Today's News

  • Shelby County School Board: New calendar is approved, school will be out May 30

    It’s official; the Shelby County Board of Education approved a recommendation to move the last day of school back one week to May 30.

    After an unusually harsh winter caused forced the district to take 13 snow days, the end of the school year had been pushed back to June 6, instead of the originally scheduled May 21.

    But adding only six days back to the original school calendar still gives the district plenty of time to meet the state’s educational requirements.

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 2, 2014

    Kentucky, Wisconsin governors bet on Final Four game

    Gov. Steve Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are wagering on their home teams in Saturday’s NCAA Final Four men’s basketball game.

    Beshear bet a fully stocked Kentucky bourbon bar that the University of Kentucky Wildcats will win, while Scott offered Wisconsin beer, bratwursts and cheese for a University of Wisconsin Badgers victory.

  • Outlet mall job fair is today

    With the July opening deadline approaching for the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, merchants are hoping a job fair at Collins High School this afternoon will help fill the 1,000 jobs expected to be created by the mall’s opening.

    The event, hosted by the Kentucky Career Center and co-developer Horizon Group Properties, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the school’s gym at 801 Discovery Blvd.

  • Deadline for health insurance signup is Monday

    With only three more days left to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, some officials have expressed concern that there are still too many people out there who are woefully uninformed about the process.

    “From what I’ve seen, more than half of the people don’t even know when the deadline is,” said Jim Kutzner, clinic administrator for Mercy Medical Clinic, a facility run by Operation Care that serves the uninsured.

    Further, Kutzner said, he himself is not sure about whether Monday is a hard and fast deadline.

  • Shelby woman heads up state’s health care co-op

    After years in state government working around health care, Shelbyville resident Janie Miller is now heading up one of the most successful heath initiatives in the country.

    “I think it’s very exciting to have an opportunity be a part of people getting coverage,” said Janie Miller, CEO of Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., a 501(c) 29 organization headquartered in Louisville.

  • Monroe still critical at UofL

    An Anderson County man is still critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he has been for more than a week, after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center on March 18.

    Authorities say that the man who assaulted Jonathan Monroe, 24, of Anderson County, is expected to charged in the incident.

    “We do expect charges to be forthcoming,” said Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell.

  • Women’s health fair has good turnout

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s 9th annual Women’s Health Fair Tuesday had a near record.

    Organizers were ecstatic that more than 300 people attended the event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    “This is just great,” said Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS, glancing around at health screenings, massages. Women were able to browse through silent auction items, take advantage of healthy snacks and select health literature to take home, along with the free screenings taking place.

  • 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.