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Today's News

  • Secular invocation recalls separation of church and state conversation

    For the first time since adopting an ordinance to have a local church leader deliver an invocation to start its meeting, the Shelbyville City Council opened Thursday’s meeting with a secular invocation.

    However, the change seemed to leave some council members and some attending the meeting confused.

    Linda Allewalt stated that because she was not delivering a prayer, there was no need for people to stand, fold their hands, or bow their head, but most remained standing, some with their heads bowed, some with their hands folded.

  • Jubilee organizers promise 'the very best'

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee kicks off in less than a week and the staff at the Shelby Development Corporation is overwhelmed with anticipation.

    “This is probably the most exciting Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee we’ve ever had, because we not only have new events, we have new segments of each event. Our chairmen of our committees have just worked very hard to make this the very best Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee ever,” Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director Eilene Collins said.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Kingbrook Commerce Park plans approved

    The development plans for a facility to be located at Kingbrook Commerce Park was approved at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting. The plans call for a 119,430-square-foot office and manufacturing facility.

    Ryan K. Libke, Executive Director for Triple S Planning Commission previously confirmed that the development plans are for Faurecia, an international auto parts manufacturing company. But Feuricia representatives have declined to offer verification, but they have acknowledged seeking a new residence in the area.

  • Dorman Center to get Kosair grant

    Officials at a local children’s charitable organization say they are excited at the prospect of getting thousands from a matching grant.

    Kosair Charities has included the Dorman Center in a new initiative dedicated to small non-profits in counties surrounding Louisville, with its 20-20 Challenge Grant Program, which invites donors to make a gift to Kosair Charities for the benefit of the Dorman Center.

    Ray Leathers, president of the board of the Dorman Center, said the grant could mean up to $40,000 for the center.

  • County to buy tractor to mow parks

    Mowing will continue on Shelby’s parkland after the county purchases a new tractor to replace the old one that broke down recently, officials say.

    “Our primary tractor that is used for mowing [for all parks] has gone down on us,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    “It has gone down at the very worst time, during our heaviest mowing season. The tractor has 10,000 hours and is just worn out; that’s what it boils down to.”

  • Simpsonville gearing up for mall opening

    Simpsonville officials continue to plan for the opening of the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass on July 30-31.

    At Wednesday’s meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission, Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden observed that the stop lights were in operation on Buckcreek Road at the I-64 interchange, which would allow people to get used to their presence by the time the mall opens.

    That procedure just makes good sense, he added.

  • Roll Forming to have job fair

    Roll Forming Corporation will have a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

    Roll Forming President Ray Leathers said the plant, located on Brooks Industrial Road, has openings for two dozen permanent employees and several temps, for all different shifts.

    He said the increased need for more employees is both because the plant is experiencing growth and because of increased business.

    “We’re in the middle of a new product launch, for a shelving system for Amazon warehouses,” he said.

  • New traffic lights signal roadwork drawing near

    Three new traffic signals should now be in operation at three key spots along Buck Creek Road in the Simpsonville area.

    Traffic engineers say the lights could be completely operational now, but they may still be in flashing mode.

    The lights are the culmination of the Buck Creek Road construction project, which is nearly complete.

  • School board not ready to redistrict

    Despite an agenda including a change to the voting districts, the Shelby County Board of Education once again postponed the decision to a later date.

    The motion to table the voting discussion was made by board member Karen Sams, who said she felt the board needed more time in light of new information.

    “We’re not prepared to address the things that have been brought up tonight right here during this discussion, and that’s why I thought it might be best to table it until a future special called working session,” Sams said.

  • Farmers hoping for record corn crop second year in a row

    Farmers in Shelby County produced a record yield last year and so far, conditions are shaping up for a repeat performance, ag experts say.

    “Shelby County had a record yield in 2013 and in terms of production, the county ranked twenty-third in the state,” said Dave Knopf, regional director for the USDA’s Kentucky Field Office, who heads up the state’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Farmers say that so far this year, the corn crop is looking as well, or better, than last year’s.