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  • Triple S Planning Commission: Despite mall project, budget is conservative

    The Triple S Planning Commission wrapped up the year by approving its budget for next 2014 during a quick meeting on Tuesday at Stratton Center.

    Four commissioners – Quentin Biagi and John Wills were absent – OKd what Executive Director Ryan Libke told them was another conservative fiscal plan.

  • Election 2014: Shelby quiet on political donations – so far

    Kentucky’s 2014 senatorial race, one of the hottest in the country, so far has not drawn significant interest – in the form of contributions – from Shelby County.

    Elections largely are about fundraising and strategic spending, and in that race for U.S. Senator – a key national election that recent polls show a virtual tie – incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell is dominating fundraising in the state against Republican challenger Matt Bevin and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

    But none of the three has generated much cash in Shelby.

  • Dean vs. CB&T: Decision on hold

    That long-awaited decision from the Kentucky Supreme Court in a high-profile case involving a lawyer and his bank won’t be forthcoming for at least two more months because scheduling procedures, court officials say.

    Oral arguments took place in June in the suit that Shelbyville Attorney Mark Dean in 2009 brought against Commonwealth Bank & Trust for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling million of dollars from him.

  • News Digest: Dec. 20, 2013

    Unemployment drops

    slightly statewide

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in November 2013 from a revised 8.4 percent in October 2013, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Simpsonville establishes parks foundation

    SIMPSONVILLE – The ever-growing parks program in Simpsonville is going to have a new option for raising money to pay for those programs.

    Following the lead set two years ago by the Shelby County Parks & Recreation Department, Simpsonville’s city commissioners on Wednesday gave unanimous approval to formal documents that create the Simpsonville Parks Foundation.

  • Cheerleaders to school board: Let us to go to nationals

    The day before Collins High School was set to celebrate its KHSAA Class AAAA football state title, another group of students approached the school board to discuss a decision not to allow them to compete in a national competition.

  • Shelby County School Board: School year to start week later

    The Shelby County School Board on Thursday approved the school calendar for the 2014-15 school year, and although it’s very similar to this year’s calendar, there are some differences.

    The start of the school year will be pushed back about a week, with the first day for students scheduled for Aug. 13 and the last day for May 26, 2015.

    Holidays and breaks are:

  • Shelby officials ask for zoning adjustment to accommodate possible distillery

    Shelby County magistrates took the first step Tuesday in a campaign to promote the establishment of bourbon distilleries in Shelby County by unanimously passing a resolution seek an amendment to agricultural zoning regulations.

    The resolution formally asks Triple S Planning Commission to hold a public hearing on the matter and consider the text amendment.

    “This will let the public talk about whether they would like to see this in Shelby County,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said at Tuesday’s meeting of fiscal court.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Door closed on Fairness Ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council has decided not to follow up on several requests to adopt a Fairness Ordinance for the city.

    At the council’s meeting on Dec. 5, Mayor Tom Hardesty announced in his report, according to minutes from the meeting, that neither he nor the council planned to take any action on the proposal.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County approves budgets for sheriff, clerk

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved Tuesday the 2014 budgets for the sheriff and county clerk's offices, with little change from last year's budgets.

    Both departments showed a slight decrease in their planned expenses.

    County Clerk Sue Carole Perry's office will spend $10,017,805, which is about 4.5 percent – or $900,000 – lower than 2013. The revenue from the county clerk’s office comes from license-plate renewals, fees for deed transfers and delinquent taxes.