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  • Garbage meetings continue this week

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee will reconvene tonight and then again Thursday with Shelbyville city officials to continue the talks on city/county curbside garbage pickup.

    Last week officials met to discuss the topic – and it appears that they have reached a consensus on moving forward as a single entity – but not yet how they’ll move forward.

    County Magistrate and head of the legislative committee Tony Carriss said the county still has several issues be worked out.

  • Updated: Parent questions principal’s actions, files formal complaint

    The parent of a Shelby County student has now filed a formal complaint with the school district after going public with her outrage about treatment she said her son received at Heritage Elementary.

    In a copy of the complaint forwarded to The Sentinel-News, Whitis reiterated her claims that Black berated her son in the hallway after pulling him from music class and “proceeded to scream at him [that] her school needed his test scores.”

  • Buck Creek Road widening is under way

    Simpsonville residents will be seeing more road construction around the city’s Interstate 64 interchange.

    State contractors began Monday the widening of KY 1848, Buck Creek Road, extending from about a third of a mile south of I-64 to the entrance of the Shelby County Flea Market.

    “They’re going to start putting signs up this week to let people know about the project, but the actual work won’t begin until the twenty-second,” said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Department of Highways District 5 office.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Road projects get OK

    One county road is scheduled to be repaved and three others will receive box culverts this summer, projects that have been needed for a while, officials say.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates on Tuesday accepted a bid of $60.80 per ton from Louisville Paving for the resurfacing project for Mill Circle Road, located in a subdivision off Harrington Mill Road.

    County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said he expects the $42,000 project, slated for mid-June, to take only one day, because the road is only three-quarters of a mile long.

  • KY 55 Yard Sale starts Thursday

    The KY 55 Yard Sale will get under way Thursday, and this annual event’s organizers in Finchville say this year’s sale – the fifth – promises to be better than ever.

    How do they know?

    Well, if the merchandise piling up at Finchville Baptist Church is any indicator, it ought to be a recorder-breaker, said Jay Tigner, pastor of the church.

    “We have just tons of stuff here already, and I do mean tons,” he said.

  • Shelbyville takes no action on zone change

    Shelbyville City Council member Shane Suttor, moving quickly, decisively and perhaps to some surprisingly, brought a quick final answer to the question that Desilets LLC had been asking officials for months: No, the city would not grant the company a zone change for its plant.

  • News Digest: April 17, 2013

    Shelby County schools receive  $15,000 in 2 PLTW grants

    Shelby County Public Schools has received a $15,000 grant to continue the biomedical sciences program at Shelby County High School, through Project Lead The Way. A $50,000 grant was also awarded to fund a new biomedical sciences program for PLTW at Collins High School.

  • Torn cable lines disrupt Internet and E-mail

    Shelbyville Police say a convoy of semi-tractor trailers that went down Washington Street about 1 a.m. Friday was responsible for snapped cable lines that stretched along two blocks of the street and even pulled some people’s cable boxes loose from their buildings.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: New warehouse/distribution center on tab for Kingbrook

    Two development plans and an addition to an existing building will be considered by the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday night.

    Those new enterprises are part of an agenda that features several old business issues, too.

    The largest new plan is for a new 259,000-square-foot office/warehouse distribution center coming to Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Special meeting set to hear Desilets’ request

    The Shelbyville City Council will reconvene Tuesday at a special time to continue discussion of the request for a zone change for Desilets, LLC.

    The company, which operates an injection molding operation at 310 Martin Luther King Street and facing Washington Street, has requested that its property be rezoned to Light Industrial (I-1) from Downtown Commercial (D_C).