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  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Fourth Dollar General a no-go

    After hearing several lengthy, and at times heated, comments from the public, the Triple S Planning Commission ultimately made the decision to deny a zone change request for property on Frankfort Road, just west of Elmburg Road.

    With no questions or discussion, commissioners voted unanimously, with Quintin Biagi abstaining, against a zone change from Agricultural to General Commercial in order to develop a fourth Dollar General store in the county. 

  • Nifco looks to expand

    Representatives with Nifco presented an amended development plan during Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting that called for a 26,000 square-foot addition to their existing 200,000 square-foot property on Hudson Boulevard.

  • Music to the ear

    Wakefield Scearce Gallery is well known for classical elegance, and a chamber concert it is hosting next Friday is no exception.

    At 7:30 p.m. Eric Genuis, a classical pianist and composer from Simpsonville, will be accompanied by two world-renowned soloists and a vocalist in a performance in the Science Hill Courtyard.

    The event will also feature light refreshment, said Patti Wilson with the Gallery.

  • Heartfelt award

    The Mission Lifeline Award recognizes the critical, life-saving role that emergency services personnel provide to patients, and this year, named Shelby County EMS as one of its very few gold award recipients.

  • Paving continues in Simpsonville

    The project to pave all city streets in Simpsonville, which went into full swing recently, is continuing this week.

    Officials weren’t sure last week which section of town would be done next, although at Thursday night’s meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission, Mayor Steve Eden said it’s likely that the area around the I-64 exchange would be next.

  • Brandenburg Man killed on I-64

    A Brandenburg man was killed Friday night in the emergency lane on I-64, when he was struck by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel, said police.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Maj. Jason Rice said that John Madden, 55, was killed in the incident, which occurred at 6:50 p.m. at Mile Marker 37 eastbound.

    Madden was struck by a 2009 Mitsubishi passenger car driven by Fred Ditto Jr., 45, also of Brandenburg, who was not injured in the crash.

  • Wet farm tour draws good crowd

    Farmers know all to well how to handle a fickle Mother Nature.

    So when Saturday’s Good Neighbor’s Farm Tour was treated to some heavy downpours, farmers and visitors alike we’re prepared to handle the damp weather while still learning about Shelby County’s agricultural community.

  • Wet farm tour draws good crowd

    Farmers know all to well how to handle a fickle Mother Nature.

    So when Saturday’s Good Neighbor’s Farm Tour was treated to some heavy downpours, farmers and visitors alike we’re prepared to handle the damp weather while still learning about Shelby County’s agricultural community.

  • Finchville welcomes fall

    Tomorrow officially marks the first day autumn and the Finchville Ruritan Club will welcome the season with open arms with its annual festival offering fun and festivities for the whole family.

    The fall celebration will take place both Saturday and Sunday at the Finchville Ruritan Club grounds, at 5596 Taylorsville Road.  The festival will kick-off with a country breakfast Saturday at 7 a.m.  In addition, there will be a chicken dinner at noon on Sunday.

  • Charles Hurt: March 28, 1961 – September 16, 2016

    With four years on the court for the University of Kentucky followed by a career in the military, former Shelby County basketball star Charles “Atlas” Hurt left his mark on the community, the state and possibly even the world.

    “He was such a great guy,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said.  “He was a wonderful ball player here.”

    Hurt passed away Friday after a long battle with leukemia.