Today's News

  • Construction on Kosair facility to start soon

    Before long, renovation will be underway to convert a vacant building in Governor’s Square into a new Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates office.

  • Child’s play

    Visitors to Clear Creek Park can’t miss the sight of colorful, high-end playground equipment being installed near the Family Activity Center.

    Bright yellow railings, slides and a climbing apparatus, topped by canopies, much of which is already in place, looks like a children’s fairyland, compared to the old equipment that dated from the 1970s.

  • It’s a wrap

    What could be better than six new recycling containers for the county’s state-of-the-art solid waste facility?

    For one thing, the new containers – costing $7,200 each – are not only completely free, thanks to a newly-received grant, but they are also going to be works of art, said Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon.

    “We have ordered six recycling trailers that we will wrap in Shelby County history,” he said.

    “We will blow them [photos] up and wrap those containers in those pictures.”

  • Wyler dealership shuts doors

    A major auto dealership closed its doors last week with the unexpected closing of Jeff Wyler Chevrolet Buick GMC of Shelbyville.

    At least it was unexpected to the dealership’s 25 employees, who lost their jobs immediately, said Tim Hawk, the manager of the dealership.

  • Storm races through Shelby County

     As the weekend rolled in, storms rolled through Shelby County leaving trees in roadways and some without power.

    With wind gusts topping out around 70 miles per hour, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., work for Craig Myatt, Shelby County road supervisor, began just after 6 p.m.

    “I got the first calls from dispatch around six o’clock and we worked about four and half hours to get roads open,” he said. “We’re going back today [Monday] to pick up and clean up the locations we had.”

  • Arts group to sponsor local art show

     The Shelby Regional Arts Council (SRAC) will host its first-ever art gallery Sep. 19-20 at the First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

    The gallery, the first of its kind in nearly 10 years, according to Howard Griffith, SRAC committee member, is only the beginning of the organizations plan to help revitalize the visual arts community in Shelby County.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board caps student supply spending

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday took another reluctant look at what it is asking parents and teacher to spend for children to attend school.

    Last month board members voted in approval of presented student fees, with some slight hesitance.

    Several board members noted that asking parents to pay student fees on top of the already climbing cost of supplies could be putting a financial burden on many.

  • Embezzlement case coming up for arraignment

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee who was arrested last week after being indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center is coming up for arraignment.

    Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville, who previously served as the youth services director for the park system, will have an arraignment hearing July 20 in Shelby Circuit Court.

    “They have to set it for arraignment,” said Shelbyville attorney Sam Carl, who, along with Bill Stewart, will most likely be representing Simmons.

  • Former parks employee arrested for theft

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee has been indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center.

    Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville who previously served as the Youth Services Director for the park system has been charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking for embezzling more than $10,000 but less than $1 million, a Class C felony.

    A more specific amount has not been released.

    The alleged thefts span a five-year period, occurring between November 2010 and January 2015, according to the indictment.

  • Simpsonville businesses burglarized

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said his department is investigating a series of robberies that occurred yesterday morning.

    Minnis said four businesses were burglarized over a short period of time:

    JT’s Pizza & Subs at 129 Buck Creek Road, Sam Meyers Cleaners at 200 Veechdale Road, The Winner’s Circle Horse Supply at 6904 Shelbyville Road and a nearby Mexican restaurant.