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  • News Briefs: Oct. 23, 2009

     Candlelight vigil for Duckett set for Nov. 9

     

    The family of murder victim James Duckett is holding a candlelight vigil has at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Rockbridge United Methodist Church at 5317 Rockbridge Road.

    Duckett, who lived across the street from the church and worked there, was murdered one year ago on that date. His killer remains at large.

     

    Mooneyhan to address Rotary

  • News Briefs: Oct. 21, 2009

      

    Hempridge Road closed Saturday

    The Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 714, Hempridge Road, Saturday for drain installation. It will be closed to through traffic near the intersection of KY 53 with KY 44 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

  • Schools' planning committee taking shape

    When the Shelby County School Board meets Thursday night at East Middle School, it will take action on a number of agenda items that aim to get the local planning committee put in place and functioning.

    “This is the committee that is put together of school people as well as parents, community and business people, to establish the next set of the facility plan,” Community Relations Coordinator Duanne Puckett said.

    Those agenda items that will be taken action on include:

  • Triple S approves event center in Simpsonville

    Robert Andrews has long had a dream to build a multipurpose event facility in Shelby County.

    With Triple S Planning Commission's approval of his development plan at Tuesday's special meeting, it seems Simpsonville could be the location where that dream comes true.

    Six months ago Andrews, owner of Elegance, LLC., revealed his goal of building a 15,000-square-foot conference center in Shelbyville, but Tuesday he said the site has changed to Simpsonville to allow for bigger and better things.

  • Attorney General: Triple S violated open meetings law

    The Office of the Attorney General has determined that the Triple S Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan committee did not follow protocol when looking at public feedback for the comprehensive plan because it was done behind closed doors and not in the public’s eye.

    The state’s ruling, dated Oct. 13, asserts that the committee “violated the Open Meetings Act by conducting non-public meetings without notice or minutes when the Committee had been created by official action of the Commission.”

  • Overnight rains no big problems

    Friday dawned wet and rainy in Shelby County, complete with swollen creeks and water pooling in roadways.

    Local officials say the 2.4 inches of water that fell in Shelby County overnight has not troubled residents that much, but if the rain continues, that could be another matter.

  • Triple S to ask for zoning computer upgrade

    A zoning computer upgrade is on the agenda to be approved at the Simpsonville City Commissioner's Meeting.

    The meeting will be Wednesday morning at 8:30.

    The upgrade is for a computer server to store more data and continue building GIS for Shelby County. The request is from Triple S Planning and Zoning.

    To finance the upgrade, Triple S is contributing $2,000, while asking Fiscal Court, and the cities of Simpsonville and Shelbyville to share in matching that figure.

  • Triple S to ask for zoning computer upgrade

    A zoning computer upgrade is on the agenda to be approved at the Simpsonville City Commissioner's Meeting.

    The meeting will be Wednesday morning at 8:30.

    The upgrade is for a computer server to store more data and continue building GIS for Shelby County. The request is from Triple S Planning and Zoning.

    To finance the upgrade, Triple S is contributing $2,000, while asking Fiscal Court, and the cities of Simpsonville and Shelbyville to share in matching that figure.

  • Suit filed against former Holiday Inn Express

    A lawsuit has been filed in Shelby Circuit Court by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FCIC) against JMG Hospitality LLC, the former owners of the hotel formerly known as the Holiday Inn Express, now operating as Ritz Inn and Suites. The court granted a motion on Sept. 14 to appoint a receiver in the suit. Greg Berman, attorney for the FDIC, said a receiver “is somebody that the court appoints to go in and protect the assets of the business and to make sure that money isn’t squandered.” The suit said that as of Sept.

  • EARLIER: Staying with the League

     

    The cities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville were benefiting from memberships in the Kentucky League of Cities long before Tom Hardesty and Steve Eden took over as their mayors.

    And Hardesty and Eden both speak resolutely in support of the League, which is undergoing a state audit and internal evaluations after its spending practices were brought into question in an investigation by The Herald-Leader of Lexington.