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Today's News

  • Shopping for a cause

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is scheduled to open to the general public Thursday and with between 20,000 and 40,000 shoppers expected a plethora of concerns for the impending traffic issues and parking availability have been expressed.

    However, there’s a great alternative for those that want to shop Simpsonville’s new 364,000-square-foot retail center before everyone else and also avoid the opening day traffic on Buck Creek and Veechdale roads just south of Interstate 64.

  • Southside remains on schedule for opening

    This Thursday, attendees at the Shelby County Public School board meeting will once again review the construction progress for the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and the last bits of construction at the new Southside Elementary School.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the district's offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville. A representative from K. Norman Berry and Associates will be on hand to update the board with a slideshow presentation of images for both buildings.

  • Road issues continue to plague mall area

    As the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass prepares to open next week, another issue with the newly designed roads has officials again reassessing the situation.

    Even now, with all the lanes open and three new traffic lights in operation, large trucks are having trouble navigating the turn from Buck Creek Road onto the new Veechdale Road, which is just south of the 364,000 square foot outlet center that sits on the southwest corner of Buck Creek Road and Interstate 64.

  • Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass: Official stuck in opening traffic plan

    Simpsonville officials have been working on a traffic plan for the high volume of cars expected for next Wednesday’s opening day of the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, but so far those plans are still incomplete, officials say.

    “We have been working on that for months, but the problem is, it keeps changing,” said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Kendra Wilson.

  • Some confusion surrounds wet/dry petition

    Those collecting the thousands of necessary signatures to allow the county to have a vote on alcohol package sales are encountering a surprising obstacle when requesting signatures for the petition.

  • Tiger steps down from fire department

    On August 1, the Shelbyville Fire Department will say goodbye to longtime chief Willard E. “Tiger” Tucker.  After 25 years with the department, 13 of which as chief, Tucker has announced his retirement.

    When asked what he’ll miss most about the job, Tucker immediately responded with, “The people, I’ll miss the people.”

  • More Crusade money coming into Shelby County than being donated

    While donations for the WHAS Crusade for Children dipped a little this year, the county’s services won’t see a decrease.

    In fact, after the Crusade raised more than $5.6 million, about $200,000 is expected to find its way back to the county to help provide goods and services for children with needs.

    And that’s after only $143,969 was collected in the county this year.

    More than half of the money collected in Shelby County for this year’s Crusade, $75,000, will go directly back to Shelby County Public School’s. 

  • Secular invocation recalls separation of church and state conversation

    For the first time since adopting an ordinance to have a local church leader deliver an invocation to start its meeting, the Shelbyville City Council opened Thursday’s meeting with a secular invocation.

    However, the change seemed to leave some council members and some attending the meeting confused.

    Linda Allewalt stated that because she was not delivering a prayer, there was no need for people to stand, fold their hands, or bow their head, but most remained standing, some with their heads bowed, some with their hands folded.

  • Jubilee organizers promise 'the very best'

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee kicks off in less than a week and the staff at the Shelby Development Corporation is overwhelmed with anticipation.

    “This is probably the most exciting Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee we’ve ever had, because we not only have new events, we have new segments of each event. Our chairmen of our committees have just worked very hard to make this the very best Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee ever,” Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director Eilene Collins said.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Kingbrook Commerce Park plans approved

    The development plans for a facility to be located at Kingbrook Commerce Park was approved at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting. The plans call for a 119,430-square-foot office and manufacturing facility.

    Ryan K. Libke, Executive Director for Triple S Planning Commission previously confirmed that the development plans are for Faurecia, an international auto parts manufacturing company. But Feuricia representatives have declined to offer verification, but they have acknowledged seeking a new residence in the area.