Today's News

  • Datebook: Sept. 6, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • 4 generations: Edmonsons family

    4 generations of the Edmonsons family gathered recently. They are, (from left Wes Edmonson, Bill Edmonson of Shelby County, holding Oliver Wesley Edmonson, and Bryan Edmonson.

  • Jefferies-Fairfax wedding

    Cassie Jeffries and Ronnie Fairfax were married on Aug. 6 on Panama City Beach, Fla.

    The bride is the daughter of Rickie and Karen Jeffries of Mount Eden. The groom is the son of Roland and Virginia Fairfax of Louisville.

    The wedding was performed by Beach Weddings, etc.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Matron of honor was Kelly Cissell (sister of the bride). Maid of honor was Tamara Duvall. Bridesmaids were Megan Breitenstein and Deana Poore.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Some building inspections, permits could cost more

    The Shelbyville City Council will inspect some of the city’s building inspection and permitting fees when it convenes for its next regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

    The jam-packed agenda calls for the first reading of several ordinances, including revisiting some building inspection fees.

    “Really, it’s looking at our fee schedule and there’s just a few main things,” said Barry Edington, the city’s building official and chief code enforcement officer.

  • No rain on these parades

    The remaining clouds of Hurricane Issac held off just enough on Monday for the annual Labor Day parades to pass through Waddy and Shelbyville. Spectators lined the streets hear the sirens, see the floats and, of course, grab some candy being tossed out by the parade walkers and riders.
    Everything from dancing troupes to miniature horses filled the parade lines, much to the delight of the watchers.

  • EARLIER: Paragon Outlets official: ‘We think we’ll be first’

    The Paragon/Trio outlet mall development group was at the center of another local meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

    At the Home Builders Association of Louisville’s Shelby County Council meeting, the group confirmed its commitment to opening a 400,000-square-foot outlet mall in Simpsonville on 81 acres just south of Interstate 64 and east of Buck Creek Road.

    And the group said they believe their development will be first.

  • Failed retirement creates book for Shelby County native

    There you are: 55 or 65 or whatever and about to retire. You’ve worked your whole life. day in, day out. You’re standing on the threshold of a new life. One that you author. One that you’ve awaited.

    Your day has arrived. Now what?

    Simpsonville native Mike Shouse found stepping into retirement was not as easy as he had hoped. “I wasn’t very good at it,” he said. “In fact, I failed the first time. I just wasn’t ready for the emotional changes.”

  • What we think:It’s time for Shelby County to dive into being ‘wet’

    We understand the recent reluctance by members of Shelby County Fiscal Court to provide the property for the city of Shelbyville once again to expand its tax base.

  • We congratulate: Our celebrations of community

    Another Labor Day has passed, which is when the communities of Waddy and now Martinsville officially set in motion some of Shelby County’s wonderful traditions: the fall season of community festivals.

    Bagdad and Mount Eden have their days in the spring and summer, but the fall – or the late-summer days leading up to it – have become the gathering time for all aspects of our communities.

  • On balance during the election season, let’s all remain friends


    One of those droll little Facebook cartoons appeared in my news feed the other day. I don’t know where these originate or recall who passed this one along, but the punch line went something like: “I wish there was a filter for ‘ignore political comments,’ so I don’t lose all my friends between now and the election.”