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Today's News

  • Simpsonville's new budget up by 2.6 percent

    Simpsonville has a new budget in place for the next fiscal year.

    Commissioners on Wednesday morning passed, 4-0 – Commissioner Vicky Wise was absent – on second reading a plan that grows revenue and expenses by 2.6 percent starting July 1.

  • WICHE: Mow high to maintain lawn health

    Americans have all sorts of reputations, one being our love affair with the perfect lawn.

    The funny thing about it is that many of our lawn-care habits actually create additional problems that need some sort of intervention. It is a vicious lawn care cycle.

    Fertilize, mow, spray, fertilize, mow, spray…why not just mow high and enjoy the clover?

    No matter how many times agronomists warn us not to fertilize in the spring, products fly off the shelf in April and May. Fall is the time to fertilize, if you must.

  • ELECTION 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Shane Suttor

    Shane Suttor has kept his focus on the future during his three terms on Shelbyville’s City Council.

    Serving on the budget and multiuse path committees and working on the 7th Street Corridor project, Suttor, a Democrat, said some of the ideas they begin won’t be seen for a long time.

    “I think preparing for the future is very important,” he said. “Some of these projects, we won’t see anything for years down the road, but when development does occur, it will enhance the city.”

  • Datebook: May 21, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Jon Swindler

    A lifelong Shelbyville resident, Jon Swindler has seen the city continue to grow while maintaining it’s small-town atmosphere.

    As a Republican, Swindler said it’s important to focus the city’s future on conservative responsibility.

    “We need to continue managing our budget to reflect conservative responsibility for the taxpayers dollars,” he said.

  • Michael Long golf event

    Golfers participated in the 17th annual Michael Long Golf Scramble at the Shelbyville Country Club to generate donations for the Shelby Community Charities. Special guests for this year's event were six soldiers from Fort Knox that Kindred Healthcare brought to the event.

  • Changes in store for Shelby County Relay

    2012 Relay of Life
    What:
    Walkathon to rains money for the American Cancer Society fundraiser
    When:
    noon Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday
    Where:
    Shelby County High School
    Who:
    Teams from organizations that walk to raise money
    More information:
    www.relayforlife.org/relay/survivors.
     

     

  • Kindle winner at Library

    Kasia Tallman (center) was the winner of a Kindle that the Shelby County Public Library gave away during National Library Week. Also pictured are her mother Melinda Tallman (left) and Shana Schack, Bookmobile librarian.

  • I'm one: Byron Whitman Hardy

    Byron Whitman Hardy celebrated his first birthday Jan. 20, 2012.

    He is the son of Tripp and Paige Hardy of New York.

    Grandparents are Donnie and Mary Faye Ethington of Shelbyville and John and Virginia Hardy of Roswell, Ga.

  • Engagement: Johnson-Lisby

    Todd and Kathleen Johnsonof Owensboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth Johnson of Owensboro, to Matthew Michael Ray Lisby of Finchville. He is the son of Don and Karen Lisby of Finchville, and Leigh Ann Geralds of St. Petersburg, Fla.

    The wedding will take place 6:30 p.m. June 23, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Owensboro.