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Today's News

  • Simpsonville bumps property tax 4%

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved at a special meeting Thursday morning a half-cent increase in its property taxes for 2010.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday night at Simpsonville City Hall, commissioners passed the first reading of an ordinance to establish the tax rate at .097 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Agencies applying for help

    Some city and county agencies in Shelby soon will have some help bouncing back from a storm in mid-July that put residents through a harrowing 24 hours and left them with a lot of damage. Although no help will be forthcoming from FEMA for individual property owners, many local agencies, such as city and county fire departments, Shelby County Fiscal Court and others, will be receiving some reimbursement for their efforts in recuperating from the storm, Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said. “The FEMA team has been here for a couple of wee

  • These goats are old hand at winning

    Sixty-five goats and counting. That is the number of goats that Howard “Cadle” Shelburne and his wife, Joann, have on heir farm outside Simpsonville. 

    “This is just a hobby,” Shelburne says. “My wife just won’t get rid of them. Yep, it is a very expensive hobby.”

  • Two parades highlight Labor Day celebrations

    From morning to noon to night, Shelby County will be rocking with Labor Day celebrations on Monday.

    Waddy hosts the biggest day, starting at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast on the Ruritan Club grounds, but you can't eat too much because a 5K Fun Run starts at 8 p.m.

    Greg Darst, the club's treasurer, said the Waddy Labor Day parade a celebration has deep roots.

  • What we think: One political approach that is much preferred

    We like it when our top elected leaders come to town.

    We like it a whole lot better when we actually can speak to them rather than just listen to what they have to say.

  • Shelby Countians who won at Kentucky State Fair

     Shelby Countians who won at Kentucky State Fair

    As posted on kystatefair.org by Wednesday

      Egg show White

    1 Brandon L. Curtsinger, Bagdad

    3 Brandon L. Curtsinger, Bagdad

  • District road opens for Collins, SCHS

    District play begins this week on the local high school football scene, and with it comes a more focused sense of urgency for the Collins and Shelby County squads.

    Both the Titans (2-0) and Rockets (0-2) open Class 4A District 4 action on the road this week, with Collins traveling to Marion County (0-1) and SCHS to LaRue County (0-1)to start the long path to potential playoff berths.

  • SOUDER: Back to school: It’s all about the ‘who’

    Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It's the first day of school.”

    “But, Mom, I don't want to go,” he said.

    “Give me two reasons why you don't want to go,” his mother demanded.

    “Well, the kids make fun of me for one, and the teachers don’t like me either!”

  • EARIER: McCleans -- 8 titles -- lead Shelby’s world champions

    Still basking in the glow of seeing eight more titles added to the Golden Creek Farm roster, Mary Gaylord McClean was asked if winning at the World Championship Horse Show ever gets old.

    “No, it just gets better,” she said.

  • Remembering a man who lit a fire for Kentuckians

    There is a lot of lip service this week to the man we used to call “The Louisville Lip.”

    You most likely know him as Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer in history and unquestionably the most colorful ambassador our state and city – and probably country – ever has had.