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Today's News

  • Neihof named president of superintendent’s association

     Dr. James Neihof has been with the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS) since he became a superintendent, but now he’s stepping up to lead it.

    Neihof will assume the president’s chair in KASS, where he will help the organization advocate for education-friendly legislation.

    “Nearly every superintendent in the state is a member of the organization,” Neihof said. “The organization represents, for all intents and purposes, all the superintendents in the state of Kentucky.”

  • Centenary United Methodist to open doors to those needing to beat the heat

    As the community faces extreme temperatures this weekend, Centenary United Methodist Church will open its doors to the community to stay cool when the other locations people might normally go are closed.

    The church will open the Fellowship Hall doors on 5th and Washington streets from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Eden returns as new city administrator

    The Simpsonville City Commission had a familiar face back in action at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    Earlier this year, former mayor and city commissioner Steve Eden retired from the commission after 25 years in service with the city. Due to his retirement from West Shelby Water, Eden had to retire to be eligible for his full pension.

    But now, after waiting 90 days, Eden was allowed to return and was hired by Simpsonville as the city administrator, a position left vacant when David Eaton stepped down after begin elected mayor of Shelbyville.

  • Rockets represented in TBT

     For those who can’t wait for the fall season to see basketball players across the country take the court, The Basketball Tournament (TBT) has been providing summer games since 2014.

    TBT is an open-application, single-elimination tournament played each summer in the United States, currently featuring 64 teams and offering $2 million in winner-take-all prize money, is broadcast by ESPN. TBT was founded in 2014 by Jonathan Mugar.

  • Rockets represented in TBT

     For those who can’t wait for the fall season to see basketball players across the country take the court, The Basketball Tournament (TBT) has been providing summer games since 2014.

    TBT is an open-application, single-elimination tournament played each summer in the United States, currently featuring 64 teams and offering $2 million in winner-take-all prize money, is broadcast by ESPN. TBT was founded in 2014 by Jonathan Mugar.

  • Titan Day of Service

     As hard as maintenance crews work to keep facilities up and running, they deserve some help once in a while.

    On Wednesday, members of the Collins athletic program took a break from their on-the-field activities and performed various jobs around the school and community in their 1st Day of Service.

    Athletes for both boys and girls teams gave the Collins maintenance crew a break and spent the day working around campus, cleaning the facilities, picking up trash and pulling weeds along with other chores to show their appreciation for the facilities.

  • KHS Equine C.A.R.E. program buys horse farms

    Kentucky Humane Society recently acquired two farms off Todds Point Road in Simpsonville and is operating an equine rehabilitation and adoption program there.

    Since April, surrendered and mistreated horses have a new lease on life at the KHS Equine C.A.R.E. Center.

    Twenty-two horses currently reside at the center, ready to adopt, in rehabilitation or training. Three are ready for a forever home.

    “When you hear humane society most people think of dogs and cats,” KHS Equine Director Shara Wiesenauer said.

  • Quarles at Horse Show Jubilee Breakfast

     

    The Shelbyville Horse Show is known globally for quality competition and attracting stars, both equine and human, from around the world.

    However, similar to the Kentucky Derby, Shelbyville celebrates before the big event with family-based fun activities during the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    The Jubilee began 23 years ago with a single event and has grown to a 5-day celebration of downtown Shelbyville and county residents a week before the international horse show world arrives in the city.

  • Triple S Planning and Zoning: Commission recommends zone change for Norfolk Southern property

     The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission recommended a zoning change to the Norfolk Southern property that would turn 353.8 acres of land to light industrial.

    The commission voted to recommend to change the zoning of the land from agricultural to light industrial, a move that would bring it in line with other nearby properties. The recommendation will next be sent to the Shelby County Fiscal Court for the final decision.

    The zoning change was initially requested by fiscal court.

  • Heat indexes to top 100

     Things are heating up in Shelby County, and local leaders are trying to make sure residents stay safe.

    According to the National Weather Service, a heat wave is headed for the county, and it will bring the heat index above 100 through the weekend.

    According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Evan Webb, the county can expect to see rising temperatures.