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Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Goldey’s approved for expansion

    Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting was fairly cut and dry with three quick and unanimous approvals.

    Will Hagan, an engineer with Kerry P. Magan consulting engineers, kicked off the meeting when he presented a development plan for a warehouse addition on behalf of Goldey’s Heating and Cooling.

    The plan proposes to add a 1,512 square-foot warehouse to the existing office on a 1-acre lot at 728 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.

    An HVAC office currently occupies the property with a storage building/warehouse to the south.

  • A class act

    It has been said that you can’t go home again, but Stanton Garr has come as close as one can get, and in his case, it may be even better, he said.

    Managing to look both distinguished and boyish at the same time, Garr leaned back in his chair and brushed back a stray lock of hair as he contemplated his return to his native Shelbyville after a 30-year career in musical theater in New York.

  • Johnson Controls to spin off seat-making operation this fall

    Johnson Controls recently announced a name for its automotive seating and interiors business after the entity is spun off into a new, publicly traded company this October.

    “It was be called Adient, and that will be a brand new company beginning the first part of October, so all of the plants and facilities that are part of our automotive seating business, including the plant in Shelbyville, will become part of the new company,” said Fraser Engerman, spokesperson for Johnson Controls.

  • Snow alters weekend, but softer than 1 year ago

    As snow fell Sunday night and into Monday morning, many had Valentine’s and Presidents’ days plans altered or changed, but in comparison to 2015 those are obstacles many would gladly prefer.

    By mid-February in 2015 the region was encompassed by frigid subzero temperatures, and huge snowfalls were on the way.

  • Winter storm bad, but not terrible

    The weather event that took Shelby by storm on Sunday packed some punch, but not much wallop, though maybe preparedness was the reason behind that, some say.

    “I think we did fine, it was kind of a long event, but the temperatures coming up helped us a lot,” said Shelbyville Public Works Supervisor Tom Wright. “All in all, everything worked out fine.”

    Out on county roads, things were a little stickier, though not overly so, said Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt.

  • County tables Gordon Lane zone change

    A zone change request for Gordon Lane that came before the Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday has been tabled and scheduled for the county’s March 2 meeting.

    The request was to switch from agricultural to light industrial for 61 acres located on Gordon Lane owned by Bruce and Joyce Nethery and fewer than 10 acres of adjacent property owned by Lewiston, Inc.

    TDA Properties wanted a zone change in order to create 22 light industrial lots varying from 1.5 to 6.7 acres for small industry warehousing and office warehouses.

  • Pickup trucks rams into Metzger’s store

    No one was injured when a pickup truck rammed into the front of Metzger’s Country Store Sunday afternoon.

    The driver, Zachary Myatt, 32, of Simpsonville, had passed out at the wheel of his F150 pickup truck, due to a seizure, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Younger in his report of the incident.

    Metzger’s employee Kay Madigan said there were no customers in the store at the time, around 2:30 p.m., and that only a few other employees were working, including a volunteer who works with the cats housed at the store.

  • Company has second break-in

    For management and employees at ProBuild, 2016 has started off on a sour note.

    For the second time in this early year, the store on Taylorsville road near the Interstate 64 interchange has been broken into with thieves making off with roofing material.

    “This is the second time, and they cut the fence in the exact same spot and stole the same materials, our roofing shingles,” said Warren Whaley, manager of ProBuild on Taylorsville Road.

  • Two fired as result of girl’s death

    Two Justice Cabinet employees have been dismissed as a result of the investigation into teenager Gynnya McMillen’s death in custody Jan. 11, one of them a high ranking official.

    “Today the Cabinet announced two employee actions as investigations into the case continue,” said Mike Wynn, public information officer for the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, in a statement.

  • Heroin meeting grows awareness

    A meeting Tuesday night at the Shelby County Extension Office on the heroin epidemic bore a resemblance to the problem it addressed – huge, all encompassing and enduring.

    Kelly McNew, director of Shelby Prevention, the entity that organized the event, said that 60 participants signed up, but she estimates that nearly twice that number attended.

    “It went really well,” she said, of the second such event held in Shelby County; the first took place last year to raise awareness of the problems that heroin brings to a community.