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  • Beshear visits Shelby Wednesday

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear makes a stop today at one of Shelby County’s most prominent farms, the home on Taylorsville Road of Kentucky Farmer of the Year Doug Langley.

    Beshear will be there at noon to discuss his Farm Energy and Efficiency and Renewable Energy partnership in Shelby County.

    Chosen Farmer of the Year in June, Langley raises 200 acres of burley tobacco, 2,800 acres of corn, 2,400 acres of soybeans and 60 acres of wheat. He and his family also raise 2,000 head of cattle annually.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 11, 2009

     Eaton completes  training course

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton will be presented with a bronze level award for completing the Public Officials Essential Skills Institute Program, a training course to help local officials expand their knowledge on a variety of issues relevant to communities and the public.

  • Sept. 11 ceremony at Shelby Christian tonight

    It has been 8 years since America was plunged into the depths of fear and disbelief when suicidal Al-Qaeda terrorists caused the deaths of nearly 3,000 people on our own shores on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Shelby County EMS director Steve Wortham has vowed that those deaths in New York and Washington, D.C., should not be forgotten.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 9, 2009

     2010 legislative calendar set

    A schedule for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2010 session was approved today by legislative leaders. The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 5 and adjourn April 13. It is expected to last 60 working days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

  • Hi Point property taxes come before city council

    Shelbyville City Council will hear a first reading Thursday night on property taxes for residents in the Hi Point area in east Shelbyville.

    If this annual ordinance adjustment passes, there are 53 lot owners in Phase I of that development who would pay $1,629.46 per lot in property taxes.

    The action is known as the Clear Creek Public Improvement Bond, and City Clerk Inez Davis explained that this is an annual process because of the bonds were structured on those lots back in the 1990s.

  • Simpsonville wins grant to boost downtown plan

    Simpsonville’s new downtown plan has received a big kickoff: a $320,000 sidewalk grant from the state.

    The grant from the Transportation Enhancement Program will pay for the construction of  a sidewalk along the south side of U.S. 60 from Old Veechdale Road in the east to Fairview Drive in the west, including underground utilities and other enhancements that are part of the city’s Town Center Project.

    The Simpsonville City Commission will have to appropriate $80,000 in matching funds for this $400,000 project, which will get under way in 2010.

  • Old-fashioned ‘dial a news’ is hung up

    Dial A News, the phone-based news service covering Spencer and Shelby counties since the 1960s, disconnected last week.

    For no charge, callers could dial a local telephone number 24 hours a day and hear pre-recorded news briefs and advertising deals from their community.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 4, 2009

     Obama's speech to students

  • Drainage problems cause flooding in Simpsonville

    Lakeshore Drive in Simpsonville no longer runs along a lake – that was filled in nearly 30 years ago – but there still is plenty of water in that area, and some of it is causing problems for residents.

    There has been flooding behind the properties on the north side of  Lakeshore, where it intersects with Cardinal Drive and Old Veechdale Road. Residents have reported water in their homes, basements, vehicles and out buildings.

  • Man saves friend from being crushed

    Doug Tyler says he now knows what it feels like to be caught between a rock and a hard place.

    He says he is only alive today because of the quick and heroic actions of his friend, Chase Stivers.

    Tyler was helping his brother, Roger, repair an RV at TTS RV Repair on Frankfort Road, when the bed inside the camper malfunctioned and came down on him, trapping his head in a vise-like grip.