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Today's News

  • A champion Oldsmobile

    A retired Oldsmobile dealer, Dayle Davis may not be out selling cars anymore, but he still lives and breathes them, even winning a national award for a rare Olds he owns.

    “The car that I have that is so unusual is an Oldsmobile that's an official pace car that came off the Indianapolis track,” he said. “There's only fifty of these made.”

    And even though Davis retired, he never stopped enjoying cars.

    “I still love my cars; it’s in my blood,” he said.

    He means that literally.

  • Old virus making new comeback

    A virus that hasn’t been seen much since it was identified back in the mid 1960s has surfaced this summer in 12 states, including Kentucky, but so far, no cases have been confirmed in Shelby County, health officials say.

    But some in the health field point out that doesn’t mean it’s not present in the county.

  • Simpsonville’s 25th fall festival Saturday

    With beautiful weather predicted for Saturday, blue skies and temps in the low 70s will make a great backdrop for Simpsonville's 25th annual Fall Festival.

    Festivities will get underway at the Simpsonville Park with the traditional Purnell's Sausage breakfast at 7 a.m. at Simpsonville Gym. The Purnell family will prepare breakfast themselves and serve it up until 10 a.m.

    After that, the fun just keeps on rolling.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said, “Twenty-five years means twenty-five rides and games.”

  • Bucking the expenses of cancer

    A benefit horse show will take place Saturday in Mt. Eden to help raise money for Blake Hundley’s family.

    Last week Kelly and Adam Hundley received the news they had waited so long to hear – their 8-year-old son Blake was cancer free...again.

    Cancer plagued the eight-year-old boy’s life not once, but twice.

    After his initial diagnosis in 2012, a horse show benefit was established to help pay bills. 

    Over $12,000 was raised to help with the costs the family had accrued from travel, food and medical expenses.

  • Faurecia makes official announcement

    Faurecia officials Thursday formally announced their plans to open a plant in Simpsonville in Kingbrook Commerce Park.

    The company had already received approval for a 122,000-square-foot facility that will used for manufacturing auto parts and provide more than 400 new jobs within the first five years of opening.

    In June, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved the company for $3 million in tax incentives.

  • Zone change requested on Frankfort Road

     

    Commercial property is looking to stretch further east on U.S. 60 toward Frankfort.

    A request has been made to the Triple S Planning Commission to change .488 acres of property zoned Residential (R) to Highway Commercial (C-4) and .341 acres from Commercial to C-4.

    The commission will hear the request at Tuesday’s regular meeting, at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street

  • Wrongful death suit filed in 2013 fatal crash

    The widow of a man killed in an accident on Interstate 64 in Shelbyville last year has filed a lawsuit suit against several involved parties.

    Cleo Burtt of Virginia filed the suit in Jefferson Circuit Court Thursday for the wrongful death of her husband, Charles Allen Burtt and for injuries she suffered in the 2013 crash.

  • Wet/dry election petition comes up short

    The deadline has passed for collecting signatures for a wet/dry vote for Shelby County to be held in December, but organizers say all is not lost,

    Katie Sjothun has been leading the drive to collect enough signatures hold a vote on whether or not to allow packaged alcohol sales in the county. Shelby County’s moist status already allows the sale of alcohol by the glass.

    Sjothun has said she needed 4,700 signatures to get the question on the ballot in Dec., but as of now she’s only about halfway there with about 2,300 signatures.

  • Diageo’s focus is on environment

    Diageo North American officials received a warm welcome Tuesday from a local builder’s group when speakign about plans for their distillery on Benson Pike.

    Dan Fesser, director of engineer and innovations for Diageo Distilleries was the guest speaker at the Home Builders Association of Louisville’s last meeting of the year, held at Claudia Sander’s Dinner House.

  • Martinsville residents demand police presence

    After a shooting in Martinsville over Labor Day weekend, city residents are looking for answers.

    Residents of Martinsville attended the Shelbyville City Council meeting Thursday and noted a lack of police presence in the area.

    In anticipation of trying to curb crime in the Martinsville area, residents have arranged a meeting with Mayor Tom Hardesty, Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin, and members of the city council next week.