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  • Reluctantly ready to retire

    The halls were buzzing at West Middle School Tuesday with teachers packing up their supplies, trading classrooms and clearing up last minute details as most wrap one school year while preparing to start another new school year in a few months.

    But sitting quietly in her classroom surrounded by the packed remains of 42 years in education, West Middle School seventh grade teacher Lillie Hall reluctantly confirmed her decision to retire.

  • Collins seniors earn more than $2 million in scholarships

    Though the official cap and gown ceremony and festivities that follow have yet to arrive, Collins students have already put at least one night of recognition and celebration behind them.

    On Thursday students, accompanied by their family and friends, flooded the school’s performing arts center and celebrated with their peers as more than $2 million in scholarships were announced.

    Several students cleaned up during the ceremony, including Kyra Christie.

  • Thefts from cars on the rise

    Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles in the wake of a rash of vehicle break-ins.

    Shelbyville Police have reported several car break-ins in the area of Old Mill and Old Finchville roads on the evening of May 18.

    Most of the incidents occurred on Old Mill Road, Village Lane and Sycamore Terrace, all located in the vicinity of Zaring Mill Road, and Hearthside Drive located near Kroger on Boone Station Road.

  • Simpsonville has good audit

    The City of Simpsonville’s coffers are in sound financial condition – that’s the news commissioners received Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission.

    A brief presentation by auditor Matt Huelsman with Richardson, Pennington, & Skinner, PSC consisted of the city’s basic financial situation.

    Huelsman presented the city’s 2016 audit, summarizing the report by saying that the city’s assets far exceed its liabilities.

  • Investigation continuing into Martinsville shooting

    Shelbyville Police are continuing an investigation into a shooting that occurred at about 11:30 Thursday night in which one person was shot and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin said the victim, Terail Hamilton, 30, of Shelbyville, was shot once in the upper torso with a handgun during an argument with another person on the 1000 block of High Street. Hamilton was taken to the University of Louisville. He has now been released.

  • Judge-Exec predicts flat budget


  • Spirit of fundraising

    The 5th annual Centro Latino Cocktail Buffet Benefit will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jeptha Creed Distillery Sunday.

    “Centro Latino serves hundreds of at-risk families in the areas of education, workforce, health and housing,” said Sister Pat Reno, executive director of Centro Latino. “We believe in fighting for our community and for an America where economic, political and social advancement is a reality for everyone.”

    Reno said the facility depends upon the generosity of the community to be able to help those in need.

  • Former business owner gets high-level government position

    A former Shelby County business owner now holds a high-level position in state government, said officials with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

    Sec. Terry R. Gill and the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board on Monday named former manufacturing executive Vivek Sarin as executive officer with the Cabinet for Economic Development, said Brandon Mattingly, communications specialist with the cabinet.

  • City acquires 7th Street property

    After a year of back and fourth litigation and discussions, the city of Shelbyville and property owners of an industrial site on 7th Street, just north of Washington Street, have agreed to a price of $210,000 for the 7-acre parcel.

    The agreement helps the city and owners Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker avoid an eminent domain battle, which the city had started last year.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Limestone development plan approved

    TheTriple S Planning Commission Tuesday gave its nod of approval for a development plan for Limestone Farm Equipment, looking to relocate to Gordon Lane and Technology Drive in Shelby County, fronting Interstate 64 from the south side. 

    The development plan proposes an 18,072-square-foot-building, a 5,000-square-foot storage building, 45 parking spaces and gravel display areas for farm implements. The farm equipment company is currently located at 102 Taylorsville Road, near the intersection with U.S. 60.