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Today's News

  • New zoning maps to get public hearing

    A public hearing will be held at the Triple S Planning And Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, March 18 in regards to the adoption of new Geographic Information System zoning maps to replace the commission's old paper maps.

    Michael L. Firkins, a planner with the Triple S Planning Commission, said the current paper zoning maps are old and can be hard to read.

    "They're the original from when they were adopted," Firkins said.

    Firkins said he took over the project of updating the maps when he started working for the commission in 2006.

  • Harassment suit alleges indecent exposure

    A Waddy woman who was an employee at Kentucky Air Center Inc. before quitting Dec. 31 has filed a sexual harassment suit in Shelby Circuit Court against her former employer, Roy Ferguson, and the company.

    According to records from the Secretary of State's Office, Ferguson is listed as the sole officer and a director of Kentucky Air Center Inc.

    Amy Gaines alleges in her lawsuit filed against Ferguson in Shelby Circuit Court that he exposed himself to her on two different occasions while she was an employee in shipping and receiving at Kentucky Air.

  • Youth honored for volunteering

    Kaitlin Cheek, 16, was the 2008 Youth Service Award winner from Pet Groups United. The award was announced at the group's fundraiser, Furball, on Feb. 23.

    Cheek has been involved in animal rescue since she was 8-years-old. She rehabilitates, nurses, trains and adopts animals to loving homes. She exercises rescue dogs every Wednesday and has completed a 15-hour course to help evaluate dog behavior. She regularly participates in animal transports from Pikeville to Chicago.

  • Smokes could get tax hike

    As Ray Feinberg checked out a customer at Cox's Smoker Outlet on Thursday, he encouraged them to sign a petition that urges Governor Steve Beshear to oppose a proposed tax increase on tobacco products.

    "No matter what you raise the tax on tobacco it's going to affect the industry," he said.

    On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a $19 billion budget that relies on a tax increase on tobacco products, gasoline and other services to raise needed revenue.

  • It's no trouble? It's snow trouble!

    I got what I have been whining for: a blizzard. Louisville reported a bit over 10 inches in the storm we got Friday and Saturday, March 7-8.

    Friday evening I saw lightning. I thought I'd lost my mind to snow-hallucinations, but local weather bloggers confirmed thunder and lightning were part of the storm. Snow came down faster than the salt trucks could spread salt. I suppose that makes sense as far as the science of snow-salt-road ratios go. But I wanted salt, brine, everything, even kitty litter, spread out in great quantities as I went home Friday.

  • School menus - March 17-21

    Monday -- Corn dog or chicken nuggets, ketchup/mustard, BBQ sauce/sweet & sour sauce/honey mustard, French fries, baby carrots/ranch, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey sandwich or ham sandwich with or without cheese, salad dressing/mustard, lettuce/tomato, tomato soup, baked cheetos, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Chicken biscuit or breakfast bun

  • Louisville money rules

    Many of this county's citizens spent weeks amending the conditional use regulations for agriculture. In January, the Board of Adjustments and Appeals threw out these rules in favor of the Louisville Cemetery. It is a slap in the face of our citizens.

    In February, Chuck Hickman rules against Triple S Planning and Zoning in favor of New Estates Farms, a development planned on the Shelby/Jefferson county line, a decision overly biased toward Jefferson County's development interests.

  • Simpsonville moves to annex 130 acres

    The city of Simpsonville called a special meeting Tuesday to annex 130 acres south of I-64 Tuesday. The rush was to beat another city to the punch even though that city does not yet exist.

  • Rockets grab 8th Region Title

    Coty Minnis scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Rockets rallied for a 49-48 win over Gallatin County in the 8th Region championship game Wednesday at Henry County High School.

    Shelby County trailed 47-46 with 19 seconds to play after Minnis converted an old fashioned three-point play. Gallatin County then hit just one of two free throws to hold a 48-46 lead with 14 seconds left.

  • Rockets advance to 8th Region finals

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team never lost the lead, but the Rockets could not put South Oldham away until late in the fourth quarter of the 8th Region semifinal game Tuesday. The Rockets hit 9 of 12 free throws in the final 1:25 to seal a 71-62 win and advance to tonight's championship game. Shelby County will face Gallatin County in the finals. The Bearcats beat North Oldham 72-56 in the second semifinal game Tuesday.