Today's News

  • Christmas at the firehouse

    The Christmas season is about to get a whole lot sweeter as the Shelbyville Fire Department hosts its first ever pancake breakfast with Santa this weekend.

    Tomorrow morning, from 8 a.m. until 10, children can stop by the firehouse, 1040 Main Street in Shelbyville, and enjoy breakfast, crafts and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus for just $5 each. Cash and check will be accepted and will benefit the department’s annual toy drive.

  • Old breeds for new farmers

    Fresh to the farming industry, a couple in Waddy is working to replenish Kentucky with a rare bovine breed, and they are doing so in an untraditional way.

    Robert “Bob” Anderson and his wife, Jennifer, recently purchased a stock of Galloway cattle for their up and coming seedstock operation. And rather than joining their farm, the cattle joined their family.

  • Simpsonville teacher honored by Louisville Magazine

     Middle school can be hard, but Simpsonville resident Jennifer Wade Hesse wants to make it easier, and her efforts have not gone unnoticed.

    Hesse teaches at Frederick Law Olmstead Academy South, an all-girls school in Jefferson County. She was recently selected as one of seven Jefferson County teachers to be recognized by Louisville Magazine. This year, the magazine chose to select all the county’s teachers for its person of the year award, but put seven under a particular spotlight. Hesse was one.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court:County signs to participate in MS4 program

     The Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday voted to sign a notice of intent to begin an MS4 stormwater management program in Shelby County.

    “We were notified sometime in 2014-2015 that we would have to be prepared to deal with the MS4 program,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said at the meeting. “This is a federal program that is regulated by the EPA and delegated to states for management of stormwater runoff.”

  • Operation Care prepares for Christmas toy drive

     The Spirit of Saint Nick will be alive at Operation Care, but Executive Director Jennifer Decker said she could still use a few elves.

    On Dec. 11, the organization will host its annual Community Christmas event, where it will donate to a selection of needy families in the Shelby County area.

  • Angel Tree needs more help

    When we think of Christmas morning we imagine a family gathered around the Christmas tree, a wealth of gifts and little ones shredding the wrapping paper away, eager to reveal the toy hidden inside. They light up with glee as they tightly hug their new doll or push a toy truck across the floor.

    But this isn’t the reality for every child on Christmas morning.

  • A blooming business

    Tired of the same old drudgery of South Carolina cash-crop farming, Jason Walker-Woodlief, along with his husband Jason D. Woodlief, decided four years ago it was time for a change.

    They began researching alternative crops and one particular plant grasped their attention.

    Now, at peak harvest time, vivid rows of lavender line the fields of a farm in Taylorsville and Shelby County is reaping the benefits of what is sewn.

  • Local options kick up your holiday entertaining

    Need a little spice to kick up your holiday entertaining?

    Two local hot spots have some tasty ideas to keep your guests wondering who made you the host to toast. Jeptha Creed Distillery and Talon Winery both shared some tip-top tips to help with entertaining from breakfast to midnight.

    And the suggestions get rolling right at dawn.

    “I enjoy eggnog first thing in the morning because it has coffee vodka,” said Mackenzie Poehlein, Food and Beverage Manager at Jeptha Creed. “This would be great with French toast,” she said.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Sidewalk project should be completed this month

    The Simpsonville City Commission Monday moved forward on the ongoing Sidewalk Project, but at the same time said goodbye to one person that’s been an integral part of it during it’s regular meeting.

    City Administrator David Eaton discussed Phase 3 of the Sidewalk Project and made a Payment Request 12 in the amount of $497,596.12.

    “This is payment number twelve and this will be a big one. But as you can see they’re doing a lot of work lately,” he said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Water and sewer up for second reading

     The Shelbyville City Council agenda includes just one item for Thursday’s regular meeting.  The council will consider the second reading of an ordinance revising the schedule of charges for the use of the consolidated municipal waterworks and sewer system of the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission.

    During their previous meeting, the council approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance that increases the rate by 5 percent on both water and sewer.