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With the widening of Interstate 64, the dangerously short acceleration ramp at Exit 32 is being replaced.

We congratulate: The construction is under way on dangerous I-64 ramp

What a glorious day was Monday, when construction crews from Louisville Asphalt began the 2-year project of re-engineering the dangerous ramp from KY 55 onto Interstate 64 at Exit 32 in Shelbyville.


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We congratulate: The Prathers’ generous donation

We love to compliment generosity. In a world too often littered with complaint and hate and costly fences around ugly air conditioners, it is, well, a breath of fresh air when someone takes a step for the greater good.


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Final election filing deadline is approaching, and we need to have races full of candidates.

What we think: Won’t you step up to serve us all?

There remains just one more week for candidates for our nonpartisan elections to file for office.

On Tuesday we will have the slate for three districts of the Shelby County School Board and the city commissions in Simpsonville and Pleasureville.

Is your name on one of those lists?
We hope that some of you have emerged to offer your ideas and time to serve on these important legislative bodies. Our county is growing, the issues becoming ever more complex, and there always is a need for fresh voices in the conversations about how to handle them.


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We can't agree that it is wise to spend $100,000 to build a fence around an AC unit, even if the unit is ugly.

What we think: Building fence is injudicious decision

A lot of you apparently want to vent about the 13-foot screen being built around the air-conditioning unit outside the Shelby County Judicial Center, and we don’t blame you.


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The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee was particularly strong this year.

We congratulate: Rousing jubilee to open festivities

The 23rd Shelbyville Horse Show steps off tonight, and there will be some pressure on its organizers. Because like any great opening act, the jubilee that proceeds the competition to rev us up for the show was powerful this year.

The Shelby Development Corporation organizes this 3-day preliminary every year, but we can’t imagine any festival having been more successful than the one completed this past Saturday with a rousing evening on Main Street.


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That Shelby County Fiscal Court is diligent and timely in its collection and forwarding to state officials the budgets for these organizations is a truly significant and important caretaking of our precious tax dollars. But we need to continue to watch.

What we think: There’s more to know about taxing districts

We were pleased to read last week that the special taxing districts in Shelby County – about 18 of them – appear to be well ahead of the state’s curve for operating in the light of public view.

That Shelby County Fiscal Court is diligent and timely in its collection and forwarding to state officials the budgets for these organizations is a truly significant and important caretaking of our precious tax dollars.


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There is work to be done, but progress has been made.

We congratulate: Shelby County Public Schools' improved diversity of leadership

We have on more than one occasion focused on the lack of diversity in leadership of public education in Shelby County and have been frustrated by what we see as a homogenization that does disservice to the diversity of students in our 10 schools.

It is not our intent to offer a backhanded compliment – because there is work to do on this issue – but we were pleased to see progress in the latest round of hiring of principals and assistants.


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What we think: We will be watching finish of outlet race

The probability that an outlet mall will be built at Simpsonville now seems to be virtually certain.

There are formal plans to be specified and a lot of concrete to be poured, but the original proposal by the Horizon Group is well down the road to government approval.


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He was known for his commitment to the city and its residents.

What we think: We should memorialize Donald Cubert’s life

Donald Cubert Sr. was not a classic politician but, rather, a civic-minded person who became involved in the electoral process.


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We are getting sick and tired of seeing our beautiful roads and highways used as trash depositories for the lazy and inconsiderate.

What we think: We are ery tired of the litter we see

We are getting sick and tired of seeing our beautiful roads and highways used as trash depositories for the lazy and inconsiderate.
Yes, we are talking to you, those of you who find it appropriate to roll down your windows – though on these days of triple-digit highs, we would think you wouldn’t – and give a heave-ho to the refuse of your lunch, dinner, breakfast and the beers you illegally consume while driving.
Yes, you know who you are. What you do is detestable.


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