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Today's News

  • Bevin’s proposed budget slashes could harm JCTC and beyond.

    Addressing a deficit of more than $30 billion in Kentucky’s pension fund, Governor Matt Bevin proposed some budget cuts in his State of the Commonwealth budget address late last month that could be a major blow to public postsecondary institutions.

    If approved by the legislature, Bevin’s spending plan would cut funding to postsecondary institutions by 4.5 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year and by 9 percent for the biennium.

    While many see that as cuts at our major universities, it will hit home as well.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to review 2015-16 goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear an update on its progress toward the 2015-16 board goals when they meet Thursday at district’s office, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board members will hear from Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith about the district’s progress toward meeting the goals for the 2015-16 school year, which were set by the board last April.

  • Woven in history

    If you want to reminisce about the glory days of some of Shelby County’s prominent African-American athletes, then this year’s Community Tapestry is just the place to do that.

  • Curb repair needed in sidewalk project

     

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – City approves orientation periods

    The Shelbyville City Council’s Thursday meeting included two quick approvals. The council approved a second reading of an ordinance enacting and adopting a supplement to the code of ordinances for the city. The ordinance allows all ordinances passed in 2015 to be added to the City’s Code of Ordinances.

  • Old Stone Inn liquor license denied

    The immediate status of the Old Stone Inn is uncertain after an action filed in Franklin Circuit Court Wednesday by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet.

    The civil summons served to Shelley Marie Thompson, states that the Old Stone Inn owes a large sum of money in taxes, penalties and interest and says “an injunction should be issued enjoining the operation of the defendant’s business.”

  • Crosley is expanding

    Having outgrown their 260,000 square-foot distribution and warehouse in Simpsonville, Crosley, an electronics and furniture company, is ready to expand. 

    “We need more space as our product line continues to grow,” Crosley CEO Bo LeMastus said.

    Crosley will lease a 255,000 square-foot building adjacent to their current Simpsonville facility in Kingbrook Commerce Park from their longtime landlord, Noltemeyer Capital.

    “We’ve been with them probably fifteen years,” he said.

  • Expediting zoning violations

    Triple S Executive Director, Ryan Libke, shared with the commission Tuesday his plans to meet with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and other city officials Thursday morning to discuss a plan could speed up and tighten punishments enforced upon those who violate zoning regulations.

  • Elementary student dropped at wrong stop

    District officials have extended their apologies to SCPS second grade student, Will Vanhoy and his parents after he was dropped off at the wrong bus stop Wednesday afternoon.

    “We made a mistake and we are sorry,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.  “We have reached out to the family and apologized.”

    The district explained that a substitute bus driver had dropped Will off at the wrong stop a few blocks away from his home. 

  • 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.