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Today's News

  • Shelby author documents state's animal sanctuaries

    Sure, Paula Sparrow’s book is filled with fascinating facts about chimpanzees, surprising specifics about kangaroos and pleasant pictures of pooches – and even portraits of pigs.

  • Habitat for Humanity fulfills need, has a few of its own

     

    Scents of turkey and stuffing drifted from the Godow kitchen as Levi, 12, chased Lee-Lee, 7, and Olivia, 6, out the front door and onto the porch where, Heidi, 14, lounged on the porch swing.

    Their mother, Ashley, took in the children’s squeals and looked about her new home with amazement. The family moved into their Habitat for Humanity house on Jail Hill Road in Shelbyville on Sept. 2, but Ashley Godow said she still finds it hard to believe.

    “Everybody just came together to make something beautiful and affordable,” she said.

  • Overnight rains no big problems

    Friday dawned wet and rainy in Shelby County, complete with swollen creeks and water pooling in roadways.

    Local officials say the 2.4 inches of water that fell in Shelby County overnight has not troubled residents that much, but if the rain continues, that could be another matter.

  • Triple S to ask for zoning computer upgrade

    A zoning computer upgrade is on the agenda to be approved at the Simpsonville City Commissioner's Meeting.

    The meeting will be Wednesday morning at 8:30.

    The upgrade is for a computer server to store more data and continue building GIS for Shelby County. The request is from Triple S Planning and Zoning.

    To finance the upgrade, Triple S is contributing $2,000, while asking Fiscal Court, and the cities of Simpsonville and Shelbyville to share in matching that figure.

  • Triple S to ask for zoning computer upgrade

    A zoning computer upgrade is on the agenda to be approved at the Simpsonville City Commissioner's Meeting.

    The meeting will be Wednesday morning at 8:30.

    The upgrade is for a computer server to store more data and continue building GIS for Shelby County. The request is from Triple S Planning and Zoning.

    To finance the upgrade, Triple S is contributing $2,000, while asking Fiscal Court, and the cities of Simpsonville and Shelbyville to share in matching that figure.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 21, 2009

    Miscellaneous

    Gilbert L. Chapman Jr., 56, of 1105 Park Street in Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 19 on Park Street and charged with first-degree sodomy.

    Cipriano M. Ramos, 29, of 391 Midland Boulevard in Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 19 at Haven Hill and Midland Trail and charged with disregarding a stop sign, no operator’s license and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

  • Suit filed against former Holiday Inn Express

    A lawsuit has been filed in Shelby Circuit Court by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FCIC) against JMG Hospitality LLC, the former owners of the hotel formerly known as the Holiday Inn Express, now operating as Ritz Inn and Suites. The court granted a motion on Sept. 14 to appoint a receiver in the suit. Greg Berman, attorney for the FDIC, said a receiver “is somebody that the court appoints to go in and protect the assets of the business and to make sure that money isn’t squandered.” The suit said that as of Sept.

  • Memories of that first ride

    Brandi Floyd Raizor never has been afraid of a horse.

    A champion shower of Tennessee Walking Horses, Raizor can thank her grandfather, Walter Bruner, and the first horse he put her on, Gingerbread Man.

    That chestnut-colored horse was huge, 16-hands tall. Raizor wasn't even 5 years old.

  • EARLIER: Staying with the League

     

    The cities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville were benefiting from memberships in the Kentucky League of Cities long before Tom Hardesty and Steve Eden took over as their mayors.

    And Hardesty and Eden both speak resolutely in support of the League, which is undergoing a state audit and internal evaluations after its spending practices were brought into question in an investigation by The Herald-Leader of Lexington.

  • WICHE: Native nut trees and bushy tails

    The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk.  I think country squirrels are wilder then city ones, but it also turns out that we are experiencing two different squirrel species all together.