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Today's News

  • Will’s Grill opens in Simpsonville

    The temperature might be blistering cold in Kentucky this week, but things heated up in Simpsonville Wednesday when Will’s Grill officially opened for business.

    Halfway through the day, owner Will Hawkins said business was already booming.

    “We fed about 96 people that came into the store but we probably put out 150 orders,” he said.

    The take-out BBQ restaurant had a successful grand opening day, despite a few hiccups with the payment system.

  • Pain wanes at the pump

    People are finally getting a break at the pump, but experts say that won’t last forever.

    “These relatively low prices may continue for about another month or so, but I think we're looking at some sort of increase as we approach the late winter or early spring,” said Patrick DeHann, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.

  • Shelby man charged with attempted murder

    A Shelby County man is behind bars charged with attempted murder of his son’s mother, police said.

    Devonte Evans, 22, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident that turned ugly on December 29, police said.

    At that time, officers received a call of a domestic situation on Cherrywood Drive, but by the time they arrived, Evans had fled the scene, police say.

    They pieced together what had happened from neighbors and the victim.

  • Blaze damages business on Midland Trail

    As firefighters battled an early morning fire that heavily damaged a business on Midland Trail Thursday morning, they had more than just the blaze to deal with – they also had to brave frigid, sub-zero temperatures that had plunged below zero after midnight.

    With the sign on a nearby bank reading -5 just after sunrise, more than 30 firefighters from three departments labored to extinguish a blaze at Woods Auto Cleanup, at 1829 Midland Trail, across the street from Thorntons.

  • Corpus Christi stays afloat

    After nearly shutting down a year ago, Simpsonville’s Corpus Christi Academy is still hanging on and may soon be stronger than ever.

    Since their downfall, many changes have since been made, including a reversal of roles regarding administrative leadership.

    Former principal and co-founder Phyllis Sower, stepped down from her position this year to return to teaching and taking her seat in the principal’s office, Leslie Genuis, a former teacher at the academy.

  • More than 3,600 lose power for hours

    More than 3,600 people lost power Wednesday night, according to Cliff Feltham, spokesperson for Kentucky Utilities, after a transmission line went down in the eastern end of the county.

    Feltham said the outage affected 3,625 and began at 9:49 p.m. He said that 3000 people were back on within an hour, and that the remainder had power restored by 2 a.m.

  • Board to appeal utility rate increases

    Shelby County Public Schools could soon appeal to the Public Service Commission regarding a proposed utility rate increase.

    On Thursday evening, at their regularly scheduled meeting located at the district’s central offices at 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville, the board of education will vote to consider authorizing the Kentucky School Boards Association to represent the Board of Education in their appeal.

  • New pediatric facility on track for Governor’s Square

    Plans are on track for a new facility offering pediatric care in Shelby County, Norton Healthcare officials said.

    “We should be able to make some moves in the first quarter of this year,” said Lynnie Meyer, chief development officer at Norton Healthcare.

    Norton Healthcare officials had announced in August plans to invest in a 6,000- to 7,000-square-foot facility in Governor’s Square that would house a Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates office with extended hours, a laboratory and diagnostic services.

  • Fairness groups express disdain with Human Rights

    Members of the Fairness Campaign and the Shelby County chapter of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth were in attendance Monday evening when the Shelby County Human Rights Commission met at Stratton Hall.

    As the brief meeting began to wrap up in prayer, frustrated attendees began vocalizing their disdain towards the commission for not addressing the matter of a Fairness Ordinance – an ordinance that would prevent the discrimination of members of the gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

  • Operation Care gets $10K donation

    Operation Care began the New Year off on a positive note with a large – and unexpected – donation from an international company with local ties.

    Officials at Bemis Company Inc., headquartered in Neehah, Wis., announced last week that the company will donate $10,000 to Operation Care as part of its charitable giving practices. The long-standing company, established in 1858, is a major supplier of flexible packaging used in food, healthcare, and other industries, and employees 17,000 worldwide, including seven people at its plant in Shelbyville, Ky.