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Today's News

  • Several churches plan hunts, some have special productions

    The unusually warm spring weather throughout the region this year is giving churches the opportunity to extend their fellowship beyond their congregations at Easter time, by holding an event that everyone enjoys – Easter egg hunts.

    Many past Easters have been cold and rainy, making it necessary either to move the event indoors or cancel it altogether. But this year, several churches are going all out, holding them in parks and urging the entire community to attend.

  • Blooming big business

    Easter lilies are an integral part of the annual celebration for which it received its name.

    The trumpet shape is considered symbolic of the heralding of Jesus on his triumphant entry to Jerusalem. Scholars also believe the striking white flower may have also grown in that area.

    The Angel Gabriel is said to have approached the Virgin Mary with a spray of lilies, announcing to her that she had been picked to be the mother of the holy child.

    But if you'd like to have one in your home through the Lenten season, you better plan ahead.

  • Business Briefcase: April 6, 2012

    Retail food prices remained

    steady during first quarter

    The average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state are currently holding steady, decreasing just slightly during the first quarter of the year.

  • New Business: Loxx Salon

    Address: 6999 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

    Who we are:  Owners: Kim Davis and Cara Webb have worked together for 6 ½years. Davis has 14 years of experience, and Webb has 9.

     What we do: Loxx Salon provides a full range of services, including cuts, color, waxing and airbrush make-up.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Tentative jail budget goes up 2.5 percent

    Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted at its meeting Tuesday night a tentative budget for the Shelby County Detention Center for 2012-13 that shows a 2.5 percent increase over the prior year.

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits is projecting he will need $3,628,837 to operate the facility, which is $91,425 more than 2011-12.

    Waits said the main factors that could increase his budget further were the cost of employees’ health insurance and retirement benefits.

  • Shelby ranked 9th for healthiness

    Officials say they are excited that the latest County Health Rankings show Shelby County as the ninth healthiest county in the state – a jump from 12th

    last year.

  • State judges, Shelby officials cut ribbon on judicial center

    Thursday was a special day at the Shelby County Judicial Center, where 3-month-old building finally had its formal dedication.

    Some high-ranking judges attended and spoke at the ceremony, including John D. Minton Jr., chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    This 58,000-square-foot, $18 million facility opened Dec. 19 after being under construction since the spring of 2009. The opening was pushed back several times, the last because there was concern that the front of the building would not be able to support the limestone exterior.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 6, 2012

    Drugs

    David C. Stivers, 22, of 5635 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville was arrested March 23 at 155 Baker Dr. No. 148 and charged with illegal possession of a legend drug, prescription drug not in its original container, first offense and public intoxication (excluding alcohol).

  • Big changes at Simpsonville center

    An old commercial strip center on U.S. 60 at the east end of Simpsonville is in the midst of a lot of new.

    First, as of Wednesday, the former Short Stop store now will be Friendly Mart No. 1, joining a regional chain of stores, and will change from Gulf gasoline to Valero as soon as today, new owner Raj Singh said.

    And The Winner’s Circle, a horse supply store that opened last year in the center, is tripling its space in the center, taking over additional store fronts that now stand vacant.

  • EARLIER: Planned outlet mall starts approval bid

    Developers of a proposed outlet mall south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville have requested permits with the Army Corps of Engineers to get their project moving.

    For more than a year now, Horizon Group Properties, a development company with offices in Chicago and Muskegon, Mich.,has been inquiring about and planning for a 60-acre parcel just west the BP station at Exit 28 off of I-64 and south of Buck Creek Road.