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Today's News

  • Restaurant tax revenues put to good use

     

  • Simpsonville sidewalk project to enter second phase

    A year after the completion of the first phase of the Simpsonville sidewalk project, the second phase is about to begin.

    The wheels were set in motion Wednesday when the city commission approved a bid and contractor for the project.

    Pace Contracting submitted the low bid of $497,000, outbidding Bluegrass Contracting who completed the first phase.

  • Murder trial set for Monday

    A Shelby County man who has been in jail for nearly three years is set to go to trial Monday for murder and other charges.

    Marcus Goldsmith, 55, of Shelbyville, was arrested in the early morning hours of March 16, 2012, and charged with the murder of Keith A. Jackson, who was found lying in the doorway of his apartment, mortally injured from stab wounds. He was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was pronounced dead.

  • Shelby man pulls Waddy woman from burning car

    Tony Banta said he didn’t have time to think about being scared, although the danger of the situation was uppermost in his mind, including the fact that the car could explode.

    “It was a pretty intense situation,” he said. “You could smell the burning fuel, and the smoke and fire. I was aware of it, but my only thought was, ‘I’m going to get her out of here, one way or another!’”

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Breighton apartments lead agenda

    A hot topic returns to city hall Thursday as the Shelbyville City Council will again discuss the rezoning request for property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road during its 7 p.m. meeting at 315 Washington Street.

    In November, representatives from Roberts & Smith 2, LLC presented development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission requesting a zone change from six-acres of property from General Interchange (X-2) to Multi-family Residential (R-4) in order to build 216 A-property apartments.

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  • Shelby County Board of Education – Draft budget ready for review

    In December, the Kentucky Board of Education announced that there would be a reduction in state’s SEEK funding. The state has not yet released the decrease amount, but district Superintendent James Neihof said the district is anticipating a one percent drop.

    Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will review the 2015-16 draft budget when the board convenes at the district offices at 7 p.m., at the district offices. 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville, but Neihof said the draft is just the first step of three in preparing the budget.

  • Redd Crabtree: Sept. 5, 1935 to Jan. 19, 2015

    A friend of the late Redd Crabtree, a well-known horse trainer who passed away Sunday night, summed up the sentiments of many people around the community when he referred to his friend as “A giant among men.”

    “What was particularly admirable about this ‘giant’ was always his willingness to be more of a listener than a talker. He was not only a very gracious and beloved man on and off the track, but he championed the community of Simpsonville whenever and wherever he could,” said William E. Matthews.

  • Diageo connecting with local farms

    Diageo representatives are hosting a meeting Friday for farmers who are interested in using distillery by-products as a feed source for their beef or dairy cattle.

    Details regarding the handling, transportation and cost of the by-product will be discussed.

  • Backyard farming

    From family-owned local businesses to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Shelby County has something to offer just about anyone, whether they prefer a small-town life or a big city.   But for those itching for a taste of both worlds, the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office has them covered, too.

    Starting Thursday, the extension office will begin a workshop series designed for the beginning small farmer with 5 to 20 acres.