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  • Some confusion surrounds wet/dry petition

    Those collecting the thousands of necessary signatures to allow the county to have a vote on alcohol package sales are encountering a surprising obstacle when requesting signatures for the petition.

  • Road issues continue to plague mall area

    As the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass prepares to open next week, another issue with the newly designed roads has officials again reassessing the situation.

    Even now, with all the lanes open and three new traffic lights in operation, large trucks are having trouble navigating the turn from Buck Creek Road onto the new Veechdale Road, which is just south of the 364,000 square foot outlet center that sits on the southwest corner of Buck Creek Road and Interstate 64.

  • NEWS DIGEST: July 23, 2014

    Appalachian food map

    Showcases desitination

    Forty-eight food destinations in Eastern Kentucky are included in a new map guide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission to promote culinary tourism throughout the region.

  • Tiger steps down from fire department

    On August 1, the Shelbyville Fire Department will say goodbye to longtime chief Willard E. “Tiger” Tucker.  After 25 years with the department, 13 of which as chief, Tucker has announced his retirement.

    When asked what he’ll miss most about the job, Tucker immediately responded with, “The people, I’ll miss the people.”

  • Secular invocation recalls separation of church and state conversation

    For the first time since adopting an ordinance to have a local church leader deliver an invocation to start its meeting, the Shelbyville City Council opened Thursday’s meeting with a secular invocation.

    However, the change seemed to leave some council members and some attending the meeting confused.

    Linda Allewalt stated that because she was not delivering a prayer, there was no need for people to stand, fold their hands, or bow their head, but most remained standing, some with their heads bowed, some with their hands folded.

  • Southside remains on schedule for opening

    This Thursday, attendees at the Shelby County Public School board meeting will once again review the construction progress for the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and the last bits of construction at the new Southside Elementary School.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the district's offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville. A representative from K. Norman Berry and Associates will be on hand to update the board with a slideshow presentation of images for both buildings.

  • Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass: Official stuck in opening traffic plan

    Simpsonville officials have been working on a traffic plan for the high volume of cars expected for next Wednesday’s opening day of the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, but so far those plans are still incomplete, officials say.

    “We have been working on that for months, but the problem is, it keeps changing,” said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Kendra Wilson.

  • Roll Forming to have job fair

    Roll Forming Corporation will have a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

    Roll Forming President Ray Leathers said the plant, located on Brooks Industrial Road, has openings for two dozen permanent employees and several temps, for all different shifts.

    He said the increased need for more employees is both because the plant is experiencing growth and because of increased business.

    “We’re in the middle of a new product launch, for a shelving system for Amazon warehouses,” he said.

  • County to buy tractor to mow parks

    Mowing will continue on Shelby’s parkland after the county purchases a new tractor to replace the old one that broke down recently, officials say.

    “Our primary tractor that is used for mowing [for all parks] has gone down on us,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    “It has gone down at the very worst time, during our heaviest mowing season. The tractor has 10,000 hours and is just worn out; that’s what it boils down to.”

  • Dorman Center to get Kosair grant

    Officials at a local children’s charitable organization say they are excited at the prospect of getting thousands from a matching grant.

    Kosair Charities has included the Dorman Center in a new initiative dedicated to small non-profits in counties surrounding Louisville, with its 20-20 Challenge Grant Program, which invites donors to make a gift to Kosair Charities for the benefit of the Dorman Center.

    Ray Leathers, president of the board of the Dorman Center, said the grant could mean up to $40,000 for the center.