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Today's News

  • Rueff honored for finding missing person

    Shelby County Fiscal Court recognized the woman who found a missing Simpsonville resident who had been the subject of a countywide search.

    “On July 4, we had a report of a missing person out in the 9400 block of Shelbyville Road,” Judge-Executive Dan Ison said. “Upon arriving in the area, we found that a Mrs. Lee Unzicker, 75 years old, had left her home and could not be found.”

  • Jubilee festivities start Thursday

    The 29th Shelbyville Horse Show is just around the corner, which means Shelby Main Street’s Jubilee festivities soon will be in full swing.

    Jubilee festivities begin Thursday, July 26, with the kick-off breakfast at Undulata Farm.

  • Cropper Road zone change denied

    Triple S Planning Commission voted Tuesday against a zone change request at 1520 Cropper Road for 84.36 acres from Agricultural (A) to Residential Estates (RE). The plan would create 62 1-acre lots, with a 63rd lot being the existing home on a five-acre tract.

    Attorney Gregg Neal along with engineer Jonathan Hale presented the request on the basis that they believe the existing zoning is inappropriate and there have been major changes in the surrounding area since the adoption of the comprehensive plan.

  • Guist Creek development also denied

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday denied a preliminary plat for The Harborage at 3659 Frankfort Road. Presented by engineer Kerry Magan, the proposed preliminary plat showed 23 lots on 46.17 acres.

    Magan said to appease what would likely be a displeased audience, they would like to identify the rear yard on the plat, preventing development or buildings in the area.

  • Court rejects salt bids for second time

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted to reject a second set of salt bids when the current request for bids failed to get the county lower prices.

    The county, after receiving bids priced almost twice as high as last year’s prices, decided to try bidding it out a second time in an effort to find a better price. 

  • Local dentist offering membership plan

    Millions of Americans do not have access to dental insurance, but one Shelby dentist is helping offset costs with his new dental membership plan.

  • Proposed distillery plans have stalled

    Plans for a distillery in Waddy have stalled.

    In December, the Triple S Planning Commission heard the development plan for a 30,000 square foot distillery on 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property just south of Interstate-64 at the intersection of Bardstown Trail and Buzzard Roost Road.

  • Simpsonville approves budget amendment

    At the city of Simpsonville’s regular meeting on Tuesday, the commission passed a budget amendment ordinance and gave an update on Police Chief Chip Minnis’ health following his July 4 accident.

  • County dedicates monument to fallen corrections officers

    Shelby County has only had two fallen law enforcement officers, and former jailer Bobby Waits thinks it is time they were recognized.

    Waits and a group of county officials were on hand to dedicate a memorial on the Shelby County Detention Center in front of jail employees and family members of the fallen officers.

    “This is something that needed to be done a long time ago,” Waits said. “It’s been a long time coming, and certainly both these guys are very deserving.”

  • Marian Village remedies problems found in KHC inspection

    An inspection by the Kentucky Housing Corporation resulted in the relocation of one Marian Village resident in early July.

    According to KHC, an inspection found multiple violations of public housing standards, including several for electrical hazards such as exposed wiring or open panels and blocked fire exits.

    KHC confirmed that those violations had been remedied, but that one unit, not listed on the critical violation form, did not pass inspection and that the resident living in that unit has since been given a voucher to relocate.