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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Should Shelbyville match Simpsonville, Eminence?

    Members of the Shelby County City Council expressed keen interest Thursday during an impromptu workshop in pursuing curbside garbage and recycling pickup for residents.

    The workshop was called by Mayor Tom Hardesty in place of a regular council meeting to gauge the council members’ perspective on this countywide hot-button issue. All six council members attended, as did City Attorney Steve Gregory.

  • EARLIER: Waddy residents don’t like trash plan

    It was literally standing room only at the Waddy Ruritan Club on Tuesday night, when more than 100 people gathered to express their concerns about a plan to move the county’s solid-waste center from Waddy to Shelbyville.

    With all the seats full and many standing and lining the walls, 109 Board Chair Rusty Newton heard an ear-full about how the community doesn’t to lose the center, especially if it would mean a long drive to Shelbyville to dump their trash.

  • EARLIER: Waste talk turns to home pickup

    In the midst of a series of community meetings to garner public input about a new convenience center proposal for solid waste, officials have been doing legwork on the concept of providing home garbage service for residents.

    Rusty Newton, Shelby County’s deputy-judge executive and chair of the 109 Board, the entity in charge of solid waste disposal in the county, said he met Friday with Magistrate Tony Carriss to prepare for a meeting Feb. 25 with the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee.

  • EARLIER: Residents get 1st solid answers on trash plan

    The discussion about how best to handle solid waste in Shelby County – including a proposed new facility – began a countywide tour this week, giving residents an opportunity to ask questions about how their garbage would be handled and how much that could cost them.

  • EARLIER: Shelby residents get chance to talk about garbage plan

    Solid waste officials are ready to take their plan for a new facility to the public.

    Kerry Magan, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty’s appointee for the 109 Board, said in the upcoming series of five public meetings scheduled for Tuesday through Feb. 12, government officials won’t be running the show.

     “Instead of the magistrates and the mayor, it will be citizens who show up to offer opinions and criticism who will be heard,” Magan said.

    That first meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • EARLIER: New waste facility to cost residents more

    Residents who plan to take their trash to the new waste collection facility planned for just west of Shelbyville will have to pay 2 to 5 cents per pound to do so.

    The facility, which would replace the current convenience center in Waddy, will be built at 920 Windhurt Way on 25 acres that cost taxpayers $2.5 million.This new facility would combine waste-collection and recycling, and the Recycling Center on 7th Street and the Convenience Center in Waddy would close.

  • Outlet mall: Shoppes are shaping up

    Despite holiday breaks and some frigid temperatures descending on the region in late December and early January, the work at the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville in Simpsonville has continued to move at a brisk pace, and some plans for adjacent parcels are beginning to clear as well.

    That 374,000-square-foot retail center being built by Horizon Group Properties and CBL & Associates at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads just south of Interstate 64 remains on schedule.

  • Busy time around Simpsonville outlet mall

    Simpsonville is a hub of excitement and rumors as the construction continues on the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville.

    That 374,000-square-foot retail center, being built by Horizon Group Properties and CBL & Associates at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads just south of Interstate 64, is moving quickly as the weather starts to turn cold.

    Last month Tom Rumptz, the Horizon vice president in charge of the construction, said the plan was to have the buildings enclosed to allow for inside work during the winter.

  • Simpsonville approves sewer connection bid for outlet mall

    More and obvious progress has been made in the construction of the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, including, most notably, the approval Tuesday by the Simpsonville City Commission of a contract to connect the mall to the city’s sewer system.

    The low bid, recommended by David Derrick of Derrick Engineering, was from Twin States Utilities & Excavation for $285,100 to bore under Interstate 64 and connect to the system being installed by the contractors for Horizon Group Properties’ 374,000-square-foot mall.

  • Lighting changes OKd for Simpsonville outlet mall

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved two changes for the site of the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, much to the dismay of a few area residents in the attendance.

    Representatives for Horizon Group Properties and CBL – the developers of the 374,000-square-foot outlet mall just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville, at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale Roads – had returned with more information to make a second request for the light poles on the site to be 33 feet tall instead of the maximum 25 feet county code allows.