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Today's News

  • Drug drop off is Saturday

    If you have expired medication or one you’re not using anymore, now is the time to dispose of it properly.

    Shelby County EMS will host a collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Shelby County Judge-Executive’s office, 419 Washington Street in Shelbyville, for residents to drop off medication to be disposed of safely.

  • Sliding into spring with new playgrounds

    As the warmer air and longer days begin to attract the little ones to the playgrounds around the community, Shelby County Parks’ officials are looking to do a little sprucing up.

    Their spring-cleaning plans have already kicked-off at Clear Creek Park.

    “Phase two of our playground is currently under construction,” said parks director Shawn Pickens.  “The foundation is being worked on currently and in about two to four weeks, the construction of the actual playground will be going in.”

  • Setting the preschool standards

    The rapidly growing Pre-K and kindergarten programs at Corpus Christi Classical Academy in Simpsonville can now add superior director to its list of reasons to enroll.

    Because of her outstanding work in Early Childhood, Tracy Fuller, director of the Pre-K and kindergarten program Corpus Christi, recently joined 117 leaders from across Kentucky in the first session of the KY Super Stars Leadership Academy.

  • Hats off to Derby

    With less than two weeks left to prepare, this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders are working tirelessly as they are starting to feel the pressure.

    And those planning to spend their day trackside at Churchill Downs May 6 are also working diligently to plan and prepare the perfect fashion statement, which often receives just as much attention and focus as the horses on the track.

    From head to toe, spectators will be dressed to the nines. But, of course, no other fashion accessory can top off your style like that of the Derby hat.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Council approves 2nd telecommunications franchise

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council voted in favor of a second ten year, non-exclusive franchise agreement for a telecommunications system, this time with Crown Castle NG Central LLC.

    Fibertech completed a franchise agreement earlier this year.

    Paul Gilbert, Manager of Government Relations for Crown Castle explained to the council that they build wireless infrastructure to help increase the quality of wireless usage.

  • Simpsonville budget increases by 11 percent

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its 2017-18 budget Thursday, which shows an 11 percent increase from the 2016-17 budget.

    This year’s budget calls for a balanced spending plan of $1,658,000, compared to $1,494,000 in 2016. At Thursday’s reading, Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton explained the increase in expected revenue for this year.

    Revenue from the ad volorem tax and from occupational license fees is expected to be on the increase, at $280,000 and $670,000, respectively.

  • Road widening from KY 53 to Rocket Lane pushed back

    Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates discussed the status of some highly anticipated road projects at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) told the court that the widening project scheduled for Mount Eden Road was still on schedule for 2019, but that in the meantime, he hopes a proposal to resurface a portion of the 7000 block of the roadway will be approved.

  • I-64 fatality claims one

    A Frankfort man died after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 Tuesday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that James Long, 62, a retired jockey, died after he crashed at the 36 mile marker on I-64 at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Long, who was returning home from Louisville, was not wearing a seatbelt, said. Rice.

    A longtime jockey in Kentucky, Long was at one time was the only black jockey riding in the state.

    He ended his career in 2008, winning more than 300 races.

  • Planners table turnout issue for resident’s property
  • Human remains undergoing forensic exam

    After trying unsuccessfully to identity human remains that were found in Waddy in January, investigators have turned to forensic experts for help.

    A human skull brought home by a dog in January and additional skeletal remains that were later found, have been turned over to the Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee, said investigators.