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Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Catalpagreen development returns to agenda
  • Plum Creek Watershed meeting is next week

    It’s time for the Plum Creek Watershed’s annual meeting, which will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Gill Tucker, chair of the Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy’s District Board, said at that time board members will inspect the six water shed structures in Shelby County, located in the Plum Creek area in the western portion of the county.

    Watersheds are areas or ridges of land that separate waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.

  • Bevin to speak at chamber breakfast Wednesday

    Governor Matt Bevin will be on hand Wednesday in Shelby County to speak at the Chamber of Commerce’s Eye-Opener Breakfast.

    The event will be hosted from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Blair Center, next to Southside Elementary School and is for both chamber events and the general public.  

  • Going for the gold

    Seven Simpsonville youth have taken the first step toward earning a coveted Congressional Medal, being presented with the Bronze Certificate Tuesday night.

    At the ceremony at Simpsonville Christian Church, the youth, members of Boy Scout Troop 470, ran through a gambit of emotions, from beaming smiles to stoically serious as they received their certificates before a small crowd of family, friends and officials connected with the Congressional Award program.

  • Democrat dinner fills guests’ minds

    With a focus on raising their voter turnout, the Shelby County Democratic Party enjoyed a warm meal at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Monday evening served with a side of various political addresses.

    The event drew a crowd of more than 200, among which included local Democrats Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty, Shelbyville City Council members Donna Eaton and Mike Zoeller, Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton, Shelby County Magistrates Hubie Pollett, Eddie Kingsolver, County Clerk Sue Carole Perry and Jailer Bobby Waits, among others.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District ready to move on Big Picture School

    The agenda for Thursday’s Board of Education meeting includes a request from Superintendent James Niehof for the board’s support in openingnew learning opportunities for students by establishing a Big Picture Learning School founded on advisories and internships.

  • Earth Day at Red Orchard Park

    Despite starting the week with not-so-picturesque weather, the forecast is calling for an ideal day in the sun Saturday, which is pleasing news to those organizing this year’s Earth Day Celebration.

    The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 and organizers say with temperatures expected to rise to the 70s, they are preparing for a fantastic turnout at Red Orchard Park Saturday. 

  • Fishing tournament for veterans is Saturday

    Anglers participating in a bass tournament will no doubt hope the fish are biting on Saturday at Guist Creek Marina.

    The Kentucky Wounded Heroes Guist Creek Bass tournament is special, however, since it’s the first time that organization has hosted a fishing tournament in Shelby County, said its director, Chuck Reed.

    “This is our first rodeo in Shelby County, and I’m really enjoying it because it’s my backyard, almost. We’re usually in eastern or western Kentucky in a lot of these events,” he said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Sonoco granted tax incentive

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday passed a resolution with few questions granting an inducement to Sonoco Protective Solutions, formerly Tegrant Diversified Brands.  Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said he city agreed to the tax incentive in 2013 to attract the industry to the area and is pursuant to the Kentucky Business Investment Act.

  • Tax deadline drawing near

    Those putting off filing their tax returns have a little more time to breath this year.

    “The filing date for all but two states is April 18,” said Missy Ayres, manager at H&R Block in Shelbyville. “Washington D.C. actually has a holiday and the IRS is going to be closed Friday, so they [filers] have until midnight Monday night – it has to be postmarked by midnight.”

    Ayres said people should get their taxes filed as quickly as possible if they have not already done so.