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Today's News

  • New housing OKd next to Collins High School

    Triple S Planning & Zoning Commission gave its preliminary approval Tuesday for a new housing development on Discovery Boulevard, next to the new Martha Layne Collins High School.

    This 53-acre tract, to be called Catalpagreen, would consist of 95 lots for single-family homes and include more than 20 acres of open space.

    The property is owned by WAZE Development Company, LLC, of Louisville and is the first phase of is portion of the Arlington-Ardmore development project, which encompasses 440 acres.

  • Shelby family ignores flu concerns, heads to China for new daughter

    A family from Shelbyville isn't letting the swine flu scare, or an ocean, keep them from their new daughter.

    Mike and Cynthia Pettit of Sherrie Drive, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Marlee, are on their way to China today, where they'll be meeting 18-month-old Maggie.

    And though this is their second trip to China — they found Marlee through an adoption agency when she was 10 months old — this time around brings a new set of concerns.

  • EARLIER: Peebles is coming to Shelbyville

    Shoppers for name-brand clothes soon will have another option if they want to buy locally. Peebles is coming.

    Peebles will open a department store in Shelbyville on Aug. 20, said Barry Lester, new store development administrator for the company.

    Peebles will occupy the space formerly leased by Goody's in Village Plaza on Midland Trail.

    Peebles bills itself as a specialist “in bringing nationally-known, brand-name apparel, accessories, footwear and cosmetics to small towns and communities across the U. S.”

  • News briefs: July 22, 2009

     Public meetings set

    in study of east end

    The City of Shelbyville and Triple S Planning Commission are working on a small area plan for Shelbyville's East End. Two public meetings are being held during the creation of this plan.

    A public workshop is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. The meeting is to develop a vision and identify issues.

  • Simpsonville woman loses twins in car crash

    Mount Washington Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a tragic Wednesday afternoon accident that may have resulted in the death of unborn twins.

    The accident on KY-44 East involved pregnant mother Jennifer E. Smothers, 20, of Simpsonville. She sustained serious injuries, according to Mount Washington fire officials.

    The driver of the other vehicle involved was Melissa D. Caudill, 40, of Mount Washington. She sustained serious injuries but was later released from the University of Louisville Hospital, according to Mount Washington Police.

  • Board to decide on Collins athletic fields, honor namesake

    The Shelby County Board of Education will be making decisions about the new Martha Layne Collins High School at its meeting Thursday night while also honoring its namesake.

    The board is set to consider how to bid out the athletic facilities at the new school, which has been a topic of discussion in the past few weeks.

    Superintendent James Neihof said he expects board members to vote to seek bids for a multi-purpose stadium at Collins for football, soccer and track, as well as separately for softball and baseball game fields.

  • Horse Show Jubilee kicks off next week

    First Lady Jane Beshear will speak at the 13th annual Jubilee Kickoff Breakfast on Thursday at Undulata Farm, marking the beginning of the Jubilee celebrations leading up to the Shelbyville Horse Show, which opens July 29.

  • Revere Packaging earns Supplier of the Year award from Continental

    For a short time, the production floor at Revere Packaging in Shelbyville was a sea of blue – and not everyone was a UK fan.

    The workers' sky blue shirts were a token of recognition of the food packaging company's latest award from one of its customers. Continental Airlines named Revere its Supplier of the Year for 2008.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, July 24, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Dylan E. Cortese, 21, of 924 Henry Clay Ave. No. 2 in Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Henry Clay Street and charged with first-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

    Danny James Mills, 25, of 634 10th Street in Shelbyville was arrested Monday  at U.S. 60 and Meadow Ridge Road and charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree unlawful access to a computer.

  • A local 'folk' on the music scene

    Harold Thom of Simpsonville learned his first guitar chords from Hank Williams Sr. when he was 14 years old.

    Since then, he has seen and done a lot in his music career, playing with some of the biggest names in folk and country music history with his band The Cumberlands.

    And though Thom said the group never had a top-five hit, they came close.