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  • Schools closed again Tuesday

    Shelby County schools will be closed again Tuesday.

    This means the new final school date of June 3, just approved Thursday, will have to be revisited.

    The President's Day holiday on Monday, with schools, public offices and banks closed, was greeted with an all-day snowstorm that hampered roads and caused delays in clearing streets in some areas.

    With estmates of 5 to 8 inches of fresh snow in the county, early morning clearing work was rendered useless by the continuing snow and plummeting temperatures.

  • Simpsonville close to starting on downtown project

    The Simpsonville City Commission took another step Tuesday toward starting its downtown project.

    Mayor Steve Eden reported that the city is close to completing a deal with American Engineers Inc. (AEI).

    “We’re in discussion to work with them [AEI] on the downtown project,” the Mayor said during the meeting. “We think it’s realistic that we can be done with the first part of the project by November, breaking ground this spring.

  • Exreme Makeover Home Edition wants you

     “Driver, move that bus!”

  • Fiscal Court approves overlay district

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a second reading Tuesday for an ordinance that will establish a Building Exterior Quality Design Overlay District.

    "What that means is that anyone who lives on Frankfort Road from Marsh Mobile Home Park out to the high school who wants to do any building will now have to submit exterior design specifications to planning and zoning," Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

  • School closed again on Wednesday

    School officials announced Tuesday afternoon that they would be closed again today.

    "We put some people out on the roads to take a look at them and make a determination on that," said Gary Kidwell, Director of Student Accounting and Support Services.

    At Thursday's school board meeting the board approved a change to the calendar, moving the end of school back from May 28 to June 3. However with Tuesday being out it would move to June 4.

  • News Briefs: Feb, 12, 2009

     Holiday closings

    Presidents Day will be celebrated Monday. All schools, government offices, post offices and banks will be closed. The Sentinel-News will be closed, too.

     

    Rescheduled events:

  • Icy treachery for traffic

    Shelby County looked more like tundra than bluegrass Tuesday morning, with cars stuck everywhere, wheels spinning on glassy roadways and students getting a day at home.

    "It was terrible," Simpsonville Police Chief Scott Chappell said. "We had cars stuck everywhere, and even a guy who went over a guard rail and flipped over."

  • News Briefs: Feb, 10, 2009

    Rescheduled events: The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meeting has been  rescheduled for 7 p.m.

  • School bus accident sends 3 students to hospital

    Three students were hospitalized Thursday morning after a Shelby County school bus hit a guardrail as it negotiated a turn on its way to school.

    The accident happened as the driver was pulling out from Hempridge Road onto U.S. 60 heading west toward west and caught the rear bumper of the bus on the guardrail.

  • EARLIER: Triple S tells businesses to clean up the junk

    There may not a problem with junkyards in Shelby County in general, but residents tend to prefer there not be one in the middle of town.   

    That's why the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission has sent letters demanding that the owners of two properties on Midland Trail clean up their junk yards.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said letters were sent Dec. 10 to Ethington Auto Sales and Ethington Brothers Inc., stating that their properties on the Shelbyville's West End violated county zoning laws.