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  • Award winning author to speak at library

    Shelby County Public Library officials say they are excited about an upcoming appearance Thursday night by award winning author Eddie Price.

    Price will be at the library from 6 to 7 p.m. to promote his new book, Widder’s Landing.

    Marketing Director Linda Mahone said that the event is the first time Price will visit the library and that his presentation should be interesting.

    “He does different programs for the Kentucky Humanities, and he’ll be dressed up in costume,” she said.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Trash prices going down

    Beginning in April, Simpsonville residents will be paying 7.5 percent less for trash pickup, a reduction instituted by the hauler.

    Gregory Butler, municipal relationship manager for Republic Services, told the Simpsonville

    City Commission Thursday that the company will lower its price for curbside pickup in in the city from $17.99 to $16.64, effective with the April billing cycle. Simpsonville has been with Republic for 10 years.

  • Bevin campaigns in Shelby

    During a stumping visit to Shelby County Monday, Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin laid out what he said was his blueprint for a better Kentucky, which includes revamping the state’s health care program.

  • Awaiting manslaughter trial, Monroe arrested for meth lab

    A Shelby County man set to trial next month on manslaughter and drug charges has now been arrested again, this time for manufacturing methamphetamines.

    Lonnie Monroe, 46, was arraigned Tuesday in Shelby District Court on charges of manufacturing meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and controlled substance and endangerment to a child.

    This arrest could cause issues for Monroe, who was already set to stand trial in March for a 2011 crash that resulted in Monroe being charged with second-degree manslaughter and DUI.

  • More weather coming, but mostly bark rather than bite


    After record snowfall and temperatures over the last week, Shelby County residents remained mostly lucky with very few incidents reported in the county.

    And while a few minor flurries are predicted for the weekend, it’s not snow that has local officials worried now.

    “We are going to experience some days we’re all considering heat waves at 32 degrees, but we’re going to drop right back down there [to single digits] so everybody needs to be on guard,” Shelbyville Water Company Manager Tom Doyle said.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Workshop will pace restaurant tax talk
  • SCPS will be in regular session Monday, Feb. 23

    After missing a week of school due to a holiday and four snowdays, Shelby County Public Schools will be back in action at its regular time on Monday, Feb. 23.

    The school district made the announcement on Twitter and its website just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

    After having Monday off for President's Day, the district missed Tuesday through Friday after record-breaking snowfall and low temperatures blanketed the county for the week.

  • Weekend could bring 2nd wave of weather

    After a record snowfall Monday and a record low temperature Thursday, Shelby Countians are ready for a break from frigid temperatures.

    And while that’s on the way, forecasters say, Old Man Winter is not finished, as some more snow, and a wintry mix are on the way. The National Weather Service even issued a winter storm watch late Thursday afternoon, warning of bitter cold wind chills temperatures 10 below zero.

  • Rocky roads

    When most people are snuggled up in a warm bed during the middle of a winter storm, road crews are out braving blowing snow, howling wind and biting cold.

    “This Monday, one of my guys was sick, so I got out with one of my other guys and we came out at three in the morning, and we didn’t leave until eight o’clock that night. We had a seventeen hour day,” said Simpsonville Public Works Director Brian Romine. “That was a long day, but we made it through it – you just have to pace yourself and take some breaks.”

  • Educating the world

    Haleigh LeCompte has spent most of her young life serving underserved communities and she’s not about to quit.

    Having recently returned from student teaching in South Africa, she is currently working with students in Chicago at an educational non-profit where she will serve until July when she flies to the Philippines with the Peace Corps.

    LeCompte, a 2009 Shelby County High School graduate, traces her humanitarian journey right back here to Shelbyville with her church youth mission trips.