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Today's News

  • Man saves friend from being crushed

    Doug Tyler says he now knows what it feels like to be caught between a rock and a hard place.

    He says he is only alive today because of the quick and heroic actions of his friend, Chase Stivers.

    Tyler was helping his brother, Roger, repair an RV at TTS RV Repair on Frankfort Road, when the bed inside the camper malfunctioned and came down on him, trapping his head in a vise-like grip.

  • Simpsonville passes property tax increase

     Residents in Simpsonville will pay only one tenth of one percent more on for their property taxes in 2009.

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed that increase Friday morning after a public hearing attended by no citizens.

    The ad valorem tax increases from 9.1 cents to 9.2 cents per $100 of assessed value for 2009.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 2, 2009

     East SBDM council seeks nominees

  • Interstate accident injures 3

    Three people were injured in an accident on I-64 late Tuesday afternoon, in which one vehicle overturned and a semi-tractor trailer ended up on its side in the median.

    Shelby County Sheriff's deputy Brian Miller said the accident happened at mile marker 26 at about rush hour.

    He said what caused it was that a car had caught fire on the side of the roadway, and people were looking at that and not paying attention to where they were going.

  • Interstate accident injures 3

    Three people were injured in an accident on I-64 late Tuesday afternoon, in which one vehicle overturned and a semi-tractor trailer ended up on its side in the median.

    Shelby County Sheriff's deputy Brian Miller said the accident happened at mile marker 26 at about rush hour.

    He said what caused it was that a car had caught fire on the side of the roadway, and people were looking at that and not paying attention to where they were going.

  • A penny for your thoughtsee$45 million for your body?

    How much is a life worth?

    I recently contemplated this question as I was considering increasing my life insurance. Many people (especially insurance agents) might say “you can never have too much insurance” or that having a large insurance policy is the best way to protect your wife and kids in the event of some tragedy. But they’re not fooling me.

  • WICHE: Stars of the late summer border

    There are just some perennials that I can’t live without because of their fabulous late-summer and fall performance.  Plant them in your garden now because you will over look them in the garden centers come spring missing out on yet another year! 

    Honestly, my mixed perennial beds look the best this time of the year (barring any unpleasant summer drought or hurricane-force winds).

  • Simpsonville tax hearing Friday morning

     Simpsonville will have a public hearing Friday morning to review the city's proposed ad valorem tax increase for 2009.

    The city is seeking a tax rate of 9.2 cents, an increase of .1 from 2008.

    Citizens can comment at city hall at 8:15, then the commission will go into special session to review the tax and, obstensibly, pass it.

    At its regular meeting on Tuesday night, the commission:

  • County to give road work to local company

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night not to accept the lowest bid on a road surfacing project, but, rather to accept a slightly higher bid.

    The reason?

    Magistrates agreed with County Road Supervisor Carl Henry’s thinking that Shelbyville Asphalt should be the contractor chosen to do the resurfacing work on Webb Road rather than Louisville-based Commercial Paving, even though the latter would charge only $188,000 to Shelbyville Asphalt’s $190,000.

  • Boys' golf: Rockets hold off Manual

    The SCHS boys’ golf team moved out of conference play but had the same results, staying undefeated in match play with a 164-165 beating of visiting Manual on Tuesday.

    Jared Redmon shot an even-par 36 to lead the Rockets. Rounding out the team were Tayler Adams with a 42 and Josh Griffin, Josh Kuhn and Turner Mayton with 43s.

    The JV team also remained undefeated, hammering Manual, 175-218. Jack Albrecht led the JV squad with a 39.

    The Rockets will be back in action Saturday in the Central Kentucky Conference tournament at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.