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  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – More retail space for Mt. Eden Road


    The Triple S Planning Commission will review the development plan for the Prodigy Retail Center when they meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    The plan proposes an 11,900 square-foot retail center for 1263 Mt. Eden Road in Shelby County.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said his office is unaware of any particular use for the space.

  • Investigators say Putnam refused polygraph


  • Shelby teen dies in custody


  • Putnam pleads not guilty

    Simpsonville Police Officer Terry Putnam, who was arrested last week in connection with the November burglary of that police department, will remain in custody after his arraignment in Shelby District Court Tuesday.

    Putnam, dressed in striped jail attire, stood silently next to his attorney, Brian Butler of Louisville, as Butler pleaded not guilty on his behalf.

    Although Butler gave an impassioned plea on his behalf for a bond reduction, Shelby District Judge J.R. RoBards refused to lower Putnam’s $50,000 cash bond.

  • John Lyle Miller Oct. 25, 1927 – Jan. 12, 2016

    If you could describe the ability to overcome adversity with just a name, it would be John Lyle Miller.

    Miller passed away Tuesday after 88 very fulfilled years of life in Shelby County.

    “What really makes his life pretty unique in what he did accomplish, at age three he had a childhood disease that left him deaf,” Miller’s son, Mike, said, explaining that he learned to read lips with the help of his mother and grandmother and did not get a hearing aid until he was eleven- or twelve-years-old.

  • Billion-dollar bandwagon

    With no players claiming a win after Saturday’s Powerball drawing, the jackpot rose past the several hundred million-dollar mark and, for the first time, into the billion-dollar range.  Now, at $1.5 billion, Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is the largest in world history.

    In response, Americans are lining the sidewalks of lotto vendors, eagerly anticipating a quick jump into the nation’s 1 percent.

  • Shelbyville City Council-Council hears toy drive update

    The Shelbyville City Council met briefly Thursday and heard a report from Brad Haymond of the Shelbyville Professional Firefighters Local 4431.

    Haymond said thanks to many caring community members and businesses, the Shelbyville Fire Department and Shelbyville Professional Firefighters Local 4431 provided a happier Christmas this year for more than 100 children through their annual toy drive.

  • A VEX-ing competition

    With one team taking home top honors at the first competition hosted at its own school, the Collins VEX robotics team made the Titans proud Saturday.

    VEX coach Tim Oltman looked around during the event and expressed his pleasure with the turnout.

    “We have thirty-five teams here from all over the state; they have three to eight members each. This is great for our first tournament ever,” he said.



    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear the first Strategic Leadership Plan update of the new year when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Eddie Oakley, SCPS chief operations operator, and Lisa Smith, SCPS deputy superintendent/chief academic officer, will present an update on all five strands of the plan, SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

    “It will include a look back at the first half of our year and a view of our goals for the second half,” he said.


  • Putnam suspended without pay

    The Simpsonville City Commission’s meeting Thursday night was short, but not so sweet, as commissioners dealt with a disciplinary matter.

    The commission met for a half hour in closed session to determine a course of action regarding Simpsonville Police Officer Terry Putnam’s arrest earlier that day. Putnam had been arrested by Kentucky State Police investigators in connection with the burglary and theft of thousands of dollars from the Simpsonville Police Department on Nov. 6.