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  • Shelby one of 7 counties designated work force ready

    Shelby County is now one of only seven counties across the state that has been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement Thursday that Shelby and Madison counties have joined Boyle, Daviess, Warren, Woodford and Henderson in achieving the designation since certification began in February 2012.

    Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shelley Goodwin said that achieving the designation reflects a deep level of commitment to workforce readiness within the county.

  • Suspect in armed robbery arrested

    Shelbyville Police have arrested a man wanted in connection in robbing a clerk at a tobacco store at knife point.

    Jason G. Hardison, 31, of 4511 Summit Drive in Pioneer Village, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree robbery a week after a Crime Stoppers article appeared in The Sentinel-News about the robbery.

  • New day for Thanksgiving service

    The return of a community-wide Thanksgiving worship service has taken a new approach this year.

    The service, back from a 1-year hiatus, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Simpsonville Christian Church.

  • Busy time around Simpsonville outlet mall

    Simpsonville is a hub of excitement and rumors as the construction continues on the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville.

    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, is moving quickly as the weather starts to turn cold.

    Last month Tom Rumptz, the Horizon vice president in charge of the construction, said the plan was to have the buildings enclosed to allow for inside work during the winter.

  • Shelby man loses Supreme appeal in penis case

    Phillip Seaton, a Waddy man who had sued his surgeon for what he said was an unauthorized amputation of his penis, has lost his final appeal.

    The Kentucky Supreme Court announced Thursday that it would not consider Seaton’s suit against Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort, who in 2007 performed the amputation during a routine circumcision.

  • Triple S OKs 3 commercial lots on Shelbyville Bypass

    The corner of Freedom’s Way and Midland Industrial Road on Tuesday moved a step closer to having three new commercial lots.

    The Triple S Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend that the Shelbyville City Council approve rezoning the three lots on 5 acres to General Commercial (C-3).

    Commissioners recognized the need for additional retail space in a largely industrial area because of some changes on the horizon.

  • Shelby planning commission looking for technology upgrade

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday decided to make some fairly significant technological advances.

    At the very end of the meeting, Executive Director Ryan Libke asked the board about adding an interactive map on the commission’s Web site, www.shelbypz.com.

    “You would be able to search by parcel number or by address, and it would show the zoning classification for the property,” he said.

    The cost of the map is $490, and Libke said it could be covered in this year’s budget.

  • News Digest, Nov. 22, 2013

    Get ready for big b-r-r-r-r in weekend weather swing

    Kentucky's always roller coaster-like weather will continue this weekend and next week.

    Thursday’s high neared a springlike 60-something and then a respectable mid-50s today, along with a strong chance of rain. But from there the mercury will take a tumble.

    The National Weather Service predicts a high on Saturday in the low to mid-40s with a nighttime low of below 20 degrees.

  • Attorney to pursue gas franchises for Simpsonville

    SIMSPONVILLE – Two gas companies soon may have to pay for their rights to do business with the city.

    City Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to retain attorney Linda K. Ain of Lexington to pursue franchise agreements with those companies, Louisville Gas & Electric and Atmos Energy, and generate a new revenue stream for city coffers.

  • Simpsonville's new sidewalks create some buzz

    SIMPSONVILLE – Those new downtown sidewalks in Simpsonville have drawn a lot of attention – most of it praise for the change these new thoroughfares have brought to the south of U.S. 60.

    Even Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty praised the city’s work. “I really like what they’ve done down there,” he said recently. “Those sidewalks and that clock, it looks really nice.”