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Today's News

  • Remembering the past

    Whether you're a history buff, a civil rights activist, or just enjoy a good human interest story, James Miller's new book, Integrated, should capture your interest from the first page to the last.

    Miller, who grew up in Simpsonville, tells the story not only of the Lincoln Institute, which now the site of the Whitney Young Job Corps Center, but also of the racial climate in Shelby County during the turbulent times of the pre-Civil Rights era.

  • Odyssey teams earn place in world finals

    Sitting around a table of pins gathered from competitors around the world, two West Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Teams share their anticipation Wednesday afternoon for their upcoming trip to the world finals.

    Each year the main event takes place in a different state within the United States, with teams flying in from around the globe.

    Teams include students from China, South Korea, Mexico, Poland, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Brazil and Canada, among others.  Walther said Odyssey is really picking up steam in China, with nearly a million participants.

  • Local author is book award recipient

    John David Myles has been named the winner of the Samuel W. Thomas Louisville History Book Award for a book he published last year on Shelby’s historic structures.

    Myles was honored at a ceremony Sunday by the Louisville Historical League for excellence in his book The Historic Architecture of Shelby County, Kentucky: 1792-1915.

    The award is named in memory of long-time Louisville historian Sam Thomas, and encompasses books about metro-area history-oriented books published in 2016.

  • Homicide investigation continuing

    The investigation is continuing into the death of Thai Le, the owner of Donut Express on Midland Trail, said police.

    “They’re still working it and it’s going kind of slow,” said Jeff Gregory, spokesperson for Kentucky State Police Post 4. “It’s still early in the investigation, they’re still doing interviews, looking at evidence,” he said.

    Le, 54, was found dead at his home on Creekview Court in Shepherdsville March 17.

  • Simpsonville to hold special meeting Wednesday
  • Lincoln Dinner brings out Republicans

    The seats were packed and the stomachs were filled at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday evening as Shelby County Republicans gathered for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

    Attendees dined on the local fare while enjoying bluegrass tunes from Wild & Rare before a brief greeting from recently appointed new SCRP chair Tony Harover opened the event.

  • State investigating Shelby oil spill

    A large oil spill last week in western Shelby County is not likely to cause any harm to any livestock in the area, state officials says.

    “We haven’t seen any adverse affects on any animals,” said John Mura, spokesperson for the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet. “We haven’t seen anything detrimental to animals. As far as vegetation, I’m not sure.”

  • Shelbyville Donut shop owner murdered

    A small donut shop on Midland Trail is closed with a small, hastily scrawled, handwritten sign taped to the door, proclaiming the shop closed until further notice due to a family emergency.

    That family emergency refers to the death of Thai C. Le, owner of Donut Express, that police are labeling murder.

    The 54-year old was found dead at his home on Creekview Court in Shepherdsville Friday afternoon, according to Jeff Gregory, spokesperson for Kentucky State Police's Post 4.

  • Bed bugs found at SCHS

    Word hit social media last week that Shelby County High School was enduring an invasion of bed bugs but the district urges that the only infestation is that of growing misinformation.

    Shelby County Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said there have been a few isolated incidences.

  • Tourism tax will restore second burned lot

    An historic lot is ready to blossom once again in Shelbyville.

    Located at 617 Washington Street the Chatham House was the second lot ever purchased in Shelbyville.

    Built in 1845, the historic structure that once stood there was at one time a private home before being turned into apartments and even served as a brothel.

    The most recent owner, Lucy Kerman and her husband, Mark, were working to restore her father, Dr. Charles Chatham’s home when a fire destroyed the structure in April of 2013.