Local News

  • Six Shelby Odyssey teams to advance to Worlds Finals

     After a fantastic showing over the weekend, six Shelby teams have qualified to compete in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind.  Collins High School hosted the state competition on Saturday after inclement weather in March forced a relocation from Union.

    Teams from around the state attended and brought their best performances.

    Ten teams from Shelby County competed and coaches say they are proud of their students for their achievements.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Amended calendar up for approval

     The Shelby County Board of Education will consider adding a day to 2017-18 school calendar at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

    Due to a snow day earlier this year, the amended calendar would add one day to district schedule, pushing the end of the year to Friday, May 25.

  • Hollingsworth cemetery restored

     Simpsonville’s newest Pioneer Cemetery drew interest from as far away as Seattle Sunday, as the Hollingsworth Cemetery received its Pioneer status after efforts to clean and restore the historic plot of land in Shelby County came to an end.

    On Sunday, the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board hosted the dedication ceremony at the cemetery in Simpsonville, which consisted of three facets.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Blvd. annexation leads city agenda

     On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution that could push forward the development of a road to help alleviate traffic issues on Discovery Boulevard.

    The school district is looking to develop a road that would start at the northern end of Discovery Boulevard and run east. The city would construct a portion of the road that would begin where their property ends and connect to Midland Industrial Drive.

    While there is little argument that the road is necessary, the request that accompanies the development has raised concerns.

  • 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.