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Today's News

  • Ink on tattoo bill not dry yet

    Kentucky Department of Health (KDH) proposed new regulations April 15 to bar artists from applying tattoos over scarred skin, but a public uproar and media attention prompted potential reconsideration by the agency.

    Opposition raised by cancer survivors, burn victims, veterans, tattoo artists and more either attended the meeting to express displeasure or sent letters, email, voicemail and texts to the health department.he department backtracked on its original proposal.

  • Fair prep

    It’s that time of year again—time to gather your entries together for the Shelby County Fair, June 10-15 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    After all, time can slip away from busy Shelby County residents.

    The most popular entries typically are floral, quilts, baking and photography, according to Shelby County A&M Association Vice President Carol Hance. “They’re always big items,” she said.

    Other categories include canning, culinary, art, farm crops, painting and much more.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Republic Services gets requested rate increase

    Citing the rising cost of recycling, Republic Services representative Greg Butler came before the Simpsonville City Commission Monday and asked for a $1 increase for the services.

    The commission unanimously approved the increase, noting that Republic had not come before the commission since 2015 when it added recycling, while lowering the cost overall.

  • Simpsonville Police investigate armed robbery at Huck’s

    Police are investigating an armed robbery at Huck’s in Simpsonville.

    According to Major Thomas Brummer of the Simpsonville Police Department, the gas station and convenience store was robbed near the end of May.

    “The nuts and bolts of it is that May the 26th, 2019, approximately 2:20 in the morning, one male subject entered the store and held the store at gunpoint and was able to get away with an anonymous amount of money at this time,” Brummer said, adding that the store was still processing the total losses from the robbery.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Republic Services to request trash rate increase

    Republic Services, which handles the city of Shelbyville’s garbage franchise, will present a rate increase to the city at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the city hall, 315 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Republic Services had a representative at Simpsonville’s City Commission meeting Monday and requested a $1 per month increase, which was approved in Simpsonville.

  • JHS Men’s Health Fair is June 8

    Men don’t think it will happen to them.

    But health problems can fell the strongest of men.

    The Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Men’s Health Fair is 8 a.m. to noon June 8 at the hospital and will offer men in the area free screenings for several common conditions.

    Screenings include lab work for cholesterol, glucose and PSA, a urologist exam and screenings for stroke, blood pressure, skin cancer, vision, podiatry and sleep apnea.

  • JHS joins effort to fight opioid epidemic

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, is joining forces with hospitals across Kentucky in an attempt to end opioid abuse in the commonwealth.

    The Kentucky Hospital Association is partnering with the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services and are working together to reduce opioid prescriptions and improve safe opioid use throughout the state.

  • New classes to help inmates better themselves

    Jeremy Harrell of Shelby County is mainly known for his work with veterans, but he has recently tried his hand at something new. 

    The Veterans Club founder has begun working with inmates in jails around the state, as a separate project disconnected from Veterans Club and his usual work.

    “I also believe it’s very important to serve the community as a whole,” Harrell said. “Whether that’s veterans or civilians, that doesn’t really matter.”

  • HorseSensing combines soft, hard skills

    Veterans with PTSD or addiction, former inmates and at-risk youth – Dr. Sally Broder, husband, David Broder, and their friends and colleagues want to help.

    Sally Broder, a psychologist, and David Broder, an addiction treatment specialist, formed HorseSensing in California in 2009. Its primary purpose, to help veterans with PTSD and social isolation by using horses as a therapeutic tool.

    With the exception of treatment centers and individual client therapy, the Broders tackled this project for a decade free of charge to veterans.

  • EV road trip launches in Shelby County

     Shelby Energy and Diageo got a taste of a possible future earlier this week when an EV road trip made a stop at their facilities.

    According to Kevin Osbourn, a spokesman for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperative, the stop was the last in a road trip that took an electric car all around the state to showcase the benefits of driving electric vehicles.

    “We call it the Great EV Road Trip,” Osbourn said. “This was the third one we did.”