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Today's News

  • NAACP hosts women’s luncheon

    In a fitting salute to Women’s History month, the Shelbyville area branch of NAACP is hosting its first annual women’s luncheon entitled Hats Off to Women.

    “It’s a fundraiser for the NAACP scholarship fund, which we plan to make an annual event,” says Janice Harris, president of the local branch. “This year, we are honoring four ladies in our community who have overcome extraordinary circumstances to be where they are in life. We want to recognize them for their endurance, dedication and motivation.”

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 28, 2014

    Bluegrass Pipeline can't take land, judge says

    Developers of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline do not have the legal authority to condemn land to pipe natural gas liquids across Kentucky, a judge ruled Tuesday.

    In an 18-page order, Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted a summary judgment in favor of the group Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, or KURE, which has fought the pipeline project, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

  • Charity earns Shelby teen national recognition

    A New York City photo shoot with Today Show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer and a national magazine cover would be enough to make any young girl giggle with excitement.

    But when Jessica Collins, 14, was named one of 14 national Make a Difference Day winners for her children’s ministry A Place to Sleep, those were just perks.

    She was ecstatic because the $10,000 grant that comes along with the award would enable her to furnish hundreds of kids with a bed, said her grandmother, Lynn Whitaker, who is also the logistics coordinator for the organization.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage franchise ordinance scheduled

    After working on the issue for nearly a year, the Shelbyville City Council is finally ready to move forward with a garbage collection franchise agreement for city residents, scheduling a first reading for the ordinance at the April 17 meeting.

    During Thursday’s regular meeting, the council decided that it would solicit two different bids from haulers, one for a single cost for curbside garbage and recycling and the other with recycling as an optional add on for customers.

  • Shelby County School Board: Proposal puts last day on May 30

    Shelby County Public Schools is moving forward with planning for its last day of school instead of waiting on the Kentucky General Assembly to make a decision.

    The board of education Thursday will hear a recommendation to end school on May 30, a week before the projected end of the year.

    With the snow days added to the end of the year, it had appeared that the district would finish the school year on June 6.

    The meeting will be at Simpsonville Elementary School, 6725 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.

  • Winter wreaks havoc at park

    Winter has really left its mark this year on Clear Creek Park, where crews have just patched up the worst of the ravages, which included ruptured water pipes, gas lines and other damages.

  • Showcase shares community’s wares

    By 1 p.m. Saturday, more than 900 people had already flocked to the Community Showcase event at Shelby County High School's Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Despite the perfect spring-like temperatures, more than 1,200 people would stop by the annual event, hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

    "The weather is just gorgeous, and we have had a huge influx of people coming in," said Jeff Kutzner, clinic administrator for Mercy Medical, who had a booth set up outside in front of the school.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 26, 2014

    Kindergarten registration

    starts this evening

    Shelby County Public Schools will have kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and again from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 on April 22. Registration will be held at the student’s home school, and parents will need to bring 2 proofs of residence – like utility bills, mortgage or lease agreement – an official birth certificate, social security card, immunization certificate, current physical, eye exam and dental exam.

  • No injuries at Brooks Industrial and KY 55

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Brooks Industrial Road and KY 55 between a car and a flatbed truck, but the accident is expected to cause a slight traffic tie up at that intersection until about 2:30 p.m. today.

  • Shelby inmate remains in critical condition

    An Anderson County man remains in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center Tuesday morning.

    Jonathan Monroe, 24, who was incarcerated on drug charges, is still in the hospital’s intensive care unit with critical injuries after an argument over song lyrics led to a physical altercation in the middle of the night, police said.