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Today's News

  • Simpsonville recognized for economic work

    The city of Simpsonville is making a big name for itself across the state.

    For the third time in seven years, Simpsonville has earned an Enterprise Cities Award from the Kentucky League of Cities. The award was presented on Friday during the annual KLC meetings.

    Simpsonville won the Planning/Branding Economic Development award for its work to bring the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass to the city. The mall opened in July.

    Also receiving awards at the banquet were Frankfort, Manchester, Paducah and Raceland.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Road department scrambles to fill salt shortage

    Simpsonville city officials barely avoided a salt shortage for the upcoming winter after Morton Salt Company told them they would not be able to send any salt this way.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Distillery development is strutting along

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a brief agenda for their meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville.

    The commission will hear a preliminary plat for a subdivision of Rut ‘N’ Strut Distillery on Gordon Lane.

    The plat proposes two tracts and the extension of Gordon Lane, which is currently a gravel strip of road.

    The property is a total of 128 acres, but is to be divided into two tracts, both larger than 60 acres, said Joyce Nethery, who owns the property along with her husband Bruce Nethery.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Oct. 17, 2014

    Circuit Court clerk participates

    in clerk’s fall college

     

    Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowery Miller participated in the 2014 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College Sept. 23-25 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – State auditors to meet with board

    Thursday’s school board meeting opened up with a report from Shelby County Public School’s Superintendent James Neihof.

    Neihof updated the board members on several happenings within the district, including the recent release of the State Auditor’s Examination, which was initiated per request of the district following the suspected fraud within the finance department. 

  • Shelby County Crime: 2013: Assaults down, domestic violence on the rise

    A chilling suicide and attempted murder by a crazed husband, a string of vicious armed robberies – some at knife point – and a rash of bizarre thefts characterized last year's violent crimes in Shelby County.

    The county saw a 17 percent spike in thefts during 2013, but other areas remained largely flat from 2012.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Trash prices to be presented

    After more than a year and a half of discussions, planning, committee sessions and public input, the trash and recycling franchise may finally come to fruition – at least soon.

    Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street, will include a discussion and possible vendor approval, Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

  • UofL President stops at Shelby, Collins

    Friday morning, University of Louisville President James Ramsey stood before juniors and seniors at both Collins and Shelby County high schools, stressing the importance of continuing education beyond high school.

    “We live in a changing, international, global economy and education is more important than ever,” Ramsey said.

    Each fall, Ramsey, along with other UofL representatives, visits between 10 and 20 schools around the area. And while he has been to SCHS in the past, Friday was his first visit to Collins.

  • Passing the buck

    “I know you don’t want to hit one, just try to slow down and steer as straight as you can; you don’t want to end up in a ditch or worse.”

    That is the advice of Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong to motorists as the “deer rut” draws near.

    “I’ve seen more deer in the past ten days than I have all year,” he said.

    Kentucky State and Wildlife Deer Biologist David Yancy that deer collisions normally peak in November, but they’re starting now.

  • State auditor says Anglin had “too much access”

    In April, Shelby County Public Schools uncovered suspected fraudulent activity that resulted in the theft of nearly $600,000.

    Former payroll manager Benita Anglin was indicted for the theft on Aug. 20 and awaits her first trial date on Nov. 3.

    Immediately following the discovery, Superintendent James Neihof alerted the proper authorities and an audit by the Kentucky State Auditors Office was initiated per request of the district.