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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Triple S Planning Commission: Horizon’s plan begins approval process

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear its first arguments and possibly make a recommendation Tuesday on a plan to build an outlet mall in Simpsonville.

    The request for the 50-acre parcel comes from Horizon Group Properties, which first announced plans for The Outlet Shoppes of Louisville to be built just south of Interstate 64 at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads last year, and it will be heard at the commission’s regular monthly meeting at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

  • EARLIER: Could there be 2 outlet malls? Larger, 2nd mall site ready to move forward

    As one outlet mall site on the south side of Simpsonville looks for approval on a zone change, another right across the street is announcing that it, too, has developed a plan for its location.

    Trio Property announced last month that it was trying to secure a development plan and would seek zoning approval for its 82-acre parcel on the east side of Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville just south of Interstate 64.

  • Firefighter for a day event July 14 at Shelby County EMA has full class

    At least 11 people in Shelby County will be glad on Saturday that temperatures are not soaring into triple digits anymore.

    That’s how many have signed up to participate in the Firefighter for a Day program to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Emergency Management office on 7th Street.

    Chris Spaulding, assistant fire chief at the Shelbyville Fire Department, the agency holding the event, had said last month that he hoped to have 15 people signed up, but that

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 13, 2012

    Erastro Ramirez-Salas, 29, of unknown address in Shelbyville was indicted for theft of identity of another without consent and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Brandy E. Rion, 32, of 106 3rd St. in Simpsonville was indicted for theft by deception under $10,000.

    Gary E. Stoops Jr., 27, of 315 Cherrywood Drive was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and for second-degree burglary.

    Bobby Stevenson, 31, of 81 Kent St. No. 7 was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

  • Mount Eden residents are sore about run down buildings

    Some Mount Eden residents are upset about an unsightly building near the center of town they describe as an eyesore.

    “It reflects badly on the entire town; it gives the impression we just don’t have any pride in our community here,” Jim O’Malley said.

    The building in question is a dilapidated, vacant, 2-story building on the 1200 block of Mount Eden Road just inside the Spencer County line, which divides the small town of 2,172 that encompasses 38 square miles.

  • Mount Eden residents are sore about run down buildings

    Some Mount Eden residents are upset about an unsightly building near the center of town they describe as an eyesore.

    “It reflects badly on the entire town; it gives the impression we just don’t have any pride in our community here,” Jim O’Malley said.

    The building in question is a dilapidated, vacant, 2-story building on the 1200 block of Mount Eden Road just inside the Spencer County line, which divides the small town of 2,172 that encompasses 38 square miles.

  • Shelby County's summer crops aren’t so hot

    Farmers in Shelby County are asking for help getting their crops in this year – and it’s not just for people with strong backs either.

    “If you know any rain dances…or go wash your car, or whatever,” said Leo Young, who operates a farm near Simpsonville. “I’m trying to stay upbeat, but we could use some rain.”

    Recent scorching temperatures coupled with a dearth of moisture have combined to put the local growing season in possible peril.

  • New Business: Ink-n-Threads

    Address: 211 Breighton Circle, Suite 5, Shelbyville

  • Business Briefcase: July 13, 2012

    Fussenegger named president of regional tourism group

    Kentucky’s Bourbon, Horses & History marketing region announces Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau, as its new president, replacing Kelly Barron of the Radcliff/Fort Knox CVB, whose appointment expired on June 30.

  • Rabies clinics help keep down cases; immunization required to renew pet licenses

    Did you know that state and local law requires pet owners to vaccinate their dogs, cats, and ferrets for rabies each year?

    Did you know a county license is also required for these pets? Owners need to show proof of rabies vaccine to purchase a license.

    This is not just another instance of government control and red tape. Rabies vaccination and licensure have been credited with keeping the number of rabies cases low in the state of Kentucky and across the country.