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  • MY WORD: Be careful on how you deal with supply, demand

    Did you know 24 trucks powered by natural gas will displace more gasoline than 700 Chevy Volts and save American tax payers over $5 million? I don’t know if that includes the $4.9 million taxpayers gave to the purchasers.

    Do you remember when we had a federal mandated price freeze on the price of natural gas? I think it was in the 1960’s. This immediately stopped all exploration. Why look if you are looking for something that has a defined price not based on demand?

  • UPDATE: Boil water advisory for Village Plaza area lifted

    The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Company has lifted a boil water advisory for residents and businesses in a small area of Shelbyville.

    Manager Tom Doyle said the water test was cleared this morning, and residents in and around the Village Plaza are free to use tap water again.

    According to officials with the company, the area includes about 30 businesses and homes. The water company alerted those home and business owners on Monday night by knocking on doors and leaving door hangers.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Oct. 17, 2014

    Circuit Court clerk participates

    in clerk’s fall college

     

    Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowery Miller participated in the 2014 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College Sept. 23-25 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

  • Simpsonville recognized for economic work

    The city of Simpsonville is making a big name for itself across the state.

    For the third time in seven years, Simpsonville has earned an Enterprise Cities Award from the Kentucky League of Cities. The award was presented on Friday during the annual KLC meetings.

    Simpsonville won the Planning/Branding Economic Development award for its work to bring the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass to the city. The mall opened in July.

    Also receiving awards at the banquet were Frankfort, Manchester, Paducah and Raceland.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Road department scrambles to fill salt shortage

    Simpsonville city officials barely avoided a salt shortage for the upcoming winter after Morton Salt Company told them they would not be able to send any salt this way.

  • Shelby County Crime, 2013, Part 2: Drug use continues to increase

    A newborn baby screams in pain, feverish, vomiting and barely able to eat.

    Then comes tremors – even seizures – diarrhea, sleeplessness. The suffering begins shortly after birth and may last for more than a week – 7 days in which the child is unable to tell anyone what he or she is going through. Even more terrible, voicing that misery would make no difference.

  • Dutton seeks re-election

    An incumbent district judge is seeking re-election in Division 2 in the 53rd Judicial District.

    Donna Dutton, 49, is vying against attorney Emily Farrar-Crockett to keep the seat she has held since being elected in 2006.

    She said being a judge is important to her because she provides a source of stability in the district court arena.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Distillery development is strutting along

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a brief agenda for their meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville.

    The commission will hear a preliminary plat for a subdivision of Rut ‘N’ Strut Distillery on Gordon Lane.

    The plat proposes two tracts and the extension of Gordon Lane, which is currently a gravel strip of road.

    The property is a total of 128 acres, but is to be divided into two tracts, both larger than 60 acres, said Joyce Nethery, who owns the property along with her husband Bruce Nethery.

  • A hero’s welcome

     

    Richard “June” Phillips hung up his dog tags more than 60 years ago, but like so many others that have served our nation, he never stopped being a hero.

    And Shelby Energy, part of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, showed its respect to those heroes earlier this month by sending Phillips and twenty-one other Kentucky veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

    Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives began offering the Honor Flight in 2011 and have since taken 101 veterans to Washington, D.C.

  • Myles seeking second term

    Circuit Judge John David Myles is seeking a second term in the Family Court Division in the 53rd Judicial Circuit representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties. 

    Myles was elected in November 2006 as the circuit’s first family court judge and took the bench is 2007. He is being challenged by attorney Marie Hellard.