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  • 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.

  • Some say ‘wet’ status could benefit county

    With a public meeting coming up Tuesday on the possibility of amending zoning regulations that would make it easier for distilleries to locate in Shelby County, the issue of whether Shelby should be a “wet” county may be on the horizon.

  • Shelby County School Board: Accreditation firm to review district

    The Shelby County School Board approved a board meeting schedule Thursday night for the remainder of 2014 that keeps the customary second-and-fourth-Thursday frequency except for
    two additional meetings this month to allow the board to make presentations to an accreditation team.

    These meetings with AdvancED Accreditation, a national firm employed by the school district to earn accreditation, will be at 10: 30 a.m. Jan. 27 and at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

    Superintendent James Neihof previewed for the board the presentation he will provide at those reviews.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Jan. 15, 2014

    Courtneys are runners-up among young farm families

    Shelby County’s Shane and Mary Courtney emerged as runner-up in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer & Rancher “Achievement Award competition, which recognizes young farmers and ranchers from across the country who have excelled in their farming or ranching operations and exhibited superior leadership abilities.

  • Shelbyville to give final consideration for zone change

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday to hear second reading on a proposed zoning change, it will hear from those involved with the process.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty agreed at the council’s meeting on Jan. 2 to ask those involved with the request to change three lots near the Midland Industrial Park to commercial properties to come before the council and discuss those plans.

  • Henry County man hospitalized after bypass crash

    Shelby County firefighters extricated a Henry County man from his pickup truck after it flipped in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning on the Shelbyville Bypass.

    Charles R. Stalker, 26, of Eminence, remains in stable condition at the University of Louisville Medical Center, where he was transported by Shelby County EMS after the accident on Freedom’s Way near La Grange Road.

    Assistant Shelby County Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said Stalker was taken to UofL after he flipped his Toyota pickup truck on the bypass.

  • Sub-zero temperatures may zap heating funds

    Emergency heating officials are worried about how the recent cold spell with sub-zero temperatures could impact the number of people they will able to help this year with “crisis” funding.

    “I’m sure there’ll be a lot of people in with really high bills, we’re expected to be flooded with people on the thirteenth,” said Kim Embry-Hill, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.