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Today's News

  • Power lines to stay put in 1st phase of Simpsonville's downtown project

    Simpsonville’s downtown project is going to look a little different than planned.

    Because so much time has passed since the city received in 2009 a $320,000 Transportation Enhancement Program federal stimulus grant, the plan to relocate utility poles from the south side of U.S. 60 is going to have to be abandoned, City Administrator David Eaton told the city commission at its meeting Wednesday.

  • Masonic again a 5-star place

    Another year, another piece of national recognition for Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

    For the third consecutive year, Masonic received a 5-star ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes.

    U.S. News & World Report bases its evaluation on data from Nursing Home Compare, a Web site run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that establishes and enforces standards for nursing homes.

  • Real Estate deeds: Feb. 17, 2012

    Jan. 17-31

    Robert M. and Leigh F. Underhill to Ashley and James E. Judd II, Lot 31, Rolling Ridge Phase II, $124,900

    Housing & Urban Development to Stephanie Baughman, Lot 22, Rolling Ridge Phase II, $110,000

    Justin W. and Amy S. Roberts to Blanca and Marcelino Zapata, Lot B, Roberts Lot, Hazel Heights, $96,000

    George Downs Estate to Ricky Downs, Lot 69, Block 1 Trailwood Lakes, $4,500

    Elite Homes Inc. to Michael D. and Carol L. Chinberg, 5.002 acres, Lot 15, Overbook Bend, $497,775,47

  • Simpsonville moves to abolish sewer board

    Simpsonville is moving ahead to abolish its sewer board and turn control of the system over to its city commission.

    Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the first reading of an ordinance that eliminates a board that has been in place since 1981. Vicky Wise, the sewer commissioner, did not attend the meeting, nor did any member of the sewer board.

    Mayor Steve Eden said it was time to make this move because the city no longer needed that intervening body to screen sewer issues in separate meetings.

  • WICHE: I can make anyone love Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts need a PR makeover, because no one seems to like them.

    Old varieties have been greatly improved from those forced on you as a child. Equally, cooking methods probably can stand some updating from the warm, mushy, bitter Barbie-doll-sized cabbage.

    Don’t boil them to death, but instead try instead some quick roasting underneath the broiler.

    Today we can thank breeding programs for developing a number of improved varieties of Brussels sprouts that are sweet and nutty in flavor.

  • 50th anniversary: Bob and Virginia Stallins

    Bob and Virginia Stallins of Shelbyville were married on Feb. 25, 1962. in Dawson Springs.

    They are the parents of Kim Dobler of Bowling Green and Judy Phillips of Shelbyville. Grandchildren are Jacob Dobler and Nicholas Dobler of Bowling Green and Kara Phillips and Lilly Phillips of Shelbyville.

    An anniversary party will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 25 at 634 Shawnee Road. Friends and family are invited to celebrate, and the couple requests no gifts.

  • 5 generations: Sanford

     

     

  • 5 generations: Sanford

     

     

  • Datebook: February 15, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation Board meeting will be at 7 p.m. today in the FAC Conference Room.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • Rockets tip-toe past Bourbon to gain split

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons went shoeless Friday night, but his team didn't go winless during the past week. 

    The Rockets lost to visiting University Heights, 79-58, on a night when Parsons made a statement for more than fashion but bounced back to beat Bourbon County, 72-69, Monday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

     

    University Heights 79, SCHS 58