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Today's News

  • Board on board with Big Picture Schools

    The traditional five-days-a-week, four-wall school concept will soon be a thing of the past for many high school students in Shelby County after the district’s board of education gave their nod of approval Thursday to move forward with the establishment of what could be the first Big Picture School in Kentucky.

    With board approval, the community may also see a new educational facility pop up in the next few years, as well.

  • Shelby driving fatalities spike in 2016

    So far this year, while traffic fatalities have dropped just a shade throughout the state of Kentucky, fatalities in Shelby County are dramatically on the rise.

    Kentucky State Police reported 6 less fatalities statewide as of April 11 than last year, with 172 compared to 178 at the same time in 2015.

    Shelby County, on the other hand, has seen the number of fatalities quadruple compared to this time last year.

    So far this year, there have already been 4 fatalities in Shelby County, compared to 1 at this time last year.

  • Wedding bells and burgers

    Surrounded by the tantalizing smells and sounds of cheeseburgers sizzling on the grill, Greg Drury and Kim Coffee gazed into each other’s eyes and when asked knew exactly what they wanted.

    With a jukebox for a backdrop, the couple exchanged wedding vows and tied the knot in the dining section of Johnny Rockets, a 1950s style-diner that opened in November at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville.

  • Providing a helping hand

    In the area of project based learning opportunities, Collins High School Project Lead the Way students are doing just as their name implies, leading the way.

    With less than two weeks to complete their assignments, students from Tim Oltman’s robotics class and Kristen Howell’s biomedical class worked together to create working prosthetic arms for a mock patient.

    The two PLTW classes joined forces this month and formed three teams, each assigned a different engineering method: 3-D printing, pneumatics and robotics.

  • Decades of devotion

    When one considers contacting a funeral home, it’s safe to assume it’s not a pleasant time in their life.  However, for many in Shelby County, that call may feel as amiable as calling a friend.

    With forty years at Shannon Funeral Service, funeral director John Shouse has built numerous relationships with members of the community.

    Remaining at one business for four decades may seem like a feat, but for Shouse, it was a natural decision.

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  • Plum Creek Watershed meeting is next week

    It’s time for the Plum Creek Watershed’s annual meeting, which will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Gill Tucker, chair of the Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy’s District Board, said at that time board members will inspect the six water shed structures in Shelby County, located in the Plum Creek area in the western portion of the county.

    Watersheds are areas or ridges of land that separate waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.

  • Bevin to speak at chamber breakfast Wednesday

    Governor Matt Bevin will be on hand Wednesday in Shelby County to speak at the Chamber of Commerce’s Eye-Opener Breakfast.

    The event will be hosted from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Blair Center, next to Southside Elementary School and is for both chamber events and the general public.  

  • Going for the gold

    Seven Simpsonville youth have taken the first step toward earning a coveted Congressional Medal, being presented with the Bronze Certificate Tuesday night.

    At the ceremony at Simpsonville Christian Church, the youth, members of Boy Scout Troop 470, ran through a gambit of emotions, from beaming smiles to stoically serious as they received their certificates before a small crowd of family, friends and officials connected with the Congressional Award program.

  • Democrat dinner fills guests’ minds

    With a focus on raising their voter turnout, the Shelby County Democratic Party enjoyed a warm meal at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Monday evening served with a side of various political addresses.

    The event drew a crowd of more than 200, among which included local Democrats Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty, Shelbyville City Council members Donna Eaton and Mike Zoeller, Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton, Shelby County Magistrates Hubie Pollett, Eddie Kingsolver, County Clerk Sue Carole Perry and Jailer Bobby Waits, among others.