Today's News

  • Roy Butler: 1927 - 2014

    Shelby County has lost a man with a passion for helping others, especially those he could reach through his four decades helping build government-assisted benefits in the commonwealth.

    Roy Butler, 86, of Clay Village, passed away Monday of complications from Parkinson’s disease.

    His daughter, Lane Butler Jacobs, cited his 42-year state government career that spanned the administrations of 11 different governors and culminated as Commissioner of Medicaid Services for the Cabinet for Human Resources, a post he held from the late 1980s until 1992.

  • Ties to state lure new mall manager

    When Dan Davilla learned that his company would be opening an outlet mall in Kentucky, he jumped at the opportunity to move.

    The only unusual part was that Davilla had just opened a brand new mall, in Woodstock, Ga., just outside Atlanta.

    “I opened the mall in Atlanta [last year], and coming to the outlet shoppes, it’s a destination that I wanted to be in; it feels natural to me,” he said. “My wife’s from Kentucky and my company is building a mall there, so it worked out great.”

  • Sawmill continues to operate during litigation phase

    A lawsuit filed by sawmill owners in Bagdad against the Triple S Planning Commission, its employees and the Board of Adjustments and Appeals is in the litigation phase, attorneys said.

    In mid-February, Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman declined to agree to a request from the Triple S commission’s attorney to dismiss them from the suit brought by James and Cindy Harris of Christiansburg Road, who are suing because they say planners approved their business and then tried to shut it down after they had invested nearly a half-million dollars.

  • Shelby County School Board: New calendar is approved, school will be out May 30

    It’s official; the Shelby County Board of Education approved a recommendation to move the last day of school back one week to May 30.

    After an unusually harsh winter caused forced the district to take 13 snow days, the end of the school year had been pushed back to June 6, instead of the originally scheduled May 21.

    But adding only six days back to the original school calendar still gives the district plenty of time to meet the state’s educational requirements.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage franchise ordinance scheduled

    After working on the issue for nearly a year, the Shelbyville City Council is finally ready to move forward with a garbage collection franchise agreement for city residents, scheduling a first reading for the ordinance at the April 17 meeting.

    During Thursday’s regular meeting, the council decided that it would solicit two different bids from haulers, one for a single cost for curbside garbage and recycling and the other with recycling as an optional add on for customers.

  • Shelby businesses going anti-tobacco

    One Shelby County retail outlet is taking the bold move to remove cigarettes from their shelves, and while most aren’t following that model, smoking does appear to on the way out.

    This fall, CVS/pharmacy outlet across the nation will remove all tobacco products from their premises.

    The Shelbyville store, located at the intersection of Freedom’s Way and U.S. 60, is just one of the 7,600 CVS outlets that will be taking part in the surprising move, but company officials said it’s an important move to follow the company’s mission.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage discussion back on agenda


    Just as Shelby County Fiscal Court is moving forward with a very scaled back plan to help county residents with trash collection, the Shelbyville City Council has its plan back on the agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting.

    The council will have another discussion of the plan at Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

  • Judge Armstrong says goodbye

    After 16 years on the bench, Shelby District Judge Linda Armstrong will preside for the last time today.

    At her retirement reception Wednesday, Armstrong glanced around at the room overflowing with friends and colleagues, and reflected on her retirement.

    “I have mixed feelings,” she said. “I am really ready to spend more time with my family, but I will miss it,” she said, taking in both the people and her courtroom beyond.

  • Atlanta outlet manager to take over Simpsonville mall

    SIMPSONVILLE – The Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, set to open next summer next to Interstate 64, has its manager.

    Dan Davilla, manager of the outlet mall Horizon Group Properties opened last summer in Woodstock, Ga., will transfer to handle the final months of that company’s newest project.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said Tuesday at a meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission that Davilla was “in town last weekend looking for a house.”

  • Shooting investigation will take weeks

    The yellow tape has been taken down, and all that’s left at 139 Gray Hill Court in Shelbyville to remind passersby that a man died there in a shootout with police is a bullet-riddled front door and window.

    Police investigators say it’s too soon to say what really happened the night that Del Aukerman, 57, opened fire on police and was shot to death when they returned fire.