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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.