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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Triple S approves Simpsonville village center zoning classification

    Triple S Planning and Zoning approved Tuesday a text amendment and zone change to 31 properties in Simpsonville, paving the way for the future Village Center image the city has prepared.

    Simpsonville leaders and residents spent much of 2009 meeting and developing an image for their city.

    Working with HNTB Corporation's Louisville office, they created a unique plan for future downtown Simpsonville development, which they branded "Village Center at Simpsonville."

  • EARLIER: Health department sees continued demand for H1N1 vaccinations

    Tracy Noonan and her five children, ages 3 to 16, stood at the end of a line 50 deep outside the Shelby County Health Department at noon Friday.

    The H1N1 mass vaccination free clinic had just opened its doors, and Noonan had taken her older children out of school in hopes of inoculation. She had come up short during two prior clinics.

  • EARLIER: Charges now total 39 in law office case

    A Shelby County woman was arraigned Wednesday on 19 counts of theft by deception in a criminal case that began last year.

    The 19 charges are in addition to about 20 similar charges that Jody Wills incurred after she was arrested in September 2008 on theft-related charges connected with alleged embezzlement of funds from her former employer, attorney Mark Dean.

  • Coaches teach us tough lessons, and some pay the ultimate

    The tragic intersection of the fates of Jason Stinson and Max Gilpin has occurred too many times on the roads traveled by coaches and players.

    Stinson, a football coach Pleasure Ridge Park High School, was doing what he knew it would take to build strength and character, and Gilpin, a young player, only was trying to have his built.

    Both of them pushed, and, sadly, one pushed too hard.

  • EARLIER: Community uncrosses its fingers as Harley deal falls through

    Though disappointed the company's announcements, Harley-Davidson enthusiasts in Shelby County said Thursday they hope the attention garnered these past several months will hold promise for the county down the line.

    "Maybe it will have other businesses looking at us in the future," said Bill Hisle, avid cyclist and co-owner of Cattleman's Road House. "It's nice that they gave us a shot."

  • You complain about this, and you’re just an old so-and-so

    You learned it in grade school. You said it from time to time to time. Too bad you didn’t absorb it.

    I’m rubber, and you’re glue. What you say bounces off me and sticks to you.

    Wouldn’t it be so much better in the world if that were true for all of us, if the worrisome words we heard just bounced off and went right back to the source to be absorbed anew, carrying with them a lesson of truth and humanity for all of us?

  • Shelby girls advance to the semifinal round

    Owen County's last-second shot to force overtime was off the mark, and Shelby County came away with a 41-39 win in Monday's first round game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational.

    The Lady Rockets will play Barren County at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinal round.

    With 17.6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Lady Rebel Hannah Neeley hit a three to make the score 37-36. But Shelby's Aaliyah Wells threw a long inbounds pass down court to Marissa Raisor, who made the layup and was fouled. Raisor hit the foul shot to complete her three-point play.

  • Wills offered plea agreement

    Jody Wills, a Shelby County woman charged with embezzling $600,000 of escrow accounts from her employer, has been offered a plea agreement by prosecutors. Wills is schedu

  • County takes steps to help businesses

    Fiscal Court took several steps Tuesday night to help business development, and some of them turned out not to be necessary.

    In an attempt to keep another local business from going under, magistrates voted to participate in an incentive plan offered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development for Macro Plastics Manufacturing Company (See Business, Section B).

  • What we think: Commission must operate in sunshine

    Attorney General Jack Conway’s ruling last week that Triple S Planning & Zoning Commission had operated in violation of the state’s open-meetings law is a troubling revelation.

    Disputes about meetings and public notifications are routine. Journalists and special-interest groups keep watch, and they sometimes blow the whistle about whether the law is being followed.