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  • Council officially leases land to firefighters, EMS

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  • News Briefs: April 28, 2010

     Prescription drug drop off Thursday

    The Simpsonville Lions Club is sponsoring a drop-off day for out-of-date prescription drugs Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center on Old Veechdale Road.

    People may drop off prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter drugs that have reached their expiration dates or are not being taken anymore because of doctor’s orders.

    Officials advise against simply flushing them down the toilet because that could contribute to environmental hazards.

  • No money problems for new judicial center

    The future of the new judicial center, with its lilac-hued walls reflecting the spring season, seems to be stable, officials say.

    State Rep. Brad Montell said that the $18.4 million structure’s funding is secure.

  • Simpsonville’s Eden back to work after hospital stay

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden was back on the job Thursday for both the city and his job at the West Shelby Water District after a scary trip to the hospital earlier in the week.

    Eden said on Monday night his left arm went numb and he passed out, and he was taken to Jewish Hospital in Louisville, where he underwent a battery of tests.

  • Transportation Cabinet: Beware construction

     

    The folks in Frankfort want you to drive slower through those construction zones along Interstate 64.

    The road-widening project that stretches from Simpsonville into Jefferson County will go on through next year, and officials are concerned that speedy drivers will endanger their workers.

  • Many cats adopted but more are available

    After about 30 cats were dumped on Zaring Mill Road nearly a month ago, Ann Kalmey lost some faith in the way people treated animals.

    Now, after an outpouring of support that saw several cats adopted and money sent to help Kalmey and the cats, she’s turning around.

    “The level of support from the county has been tremendous,” she said.

  • Couple donates land for new county park

    Shelby County Parks Board Chairman Hubert Pollett called it “unbelievably amazing.”

    Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim called it “extremely generous.”

    They are describing Shelby County’s newest park: an equestrian-based, 400-acre facility on Aiken Road in northwest Shelby County on land donated to the county.

  • This is Shelby County 2010

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  • Dozens of dropped-off cats run loose around Zaring Mill

    Ann Kalmey just can’t stand to see any more lost animals wandering around, or worse, on Zaring Mill Road.

    “If these cats could talk, they’d say, ‘We just want to go home,’” she said. “These are lap cats, not wild cats or outside cats, but lap cats.”

    Kalmey is referring to the latest group of cats to be dumped near her home, out in the country.

    Kalmey said she and her neighbors found a large group of cats in a field near a brush pile to be burned by another farmer.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville sets meeting to vote on pay increases

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday set a special meeting for next week to give formal approval for pay raises for the mayor and commissioners.

    The commission passed a first reading of an ordinance that would raise compensation for Mayor Steve Eden from $400 to $800 per month and for the four commissioners from $250 to $350, the first such raises since April of 2003.