Today's News

  • Collins football earns state finals berth with 58-7 rout of Warren East

    The Collins football team walloped Warren East on Friday night to earn its first trip to the state finals. 

    The Titans routed the visiting Raiders 58-7 in the Class 4A state semifinals to earn a spot in next Friday night's title game at Western Kentucky University. Collins (11-3) will play defending state champion Highlands (13-1) at 8 p.m. (Shelbyville time). The Bluebirds beat Lexington Catholic 61-28 in the other 4A semi. 

    Collins scored on its first four possessions in handing Warren East (13-1) its first loss of the season. 

  • EARLIER: Paragon officials ready to get started

    Paragon Outlet Partners and Trio Property officials said they were elated and relieved on Tuesday after the Triple S Planning Commission voted to recommend the zone change and preliminary planned unit development to the Simpsonville City Commission.

    After the vote, the group stepped out in the hallway at the Stratton Center, and Trio Managing Partner Stuart Flowers let out a big “whew,” but the group seemed fairly confident going in.

  • Black Friday growing gray

    Could this be the end of Black Friday as we know it?

    Today marks the official start to the holiday shopping season and the busiest sales weekend of the year, but many retailers and Web sites started their big sales a week before the annual kickoff – Amazon and eBay both started Cyber Monday deals last week, when they typically begin on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

    And some – Walmart, Target, Sears and Toys R Us, to name a few – even have continued the bold leap of starting on the day before –  Thanksgiving Day.

  • Christmas at Claudia’s moves to Shelby Industries

    The annual Christmas at Claudia’s event, which for a decade has delighted children and families, will move this year from its roots at Claudia Sanders Dinner House to a “new” location at Shelby Industries.

  • Shelby merchants excited for the holidays

    This Christmas will be extra special for dozens of new businesses around Shelbyville who are  carving out niches for themselves.

    Most plan to participate in Small Business Saturday this weekend and say they will use that opportunity to try to draw in customers, both by having extended hours and also by having Christmas items on sale.

  • EARLIER: Cold won’t stop construction work

    Holiday travelers along Interstate 64 in Shelby County may think that work is proceeding a little slower than usual, but that could be misleading, Transportation Cabinet officials said.

    “They [work crews] are restricted on holidays and are not allowed to have lane closures on Thanksgiving or Christmas,” said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet. “They can work on those days, they just can’t affect traffic by having the lane closures.”

  • Business briefcase: Nov. 23, 2012

    Famed moonshiner’s wife signing bottles at Coxs

    The product and family of a famed “moonshiner” will be in Shelby County next week.

    Pam Sutton, wife of renowned moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton will be at the Coxs Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppe at 43 Breighton Circle at 5-7 p.m. next Friday to sign a limited edition mason jar called “The Last Run.”

    There also will be a tasting for Popcorn Sutton TN White Whiskey.

  • EARLIER: Heritage librarian spins for a ‘Fortune’

    Kathy Mansfield has been watching the Wheel of Fortunegame show since it aired in 1983, and she said she always wanted to be a contestant.

    Little did she know it would take 29 years for her wish to come true.

    She will appear as a contestant on the long-running game show tonight at 7 in the episode scheduled to appear on WLKY-Ch. 32.

    Mansfield, a Simpsonville resident and librarian at Heritage Elementary School, said the children at Heritage are almost as excited as she is.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports, Nov. 23, 2012


    Timothy McQuillen, 52, of 1306 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville was arrested Nov. 4 at U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving on a DUI suspended license and careless driving.

  • Titans’ expectations are gigantic

    Big things are expected of Coach Chris Gaither’s second boys’ basketball team at Collins.

    The Titans are the prohibitive pick to win the 8th Region, after finishing as the runners-up last season.