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Today's News

  • Deck the halls

    Amber Oaks treated guests Thursday to caroling, delicious desserts, finger foods, music and fun holiday conversation, as they celebrated their 8th annual Festival of Trees.

    The event offered guests an opportunity to visit with Santa, dine on sweet treats and browse and bid on numerous holiday auction items.

    The assisted living residence hosts the event and businesses, organizations and clubs throughout the community, as well as local schools, donate handcrafted wreaths and trees for their silent auction.

  • Cruisin’ Claus

    Those Shelbyville drivers lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus rolling down the highway are being blessed with a little extra Christmas cheer this season.

    With a personality as vibrant as his suit, Terry “Rob” Roberts may not be the real Santa Claus, but he certainly embodies the spirit of Father Christmas.

  • Solid waste center celebrates one year

     

  • County approves sheriff’s fee budget

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fee Budget for 2015-16 at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    Magistrates also approved other standard end of the year items for Sheriff Mike Armstrong’s office, including deputies’ salaries and bonds.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong's 2015-16 budget is $1,527,300, compared to $1,495,800 in 2014, an increase of less than 2.5 percent, with revenue for his office coming from a percentage of the property taxes it collects.

  • Musical benefit raises money for Angel Tree

    With most of the audience consisting of people who could remember when the likes of Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, and, of course, Elvis Presley, ruled, 15-month old Presleigh Marie strutted her stuff in the aisles, clapping her hands in time to the tunes.

    The tot’s antics were appropriate, however, inasmuch as the proceeds from the Angel Tree Benefit Show will all go to furnish toys for children for Christmas.

  • Fiscal court releases state’s audit

    The State Auditor’s office has released the audit of the Shelby County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending in June, 2014, a time period during which a former employee wreaked havoc on the county’s finances, the report says.

    The report refers to Jenny King as a “former employee” that overpaid herself and her spouse a total of $21,346 in unearned payments.

  • A folly jolly Christmas

    T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town,

    mishaps were happening all around.

    The neighbor’s lights flickered on the tree in their den

    because they carelessly plugged too many in.

    A candle still burns in a window down the hall,

    as they sleep and dream of Black Friday shopping at the new outlet mall.

    And as Saint Nicholas tiptoes on the roof of their home,

    he slips and trips and lets out a painful moan.

  • Auto Truck Group to relocate to Simpsonville

    As the calendar flips to 2016, Simpsonville will welcome yet another business to its rapidly growing industrial base.

    Auto Truck Group has announced its relocation from the Louisville facility to an 80,000 square-foot facility at 30 Kingbrook Parkway in Simpsonville.

    Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial Foundation, said they are happy with the announcement.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Commission to consider Gordon Lane industrial development

     

    Two zone changes will top Tuesday’s Triple S Zoning meeting, 6:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    The first zone change request is for 61-acres of property in the unincorporated area of Shelby County on the south side of Gordon Lane, just east of KY 55 and owned by Rut N’ Strut Distillery, LLC.

    The second zone change pertains to less than 10 acres of adjacent property on Gordon Lane.  Both zone changes have been requested from TDA Properties, Inc. from Agricultural (A) to Light Industrial (I-1).

  • The Community in Christmas

    The Shelby County community Tuesday will again rally around families struggling to make it through the Christmas holiday with an event that has long standing roots here.

    Community Christmas, a joint effort between Operation Care and Shelby Industries, started in 2004 as Christmas at Claudia’s and has evolved over the years.

    But one thing that hasn’t changed is the positive effect it’s had on the county.

    Community Christmas is serving more than 1,100 children this year, a figure that is actually down said organizers.