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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arrest made in Town and County break-in

    An arrest has been made in connection with a burglary in the Town and County subdivision in Shelbyville, and police said that there’s a possibility that more arrests could follow.

    “They’re still working on that investigation,” Shelbyville Police spokesperson Kelly Cable said.

    Michael S. Clare, 22, of Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with second-degree burglary.

    And residents of the neighborhood off La Grange Road are so worried, they have decided to get together to talk about watching out for one another.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Jan. 17, 2014

    Snow showers don’t cause

    road issues in Shelby

    Snow flurries that scurried across Shelby and surrounding counties on Thursday morning had state road crews out with their salt trucks, but the roads dried quickly in Shelby. No mishaps were reported.

    Officials reported numerous slick roads in Jefferson, Henry and Trimble counties, and some accidents were reported and roads closed, including I-71 in Oldham.

    But temperatures rose into the 30s by afternoon, drying them quickly.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville gets a first taste of its restaurant tax

    SIMPSONVILLE – Several people came to the Simpsonville City Commission’s meeting Wednesday morning to tell commissioners they find the idea of a new restaurant tax to be difficult to swallow.

    A restaurant representative, a property owner and a resident all pleaded passionately with commissioners to reconsider adopting a 3 percent tax on food and drink as a way to raise money for marketing the county and improving the city’s civic projects.

  • Simpsonville gets clean audit for 2012-13

    SIMPSONVILLE – The city is doing a good job of taking care of its finances and its books.

    That was the finding of the audit firm Richardson, Pennington & Skinner, which gave the city a “clean/unqualified opinion” of its work for fiscal year 2012-13.

  • Northside opens its new doors today

    As the Northside Early Childhood Center opens its new doors for the first time today, students will be treated to a mix of new and old.

    This state-of-the art school eventually will house the majority of Shelby County Public Schools’ preschool program and the Head Start infant and toddler program for the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, but it has blended in some of the architecture and features from the building that was opened on this site in 1939.

  • Cardinal Club goes under the wing of UofL athletics

    The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville is now the official property of the Louisville Cardinals.

    CCG-Louisville LLC purchased on Dec. 13 two tracts totaling 210.23 acres and containing the Cardinal Club golf course and clubhouse in Simpsonville for a combined $5.35 million.

  • Why schools needs increased funding

    As Gov. Steve Beshear delivered his State of the Commonwealth address last week, the ears of those involved in education across the state perked up.

    But educators are left wondering which is correct: What they’re hearing publicly about a push for expanded funding is correct, or what they’re hearing privately that more funding is unlikely.