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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Real Estate deeds: April 6, 2012

    Feb 13-20

    Mary G. Kearney to Harold R. Kearney, Lot 4, Simpsonville Gardens No. 3, $110,000

    Dominion Homes of Kentucky LTD to Natalie Laszkowski and Stefan M. Naughton, Lot 402, Cloverbrook Farms Phase I, $166,759

    Donald M. Spear and John P. Scheidt to Mary C. Whelan, Tract E, East Paddock Point, $157,330

    Gretchen Christensen to Gina and Chad Feger, 5.18 acres, Lot 4, Rockbridge Farms II, $30,000

    James P. and Dorothy Green Collings to WCM Land LLC, 135 acres, Shelbyville Smithfield Pike, $600,000

  • WICHE: Asparagus is a big garden investment

    I am only now recovering; it has been four days since Andy and I planted out 100 asparagus crowns.

    Planting asparagus is an investment on all accounts – time, labor, money, patience – and then the big payoff, which is fresh asparagus for 2 months each spring right from your own garden.

    This is the second time I have a participated in an asparagus-planting extravaganza (I told Andy when we were finished that two times in a lifetime is enough for me!).

  • Court report: March 26, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Garrett E. Walker, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – guilty – 60-day sentence.

    Erica F. Hinkle, excessive windshield/window tinting, rear license not illuminated and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $683 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • SCATC Students and Citizens of the month

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center have received the Students of the Month for February are Abigail Siegel, office technology; Joseph Martin, automotive technology; Ricardo Villalobos, machine tool; Kaela Baker, health science; Derrick Mullins, industrial maintenance; and Erin Osten, information technology.