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  • Attorney General: Triple S violated open meetings law

    The Office of the Attorney General has determined that the Triple S Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan committee did not follow protocol when looking at public feedback for the comprehensive plan because it was done behind closed doors and not in the public’s eye.

    The state’s ruling, dated Oct. 13, asserts that the committee “violated the Open Meetings Act by conducting non-public meetings without notice or minutes when the Committee had been created by official action of the Commission.”

  • Overnight rains no big problems

    Friday dawned wet and rainy in Shelby County, complete with swollen creeks and water pooling in roadways.

    Local officials say the 2.4 inches of water that fell in Shelby County overnight has not troubled residents that much, but if the rain continues, that could be another matter.

  • Triple S to ask for zoning computer upgrade

    A zoning computer upgrade is on the agenda to be approved at the Simpsonville City Commissioner's Meeting.

    The meeting will be Wednesday morning at 8:30.

    The upgrade is for a computer server to store more data and continue building GIS for Shelby County. The request is from Triple S Planning and Zoning.

    To finance the upgrade, Triple S is contributing $2,000, while asking Fiscal Court, and the cities of Simpsonville and Shelbyville to share in matching that figure.

  • Triple S to ask for zoning computer upgrade

    A zoning computer upgrade is on the agenda to be approved at the Simpsonville City Commissioner's Meeting.

    The meeting will be Wednesday morning at 8:30.

    The upgrade is for a computer server to store more data and continue building GIS for Shelby County. The request is from Triple S Planning and Zoning.

    To finance the upgrade, Triple S is contributing $2,000, while asking Fiscal Court, and the cities of Simpsonville and Shelbyville to share in matching that figure.

  • Suit filed against former Holiday Inn Express

    A lawsuit has been filed in Shelby Circuit Court by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FCIC) against JMG Hospitality LLC, the former owners of the hotel formerly known as the Holiday Inn Express, now operating as Ritz Inn and Suites. The court granted a motion on Sept. 14 to appoint a receiver in the suit. Greg Berman, attorney for the FDIC, said a receiver “is somebody that the court appoints to go in and protect the assets of the business and to make sure that money isn’t squandered.” The suit said that as of Sept.

  • EARLIER: Staying with the League

     

    The cities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville were benefiting from memberships in the Kentucky League of Cities long before Tom Hardesty and Steve Eden took over as their mayors.

    And Hardesty and Eden both speak resolutely in support of the League, which is undergoing a state audit and internal evaluations after its spending practices were brought into question in an investigation by The Herald-Leader of Lexington.

  • Shelby County Industry 2009

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  • Simpsonville gears up for 2010 census

    Simpsonville officials expect the 2010 census to show the population has more than doubled.

    During the Wednesday morning's meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission, City Administrator David Eaton guesstimated that the population had grown to 3,000 since the 2000 census, which reported 1,281 residents.

    "It does have an effect on revenue and what we can bring in here through grants," said Eaton, who suggested the commission advertise the census.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 16, 2009

     

    Hempridge Road closed Saturday

    The Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 714, Hempridge Road, Saturday for drain installation. It will be closed to through traffic near the intersection of KY 53 with KY 44 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

     

    Judges attend fall college

  • Shelby sticks with KACo despite problems

     Shelby County has been a member of the Kentucky Association of Counties since it was established 31 years ago, and local officials say they stand behind the organization despite the upheaval created by a report of inappropriate spending by its executives.

    KACo, as it is known, was revealed in a series of stories by The Herald-Leader in Lexington to have had lavish and questionable spending by its leaders and loose oversight of its leadership.