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Today's News

  • Family puts historic properties up for sale

    Several historic properties along Main Street, including two large houses and a former gas station, all owned by the same family, are up for sale.

    State Rep. Tom Riner (D-Louisville, District 41) said that all of the properties he has up for sale have been in the Riner family for many years.

    A Shelbyville native, Riner, 67, said his maternal grandparents owned the house at 1005 Main Street and his paternal grandparents owned the house at 37 Main Street.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Path cleared for new office space

    Triple S Planning commission unanimously voted in favor of a zone change recommendation for .29 acres of property on U.S. 60 that is currently zoned Residential (R) and Commercial (C).

    Kendal Wise, Vantage Engineering PLC presented the recommendation on behalf of Jerry Fowler, who is looking to purchase the property from the Redden family.

    The Redden family signed the application for the zone change request because they still owned the property, however, Fowler was the zone change applicant, Triple S Planning Commission Executive Director Ryan Libke said.

  • Library wall to be rebuilt next week

    Damage to an historic wall is expected to be repaired next week after an auto accident that occurred last Tuesday put three Shelbyville residents in the hospital.

    On September 9 at 12:09 p.m. Bonita Slaughter veered off the road and onto the sidewalk in front of the Shelby County Public Library, on the 700 block of Washington Street.

  • Explore Shelby County’s backyard

    Tomorrow, curious visitors and locals alike will have the opportunity to take a rare peak beyond the barn doors and farm gates of Shelby County.

    For the second year, various farms in the county will be hosting the Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm tour.

    Last year, the event drew approximately 300 visitors and this year attendance is expected to increase.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Tap-on fees and taxes give city good news

    Although it’s very early in the fiscal year, the city of Simpsonville had some very positive budget news to report during Wednesday morning’s regular meeting.

    City Clerk Debbie Batliner told the commission that the tax bills were sent out a month early this year, and it’s already paying off.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County commits $200K to medical facilities

    County officials are stepping up in a big way to promote improved medical facilities around Shelby by donating money to two hospital entities.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will give $100,000 each to Kosair Children’s Hospital and to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    A portion of the money will be used to establish a new pediatric facility planned by Kosair for Governor’s Square.

    And JHS will be able to use the donation for anything it sees fit.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Sept. 19, 2014

    Human Rights Commission to

    Recognize 3 at annual banquet

     

    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission’s annual “Fame of Fame” Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Stratton Center.

    Each year the commission honors local citizens who have distinguished themselves in the community by promoting dignity to all citizens as it applies to the protected classes of Kentucky law – race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age and familiar status.

  • UPDATED: Arson not expected in Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass fire

    Simpsonville Fire Department officials have said they do not suspect arson in a 2 a.m. fire at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Wednesday morning. The blaze started in a lighted display case.

    The fire was contained to one store, Aeropostale, located in the northwest portion of the mall, and crews were able to clear the scene.

    No one was injured and the store was not heavily damaged, but it will not open this morning.

  • Anglin pleads not guilty on embezzlement charges

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school system, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

    Anglin made her not guilty plead at her arraignment hearing Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    Anglin's attorney, Matt Pippin of Shelbyville, was unavailable for comment, and a number previously used by Anglin has been disconnected.

    Her next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 3 for a pretrial conference.

  • Sigma stretches to new facility in Shelby County