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  • Parks to start work on grant for Clear Creek Beltway

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation representative Clay Cottongim attended Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting to get the city’s support and blessing for a project that has been in the works for nearly 15 years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Zone change gets OK after discussion

    Two weeks after holding off on a decision, the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to rezone an almost-5-acre parcel at the corner of Midland Industrial and Freedom’s Way to Commercial.

    The council and Mayor Tom Hardesty invited the property owner, Tom McGinnis, Industrial Foundation CEO Bobby Hudson and Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke and Chair George Best to the meeting to answer any questions, but it only heard from McGinnis, his representative and Hudson.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County joins Simpsonville for Buck Creek hearing

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Tuesday to ask the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission to hold a public hearing for an amendment to zoning regulations to include a portion of Buck Creek Road in a proposed design overlay district in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that move is necessary because there is one parcel on Buck Creek that is not technically in Simpsonville’s city limits.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Jan. 22, 2014

    Shelby County Parks sets first public forum tonight

    Shelby County Parks & Recreation is hosting a pair of public forums for the athletic programs at Clear Creek park. They will be at 7 tonight and 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Waldridge Center in Clear Creek Park.

    The invitation is open to all coaches, children, parents, family members etc. Each forum is identical, so if you can't make the first date, you have a second chance.

  • I-64 eastbound in Shelby County limited Wednesday night

    If the snowy and icy roads on Tuesday morning didn’t slow you down, be prepared for a possible full stop tonight – at least on Interstate 64.

    The state Transportation Cabinet will close the right lane of I-64 eastbound from 10 p.m. tonight until about 2 a.m. Thursday in the widening zone between Simpsonville and Shelbyville.

    This will allow crews working on the project to install new bridge beams over the bridge across Bullskin Creek that were delivered this week.

  • WINTER 2014: ‘It’s going to get bad again’

    Roads conditions improved slowly over the course of the day Tuesday, from chaotic in the early morning hours – with even tow trucks getting stuck on icy roads – to a more passable state by evening – but not passable enough to send children to school in the morning.

    The winter storm that dumped from two to four inches of snow on Shelby County during a 12-hour period from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. caused travel problems for many motorists, causing one road to shut down temporarily and another to be backed up, police say.

  • Shelby's MLK service in larger building

    Shelbyville’s 15th annual Martin Luther King Day service will be Monday, and organizers say they are hoping for a great turnout now.

    “We have always had a pretty good crowd, but we are hoping that this year will be even better,” said Robert Marshall, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church at 212 Martin Luther King St. in Shelbyville, where the service will take place at 1 p.m.

  • Outlet mall: Shoppes are shaping up

    Despite holiday breaks and some frigid temperatures descending on the region in late December and early January, the work at the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville in Simpsonville has continued to move at a brisk pace, and some plans for adjacent parcels are beginning to clear as well.

    That 374,000-square-foot retail center being built by Horizon Group Properties and CBL & Associates at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads just south of Interstate 64 remains on schedule.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Public gets first say on distillery ideas

    The rapidly developing idea of bringing distilleries into Shelby County will get its first public airing on Tuesday night.

    That’s when Triple S Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to take comment about rezoning agriculture lands to allow for distilleries. Other than two bond releases, that’s the only new business on the commission’s agenda for the 6:30 p.m. meeting at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville,

  • Couple charged with extortion waived to grand jury

    One member of a husband-wife duo charged with extortion is back in jail after a hearing in Shelby District Court on Thursday in which the case was waived to the grand jury.

    As Dee A. Bowman-Phillps, with downcast eyes, held out her arms to be handcuffed, her husband, Joshua Phillips, ventured timidly forward from where he was sitting behind his attorney, to hand her a jacket she had left behind.

    Shelby District Judge Linda Armstrong ordered Bowman-Phillips, 27, to be taken back into custody after she failed a drug screen, one of the conditions of her bond.