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  • Simpsonville City Commission: Residents voice criticism of mall traffic

    A group of about 20 residents of neighborhood on the outskirts of Simpsonville turned out Wednesday to voice loud disapproval of the way traffic control was handled during the first two weeks after the opening of the Outlet Mall of the Bluegrass.

    The group has been dissatisfied with the results of recent road construction on Veechdale and Buck Creek roads, and several encountered huge backups trying to get back and forth from their homes during the first two weekends after the mall opened on July 31.

  • Hey Joe!

    When one door closes another door often opens.  The saying is true in the case of 1637 Midland Trail, where Beef ‘O’ Brady’s closed its doors last fall.

    Now more than a year later the doors are swinging back open and the space is being revitalized as a new restaurant moves in.

    Joe Bishop, owner of Bungalow Joe’s Bar & Grill, 7813 Beulah Church Road, Louisville, is clearing the dust and making plans for his second location in the Middleton Station shopping center.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Tractor Supply OK’d to move forward with new location

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission’s focus at Tuesday’s regular meeting was all about business.

    Not just efficiently completing their agenda, but about new business locations in the Shelbyville area.

    The commission approved a new location for Tractor Supply on Old Brunerstown Road. Currently located in Midland Shopping Center, the store is requesting a location for its own freestanding store.

    However, the commission made a request of their own.

  • Firing a Bulleit

    With shovels in hand, Diageo and Kentucky officials stood before a crowd yesterday morning and took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for The Bulleit Distilling Company, and officially tabbed the bourbon and rye distiller’s home as Shelby County.

    “What an exciting day, not only for Shelby County but indeed for the entire commonwealth of Kentucky,” Governor Steve Beshear said. “These folks could have built this distillery anywhere, they chose here in Shelby County and you folks in Shelby County ought to feel proud about that.”

  • Shelby County School Board: Board expected to keep tax rate is flat

    For the second straight year it appears that the Shelby County Board of Education will not change its property tax rate.

    At Thursday night’s meeting, Neihof recommended keeping the rate the same, and board members agreed. Though there wasn’t much discussion, board member Karen Sams said she thought it was a good idea, as did board member Eddie Mathis.

  • Men’s health fair Saturday at JHS

    The 14th annual Men’s Health Fair will be hosted by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Saturday and organizers of the event say it is an invaluable resource for men.

    “We’ll have twelve hundred dollars of free testing for men,” said Tony Carriss, chair of the Men’s Health Fair Committee, which organizes the event.

  • County likely to keep tax rate flat

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will wait until the last day to set it’s property tax rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year, but that rate is not likely to change.

    “That’s the recommendation that’s going to be coming from me and the finance committee,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger after the meeting of the fiscal court Tuesday morning.

  • Shelby quilt is best in show

    When it comes to creative endeavors such as painting, photography, and being handy with a needle, Shelby County residents shone at the Kentucky State Fair this year.

    From Brenda Lee in Waddy (knitting) to Donna Owen (painting china) and Patrice Payton (needlepoint) in Simpsonville, to Karen Collins (knitting) in Shelbyville, all earned several ribbons.

    And Linda Sanford of Shelbyville stood above the crowd in the quilting competition.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Aug. 20, 2014

    Kentucky students show

    improvement on ACT

     

    Kentucky public high school graduates still trail the national ACT test averages but are making gains over the past five years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Trash, recycling ordinance to take next step

    After a long anticipated wait, the Shelbyville City Council will finally take the next, and most important, step in exploring the concept of citywide garbage and recycling collection.

    At Thursday’s regular meeting, 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville, the council will review the final RFPs.

    During a council meeting earlier this month, City Attorney Steve Gregory said that he expected to have the RFPs ready by last week. However, Gregory explained that there are some things within the RFP specs that still need to be wrapped up.