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Today's News

  • Sams tenders school board resignation

    Shelby County Board of Education member Karen Sams announced last week her decision to step down from her position on the board.  Sams, who has served on the Shelby County Board of Education since 2012, tendered her resignation to the board through a prepared statement on February 24 citing a conflicting work schedule.

  • Former Simpsonville police officer gets 12 years for P.D. robbery

    Terry Putnam was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for a 2015 robbery at the Simpsonville Police Department

  • Shelbyville program examines elections’ impact on black Americans

    A discussion in Shelbyville on Sunday will examine the effect of the recent elections – from the statehouse to the White House – on black Americans.

    The event, to be hosted at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail, is being organized by the Shelbyville NAACP in partnership with the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences.

    The free event is a public panel entitled, “The Impact of the 2016 Elections on Black America: What Happened and Why?”

  • Simpsonville development heating back up

    While there has been plenty of talk and interest for some time regarding the vacant and undeveloped land across Buck Creek Road from The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, development has slowed in Simpsonville over the last year.

    But those working firsthand with two commercial properties in the area say that could soon change.

  • Police make large drug bust at Waddy traffic stop

    Three southeastern Kentucky men were arrested on drug charges after an early morning traffick stop on I-64 at Exit 43 in Waddy Sunday yielded a large amount of crystal meth in vehicle, said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernie Napier.

    He added that police seized 5.3 ounces of suspected crystal meth along with a large amount of cash.

    Keith A. Davis, 46 and Dustin E. Watson, 32, both of Whitley City and Jimmie D. Watson, 36, of Revelo are all charged with trafficking in meth and related charges.

    All are lodged in the Franklin Detention Center.

  • County working to prioritize road projects

    County officials say they are working with the state to prioritize the county’s road projects and that the long-standing Mount Eden Road widening project will take priority.

    And while state officials agree that the work is needed, there is still no timeframe for the construction.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said he, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden met with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials on the matter two weeks ago.

  • Simpsonville Police seeks ID in theft

    The Simpsonville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating someone wanted in connection with a theft from the SAKS off 5th store at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    On March 18 between 7:30-7:45 p.m., several hundred dollars worth of merchandise was stolen from the shop. Police say a small compact car, possibly grey or white, is involved in the theft.

  • Crews working at burned Dollar General

    The former Dollar General Store off Boone Station Road is finally starting to buzz again.

    Not with the shoppers, but with activity finally cleaning up the mess left after a fire on Jan. 13 gutted much of the store.

    Workers in rubber gloves have been carrying out mounds of debris, while others are driving forklifts full of fire debris from the building on Mount Tabor Circle near Kroger.

  • Shelby looks strong at home all-comers

    Shelby County’s track and field team turned in solid performances Tuesday while hosting an All-Comers meet, taking first place in the boys’ and second in girls’ competitions.

    The Rockets ended up with 148 points on the boys’ side, 47 ahead of second-place Pleasure Ridge Park.

    In the girls’ standings, SCHS took the runner up spot with 106 points, 65 behind Male.

  • Titans defeat Spencer in home matches

    Collins’ tennis teams earned a pair of wins over a visiting Spencer County squad on Tuesday afternoon.

    The girls’ team gutted out a close 3-2 win, while the boys earned a clean sweep 5-0 over the Bears.

    In the boys’ first singles competition, Jared Baltzell shutout his opponent, 6-0, 6-0 while second singles Jason Anderson followed suit with the same result.

    Third singles player Jacob Hisle helped in a two-set, 6-0, 6-0 win over Spencer to push Collins to 3-0 in boys’ singles competition.