon be vacant.

    In May, that office will move to the county’s new Emergency Services building on Hospital drive.

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 4, 2014

    Wisconsin, Kentucky Senators wager

    on NCAA Final Four Game

    Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Louisville) and Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) and Wisconsin Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin have made a wager on Saturday’s NCAA Tournament basketball game between the universities of Kentucky and Wisconsin.

    The stakes are a selection of Wisconsin bratwurst and cheese against Kentucky Derby-Pie® from Kern’s Kitchen in Louisville.

  • Louisville man stable at UofL after bypass crash

    A Louisville man was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the Shelbyville Bypass shortly before Friday.

    Shelbyville Police said Ronald F. Femi, 58, suffered a head wound and four broken ribs.

    The crash happened at the intersection of Freedom's Way and Midland Industrial Road.

    Krystal M. Hardin, 35, of Shelbyville, and three children in an SUV were not injured, except for a bloody nose suffered by one of the children.