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Today's News

  • Shelbyville adds new cop

    Wednesday was a special day for Shelbyville Police Officer Terry Putnam, and it started off on a serious note as he raised his right hand before Judge Charles Hickman to be sworn in as the department’s newest officer.

    “It’s good to have Terry on board,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    “He brings a variety of experience from various communities, including Florida and Hawaii, and he will definitely be an asset to us.”

  • Man dies when tree falls on him

     A Shelby County farm worker was killed by a falling tree Monday afternoon, Shelby County EMS Deputy Director Todd Early said.

  • County may land AmeriCorps College Coach

    Thanks to the Shelby County Area Technology Center, Shelby County students may get more help in preparing for college.

    Susan Wiley, the Area Technology Center's principal, has offered Shelby County Public Schools a chance to partner to hire a College Coach through the Kentucky College Coaches AmeriCorps Program.

    The Shelby County School board will consider approval at Thursday's meeting.

  • We watch the weather whether we want to or not

    It’s Monday evening, and I’m typing this with one eye on the window and the other on the constantly changing weather forecast.

    Yes, that means I have no eyes on my typing, which would bring joy to the heart of Mrs. Paul Fry, who taught me how to push the keys on an old manual upright, but it also means you’ll have to understand if the words come out runtogether, misspelt or even spacd stranjely.

  • Rockets pound Spencer to earn top seeding in district

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  • Simpsonville close to starting on downtown project

    The Simpsonville City Commission took another step Tuesday toward starting its downtown project.

    Mayor Steve Eden reported that the city is close to completing a deal with American Engineers Inc. (AEI).

    “We’re in discussion to work with them [AEI] on the downtown project,” the Mayor said during the meeting. “We think it’s realistic that we can be done with the first part of the project by November, breaking ground this spring.

  • Datebook: Feb. 17, 2010

    Public meetings

    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

  • Exreme Makeover Home Edition wants you

     “Driver, move that bus!”

  • Fiscal Court approves overlay district

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a second reading Tuesday for an ordinance that will establish a Building Exterior Quality Design Overlay District.

    "What that means is that anyone who lives on Frankfort Road from Marsh Mobile Home Park out to the high school who wants to do any building will now have to submit exterior design specifications to planning and zoning," Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

  • School closed again on Wednesday

    School officials announced Tuesday afternoon that they would be closed again today.

    "We put some people out on the roads to take a look at them and make a determination on that," said Gary Kidwell, Director of Student Accounting and Support Services.

    At Thursday's school board meeting the board approved a change to the calendar, moving the end of school back from May 28 to June 3. However with Tuesday being out it would move to June 4.