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  • No formal Sept. 11 observance this year

    Eleven years ago, Shelby County mourned with the nation when nearly 3,000 lives were snuffed out on American soil in an act of terrorism so heinous that people all over the nation vowed they would never forget it.

    Every year since then, Shelby County officials have held services to commemorate that terrible day of Sept. 11, 2001, a day that shook the nation to its core like no other single tragedy has ever done.

    But this year, there will be no services, no public commemoration of any kind, officials say.

  • Weather forces Open Door fundraiser indoors

    Because of the threat of severe weather tnoight, the location of Open Door of Hope's annual fundraiser,  "sleep in a box" set for tonight,  has been moved.

  • EARLIER: Local 911 services close to calling for help

    Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville governments are coming together in support of a statewide movement to help local E911 services.

    Simpsonville kicked off the wave of support with a resolution at Tuesday’s city commission meeting, and Shelbyville took up the cause at Thursday night’s city council meeting.

    The commissions, councils and courts are letting their support be known for a movement to make state legislators realize that funding for local E911 lines is struggling.

  • Bigger Simpsonville festival headlines active weekend

    This weekend promises to be a festivalgoer’s dream, with everything from greatly expanded Simpsonville Fall Festival to the Long Run Massacre re-enactment to several church festivals.

    From Simpsonville to Pleasureville, there will be hot air balloons, food everywhere, music of all kinds, kids’ games, pageants, 5-K runs, big breakfasts and sports, not to mention outdoor drama at the re-enactment.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court accepts health dept tax rate

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted the property tax rate for the Shelby County Health Taxing District on Tuesday night that won’t change from this past fiscal year.

    The rate was set at 3.75 cents per $100 of assessed value and has not changed for several years, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    Magistrate Bill Hedges made a motion to accept the rate, and Magistrate Allen Ruble seconded. The vote was unanimous decision. 

  • Small fixes to be made for big problem on I-64 ramp in Shelby

    Highway officials plan to take a step backward, so to speak, in order to make the Exit 32 eastbound entry ramp to Interstate 64 a little safer until construction to reconfigure it can begin in the spring.

  • Shelby vineyard harvests grapes for sale

    Shelby County’s return to its wine-making roots was in full vintage on Saturday, when Vegh-Davis Vineyard called in a few friends to help gather about 4.5 acres of traminette grapes at a converted farm on Hempridge Road.

  • Arrests made in several burglaries

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has made several arrests in connection with thefts that occurred during the summer in Shelby County, including some metal thefts and a couple of break-ins in the Simpsonville area, including a burglary at Premier Stables in which a cherished horse show ring was stolen.

    Danny Mills Jr., 28, of Simpsonville is charged with second-degree burglary in the Premier Stables break-in that occurred Aug. 27.

  • News briefs: Sept. 7, 2012

    General Assembly sets

    schedule for next session

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) can set their schedules for early next year.

    The 2013 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 8 and will last 30 legislative days.

  • Simpsonville doesn't have an assbestos problem, but there must be a plan

    A building that has no asbestos is required to have an asbestos removal plan, and that’s going to cost the city of Simpsonville a few dollars.

    At issue is the old school building leased from the city by Corpus Christi Academy. Federal law requires that there be an asbestos plan for all schools, City Administrator David Eaton told the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting on Tuesday night.