Today's News

  • Fiscal court will request prices from garbage haulers

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee will meet with area garbage and recycling haulers on April 15 to try and nail down a price for county residents, without setting a franchise agreement or soliciting formal bids.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Will lower taxes because of ‘good growth’

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at Wednesday’s meeting, and in the process had a surprise for the city’s residents.

    The commission approved lowering the ad valorem property tax by 10.2 percent.

  • Hundreds attend job fair at Collins

    The gym at Collins High School buzzed with activity Tuesday night as hundreds of people showed up, resumes in hand, to apply for positions at the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, set to open this summer.

  • 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.”

  • Food bank to relocate to large facility

    An organization that operates a food bank in Shelby County will soon relocate to a larger facility, thanks to county government.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court is preparing to make arrangements to allow the Serenity Center, a counseling center that also operates a food bank, to locate the bank at its Emergency Management office at 98 7th St., which will soon be vacant.

    In May, that office will move to the county’s new Emergency Services building on Hospital drive.

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 4, 2014

    Wisconsin, Kentucky Senators wager

    on NCAA Final Four Game

    Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Louisville) and Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) and Wisconsin Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin have made a wager on Saturday’s NCAA Tournament basketball game between the universities of Kentucky and Wisconsin.

    The stakes are a selection of Wisconsin bratwurst and cheese against Kentucky Derby-Pie® from Kern’s Kitchen in Louisville.

  • Louisville man stable at UofL after bypass crash

    A Louisville man was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the Shelbyville Bypass shortly before Friday.

    Shelbyville Police said Ronald F. Femi, 58, suffered a head wound and four broken ribs.

    The crash happened at the intersection of Freedom's Way and Midland Industrial Road.

    Krystal M. Hardin, 35, of Shelbyville, and three children in an SUV were not injured, except for a bloody nose suffered by one of the children.

  • PETA alleges Turtleman abused coyote in Waddy

    Animal advocates are investigating a report of animal cruelty that is alleged to have taken place in Waddy last spring during the filming of an episode of Animal Planet.

    Delcianna Winders, deputy general counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, said in May 2013 a coyote was trapped and transported to a location in Waddy where the show, Call of the Wildman, starring Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr., was filmed.

  • Officials: no harm from diesel spilled into Clear Creek

    No serious consequences are expected after hundreds of gallons of diesel spilled into Clear Creek on Friday morning, officials say

    The accident happened on the grounds of Martinrea Heavy Stamping on Old Brunerstown Road. Martinrea Plant Manager Shawn Addlesburger said the spill occurred when employees were filling a portable generator with fuel and the tank ran over.

    “We were putting diesel into the portable generator and the overflow switch did not stop, so we had an accidental spill of diesel fuel that occurred Friday morning,” he said.

  • 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.