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Today's News

  • Sigma stretches to new facility in Shelby County

     

  • District to WiFi enable 4 buses

    A few years ago a student could complete a bit of homework on their bus ride home or maybe while on a long team trip, but as the Shelby County Public Schools district has expanded its use of digital devices, completing homework on the school bus has become nearly impossible for many. 

    But that soon could be considered a thing of the past, as the district is looking to equip several school buses with WiFi access.

  • Roads still need work near outlet mall

    Despite issues with large delivery trucks and semis being able to navigate the turn, a main entrance to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass still has not been reconfigured.

    Problems first manifested just before the new 365,000-square-foot retail center opened at the end of the July when delivery trucks coming to stock the approximately 80 retail outlets were jumping the curb at the turn from Buck Creek Road onto Veechdale Road.

  • Fairness group stuck in unfair situation

    After being told by the Shelbyville City Council to approach the Shelby County Human Rights Commission for a recommendation on a Fairness Ordinance, members are now perplexed after being told by the commission that they would only give a recommendation at the council’s request.

    “I asked them to go to the Human Rights Commission [for a recommendation to the council],” council member Shane Suttor said. “[Council members Mike] Zoeller, [Donna] Eaton…we all asked them to go to the Human Rights.”

  • A champion Oldsmobile

    A retired Oldsmobile dealer, Dayle Davis may not be out selling cars anymore, but he still lives and breathes them, even winning a national award for a rare Olds he owns.

    “The car that I have that is so unusual is an Oldsmobile that's an official pace car that came off the Indianapolis track,” he said. “There's only fifty of these made.”

    And even though Davis retired, he never stopped enjoying cars.

    “I still love my cars; it’s in my blood,” he said.

    He means that literally.

  • Old virus making new comeback

    A virus that hasn’t been seen much since it was identified back in the mid 1960s has surfaced this summer in 12 states, including Kentucky, but so far, no cases have been confirmed in Shelby County, health officials say.

    But some in the health field point out that doesn’t mean it’s not present in the county.

  • Bucking the expenses of cancer

    A benefit horse show will take place Saturday in Mt. Eden to help raise money for Blake Hundley’s family.

    Last week Kelly and Adam Hundley received the news they had waited so long to hear – their 8-year-old son Blake was cancer free...again.

    Cancer plagued the eight-year-old boy’s life not once, but twice.

    After his initial diagnosis in 2012, a horse show benefit was established to help pay bills. 

    Over $12,000 was raised to help with the costs the family had accrued from travel, food and medical expenses.

  • Faurecia makes official announcement

    Faurecia officials Thursday formally announced their plans to open a plant in Simpsonville in Kingbrook Commerce Park.

    The company had already received approval for a 122,000-square-foot facility that will used for manufacturing auto parts and provide more than 400 new jobs within the first five years of opening.

    In June, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved the company for $3 million in tax incentives.

  • Wrongful death suit filed in 2013 fatal crash

    The widow of a man killed in an accident on Interstate 64 in Shelbyville last year has filed a lawsuit suit against several involved parties.

    Cleo Burtt of Virginia filed the suit in Jefferson Circuit Court Thursday for the wrongful death of her husband, Charles Allen Burtt and for injuries she suffered in the 2013 crash.

  • Wet/dry election petition comes up short

    The deadline has passed for collecting signatures for a wet/dry vote for Shelby County to be held in December, but organizers say all is not lost,

    Katie Sjothun has been leading the drive to collect enough signatures hold a vote on whether or not to allow packaged alcohol sales in the county. Shelby County’s moist status already allows the sale of alcohol by the glass.

    Sjothun has said she needed 4,700 signatures to get the question on the ballot in Dec., but as of now she’s only about halfway there with about 2,300 signatures.