Today's News

  • Shelby County adding community gardens

    Following in the footsteps of a nationwide trend toward healthy eating and tracing food from farm to table, Shelby County is getting its first community garden.

    The North Central Health District and Shelby County government have worked together to set aside a plot of land – at the confluence of Kentucky, 11th and Equity streets, behind the North Central and Shelbyville health departments – for the first garden area.

  • News briefs: Feb. 17, 2012

    Cars parked illegally at Shelbyville

    Post  Office now are being towed away

    If you have been using the parking lot of the Shelbyville Post Office while you were doing business at the Shelby County Judicial Center, you might want to rethink that.

    The post office has started to have any vehicles not in the lot for post office business towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Law would limit constables’ scope

    Shelby County’s consideration of whether to continue to have constables may get new direction from the state.

    In recent years members of Shelby County Fiscal Court have discussed whether the county still needs to have paid constables, questioning their value in law enforcement.

    Now a new “compromise” bill that would allow local governments to limit duties of constables by ordinance, though stopping short of its original goal of abolishing the role.

  • Familiar names headline music show at Shelbyville Country Club

    Some old stars and familiar names will be part of a unique musical event Sunday night.

    The 15th Shelbyville Listen Room will be held at the clubhouse at the Shelbyville Country Club, starting at 7 p.m.

    “This is No. 15,” veteran Shelbyville  musician Lewis Mathis said in an E-mail. “Used to do them at the community theater. Did the last one at the country club,  and this one will be there on Sunday night.

    “In the past I have included art and poetry, even some story telling.”

  • Church calendar: Feb. 17, 2012

    Allen Chapel

    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.



    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.


    Bagdad Baptist

  • Power lines to stay put in 1st phase of Simpsonville's downtown project

    Simpsonville’s downtown project is going to look a little different than planned.

    Because so much time has passed since the city received in 2009 a $320,000 Transportation Enhancement Program federal stimulus grant, the plan to relocate utility poles from the south side of U.S. 60 is going to have to be abandoned, City Administrator David Eaton told the city commission at its meeting Wednesday.

  • Masonic again a 5-star place

    Another year, another piece of national recognition for Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

    For the third consecutive year, Masonic received a 5-star ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes.

    U.S. News & World Report bases its evaluation on data from Nursing Home Compare, a Web site run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that establishes and enforces standards for nursing homes.

  • Real Estate deeds: Feb. 17, 2012

    Jan. 17-31

    Robert M. and Leigh F. Underhill to Ashley and James E. Judd II, Lot 31, Rolling Ridge Phase II, $124,900

    Housing & Urban Development to Stephanie Baughman, Lot 22, Rolling Ridge Phase II, $110,000

    Justin W. and Amy S. Roberts to Blanca and Marcelino Zapata, Lot B, Roberts Lot, Hazel Heights, $96,000

    George Downs Estate to Ricky Downs, Lot 69, Block 1 Trailwood Lakes, $4,500

    Elite Homes Inc. to Michael D. and Carol L. Chinberg, 5.002 acres, Lot 15, Overbook Bend, $497,775,47

  • Simpsonville moves to abolish sewer board

    Simpsonville is moving ahead to abolish its sewer board and turn control of the system over to its city commission.

    Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the first reading of an ordinance that eliminates a board that has been in place since 1981. Vicky Wise, the sewer commissioner, did not attend the meeting, nor did any member of the sewer board.

    Mayor Steve Eden said it was time to make this move because the city no longer needed that intervening body to screen sewer issues in separate meetings.

  • WICHE: I can make anyone love Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts need a PR makeover, because no one seems to like them.

    Old varieties have been greatly improved from those forced on you as a child. Equally, cooking methods probably can stand some updating from the warm, mushy, bitter Barbie-doll-sized cabbage.

    Don’t boil them to death, but instead try instead some quick roasting underneath the broiler.

    Today we can thank breeding programs for developing a number of improved varieties of Brussels sprouts that are sweet and nutty in flavor.