Today's News

  • Simpsonville hears ‘excellent’ audit

    The City of Simpsonville’s budget is in very good shape, at least that’s what the auditors are saying.
    Auditor Matt Huelsman of Richardson, Pennington & Skinner told the city commission at its meeting Tuesday night that the city had four times more assets than liability.
    The audit is conducted annually in compliance with Kentucky Revised Statutes.
    “It was excellent – best standing we could get,” City Clerk Debbie Batliner said. “The city is doing OK.”

  • Heavy rains spark crashes

    Tuesday’s rainstorm created some hazardous road conditions, resulting in several accidents throughout the county.

    Fortunately, there were no fatalities, and for the most part, the accidents resulted in no life-threatening injuries, officials say.

  • Stratton Center to get facelift

    Shelby County magistrates gave the go-ahead Tuesday night to renovate the Stratton Center to the tune of $22,000.
    The improvements to the 20-year-old building, where the Shelby County Fiscal Court has been meeting since it was built, will consist mostly of some new carpeting and lighting.
    Shelby Deputy County Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the wall up near the ceiling also needs a little work.

  • WICHE: Winter perennials hidden beneath the snow

    Most people would say that there is not much going on in the garden during the winter months. I beg to differ.
    There are dozens of plants out there doing something interesting. Some are just showing their pretty bark or their sculptural quality bare of leaves. Others are just beginning to emerge and will be blooming soon.
    And others just have some crazy quality that allows their foliage to look as fresh and clean as a spring garden despite the fact it is covered by 4 inches of snow and has endured days of freezing temperatures.

  • Council to hear second reading of water rate increase

    The Shelbyville City Council will have another short agenda this week when it convenes on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
    The only topic currently on the agenda is the second reading of an ordinance to increase water rates.
    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle presented the ordinance at the special called Jan. 24 meeting.
    The ordinance calls for a 3.85 percent increase in water and sewer rates to cover operational costs for the water company.
    Doyle said the rate increase would be about $1.40 for a normal 5,000-gallon bill.

  • Engagement: Biagi-Warncke

    Shelley Diane Biagi of Freehold, N.J., daughter of Robert and Marcia Biagi of Shelbyville, is engaged to be married to David Isaac Warncke, son of Richard and Karen Warncke of Freehold.

    Shelley and David met at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va., where both attended engineering school. Biagi is an aerospace engineer with NAVAIR in Lakehurst, N.J., and Warncke is a mechanical engineer with ITT Corporation in Clifton, N.J. 

    The wedding will be June 4, 2011, at Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville

  • Engagement: Travis-Schedler

    Roger and Alisa Travis of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Travis of Lexington, to Matt Schedler of Jeffersonville, Ind. He is the son of Jim and Debbie Schedler of New Brunswick, Canada.

    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. July 23, 2011, at Anchor Baptist Church in Lexington. A reception will be held following the ceremony at Keeneland. Invitations will be mailed.

  • I'm one: Mya Cheyenne Broughton

    Mya Cheyenne Broughton celebrated her first birthday Feb. 3, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Clifton Broughton and Jessica Begley of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Danny and Sarah Broughton of Cropper, Cindy Bishop of Ireland the late Larry Begley. Great-grandparents are Charles and Helen Watson of Shelbyville, Elizabeth Ratchford of Eminence, Donald Broughton of Shelbyville and Evelyn Bishop of Princeton.

  • I'm one: Asher Reed Barnes

    Asher Reed Barnes celebrated his first birthday on Jan. 6, 2011.

    He is the son of Jerrett and Leah Barnes of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Darla and Eric Novosel of Shelbyville, Jeff Hulker and Cindy Fister of Lawrenceburg and Cheryl Smith of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are Wanda Reed of Waddy, Louise and Bob Brown of Louisville, Margie Barnes of Shelbyville and the late KG Reed.

  • Generation: Jennings

    The Lois Jennings family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (back row from left) Jeff Hulker, grandson, of Lawrenceburg; Louise Jennings Brown, daughter, of Louisville. Leah Hulker Barnes (front row), great-granddaughter holding Asher Barnes, great-great grandson, and Lois Jennings, all of Shelbyville.