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Today's News

  • Serenading Lasorda

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis is about to wrap up her latest venture, co-starring in the national tour of the Queen musical We Will Rock You, which opened last fall and will close this month.

    Next on her horizon, she said – or least one of her next projects, as she is very active in securing roles in film, musical theater and other venues – is involvement in a theater group that she has been with in the past.

  • Fairness ordinance receives vote for no action

    Seats were full and tensions were high Thursday night as more than a dozen members from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and the Fairness Campaign attended the Shelbyville City Council meeting with an agenda of expanding discrimination laws to include members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

    However, those supporters again left the council meeting feeling frustrated and left out.

  • Comer’s first stop, Shelbyville

     

    Just a little more than a week after announcing his plan to run for governor of Kentucky, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer started his campaign trail in Shelby County.

    Monday morning, a small crowd of about 30 Shelby County citizens gathered outside of W.J. Andriots Paint, Flooring and Blinds on Main Street in Shelbyville to hear the Republican candidate speak about his vision for Kentucky’s future.

  • Church, homes recovering from water tower collapse

    A landmark church and several homes in Waddy escaped major structural damage Saturday when a water tower collapsed, spewing hundreds of thousands of gallons of water into buildings, uprooting trees and tossing large objects around like toys.

    Tex Seph, pastor of Waddy Baptist Church on KY 395, said crews have been hard at work cleaning up debris from the church, which had eight inches of water in the basement, windows broken out, and a tree uprooted among other damage caused by the collapse of a 30-year-old water tower on the church grounds.

  • Few candidates file for office on last two days

    Tuesday was the last day to file in a few offices for the 2014 General Election – the seats with filing dates this month were school board districts 1 and 4, Simpsonville City Commission, Simpsonville Mayor and four soil conservation seats.

    The race for Board of Education seats got the most attention, with Alicia “Ali” Parham and R. Rusty Tipton both filing in District 4, Tuesday and Richard Baltzell in District 1 on Monday.

    Kelland L. Garland also filed for Simpsonville Commission.

  • Trash RFPs almost ready for advertisement

    The Shelbyville City Council will finally introduce the curbside garbage and recycling request for proposals at its next meeting on Aug. 21.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Stephen Gregory told the council during Thursday’s regular meeting that he expects the RFPs to be ready for advertisement next week.

    Gregory said that the committee has been working on the draft and after it has been reviewed and any necessary revisions made, the RFPs will be advertised to the public.

  • SCPS teachers back on the job

    One might think a championship game was taking place Tuesday morning at the Collins High School gym. But it wasn’t a game at all, it was employees excited to get back on the job after a two-month break.

    And while many people may not be so enthused to return to work, Shelby County Public School’s teachers and staff members gathered in the bleachers, sporting their school’s colors, cheering and waving pom-poms and showing their excitement for the school year to come.

  • Youth will be served

    The Kentucky State Fair starts Thursday and a new generation of young people are ready to carry Shelby County’s history of success into a new generation.

    “We have several kids showing [at the state fair] all across the board in different areas,” said Regina Browning, 4-H agent at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office. “They are entered in most all the livestock shows – beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, pigs. We’re pretty steady on the livestock entries.”

  • Special election for county’s wet status in jeopardy

    A Shelbyville woman who is collecting signatures for a wet/dry election said she now has about one-fifth of the number she needs, and plans to step up efforts immediately.

    “I have about one thousand; I need four thousand more by September fifth, that’s three weeks,” said Katie Sjothun.

  • Nightly lane closures announced to finish paving on I-64 eastbound

    Overnight lane closures will be utilized this week to finish paving on a section of eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Tuesday.