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Today's News

  • Oldest all-stars a combo effort

    With lower Babe Ruth League participation this season, Shelby County’s oldest all-star baseball squad is now a combination of 14-and 15-year-olds instead of two teams.

    “We didn’t really have enough 15-year-olds to make a team, but after a few practices I think we have the makings of a pretty good team,” Coach Dave Neison said. “The combination of the teams could be a detriment because of the 14s playing up, but they’re pretty well-prepared players.”

  • Squire Boone Chapter 2: The long hunts lead to Kentucky

    Shortly after his marriage in 1765, Squire Boone accompanied his older brother Daniel and several others on a trip to hunt and explore new lands in Florida, which had become a  British at the end  of the French and Indian War.

  • New home construction up big in May, still down for the year

    A national report indicates there was a sharp increase in housing construction in May of this year compared to April, and numbers from Triple S Planning & Zoning suggest that Shelby County is following that trend.

    The Commerce Department reported a 17 percent monthly increase for May on privately owned homes nationwide. The rate of 532,000 units was well above the 490,000 that were expected and significantly higher than April's record-low 454,000.

  • Old Shelby cabin gets new home

    A cabin likely built in the early 1800s near Simpsonville is on the move again.

    The old cabin has served as an admissions office at Kentucky Country Day School in eastern Jefferson County after it was removed from a farm in the Fields Lane area of Shelby County in 1988. It was donated to the school by Ken and June Martin, who owned about 105 acres of land that included the cabin.

    They donated it at the request of Joe Sorrell, who lived in western Shelby County at the time; he was a science teacher at Country Day.

  • Post 37 splits doubleheader with Paducah

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team split back-to-back doubleheaders against Bowling Green and Paducah.

    "We played four really good games," Coach Jim Wiley said. "Both of those teams are good, but we had a chance to win all four games."

    The boys played two against Bowling Green on Tuesday at the University of Louisville and took the first game, 3-2, before falling, 6-4, in the second game.

  • News briefs: July 8, 2009

      

    Simpsonville meeting

    There will be a special called meeting of the Simpsonville Site-based Decision-Making Council on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the school library for the purpose of receiving information about candidates from the superintendent and for discussion of interview questions and interview planning.

     

    Meet & Greet

  • Shelby County Fair 2009

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  • 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.