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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

     

  • 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.