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Today's News

  • Festival of unity

    One day last winter, three Simpsonville ministers of different denominations sat down to have lunch together, and discovered that despite their theological differences, they enjoyed each other's company very much. They continued to get together and eventually decided they wanted to share that spirit of unity with the entire community.

  • Hey Joe!

    When one door closes another door often opens.  The saying is true in the case of 1637 Midland Trail, where Beef ‘O’ Brady’s closed its doors last fall.

    Now more than a year later the doors are swinging back open and the space is being revitalized as a new restaurant moves in.

    Joe Bishop, owner of Bungalow Joe’s Bar & Grill, 7813 Beulah Church Road, Louisville, is clearing the dust and making plans for his second location in the Middleton Station shopping center.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Tractor Supply OK’d to move forward with new location

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission’s focus at Tuesday’s regular meeting was all about business.

    Not just efficiently completing their agenda, but about new business locations in the Shelbyville area.

    The commission approved a new location for Tractor Supply on Old Brunerstown Road. Currently located in Midland Shopping Center, the store is requesting a location for its own freestanding store.

    However, the commission made a request of their own.

  • Shelby quilt is best in show

    When it comes to creative endeavors such as painting, photography, and being handy with a needle, Shelby County residents shone at the Kentucky State Fair this year.

    From Brenda Lee in Waddy (knitting) to Donna Owen (painting china) and Patrice Payton (needlepoint) in Simpsonville, to Karen Collins (knitting) in Shelbyville, all earned several ribbons.

    And Linda Sanford of Shelbyville stood above the crowd in the quilting competition.

  • From kindergarten to the garden

    Chosen from among 1,800 Kentucky Proud Farmers, Brooke Eckmann of Ambrosia Farm in Finchville, has been selected as one of three honorees for the 2014 Local Food Hero.

    In its second year, the award recognizes farmers whom not only grow delicious food, but also contribute to their communities by conserving water, soil and wildlife.

    “It’s really unbelievable to me to be chosen from among the local farmers, let alone across the state, we have great farmers in the area,” Eckmann said.

  • Shelby County School Board: Board expected to keep tax rate is flat

    For the second straight year it appears that the Shelby County Board of Education will not change its property tax rate.

    At Thursday night’s meeting, Neihof recommended keeping the rate the same, and board members agreed. Though there wasn’t much discussion, board member Karen Sams said she thought it was a good idea, as did board member Eddie Mathis.

  • County likely to keep tax rate flat

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will wait until the last day to set it’s property tax rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year, but that rate is not likely to change.

    “That’s the recommendation that’s going to be coming from me and the finance committee,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger after the meeting of the fiscal court Tuesday morning.

  • Men’s health fair Saturday at JHS

    The 14th annual Men’s Health Fair will be hosted by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Saturday and organizers of the event say it is an invaluable resource for men.

    “We’ll have twelve hundred dollars of free testing for men,” said Tony Carriss, chair of the Men’s Health Fair Committee, which organizes the event.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Trash, recycling ordinance to take next step

    After a long anticipated wait, the Shelbyville City Council will finally take the next, and most important, step in exploring the concept of citywide garbage and recycling collection.

    At Thursday’s regular meeting, 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville, the council will review the final RFPs.

    During a council meeting earlier this month, City Attorney Steve Gregory said that he expected to have the RFPs ready by last week. However, Gregory explained that there are some things within the RFP specs that still need to be wrapped up.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Aug. 20, 2014

    Kentucky students show

    improvement on ACT

     

    Kentucky public high school graduates still trail the national ACT test averages but are making gains over the past five years.