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  • Spencer County man identified in Finchville fatality

    One of two people killed early Friday morning in a crash in Finchville has been identified.
    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said Michael D. Harville, 36, of Spencer County, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person who died at the University of Louisville Hospital a short time later remains unnamed, as does a third victim who remains in critial condition at UofL.

  • Shelby under heat advisory from 2 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Monday

    Officials have put Shelby County under a heat advisory warning starting Friday at 2 p.m. to Monday at 7 p.m.

    Heat index values are expected to peak in the 100 to 105 degree range, with the hottest time of the day falling between 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    The combinations of high heat, with temperatures expected to be in the 90s each day, and humidity can create dangerous outdoor weather conditions.

    Residents are warned to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat, and be on the look out for the symptoms of heat stroke.

  • Volunteers needed to help circulation petition for wet/dry election

    With only two weeks left to gather thousands of signatures needed to hold a wet/dry election for Shelby County, organizers are in dire need of volunteers.

    Five thousand signatures are needed by Sept. 5, and organizer Katie Sjothun said that at last count she had just over 1,000.

    With that date looming ever near, Sjothun has been stepping up efforts both in trying to circulate the petition and to recruit volunteers to help her do that.

  • Former school board employee indicted for embezzlement

    A former Shelby County Public School payroll clerk has been indicted on embezzlement charges, with a minimum theft of $80,000; the actual amount has not yet been disclosed.

    “A Shelby County Grand Jury returned on indictment today,” said Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell Wednesday.

    Benita W. Anglin, 54, of Frankfort, is charged with 24 counts in all, including 8 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1 million.

  • Festival of unity

    One day last winter, three Simpsonville ministers of different denominations sat down to have lunch together, and discovered that despite their theological differences, they enjoyed each other's company very much. They continued to get together and eventually decided they wanted to share that spirit of unity with the entire community.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Residents voice criticism of mall traffic

    A group of about 20 residents of neighborhood on the outskirts of Simpsonville turned out Wednesday to voice loud disapproval of the way traffic control was handled during the first two weeks after the opening of the Outlet Mall of the Bluegrass.

    The group has been dissatisfied with the results of recent road construction on Veechdale and Buck Creek roads, and several encountered huge backups trying to get back and forth from their homes during the first two weekends after the mall opened on July 31.

  • Hey Joe!

    When one door closes another door often opens.  The saying is true in the case of 1637 Midland Trail, where Beef ‘O’ Brady’s closed its doors last fall.

    Now more than a year later the doors are swinging back open and the space is being revitalized as a new restaurant moves in.

    Joe Bishop, owner of Bungalow Joe’s Bar & Grill, 7813 Beulah Church Road, Louisville, is clearing the dust and making plans for his second location in the Middleton Station shopping center.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Tractor Supply OK’d to move forward with new location

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission’s focus at Tuesday’s regular meeting was all about business.

    Not just efficiently completing their agenda, but about new business locations in the Shelbyville area.

    The commission approved a new location for Tractor Supply on Old Brunerstown Road. Currently located in Midland Shopping Center, the store is requesting a location for its own freestanding store.

    However, the commission made a request of their own.

  • Firing a Bulleit

    With shovels in hand, Diageo and Kentucky officials stood before a crowd yesterday morning and took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for The Bulleit Distilling Company, and officially tabbed the bourbon and rye distiller’s home as Shelby County.

    “What an exciting day, not only for Shelby County but indeed for the entire commonwealth of Kentucky,” Governor Steve Beshear said. “These folks could have built this distillery anywhere, they chose here in Shelby County and you folks in Shelby County ought to feel proud about that.”

  • Shelby County School Board: Board expected to keep tax rate is flat

    For the second straight year it appears that the Shelby County Board of Education will not change its property tax rate.

    At Thursday night’s meeting, Neihof recommended keeping the rate the same, and board members agreed. Though there wasn’t much discussion, board member Karen Sams said she thought it was a good idea, as did board member Eddie Mathis.