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Today's News

  • City employee indicted for theft of grant funds

    A former assistant administrator and firefighter was indicted Monday for a major theft and related charges.

    Theresa M. Augustine, 46, of Shelbyville has been indicted for theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000, as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount.

    The indictment says that Augustine took the money between November 2012 and July 2014 while she was in the employ of the Shelbyville Fire Department.

    Shelbyville Police said that the amount that Augustine is accused of taking is $12,092.

  • Parks needs donations to repair tennis courts

    Shelby County Parks officials are asking for the public’s help in repairing some aging tennis courts that are used by thousands of people each year.

    “I’d say more than thirty-five hundred individuals use our courts [yearly],” said Clay Cottongim, former parks and recreation director who is now a grant writer and consultant for the parks system.

    Cottongim said he was able to obtain a $10,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association of Kentucky, but grant carries a stipulation – parks must match that amount within 30 days.

  • Distillery beginning to take shape

    The concept of a still 66 feet tall would be enough to knock any Kentuckian speechless, and details about how many millions of gallons of bourbon the huge distillery going up on Benson Pike would produce was sufficient enough to impress even the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club.

  • Bevin campaigns in Shelby

    During a stumping visit to Shelby County Monday, Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin laid out what he said was his blueprint for a better Kentucky, which includes revamping the state’s health care program.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Workshop will pace restaurant tax talk
  • More weather coming, but mostly bark rather than bite

     

    After record snowfall and temperatures over the last week, Shelby County residents remained mostly lucky with very few incidents reported in the county.

    And while a few minor flurries are predicted for the weekend, it’s not snow that has local officials worried now.

    “We are going to experience some days we’re all considering heat waves at 32 degrees, but we’re going to drop right back down there [to single digits] so everybody needs to be on guard,” Shelbyville Water Company Manager Tom Doyle said.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Trash prices going down

    Beginning in April, Simpsonville residents will be paying 7.5 percent less for trash pickup, a reduction instituted by the hauler.

    Gregory Butler, municipal relationship manager for Republic Services, told the Simpsonville

    City Commission Thursday that the company will lower its price for curbside pickup in in the city from $17.99 to $16.64, effective with the April billing cycle. Simpsonville has been with Republic for 10 years.

  • Award winning author to speak at library

    Shelby County Public Library officials say they are excited about an upcoming appearance Thursday night by award winning author Eddie Price.

    Price will be at the library from 6 to 7 p.m. to promote his new book, Widder’s Landing.

    Marketing Director Linda Mahone said that the event is the first time Price will visit the library and that his presentation should be interesting.

    “He does different programs for the Kentucky Humanities, and he’ll be dressed up in costume,” she said.

  • Weekend could bring 2nd wave of weather

    After a record snowfall Monday and a record low temperature Thursday, Shelby Countians are ready for a break from frigid temperatures.

    And while that’s on the way, forecasters say, Old Man Winter is not finished, as some more snow, and a wintry mix are on the way. The National Weather Service even issued a winter storm watch late Thursday afternoon, warning of bitter cold wind chills temperatures 10 below zero.

  • Rocky roads

    When most people are snuggled up in a warm bed during the middle of a winter storm, road crews are out braving blowing snow, howling wind and biting cold.

    “This Monday, one of my guys was sick, so I got out with one of my other guys and we came out at three in the morning, and we didn’t leave until eight o’clock that night. We had a seventeen hour day,” said Simpsonville Public Works Director Brian Romine. “That was a long day, but we made it through it – you just have to pace yourself and take some breaks.”