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Today's News

  • Council postpones discussing KLC financing plan

    The Shelbyville City Council decided not to discuss or vote on entering an Interlocal Finance Corporation with the Kentucky League of Cities at Thursday's meeting.

    With several questions still to be asked and answered, Mayor Tom Hardesty decided to remove the resolution from the city's agenda.

    Instead the meeting's agenda included just the second readings on ordinances to amend the positions of Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, Deputy City Clerk, Accounts Payable/License Clerk, Receptionist/Clerical and Property Maintenance. All ordinances were passed.

  • Simpsonville may arrange early payment for sewers

    The City of Simpsonville might get paid early for the balance due on the sewer connection it developed for the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center, just west of town.

    Earlier this year the city completed a connection of the center onto its sewage system, and the landlord for the property, the Lincoln Foundation, is scheduled to pay $160,000 in two $80,000 installments by December 2011.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: May 18, 2010

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  • Shelby wet and mostly mild

    The rains came down and the floods came up in Shelby County this weekend, but the houses upon the rocks stood firm.

    For the most part, that sums up the impact locally of the flooding rains that caused death and calamity across Kentucky and other Southern states this past weekend.

    Shelby County was drenched with nearly five inches of rain, but the greatest problem was closed roads, limited access and houses that became castles for their residents.

  • What we think: 7th Street plan is a good idea

    We applaud when our elected leaders are looking forward and trying to make sure that our governmental agencies are focusing on positive solutions and creative ideas.

    And even if an idea isn’t totally original, we like to know the good ones are being kept in focus and reasonably high on our leaders’ task lists.

  • EARLIER: We congratulate: The movement we see on bypass construction

    We have been on the backs of the contractors on the Shelbyville Bypass, and we still believe Kay and Kay Construction has been lax in working on the project.

    But we have to offer the company some applause this week.

  • EARLIER: We congratulate: The movement we see on bypass construction

    We have been on the backs of the contractors on the Shelbyville Bypass, and we still believe Kay and Kay Construction has been lax in working on the project.

    But we have to offer the company some applause this week.

  • EARLIER: What we think: Location of range must be examined

    The revelation this week that the Shelbyville Police Department’s shooting range is within firing distance of an elementary school sends off an alarm that all of us should hear.

    Yes, we realize that the location of the range off Kentucky Street was positioned two decades ago on old farmland, long before Clear Creek Elementary was even being discussed.

    Yes, we realize this is city-owned land.

    Yes, we realize officers need a place to practice their weaponry to be prepared to protect all of us.

  • We congratulate: Plan to name gym as honor for Casey

    Finally we have movement on a plan to rename the Shelby County High School Gym for iconic basketball star Mike Casey.

    Shelby County Public Schools formed a facilities naming committee that met last week and agreed to send forward to the school board its recommendation to honor Mr. Casey.

  • SOUDER: All roads may lead to Rome, but not to the Rose Bowl...or God

    At the end of April I had the opportunity to go to southern California for a conference. It was a tough break, I know, but someone had to do it.

    If you’ve never been there, it really is beautiful – sandy beaches, palm trees, colorful flowers, a bright blue sky and breathtaking views with mountains and the ocean in the same frame all make for a picture-perfect setting.