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Today's News

  • New Business: CJ's Candies

    New Business CJ's Candies

      We are: CJ's Candies Owned by: Carol and John Flannigan Address: 610 Main Street, Shelbyville Phone: 437-5344

    Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

  • County to buy 4 ambulances

    The county will be buying four new ambulances to augment its aging fleet.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night to purchase four vehicles at an estimated $110,000 per truck at the request of EMS Director Steve Wortham, who reported that four of the county's ambulances are old and worn out.

    Because the older models, whose mileage ranges from 126,000 to 156,000 miles, keep having to be repaired, it would be more economical to replace them, he said.

  • Simpsonville extends moratorium on permits

    The Simpsonville City Commission took action on three ordinances at its meeting Tuesday night.

    Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance extending the moratorium on any zoning, building or demolition permits in the area around Shelbyville Road. The moratorium allows time for the commission to update regulations for the long range plan for the area. It's in effect until January 31, 2010.

  • Big move for the big movers

    Edwards Moving & Rigging, Inc. moves into former-84 Lumber property

    When you make a living moving hundreds of tons worth of structures and equipment, every move is a big move.

    But for Shelby-based Edwards Moving & Rigging, Inc., this could be the biggest move yet.

    With business growing, expansion was inevitable, and now Edwards has purchased what he said is an ideal location for the future of his company.

  • Associates in Pediatric Therapy has new audiologist

    Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a new audiologist, Amy Oliver.

    She provides complete hearing evaluations for both pediatric and adult patients and is trained to perform tympanometry, Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions testing and pure tone audiometry testing within a sound booth.

    Oliver recently completed her doctor of audiology degree from Salus University. She also holds state licensure in the department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as well as Hearing Instrument Specialists.

  • Shelby County Court Report: July 1, 2009

    The following cases were hears by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Shaun E. Drane, two charges of theft by unlawful taking under $300 - plead guilty - 6-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    Martin Gonzales, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance and no operator's/moped license - plead guilty - 12-month sentence, serve 4 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $894 fine and costs.

    Victor Manuel Lagunes-Hernandez, no operator's/moped license - guilty 30-day sentence.

  • Leggett & Platt likely out by end of July

    Leggett & Platt, once the county's largest employer, is down to a skeletal crew and within a few weeks even they will be gone.

    “We've got 16 workers left,” Plant Manager Doug Allen said. “They're moving assets and getting ready to close.”

    Allen said the plant will “probably be closed by the end of the month.”

    The company will keep a small presence in Simpsonville – an engineering staff and design team – for the foreseeable future, he said.

  • Two injured in Clear Creek Park firework display

    Two girls are back home and doing well after some debris from the final fireworks display fell into the crowd watching the Independence Day celebration at Clear Creek Park on Sunday night. Myria Grantham, 8, had a burn on her arm but is doing fine now, said her mother, Lisa Grantham. Another girl had metal shavings in her eye, said Steve Wortham, Shelby County EMS chief, who responded to the accident. Lisa Grantham said both were taken to the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where they were treated and released that night. “There were j

  • Michael: Another legend who will live on in a single word

    Word spread by e-mail, phone and Facebook. It was a bolt of lightning, and each of us simply wanted to touch it and pass it along. Thursday night before the sun was close to the horizon, we learned that Michael Jackson was dead. If you’re younger than 25 or older than 65, you may not care so much.

  • We congratulate: A local guy who did the right thing

    Much has been written recently about the spendthrift ways in which the Kentucky Association of Counties has taken care of taxpayers’ money.

    The Herald-Leader in Lexington has examined – exhaustively – the spending practices of many organizations funded by taxpayers, and KACo, as it is known, has been squarely under its lenses.

    That group, a coalition of county officials from across Kentucky, has spent thousands on such frivolous concepts as tickets for board members to the Kentucky Derby and the Ryder Cup.