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Today's News

  • Stuck truck leads to 2 tons of pot

    Nearly two tons of pot was seized in a large bust in Shelby County last week, police said.

    The marijuana was seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration task force after officers in the task force tracked a tractor trailer carrying 3,700 pounds of marijuana to a farm in the 8200 block of Aiken Road, near the Jefferson and Oldham County lines.

    Several agencies assisted in the bust, including a Kentucky State Trooper from Post 12, Trooper John Hawkins said.

  • County gets ready for storm season

    Shelby County may not quite have Chicago's reputation of being a "Windy City," but when asked what the biggest severe weather hazard is here, local officials named wind as a major problem.

    "We've had quite a bit of damage from windstorms, especially the last few years," Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said.

  • Triple S grants fourth 1-year extension to Copperfield Place

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission made quick work of a short agenda at Tuesday’s monthly meeting.

    The Commission approved an extension on the Copperfield Place land behind Jefferson Community College with frontage on Benson Pike.

    The 18.59-acre, 51-lot subdivision was approved in 2005, but the owner, Donald Hamilton, Inc., has not moved on the property since then.

    Citing the continued down turn in the economy, the commission was asked for a year-extension for fourth time.

  • Tower horses didn't run away

    In case you were wondering, those horses on the water tower at Weissinger Hills were not put in the barn for the winter.

    No, the mural being painted on that water tower didn’t quite meet original expectations, so it’s being redone.

  • Montell looking out for student-athletes

    If the Rockets or Lady Rockets advance to the Sweet 16, hopefully they’ll have one fewer thing to worry about  - attendance.

    Several State Tournaments have competitions during weekdays to assure all the games are played and that the competitors have time to finish. When student-athletes attend these games that the school and state sponsor, they are counted absent at school. The absence is excused, but it is also counted against a student’s perfect attendance.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) introduced House Bill 22, to try and right that wrong.

  • Board learns reading patterns with Simpsonville students

    Kindergarten and first-grade students at Simpsonville Elementary led the Shelby County Board of Education members in a reading of “Caps For Sale,” set to music at Thursday’s school board meeting.

    Music teacher Emily Royse red the book, while the students and board members played instruments on certain phrases, showing how a pattern can help students connect with a book and learn to read even if the book is on a higher reading level.

  • SOUDER: When the cure is worse than the crisis

    If you watch the national news or listen to talk radio, you know that the hot issue for the last several weeks has been “health care reform.” Or is it “health insurance reform?” If you don’t know for sure, it’s only because the terms keep changing. 

  • Business Briefcase: March 12, 2010

    CUB officials to help Scouts

    Pat Hargadon, district chair for Boy Scouts in the Pioneer District, which includes Shelby County, has announced that Billie Wade and David Bowling of Citizens Union Bank will serve as co-chairs of the Shelby County Friends of Scouting Campaign.

  • New business: 822 Main Property Management

    Address: 822 Main Street, Suite 6, Shelbyville.

    Who we are: Owner Mary Gonda started the property management business six years ago, and it grew so quickly that she sold it. However, on Jan. 1 this year she got the business back when the former owner no longer wanted to operate it.

    822 Main has also become a family business for Gonda.

  • New business: Donna's Cottage

    Owned by: Donna Smith White

    Location: 640 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

    Open: Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

    Phone: 321-2176