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  • Old Stone Inn liquor license denied

    The immediate status of the Old Stone Inn is uncertain after an action filed in Franklin Circuit Court Wednesday by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet.

    The civil summons served to Shelley Marie Thompson, states that the Old Stone Inn owes a large sum of money in taxes, penalties and interest and says “an injunction should be issued enjoining the operation of the defendant’s business.”

  • A class act

    It has been said that you can’t go home again, but Stanton Garr has come as close as one can get, and in his case, it may be even better, he said.

    Managing to look both distinguished and boyish at the same time, Garr leaned back in his chair and brushed back a stray lock of hair as he contemplated his return to his native Shelbyville after a 30-year career in musical theater in New York.

  • Elementary student dropped at wrong stop

    District officials have extended their apologies to SCPS second grade student, Will Vanhoy and his parents after he was dropped off at the wrong bus stop Wednesday afternoon.

    “We made a mistake and we are sorry,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.  “We have reached out to the family and apologized.”

    The district explained that a substitute bus driver had dropped Will off at the wrong stop a few blocks away from his home. 

  • Expediting zoning violations

    Triple S Executive Director, Ryan Libke, shared with the commission Tuesday his plans to meet with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and other city officials Thursday morning to discuss a plan could speed up and tighten punishments enforced upon those who violate zoning regulations.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Goldey’s approved for expansion

    Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting was fairly cut and dry with three quick and unanimous approvals.

    Will Hagan, an engineer with Kerry P. Magan consulting engineers, kicked off the meeting when he presented a development plan for a warehouse addition on behalf of Goldey’s Heating and Cooling.

    The plan proposes to add a 1,512 square-foot warehouse to the existing office on a 1-acre lot at 728 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.

    An HVAC office currently occupies the property with a storage building/warehouse to the south.

  • Crosley is expanding

    Having outgrown their 260,000 square-foot distribution and warehouse in Simpsonville, Crosley, an electronics and furniture company, is ready to expand. 

    “We need more space as our product line continues to grow,” Crosley CEO Bo LeMastus said.

    Crosley will lease a 255,000 square-foot building adjacent to their current Simpsonville facility in Kingbrook Commerce Park from their longtime landlord, Noltemeyer Capital.

    “We’ve been with them probably fifteen years,” he said.

  • Embezzlement cases get new hearing dates

    Three high profile embezzlement cases were on the docket for Shelby Circuit Court Monday, but only one received a new court date.

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested in August 2014, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has a jury trial scheduled for March 14. Her first pretrial was Monday, and she does not have another scheduled before her trial date.

  • Winter storm bad, but not terrible

    The weather event that took Shelby by storm on Sunday packed some punch, but not much wallop, though maybe preparedness was the reason behind that, some say.

    “I think we did fine, it was kind of a long event, but the temperatures coming up helped us a lot,” said Shelbyville Public Works Supervisor Tom Wright. “All in all, everything worked out fine.”

    Out on county roads, things were a little stickier, though not overly so, said Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt.

  • Pickup trucks rams into Metzger’s store

    No one was injured when a pickup truck rammed into the front of Metzger’s Country Store Sunday afternoon.

    The driver, Zachary Myatt, 32, of Simpsonville, had passed out at the wheel of his F150 pickup truck, due to a seizure, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Younger in his report of the incident.

    Metzger’s employee Kay Madigan said there were no customers in the store at the time, around 2:30 p.m., and that only a few other employees were working, including a volunteer who works with the cats housed at the store.

  • County tables Gordon Lane zone change

    A zone change request for Gordon Lane that came before the Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday has been tabled and scheduled for the county’s March 2 meeting.

    The request was to switch from agricultural to light industrial for 61 acres located on Gordon Lane owned by Bruce and Joyce Nethery and fewer than 10 acres of adjacent property owned by Lewiston, Inc.

    TDA Properties wanted a zone change in order to create 22 light industrial lots varying from 1.5 to 6.7 acres for small industry warehousing and office warehouses.