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Today's News

  • Business spotlight: Kentucky Car Wash

    Owners: Shelly Toles, of Shelbyville, and Marshall Raymond.

    Owners' philosophy: It's a five star car wash, Toles said. It's a full-service car wash that offers both inside and outside cleaning while you wait. You can come in and sit in the lobby and enjoy a free cup of coffee while you watch your car or truck through the window as it goes through the washing tunnel.

    Location: Kentucky Car Wash opened its doors at 690 Taylorsville Road on Oct. 29.

    Contact Information: Call (502) 633-9220 or walk-in. Appointments are not necessary.

  • Mayor: 'Illegal' ID system a state issue

    Mayor Tom Hardesty Tuesday said city-issued IDs and other initiatives hyped by some as potential strategies for validating illegal immigrants should be left up to the state.

    An independent commission tasked with investigating illegal immigration in Lexington last week recommended city leaders there model a photo ID system for its several thousands of suspected undocumented residents after a program in New Haven, Conn.

  • Rockets look to continue playoff run at Madison Central

    The SCHS football team has made it to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2003, and after hanging 60 points on District 8 winner Scott County last week, the Rockets appear to be flying high.

    "I liked our chances last week against Scott County -- of course in the first quarter I wondered a bit about it -- but I always like our chances," SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said.

    The Rockets will travel to Madison Central tonight for a second round match-up in the Class 6A playoffs.

  • Annexation plan draws protest

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said critics of the city's plan to annex land near the I-64 interchange with Buckcreek Road have misconceptions about the city's goals for a portion of that land.

    "If they would sit down and talk to us, they would learn that we all want the same thing there," Eden said. "None of us {on the city commission} want heavy equipment there. As long as I'm mayor there won't be heavy equipment on that property, only things that benefit the traveling public."

  • School menus - Nov. 19-20

    Monday -- Corn dog or pretzel w/cheese sauce, ketchup/mustard, hash brown stick, green beans, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey combo & cheese sub or BBQ pork rib on bun, salad dressing/mustard, lettuce/ tomato, macaroni & cheese, pickle spears, banana, pineapple or peaches. (Wright has Little Caesar's)

    B = Chicken and biscuit and breakfast buns

  • Vote 'yes' on winery

    On Dec. 11, voters in precinct A102 near Finchville will decide if a Lexington-based winery can put down roots on 17 acres in Shelby County.

    Promoters of the winery, which will be located on Gordon Lane across from Breighton Industrial Park, report it will feature a tasting room, a walking trail, a lake, 5-acres of grapes, an art gallery and a reception area.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and Magistrate Mike Whitehouse support the winery as a way to increase tourism and economic development in the county, and they're right to do so.

  • Allow public to speak on annexation

    Why are Vicky Wise, Scott McDowell, Dottie Shelburne, Cary Vowels (Simpsonville city commissioners) and Mayor Steve Eden so eager to annex seven acres on Veechdale Road at the request of a heavy equipment sales and service industry, which had just been denied a zoning request for that very property?

    Why the quick and secret first reading on this matter? Why the hasty vote for the second reading scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Thanksgiving week?

  • Shelby man takes in NYC marathon

    Shelby Countian Chris Kovacs got a treat earlier this month when he was awarded the chance to run in the New York City Marathon.

    "If you're a long distance runner the New York marathon is a must do," he said. "It's the pinnacle."

    Kovacs was the only Shelby County runner, and one of a relative few from Kentucky, that got the chance to run in one of the most popular races. About 39,000 runners took part in the race, plus, the city hosted the Olympic marathon trials the day before, making the weekend the biggest marathon weekend ever.

  • Artists seek incentives

    Downtown could become a destination for the arts, according to a group of artists and art lovers. But government officials must offer more business incentives to foster creativity here, they contend. Members of the community must also support the arts scene before the area can realize its full creative potential.

    Linda Powell, a board member of ARTractions!: The Cultural Arts Guild of Shelby County, said through small business tax incentives, the city can lure artists to establish galleries and studios.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Nov. 15 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Nov. 15 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Nov. 19 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    Nov. 20 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.