Today's News

  • SCCT sets the stage for darker plot

    They may share an issue of rebellious teenagers in a religious town, but that is just about where the similarities end between Footloose, which recently concluded at the Shelby County Community Theatre, and the theatre’s latest undertaking, The Crucible. But play director Dr. Jack Wann is confident that the show will be just as well accepted, despite the profound plot that is fairly uncommon here.

    “There definitely is an audience here and in the region for this type of theatre,” Wann said.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Farrier looks to expand

    The Triple S Planning Commission will review two development plans when they meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    Up for consideration, an amended development plan for Farrier Product Distribution, located at 361 Haven Hill Road.

    The amended plan calls for a 7,600 square-foot warehouse addition.

    FPD President Dan Burke said the addition is necessary, as they are outgrowing their current space.

  • City OKs brewing establishments

    It didn’t take the Shelbyville City Council very long Thursday night to make the decision to draw up an ordinance to include breweries, brewpubs, micro breweries and micro distilleries in the city’s zoning regulations.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD–District to discuss new graduation expectations


    Those concerned about the new graduation requirements may find some solace Thursday when the Shelby County Board of Education meets for their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Wright Elementary School, 500 Rocket Lane.

    John Leeper, Director of Innovation and College and Career Readiness for the district, will present an overview of the Petition for Graduation, which will provide a breakdown of a different pathways students may pursue if they are unable to achieve the district’s new graduation standards.

  • Martinsville celebration, fellowship grow

    The smell of grilled goodies filled the air and vendors filled the streets Saturday in Martinsville neighborhood of Shelbyville. 

    The day, packed with activities, drew numerous attendees and was part of the community’s five-day celebration, combining Martinsville Day and Labor Day.

    Kevin Crittenden, an organizer of the event, said this was the first time they had elected to spread out the two celebrations across several days.

    And he said the idea was a success.

  • Showing true colors

    The sounds of hammering, drilling, sweeping serenaded volunteers hard at work Tuesday putting together a venue for an upcoming art show next weekend.

    As artists and members of the Shelbyville Rotary Club toiled in the hot sun, Howard Griffith, chair of the Shelby Regional Arts Council, was right in the midst of the minor construction project on the grounds of First Christian Church on Eminence Pike, helping workers erect temporary walls on which to display more than 100 pieces of artwork for the show, scheduled for Sept. 19-20.

  • Simpsonville fall festival is Saturday

    For a small town, Simpsonville throws a real shindig of a festival, going all out in such a way that the event, in its 26th year, draws thousands each fall.

    “We’ll start out with the Purnell Sausage breakfast,” Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said. “The world famous Purnell family is going to come out and cook it, and that’s pretty awesome. So not only do you get a fantastic breakfast – you get to have celebrities cook for you.”

  • Meeting community needs

    The Shelby County Community Foundation and Metro United Way try their best to help those in our county meet their needs.

    But what exactly are those needs? How can they ensure that their dollars are going to the areas they are most needed?

    Leon Mooneyhan, CEO of the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative, is a member of both organizations, and he said identifying those needs has been a concern for sometime, which is why the two organizations combined their efforts to research and produce the 2015 Shelby County Needs Assessment.

  • Barely scratching the Surface

    In 2015, you would be hard-pressed to find a clichéclassroom with a teacher standing at a blackboard, monotonously repeating a textbook lesson.

    Educators now understand that students learn best through collaboration, group work and hands-on lessons.

    To support this innovative method of learning, schools across the nation are tossing out the pencils, papers, textbooks and folders and upgrading to tech-friendly classrooms, integrating 1:1 technology initiatives.

  • A labor of love

    Each year since 1984 the nation has honored its workforce with a break from the hustle and bustle of a typical workday.  The September holiday gives hard workers an opportunity for a day of rest to enjoy family time, barbeque with friends or get a quick last summer vacation with an extended weekend.

    Some companies, however, go above and beyond when it comes to expressing gratitude to their employees.