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Today's News

  • WICHE: Clean up vegetable garden, plant a cover crop

    This year more then any other it will be important to clean up all that old vegetable debris. It was a wet season, so therefore an active fungal disease season. We need to remove the old dead debris to remove the disease from the vicinity.

    Pull up plants and rake away leaves once the plants have stopped producing.

  • Officials fired up to fight fall burn

    Burn, baby, burn may be great for a song title, but it is not a scenario that firefighters want to see.

    Local fire departments want to spread the word like wild fire that the Fire Hazard Season began last week and will continue throughout Dec. 15.

    And Shelby already is off to a hot start, with a barn fire and a garage fire already this week.

  • Officials fired up to fight fall burn

    Burn, baby, burn may be great for a song title, but it is not a scenario that firefighters want to see.

    Local fire departments want to spread the word like wild fire that the Fire Hazard Season began last week and will continue throughout Dec. 15.

    And Shelby already is off to a hot start, with a barn fire and a garage fire already this week.

  • My Word: A summer in D.C. teaches us a lot

    With graduation from the University of Kentucky quickly approaching, I was faced with a decision. Should I hop right into the job market, or should I take some time to investigate other things that I had aspired to do? I chose to delay the job search and instead apply for an unpaid internship in Washington D.C. with U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie.  I’m glad I did. The experience was outstanding. Upon graduating, I received confirmation for the internship and had to be in D.C. by May 31  to begin work.

  • Simpsonville moves closer to new village center

    The Simpsonville city commissioners continued the process of creating a new village center in Tuesday's meeting.

    With unanimous consent, Mayor Steve Eden signed a letter to the Triple S Planning Commission initiating a text amendment to zoning regulations and a map amendment to the zoning map.

  • EARLIER: Kroger to build megastore in Shelbyville

     

    Kroger in Shelbyville is about to grow into a megastore.

    Triple S Planning and Zoning approved a development plan Tuesday for a new Kroger Marketplace store near the location of the current store in Hi-Point Shopping Center at Boone Station Road and Williamsburg Road in Shelbyville.

    “It’s twice as big as the current store,” Ryan Libke, executive director of the Triple S Planning Commission said.

  • ‘Wine and spirit shop’ added to new Kroger’s plans

    It's still on the way, but it'll look a tad different than originally thought when it's completed.

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved initial plans for a new 125,000-square-foot, Kroger Marketplace grocery store in the Hi-Point Shopping Center back in April.

    On Tuesday, the commission approved an amended plan, adding 4,000 square feet to the development plan to accommodate a wine and spirit shop.

  • Rockets hold off Eastern, 41-34
  • We congratulate: Painted Stone Elementary for its accomplishments

    The E-mail arrived with a well-intentioned message: With so many problems in our schools, it’s nice to see a story of accomplishment on the front page of the newspaper.

    The story mentioned was the coverage of Painted Stone Elementary’s significant and admirable improvement in its standardized test scores.

    No school in the district did better than Painted Stone, which achieved growth goals that are not just statistics but measures of how effectively our younger students are carrying the ball of education toward the end zone of excellence.

  • What we think: The flu situation should be feared

     The predictions and reports about the flu seasons this fall are more ferocious and frightening than a town-hall meeting about health care.

    Everyone is talking about the topic, but we fear the masses may be missing the message.

    Medical experts are drawing dire pictures for both the seasonal flu and the dreaded H1N1 (swine) flu. Some predict a pandemic, and residents are flocking to doctors, clinics and pharmacies to be inoculated.