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Today's News

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Trash prices going down

    Beginning in April, Simpsonville residents will be paying 7.5 percent less for trash pickup, a reduction instituted by the hauler.

    Gregory Butler, municipal relationship manager for Republic Services, told the Simpsonville

    City Commission Thursday that the company will lower its price for curbside pickup in in the city from $17.99 to $16.64, effective with the April billing cycle. Simpsonville has been with Republic for 10 years.

  • Award winning author to speak at library

    Shelby County Public Library officials say they are excited about an upcoming appearance Thursday night by award winning author Eddie Price.

    Price will be at the library from 6 to 7 p.m. to promote his new book, Widder’s Landing.

    Marketing Director Linda Mahone said that the event is the first time Price will visit the library and that his presentation should be interesting.

    “He does different programs for the Kentucky Humanities, and he’ll be dressed up in costume,” she said.

  • Weekend could bring 2nd wave of weather

    After a record snowfall Monday and a record low temperature Thursday, Shelby Countians are ready for a break from frigid temperatures.

    And while that’s on the way, forecasters say, Old Man Winter is not finished, as some more snow, and a wintry mix are on the way. The National Weather Service even issued a winter storm watch late Thursday afternoon, warning of bitter cold wind chills temperatures 10 below zero.

  • Rocky roads

    When most people are snuggled up in a warm bed during the middle of a winter storm, road crews are out braving blowing snow, howling wind and biting cold.

    “This Monday, one of my guys was sick, so I got out with one of my other guys and we came out at three in the morning, and we didn’t leave until eight o’clock that night. We had a seventeen hour day,” said Simpsonville Public Works Director Brian Romine. “That was a long day, but we made it through it – you just have to pace yourself and take some breaks.”

  • Triple S Planning Commission – Outlet expansion approved

    Tuesday’s Triple S meeting concluded with commissioners up in arms after they unanimously voted to table their decision regarding the amended Planned Unit Development Plan for the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass –or at least, some of it.

    Representatives from the outlet center made the decision to present their development plans for expansion in conjunction with an amendment to their originally approved signage standards.

  • Educating the world

    Haleigh LeCompte has spent most of her young life serving underserved communities and she’s not about to quit.

    Having recently returned from student teaching in South Africa, she is currently working with students in Chicago at an educational non-profit where she will serve until July when she flies to the Philippines with the Peace Corps.

    LeCompte, a 2009 Shelby County High School graduate, traces her humanitarian journey right back here to Shelbyville with her church youth mission trips.

  • Extra winter break comes at a cost

    While students across the county are enjoying their surprise winter break this week, some might not be so pleased come May as their school year extends into June.

    With four cancelled school days this week and another one in Novmeber the district has now added a week to the original school calendar. Students were out of school on Feb. 13 for a teacher’s professional development day and Monday in recognition of President’s Day

  • Record-low temperatures follow record snowfall

    Despite plunging temperatures and record snowfall Monday, officials have said they were surprised that the day went as smoothly as it did, and hope the same holds true as record-low temperatures dip well below zero last night and tonight.

    “I’m looking out the window of my office right now, and there’s nobody on the road – it’s eerie,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said Monday.

  • Fire destroys Trumbo home

    Just weeks after Jack Trumbo experienced one of the proudest moments of his life, being chosen in December to represent Farmer of the Year for the entire state of Kentucky, Monday morning brought a devastating experience when his house burned down around him.

    “We were just lucky we got out,” he said.

  • County to have hazardous waste study

    Shelby County magistrates gave emergency management officials the go ahead Tuesday to submit a grant request to get funding in place for a hazardous waste study.

    The commodity flow study, as it’s officially known, would provide crucial information about the types of hazardous materials used in Shelby County, said Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman.