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Today's News

  • Cuisine for a cause

    On Wednesday Ellen Gill McCarty spent much of her afternoon making pierogis, pork schnitzel and a family recipe of pretzel bagel bites made with Goetta sausage.

    While that may not be unusual for a chef, it’s certainly different in the kitchen at Science Hill Inn, where McCarty has been for nearly 30 years.

    The longtime Shelby County establishment is well known for its fine Southern cuisine, so a several course German meal may have been a first there.

  • Shelby 911 starts national upgrade

    Seconds count dearly, whether it’s firefighters racing to the scene of a devastating blaze; ambulance crews counting precious seconds responding to a heart attack victim or a police officer calling for help with a hostage situation. And now all these scenarios, and many others, will have a better chance of success in Shelby County.

    County officials Wednesday launched the Next Generation 911 (NG911) program.

  • Shelby woman has role in new film

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis will have a supporting role in a new movie set to debut in theaters on Feb. 6, including locally at Stonybrook Cinema in Jeffersontown.

    Lewis plays reporter Gina Winters, in Pass the Light, which stars Cameron Palatas, Dalpre Grayer, Alexandria DeBerry, Colby French and Jon Gries, and tells the story of Steve Bellafiore, a 17-year-old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.

  • New survey lets seniors speak out KIPDA assessing needs of those over 50

    A new survey is circulating with the objective of gathering data for gauging needs for older citizens.

    The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has contracted the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work to conduct a needs assessment for baby boomers and older adults in order to plan for future services, said Kim Embry-Hill, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

  • Hornback: AT&T Bill should pass this year

    A bill that would allow telephone companies such as AT&T to abandon landlines in rural areas could pass the Kentucky General Assembly this year after a four-year effort, lawmakers say.

    “[In the beginning] everybody was against it when I first proposed it, and now I feel like everybody’s for it,” said State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville).

  • Goldsmith pleads guilty to murder charge

    A Shelby County man who has been in jail for nearly three years has pleaded guilty to murder and related charges, and prosecutors have recommended a prison sentence of 22 years.

    Marcus Goldsmith, 55, of Shelbyville, was arrested in the early morning hours of March 16, 2012, and charged with the murder of Keith A. Jackson, who was found lying in the doorway of his apartment, mortally injured from stab wounds. He was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was pronounced dead.

  • Outlet expanding, adding new buildings

    It’s only been six months since the ribbon cutting, but patrons of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass could be shopping at several more new stores next holiday season,

    Officials with the shopping center have confirmed that plans for an expansion are underway at the 365,000-square-foot retail center off Exit 28 in Simpsonville.

    Gina Slechta, Vice President of Marketing for Horizon Group Properties said the expansion is planned for the grassy section in the parking area on the north side of the center near Nike and between the center and I-64.

  • District starts budget process

    The Shelby County Board of Education accepted the first draft budget for the 2015-16 school year Thursday night and based on projections using last year’s funding, the district is expecting a $538,162 increase in local General Fund receipts.

    That good news is short lived, however, as the district also expects to see expenses increase by almost double that amount, with a little more than $1 million expected in expenditures.

  • Winter weather finally underway

    It seems the winter everyone feared has finally arrived in Kentucky, but its bark may prove to be stronger than its bite.

    After a couple snow events over the past few days, it appears the winter is no fiercer than usual, and according to Mark Jarvis, the lead forecaster with the National Weather Service, this winter is just hitting average.

    “We’re on average with the snow. Friday and Saturday brought it up to near normal,” he said.

    But Jarvis added that it’s still early in the season.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ATC expansion to broaden Career Villages

    The Shelby County Board of Education got a sneak peak of the district’s modern education tactics on Thursday when Assistant Superintendent Kerry Whitehouse and Tommy Hurt, the district’s chief information officer, gave a report on 21st Century Support Systems, the fifth strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan.

    While the district’s one-to-one computing plan calls for each high school student this year to receive a digital device, the district has still not been able to secure funding.