Local News

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Budget passes, sees $128K increase over 2017-18

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed its 2018-2019 budget at its regular meeting on April 17. 

  • No argument, Collins debate team is tops

    Three Collins High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)students are eager to head to Texas this summer to compete at the International Leadership Conference.

    Juniors Jacob Hisle, Jerry Lancaster and Ryan Waford earned their bid after a first place finish in biomedical debate at the state leadership conference last month.

    Lancaster, the president of Collins chapter, said HOSA is a club open to anyone interested in the health and medical field.

  • JHS Wellness Affair Monday

     Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Monday will host its 13th Women’s Wellness Affair.

    The annual event, benefiting the hospital’s teen volunteer scholarships, administered through the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, will offer health education and include wine and food tastings, massages, giveaways and prizes.

    In addition, hospital volunteers will recognize four local women for their contributions to promote health and wellness.

  • Getting fit for the festival

     Shelbyville resident Sara Brewer and her aunt Sara Brewer, of Finchville, are gearing up for her first fitness competition, which is set for Saturday April 28 at the Galt House.

    "There’s actually two Sara Brewers, and we are actually related and we are both doing it,” said Sara Brewer of Shelbyville, and they know it’s unusual to have the same name.

    “It’s really strange," she said with a laugh.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Housing development resumes on Discovery

     A development off Discovery Boulevard is regaining steam after an eight-year hiatus.

    The Catalpagreen Development stalled and sat stagnant after previous developers defaulted with the economic downturn.

    Engineer Kerry Magan, representing the development, noted the commissioners previously reviewed the plan about a decade ago when it was in the hands of a different owner.

  • Earth Day celebration Saturday at Red Orchard

    Earth Day 2018

    WHAT: Eco-friendly activities, games, food, exhibits, booths for all family members.

    WHEN: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday, rain or shine

    WHERE: Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St., Shelbyville

    MORE INFO: 633-5059

    Tomorrow Shelby County will celebrate Earth Day with a wide array of activities at Red Orchard Park.

  • Local fashions featured at Louisville fashion show
  • Hepatitis A outbreak draws concern


    This year, there have been 241 cases of Hepatitis A in Louisville, a dramatic increase from the two to four cases in an average year. 

    Although the outbreak has not reached Shelby County, North Central District Health Department Environmental Director Dave Cammack says residents of Shelby County should take precautions to protect themselves.

  • Thompson walks in Down Syndrome Derby fashion show

     Simpsonville’s Noelle Thompson – the reigning Miss Cardinal Country and former Miss Heart of Louisville within the Miss America System – is accustomed to the spotlight. 

    And last week Thompson used her titles to shift that shining light onto her friends with the Downs with Derby Fashion Show and Charity Auction in Louisville.

    Thompson was ecstatic to be a part of the event, which builds off her own work forming the Breakthrough 4 a Buddy group.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Updates on Marnel Moorman School presented

     On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education took another look at the plans for the Marnel Moorman School being developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.  Architects with Studio Kremer recapped some of the previously presented information and provided more finalized details as the project comes to fruition.

    Architects shared the school would be a long building with a slight step down to flow with the decline in landscape.