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Today's News

  • Backyard farming

    From family-owned local businesses to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Shelby County has something to offer just about anyone, whether they prefer a small-town life or a big city.   But for those itching for a taste of both worlds, the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office has them covered, too.

    Starting Thursday, the extension office will begin a workshop series designed for the beginning small farmer with 5 to 20 acres.

  • Teen out of hospital after interstate crash

    A Shelby County teen is out of the hospital after a horrendous accident on I-64 Wednesday morning.

    The 17-year-old Collins High School student – police are not releasing her name because she is under the age of 18 – rolled her car several times near mile marker 33 on the way to school, police said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said the girl was in a rush when she left her home in the Osprey Cove area, and he thinks that haste contributed to the accident.

  • Par for the course

    A Shelby golf course has a new managing partner at the helm who is set to take the course in an exciting new direction, freeing up the owner to do what she does best, she said.

    “Craig is the only one I would have confidence in turning over our beloved course to take it to the next level,” said Lawren Just, owner of Persimmon Ridge. “I am thrilled that we were able to bring this to fruition.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Zaxby’s plans for Simpsonville

    It’s been just five months since the opening of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and development surrounding the 50-acre site in Simpsonville is already booming.

    Earlier this month Bob Evans held their grand opening and more interested developers are buzzing around the Buck Creek and Veechdale roads intersection, as rumors of incoming hotels and restaurants have been floating in the air for months.

  • Annual MLK service to bring fellowship

    Monday, St. John United Methodist Church will once again host the community’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day service and pastor Robert Marshall expects it to be a great service.

    The worship service, which is organized by the Shelby County Ministerial Coalition, will take place at 1 p.m.

    “We do several things on that day,” Marshall said. “One is we recognize the nature on being there,” he said, referring to honoring the late Dr. King.

  • Bird count up, temperatures down

    A Christmas Bird Count might bring to mind delicious holiday turkeys, but bird enthusiasts know what the annual event is really about.

    Established in 1900 by the National Audobon Society, the event is the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world.  With thousands of observers across the globe participating in the count, valuable data is gathered to establish the movement, population growth, and trends of numerous species of birds.

  • Date to charge for trash service extended

    County officials had initially announced in December that there would be no cost to use the Shelby County Recycling facility for a while, and now that timeframe has been extended for the second time, officials say.

    “We’re still working on the program and trying to get it downloaded and get the bugs out,” said Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon.

    “I figure if we can hurry up and get it in, maybe about another week or two, probably two weeks,” he said.

  • Conversation on youth safety

    Fifty years ago a man spoke out against violence, unfairness and mistreatment. In honor of his birthday, young adults in the community will be afforded the same opportunity.

    “The Shelbyville Area NAACP will be hosting a community service project on... Saturday...at the Shelby Co. Public Library in honor of Dr. Martin L. King,” Janice Harris, president of the local branch, said.

    The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Shelby County Public Library.

  • Pretty in Pink Pajama Party pleases participants

    Young ladies from all grade levels came dressed in their PJs and ready for a night of pampering and fun Friday evening at Pretty in Pink Boutique in downtown Shelbyville. 

    Tammy White, who owns and operates the store with her family, held the shop’s first pajama party –which boasted a Disney Frozen theme– on the stage located at the back of their store. 

    Nearly a dozen girls enjoyed karaoke, face painting, manicures, hot chocolate, popcorn, movies and music while their parents had a night out.

  • West bound lanes reopened after injury accident

    The west bound lanes of I-64 are back open after one person was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries.

    The accident happened on I-64 at around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, which left both westbound lanes closed.

    Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the one vehicle accident happened when a 17-year-old driver ran off the road, flipping her vehicle several times. She was the only occupant and no other vehicles were involved, he said.