Today's News

  • Everybody wants an Easter Bunny

    With Easter just around the corner, it’s likely that the Easter Bunny won’t only be leaving stuffed images of himself with children this year, but some real ones as well.

    Live bunnies may be cuddly and cute, but they are a handful to care for, say rabbit experts, who are holding a class next week on how to care for a rabbit.

  • Scouts to recognize Gov. Collins as Distinguished Citizen

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting a Distinguished Citizen Award dinner in honor a community member who exhibits the spirit of the scout oath and law.

    The dinner will take place at Claudia Sanders Dinner House at 6 p.m. Tuesday and this year’s honor will go to the state’s first –and only– female governor, Martha Layne Collins, a graduate of Shelbyville High School.

  • Elementary academic teams prep for regional competition

    Elementary students across the district competed in two District Governor’s Cup competitions last month and are preparing for tomorrow’s regional competition.

    On a district level, Shelby County elementary schools were divided and on Feb. 28 Southside, Clear Creek, Wright and Heritage elementary schools competed at Southside Elementary, while Painted

     Stone and Simpsonville battled in a separate district.

  • Gov. candidates speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

    More than 200 guests packed Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday night in support of the Republican Party, to hear what the state’s Republican candidates for governor had to say.

    Three of the four Republican gubernatorial candidates showed up, with Matt Bevin, James Comer and Hal Heiner all speaking to the crowd. Will T. Scott could not attend, but his running mate, Rodney Coffey, spoke in his absence.

    The four will vie for the Republican nomination for governor May’s primary, with the winner facing Democratic candidate Jack Conway in Nov.

  • SCPS could reduce school year

    On Thursday, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof shared with the board the option of reducing the days left on the school calendar.

    Neihof explained that while a proposed school snow bill could reduce the number of makeup days for districts across the state, it does not apply to Shelby County district. However, the calendar could still change anyway.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Council to revisit restaurant tax discussion

    The Shelbyville City Council will meet for their regular meeting at 6:30 Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street, to reheat a hot topic on their plates.

    Last year, Simpsonville adopted a 3 percent restaurant tax and after 12 months of watching the neighboring city consume the financial benefits, Shelbyville wants a piece of the pie.

    Earlier this month, the council participated in a workshop in consideration of adopting the tax.

  • A Prince of a day

    Not too many people can say they have serenaded royalty, but after Friday, two Collins High School students can lay claim to that honor.

    Ruth Sangster and Madison Sowder will perform Friday with the Louisville Youth Choir in a special performance for Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visit the Derby City to wrap up a four-day visit to the United States.

    Jill Sowder said that she and her husband, Ronnie were floored when they found about the event.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County to purchase navigation equipment

    Shelby County government is about to kick into a higher gear with some new navigational equipment.

    At its meeting Tuesday, Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates agreed to spend $3,600 to purchase GIS (Geographic information system) equipment that may be used in several different ways, said County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Exploring the Big Picture in alternative education

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof discussed with the board Thursday the district’s consideration of alternative education methods.

    Over the past few months, several SCPS staff members have visited the Big Picture School in Nashville, Tenn. and the Providence School in Wilmore in order to evaluate the delivery of alternative education.

    “Both of these schools have a similar mission to personalize learning for middle and high school students who struggle in a regular school setting,” Neihof said.

  • No injuries in Southlawn fire

    Firefighters are still investigating the scene of a fire on Southlawn Drive in which no one was injured, in the 600 block. Traffic along U.S. 60 was not impacted.