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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Street bids approved

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday approved unanimously City Engineer Jennifer Herrell’s bid recommendations for street paving.  Herrell said there were six bidders that submitted prices that ranged from $121,534.60 to $158,440.00.  The top three bids came in within $3,000 of each other.

    “So that shows it turned out to be a pretty decent bid,” she said.  Herrell recommended the lowest bidder, Flynn Brothers Construction, Inc. out of Louisville.

    The company also did paving for the city of Shelbyville in 2009 and 2012.

  • Simpsonville celebrates the season

    Plans for Simpsonville’s 27th Fall Festival Saturday are well underway and Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said this year is sure to please.  “There’s something for everyone,” he said. 

    The day’s events include, as usual, the Purnell Sausage breakfast, bounce houses and children’s activities, live music, vendor booths and a parade.  But Truelock said this year they have added a new touch to the celebration.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Innovations sharing experiences

    Thursday’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Collins High School and the board will be treated to a presentation from students in the school’s 3PT (Pace, Place, Path and Time) program, titled Innovations.

    Five schools in the district, Heritage, Southside, Clear Creek, Shelby County and Collins, offer their own version of the 3PT learning model. 

  • Victim identified in Taylorsville Road fatality

    Kentucky State Police have identified the victim of a fatal accident on Taylorsville Road Friday afternoon.

    Julie Mundt, 57, of Louisville, was killed when her 2013 Toyota was struck by a 1997 Mercedes driven by David Moore, 32, of Taylorsville.

    The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 6000th block as Moore, who was traveling north on Taylorsville Road, crossed the center line and struck Mundt's vehicle.

  • Court orders release of records in 2013 death of Jackleen Lane

    After more than three years of searching for answers and fighting appeals, the public may finally get some insight into the Cabinet for Health and Family Service’s oversight in the case of 15-year-old Jackleen Lane.

    Lane was found drowned in an industrial area of Clear Creek in the spring of 2013 after missing from her home for three days.

    The case was closed by police after ruling her death accidental.

  • All in good taste

    Taste and Tunes is celebrating 30 years of pleasing the palate in Shelby County, and this year that reputation will be more deserved than ever, say organizers of the event.

    “We’ll have all the usually good food,” said Johnna Maier, administrative assistant for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

    Whether you’re in the mood for burgers, pizza, tacos, meatballs, or even some more upscale dishes, at $20 for all you can eat, you won’t go away unsatisfied, said Maier.

  • Wet/dry elections start Tuesday

    Tuesday is the first of two wet/dry elections coming up for the county.

    The first election is only for one precinct, however, while the election for the remainder of the county will be the following week, on Sept. 13 when voters will decide if packaged alcohol sales will be allowed in the county.

    Tuesday’s vote for the single precinct, Marshall Doaks, E102, is to establish a winery on an historic property owned by Allan Clore near Eminence.

  • Battle for Life

    At 20 years old, Austin Collins was in prime health and studying to be a police officer.

    Then at a family gathering last Thanksgiving, he developed a sudden, blinding headache and became extremely nauseous.

    “I thought I had the flu – then I woke up two months later,” he said.

    Collins had experienced something that affects 8 out of 100,000 people each year in the United States – a ruptured brain aneurysm.

    He had gone to lay down in his mother’s car, and if he had been left unattended, he could have died.

  • Hilltop for sale

    After more than a dozen years of operating Hilltop Produce and Garden Center, owners Gerald and Sandra Stucker say they are ready to sell the business to focus on enjoying the fruits of their labor.

    The couple of 33 years said they have owned and operated the local produce store at 305 Frankfort Road for 13 of those years because they “needed something to do.”

  • Planet Fitness coming to Midland Center

    Rumors have been stirring for some time regarding the former Winn-Dixie building at 120 Midland Boulevard.  But officials with STCPF, LLC, the Kentucky-based Planet Fitness franchisee, have confirmed that the 42,000 square-foot-building in the Midland Center will soon be home to a new Planet Fitness location, one of more than 1,100 nationwide.