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Today's News

  • Shelby County School Board: Superintendent will receive public review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will make its review of Superintendent James Neihof public at Thursday’s meeting.

    In accordance with state law, the board met with Neihof in closed session during its meeting on  June 14, discussing with him its preliminary evaluation.

    At this week’s meeting, which will be in the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville, the board will present those discussions to the public.

    Neihof, who was hired in 2008, has received very positive reviews in the past two years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City, county will host event for home hazardous waste items

    The Shelbyville Public Works Department has earned a new grant that will allow it to take in household hazardous wastes.

    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council during Thursday’s meeting that the grant, for which the city applied for in conjunction with the county, would create a scheduled opportunity for residents of the city and county to drop items off at Public Works, 787 Kentucky Street.

  • EARLIER: Developers say Simpsonville ‘best’ site for mall

    About 100 concerned – and some short-tempered – residents piled into the newly renovated Simpsonville Community Gym on Monday evening to hear new details and ask pointed questions about the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, the outlet mall Horizon Group Properties is planning to build in the city.

  • What we think: Farm equipment must share, too

    Every planting and harvest season, when farm equipment is being moved so frequently from one field to another, from one property to another, there goes out a request to motorists to beware of the machinery and to share the road with care.

    We think that’s a good idea, to understand the needs of the agricultural corners of our community, to show patience and consideration.

    We also think that consideration should go both ways.

  • We congratulate: Blue-ribbon fair needs all our focus

    The 150th celebration of the Shelby County Fair has concluded, and we want to present the Shelby County A&M Association with a blue ribbon for this year’s event.

    Fair Board President Ray Tucker and his army of volunteers and mercenaries did their dead-level best to make this show the biggest and best and most customer friendly as they possibly could. Their effort was evident from the midway, to the tractor-pull site to special events.

  • MY WORD: There is another side to story of librarian's firing

    The award-winning youth librarian at the Shelby County Public Library, Sherry Bogard, was dismissed after an unfair board meeting held on June 19, 2012. At this board meeting, Mrs. Sherry, as she is called, was not permitted to state her case or make objections to the charges against her; all but one of the board voted to dismiss Mrs. Sherry based on speculation arising from a single viewpoint. The fact that there was not any kind of due process is among the more disturbing issues; however, there are others.

  • MY WORD: A word from a man full of thanks

    My name is Andrea Cottrell, the wife of the late George Cottrell, Jr.

    Our family would like to thank everyone for all their love and support throughout our entire journey with George’s ALS diagnosis.

    We were blessed and highly favored by our Lord and savior! George and I often talked about our blessings and how much we appreciated them all.

    So, one day, George says to me, “Dot, read this.”

    I did, and it was one of the most sincere letters I have ever read. This letter is addressed to everyone in the community. It reads:

  • Sometimes in life, you just have to cut it

    You may recall that recently our family moved from the suburbs to a small farm, that we have been going through a sort of a sociological withdrawal, somewhat of a remake of Green Acresfor the new millennium, minus Oliver Douglas’s suits and Lisa’s gowns, Hank Kimball and the pig.

  • Finals for horses, finishes with big show at Shelby County Fair

    The Shelbyville Horse Show ended with a flourish Saturday night with an appearance by several past presidents of the Shelby County A&M Board and a presentation of a state grant.
    The show itself was an exceptional one, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, president of the horse show.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court; Budget balanced for end of year

    Shelby County Fiscal Court moved around a lot of money at a special meeting Tuesday morning to close its books on one fiscal year in preparation for the next.

     “This is something we do every year the last week in June because the new fiscal year begins July 1,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    The county’s general fund was increased by $596,600 to account for shortfalls in various budget areas.