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Today's News

  • School district looking at new ways to grow

    While there has not yet been an official vote, the Shelby County Public School’s Board of Education seems to be one step closer to a commitment of opening a public art center.

    The subject was first discussed more than two years ago when various organizations throughout the county began expressing their desires for a venue to be used for meeting space, private classes and various other arts programs.

  • District to WiFi enable 4 buses

    A few years ago a student could complete a bit of homework on their bus ride home or maybe while on a long team trip, but as the Shelby County Public Schools district has expanded its use of digital devices, completing homework on the school bus has become nearly impossible for many. 

    But that soon could be considered a thing of the past, as the district is looking to equip several school buses with WiFi access.

  • Roads still need work near outlet mall

    Despite issues with large delivery trucks and semis being able to navigate the turn, a main entrance to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass still has not been reconfigured.

    Problems first manifested just before the new 365,000-square-foot retail center opened at the end of the July when delivery trucks coming to stock the approximately 80 retail outlets were jumping the curb at the turn from Buck Creek Road onto Veechdale Road.

  • Fundraiser has participants sleeping in box

    If you can round up a cardboard box large enough to sleep in, have $30 to spare and would like to spend Friday night camping out in a parking lot, you can experience what it’s like to be homeless.

    To a degree, at least.

    The Open Door of Hope Men’s Shelter’s annual Sleep in a Box fundraiser at 211 8th St., will have food available, a DJ playing music and there will be activities such as cornhole, so the event won’t be totally like being homeless.

    But it will be close enough.

  • Fairness group stuck in unfair situation

    After being told by the Shelbyville City Council to approach the Shelby County Human Rights Commission for a recommendation on a Fairness Ordinance, members are now perplexed after being told by the commission that they would only give a recommendation at the council’s request.

    “I asked them to go to the Human Rights Commission [for a recommendation to the council],” council member Shane Suttor said. “[Council members Mike] Zoeller, [Donna] Eaton…we all asked them to go to the Human Rights.”

  • Single vehicle accident injures one

    One person was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon with minor injures he received in a one-vehicle crash on Taylorsville Road.

    Charles Crouch lost control of his Toyota in the 6200 block of Taylorsville Road, running off the road and overturning his vehicle on the side of the roadway.

    Inattention played a role in the crash.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Gilbert said that Crouch said he looked down for just a moment and before he knew it, he lost control, overcorrected and in trying to regain control, flipped the car.

  • A champion Oldsmobile

    A retired Oldsmobile dealer, Dayle Davis may not be out selling cars anymore, but he still lives and breathes them, even winning a national award for a rare Olds he owns.

    “The car that I have that is so unusual is an Oldsmobile that's an official pace car that came off the Indianapolis track,” he said. “There's only fifty of these made.”

    And even though Davis retired, he never stopped enjoying cars.

    “I still love my cars; it’s in my blood,” he said.

    He means that literally.

  • Old virus making new comeback

    A virus that hasn’t been seen much since it was identified back in the mid 1960s has surfaced this summer in 12 states, including Kentucky, but so far, no cases have been confirmed in Shelby County, health officials say.

    But some in the health field point out that doesn’t mean it’s not present in the county.

  • Simpsonville’s 25th fall festival Saturday

    With beautiful weather predicted for Saturday, blue skies and temps in the low 70s will make a great backdrop for Simpsonville's 25th annual Fall Festival.

    Festivities will get underway at the Simpsonville Park with the traditional Purnell's Sausage breakfast at 7 a.m. at Simpsonville Gym. The Purnell family will prepare breakfast themselves and serve it up until 10 a.m.

    After that, the fun just keeps on rolling.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said, “Twenty-five years means twenty-five rides and games.”

  • Bucking the expenses of cancer

    A benefit horse show will take place Saturday in Mt. Eden to help raise money for Blake Hundley’s family.

    Last week Kelly and Adam Hundley received the news they had waited so long to hear – their 8-year-old son Blake was cancer free...again.

    Cancer plagued the eight-year-old boy’s life not once, but twice.

    After his initial diagnosis in 2012, a horse show benefit was established to help pay bills. 

    Over $12,000 was raised to help with the costs the family had accrued from travel, food and medical expenses.