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Today's News

  • Dr. Suess Day in Shelby County Schools

    Mary Jane Kimball dresses as the Cat in the Hat with her third-grade reading group at Clear Creek Elementary. Included in the picture are (from left) JaJuan Winstead, Carlos Wells, Cat in the Hat, Dillon Yates, Ryan Yeager and Reice Ford.  Green eggs and ham were served for lunch.

  • On campus: July 13, 2012

    Kaitlyn Bryn Foree, a graduate of Henry County High School, received a Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania University during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison.

    Foree graduated summa cum laude with honors in writing, rhetoric and communication and a minor in business administration.

    She is the daughter of Kathleen Erwin of Pleasureville and Kenneth Foree of Louisville.

  • On campus: July 13, 2012

    William M. Payne of Louisville was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa, America's oldest academic honor society, during Morehouse College's commencement activities based on his high scholastic attainments.

  • 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.