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  • Officials reviving human rights commission

    Officials from the county's three governments plan to resuscitate a local human rights commission that has been inactive for more than a decade.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said they will appoint members to a human rights commission board that will serve as a local adjunct of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission. The state rights commission is charged with enforcing the state's Civil Rights Act, which forbids discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

  • County gets FEMA grant for windstorm damage

    Shelby County will be one of 33 counties in Kentucky to receive federal aid to clean up after last month's windstorm.

    Local Disaster and Emergency Services officials said the county will receive $154,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because of the downed trees, roof damage and other destruction caused when the remnants of Hurricane Ike brought 70-mile-per-hour winds to the county on Sept. 14.

  • Deed transfers

    Gary Coffey and Carlotta J. Coffee to Stephen R. Coleman, parcels of Stone Farm divided, $265,000.

    Donald Hamilton, Inc., to Robert and Carolyn Wolfe, tract 6, Reynolds Farm division, $231,801.74.

    Nader Ehsani and Fourouzan Majdian to Aaron and Sopit Kinakin, lot 172, Persimmon Ridge, phase VIII, $387,000.

    Commonwealth Bank and Trust to Mane Photo, LLC , property in Colt Run Subdivision, 125,000.

    Daniel Jr. and Brittney Flanagan to Jennifer R. Delozier, lot 178, Midland Estates, section VII, $116,000.

  • Simpsonville moves forward on downtown 'vision'

    The Simpsonville City Commission Tuesday voted to advertise and accept bids from consulting firms that would draw up plans for a downtown district.

    Earlier this year, the commission asked Triple S Planning and Zoning Executive Director Ryan Libke to help the city take a look at the U.S. 60 corridor through Simpsonville by using a small-area study. Such a study would find ways to create a true downtown Simpsonville along U. S. 60.

  • Troopers cracking down on road rage against truckers

    Drivers need to be more considerate when sharing the road with truckers or face the increasing possibility that they could be ticketed by the Kentucky State Police.

    KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced this week the launch of a "TACT" campaign (Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks) to address hostile driving behaviors between commercial motor vehicles and motorists.

  • Neighbor denies provoking minister to pull gun

    A Bagdad man who was the alleged target of his neighbor's wrath said he did not provoke the incident in any way.

    R.Z. Miller, also of Bagdad, is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment for pulling a gun on his neighbor, Dana Duncan.

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    Miller pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Shelby District Court on a charge of second-degree wanton endangerment. He will appear for a pre-trial hearing.

    Miller said in an interview last week that he only raised his gun in an incident July 24 because Duncan had threatened him with a Weed Eater.

  • Lady Rockets wrap up play, wait for results

    The Shelby County girls' golf team wrapped up its State Tournament trip early Thursday morning, but the girls now have to wait and see while other teams finish their rounds.

    Shelby County is currently in seventh place, but four teams have yet to finish.

    Candice Wiley and Michaela Manley were the only Lady Rockets who had to return to play this morning.

  • Lady Rockets make cut, finish first round at No. 5

    The Shelby County girls' golf team finished the first round in 5th place with a 347, just 17 strokes off the lead of No. 1 Glasgow.

    The Lady Rockets trail Glasgow, West Jessamine, Scott County and Russell County.

    Candice Wiley leads Shelby County with a 1-over par 73, and is tied with North Hardin's Lydia Gumm for fourth individually. Emma Talley, of Caldwell County, is the leader after the first round with a 7-under 65.

    Wiley was headed back to the practice range at about 12:30 p.m.

  • Wiley remains in top five

    Shelby County's Candice Wiley remains in the top five through nine holes in the second round of the Girls' State Golf Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club Wednesday.

    Wiley had a chance to make a move after a birdie on No. 7 pushed her to 2-under for the round and 1-under for the tournament, but back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 pushed her back to even for the round and 1-over for the tournament. She finished the front nine tied for fourth.

  • Commercial changes coming to downtown Shelbyville - 4 new businesses opening as some depart

    The lineup of businesses in downtown Shelbyville is about to have some noticeable changes, with a new retail outlet filling open store fronts at 718 Main Street as soon as Friday.

    That's where To Be Continued, a clothing and furniture consignment store, will assume space vacated by longtime downtown businesses Image Tree, which has closed, and Country Squire, which has reduced its space.

    Also coming soon are Through The Looking Glass, a new boutique tea room, a new counseling service and a new gallery.

    Departing are the bridal shop Eventuality and Main Street Music.