Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Restaurant tax moves forward

    With some reluctance, Shelbyville city council members passed the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that would impose a three percent tax onto restaurant tabs in the city of Shelbyville.

    Funds collected from the tax would be divided evenly between the city and tourism commission and would be used to enhance the city and promote tourism.

    The matter was discussed in February and has since been revisited in numerous meetings and workshops.

  • Collins’ teacher, student altercation under investigation

    District officials are remaining quiet about a physical altercation that broke out in a classroom last week at Collins High School between substitute teacher Bryan Schildknecht and a student.

    Unconfirmed reports say the altercation began with a verbal exchange but district officials say what exactly led to Schildknecht lunging at, grabbing and shoving a student remains under investigation.

  • A survivor’s story

    The American Cancer Society reports that 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer, but falling in that 12.5 percent can still come as a shock.

    “When I first found out, it did not seem real,” said Jennifer Herrell, who had a bilateral mastectomy in November after being diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. And she still had to follow surgery with chemotherapy.

    Thankfully, the cancer had not spread to her lymph nodes, so her prognosis looks good, she said.

  • Tech center plans are expanded

    An update by architects to the Shelby County Board of Education on the improvements proposed for the Shelby County Area Technology Center includes more classroom and lab space.

    That’s the reason the updated proposal is more than $1.3 million more expensive then previously projected, Harry Dumesnil with K. Norman Berry Architects told the board at its meeting Thursday night at the technology center.

    Dumesnil said the total project cost was originally $7.49 million, and now stands at $8.8 million.

  • Else Matthews: Sept. 23, 1930 – Oct. 8, 2015

    Else Jorgensen Matthews will be fondly remembered for her many accomplishments, but most of all for her love of family, friends and community.

    Matthews, who passed away Oct. 8 at the age of 85, was widely known throughout Shelby County for her involvement in community theater and for her work in the Four Seasons Garden Club.

  • Eyle steps down

    After heading up the Serenity Center for 21 years, Sam Eyle has stepped down as director.

    “It’s just time,” said Eyle.

    He has turned over the reigns of the counseling center/food pantry to Jim Oates, a Shelby County resident and minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.

  • County to buy new heart monitors


  • Diageo, Bulleit to shop locally

    When it comes time to purchase the ingredients to produce bourbon in Shelby County, officials with Diageo and Bulleit Bourbon Co. said they want it this whisky to be a Shelby County native.

  • Small quake shakes some Shelby residents

    A low-grade earthquake measuring just 2.6 on the Richter scale hit Shelby County Monday night, but it still shook up some residents.

    “We had just gone to bed and the dog jumped up and was going nuts,” said Mike Harman. “What I heard sounded like somebody falling through a window. We thought we had an intruder and actually got up and searched the perimeter. It sounded like something fell and thumped. We all heard it and immediately went to investigation. It was clear as a bell.”

  • Simpsonville youth battles cancer

    A 12-year-old middle schooler from Simpsonville was able to put aside the trauma of dealing with cancer for a while when he and his family were treated to a dream vacation in Hawaii this summer.

    Brenton Clem was almost as excited about the plane ride as he was about the trip – sponsored by Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana –even got to sit in the cockpit of the huge jet wearing the captain’s hat.