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Today's News

  • What we think: Enforcing high standards serves community best

    We like the fact that Triple S Planning & Zoning is flexing a bit of muscle in trying to remove junky cars and substandard images of Shelby County from the gaze of our citizens and visitors.

    We like that the commission is not only setting and communicating standards but also is enforcing them consistently and stringently. That’s what we expect of this commission – to preserve the best parts of our county – and enforcing the codes is equally as important as setting them.

  • We congratulate: Rockets for run to state tourney

    As you read this, the Shelby County Rockets already may have played one and be done in the state high school basketball tournament.

    We certainly hope that isn’t true – and we don’t expect that it will be – but there’s a 50-50 chance that we must respect.

    That said, the accomplishment of this group of seniors at SCHS has been amazing and incredibly motivating.

  • Bekaert to expand plant on Isaac Shelby Drive

    A company in Shelbyville is planning to add 10 new jobs as a result of expansion of its plant.

    Bekaert Corporation, located on Isaac Shelby Drive, and established in Shelbyville in 1990, currently employs 101 full-time employees.

    The company plans to add a hot-dip galvanizing line to its 260,000 square-foot plant, where it manufactures drawn steel wire products. The "hot-dip" process will provide corrosion protection for wire used in exposed environments, said in a statement released from Gov. Steve Beshear's office.

  • Something to crow about

  • News Briefs: March 12, 2010

     Shelby student advances in geography bee

  • A new prescription for health-care reform

    Today, please hold my hand, sing “Kumbaya” and come along as I jump wide-eyed and lucidly into the shark-infested depths of discussing health care and its potential reform.

    Yes, this is a discussion that has been evolving for decades.

    Yes, it is moving at a pace that only the 3-toed sloth can appreciate.

  • CONSTABLE: Everett Rogers

    Everett Rogers is running for constable in Shelby County’s District 7.

    Rogers, a Democrat, is retired from the Kentucky Truck Plant Division of the Ford Motor Company.

    When asked why he was running for constable, he said, “My goal is to give back to the community by helping and serving the citizens of District 7.”

  • Former employee sues parks board

    After spending almost 15 years as an employee for Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation, Danny "Kac" Newton is suing the board that oversees parks about the way he was fired in October.

    Newton, who was Assistant Parks Director and Athletic Director before being demoted and suspended in September, filed a suit Feb. 1 in Shelby County Circuit Court claiming that the Shelby County Parks Board terminated him because of his age and did so in conjunction with illegal, closed-session meetings.

  • New officer brings PD up to full force

    Shelbyville's finest is one more officer strong as of Wednesday, when David Aikin of Louisville joined the force.

    Aikin has spent the past 15 years as a police officer in Los Angeles, where he did everything from bike and beach patrol to detective work.

    He went to the LAPD straight from the military police after a 12-year Naval career, and said he is now looking forward to living and working back in his home state.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville buys a house

    The City of Simpsonville is a new homeowner.

    In a specially called session Friday afternoon, the Simpsonville City Commission approved unanimously the purchase of a home at 107 Old Veechdale Road, which is directly across the street from city hall.

    The property, a rental house owned by EKS LLC, a company owned by Keith Stratton of REMAX/Performance Realty, came on the market last week, and commissioners eagerly agreed to buy it for $140,000.