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Today's News

  • New rules for your street addresses

    It's official: Every resident must make sure his or her house number can be identified easily by emergency vehicles.

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Shelby County Fiscal Court approved the second reading of the Addressing Ordinance, which specifies how addresses must be posted and makes compliance mandatory.

    The ordinance went into effect immediately after the second reading and pertains to all addresses in Shelby County, including residential, commercial and agricultural.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 5, 2009

     I-64 roadwork could

    lower speed limits

     

    Two sections of I-64 in Shelby County may cause drivers to have to slow down this week.

    Lane closures and delays are possible between the Simpsonville and Taylorsville Road exits (28 and 32) because of road resurfacing. The work will be conducted between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., and speed limits will be reduced to 55 during those hours. Double speeding fines will be enforced.

  • WICHE: How to preserve your harvest for later

    I have perfected my preservation techniques when it comes to a bumper crop of some of our favorite garden vegetables.  Some simple recipes allow us to freeze or can that which we can not manage to eat or give away while fresh.  Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

  • Simpsonville OKs prescription card plan

     Simpsonville City Commission had a busy Tuesday night with several items on the agenda.

    Commissioners voted to endorse the Kentucky Rx Card program, which is a discount card program for individuals for prescription drugs.

    Ron McClish, pharmacist-in-charge at the Simpsonville Smith-McKenney, was at the meeting to answer any questions about the program.

    McClish said the card is a free program and covers almost all prescriptions.

  • EARLIER: Post 37 likes chances at State Tournament

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 Coach Jim Wiley said his team met one of its goals last week when it earned a spot at the State Tournament, but the team’s work isn’t done.

    “You play all year to get a shot at State, and that’s what we’ve got right now,” he said. “We just have to play like we’re capable of, and I think we can win it.”

    The tournament started Tuesday, and Shelby faced Owensboro at Paducah in the opening round.

  • School may be out on the calendar, but is it really?

    If Alice Cooper had recorded his heavy metal anthem “School’s Out” in the new millennium rather than decades ago in the old one, its reprise may not have resonated for the nearly 40 years it has.

    Because judging from what I see, school really isn’t out for the summer.

    We’re now two weeks from the first bell of the fall – another fallacy of today – and it hasn’t seemed to be much of a vacation for the kids, much less the adults.

  • Fun day

    Despite bad weather throughout the day, Shelby County residents were still able to take part in Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee activities on Saturday.

    Hundreds of people filled Main Street for the Custom Car Show and the Leo Night and the Moonlighters Street Concert on Saturday night.

    Don Sutton from Simpsonville showed off his 1972 Mustang at the show.

    He said he rarely takes it out of the garage, but his wife suggested he go get it when they stopped by the show on Saturday.

  • Datebook, Aug. 5, 2009

    Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldridge Center.

    This week

    Prayer meeting

    The non-denominational Prayer Connection meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. today at the Stratton Center.

    Ruritan meeting

  • EARLIER: Horse show: A soggy start

    It looked like it was going to be a good night for mudders – if Saddlebred shows had mudders – for the opening of the Shelbyville Horse Show.

    After heavy morning rains and a downpour again just after 5 p.m., the arena started to look like an oxbow lake. But show manager R. H. Bennett unplugged a pair of drains filled with sawdust on the inside of the arena, and the water started to disappear.

    “We had put down more sawdust to make it look pretty, and a lot of it washed down the drain,” Bennett said.

  • Datebook, July 29, 2009

    Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Thursday -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

    Saturday -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

    Tuesday -- Fiscal court meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Simpsonville City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville Community Center.

    This week