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  • EARLIER: Simpsonville commission gives final OK to raises

    In a special, 3-minute meeting Monday afternoon at Simpsonville City Hall, the Simpsonville City Commission gave unanimous approval to pay increases for its members.

    The raises, which would go into effect in January, call for the mayor’s monthly stipend to increase from $400 to $800 and the four commissioners’ from $250 to $350.

  • News Briefs: April 30, 2010

     Collins High selected

    for engineering program

    Martha Layne Collins High School officially was selected for the Project Lead the Way program Wednesday.

    "We are fortunate to be among the schools selected. This was a major undertaking that will have a major academic impact on our students," said Anthony Hatchell, Collins' principal.

  • City may consider KLC finance plan

    Shelbyville City Council is planning to hear a resolution to join the Kentucky League of Cities' new Interlocal Finance Corporation at Thursday’s meeting.

    But Mayor Tom Hardesty said on Tuesday that the resolution may be taken off the agenda.

  • KLC asks council to join finance corporation

    The Kentucky League of Cities has proposed that Shelbyville be one of the first in the state to join the group's new Interlocal Finance Corporation.

    Garrett Drakeford, the director of financial services for KLC, previewed for the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday details of the agreement and invited the city  to join Williamstown as the two inaugural members.

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    The Simpsonville Lions Club is sponsoring a drop-off day for out-of-date prescription drugs Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center on Old Veechdale Road.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