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  • Special election for county’s wet status in jeopardy

    A Shelbyville woman who is collecting signatures for a wet/dry election said she now has about one-fifth of the number she needs, and plans to step up efforts immediately.

    “I have about one thousand; I need four thousand more by September fifth, that’s three weeks,” said Katie Sjothun.

  • Few candidates file for office on last two days

    Tuesday was the last day to file in a few offices for the 2014 General Election – the seats with filing dates this month were school board districts 1 and 4, Simpsonville City Commission, Simpsonville Mayor and four soil conservation seats.

    The race for Board of Education seats got the most attention, with Alicia “Ali” Parham and R. Rusty Tipton both filing in District 4, Tuesday and Richard Baltzell in District 1 on Monday.

    Kelland L. Garland also filed for Simpsonville Commission.

  • Comer’s first stop, Shelbyville

     

    Just a little more than a week after announcing his plan to run for governor of Kentucky, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer started his campaign trail in Shelby County.

    Monday morning, a small crowd of about 30 Shelby County citizens gathered outside of W.J. Andriots Paint, Flooring and Blinds on Main Street in Shelbyville to hear the Republican candidate speak about his vision for Kentucky’s future.

  • Trash RFPs almost ready for advertisement

    The Shelbyville City Council will finally introduce the curbside garbage and recycling request for proposals at its next meeting on Aug. 21.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Stephen Gregory told the council during Thursday’s regular meeting that he expects the RFPs to be ready for advertisement next week.

    Gregory said that the committee has been working on the draft and after it has been reviewed and any necessary revisions made, the RFPs will be advertised to the public.

  • Fairness ordinance receives vote for no action

    Seats were full and tensions were high Thursday night as more than a dozen members from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and the Fairness Campaign attended the Shelbyville City Council meeting with an agenda of expanding discrimination laws to include members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

    However, those supporters again left the council meeting feeling frustrated and left out.

  • SCPS teachers back on the job

    One might think a championship game was taking place Tuesday morning at the Collins High School gym. But it wasn’t a game at all, it was employees excited to get back on the job after a two-month break.

    And while many people may not be so enthused to return to work, Shelby County Public School’s teachers and staff members gathered in the bleachers, sporting their school’s colors, cheering and waving pom-poms and showing their excitement for the school year to come.

  • Nightly lane closures announced to finish paving on I-64 eastbound

    Overnight lane closures will be utilized this week to finish paving on a section of eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Tuesday.

  • Church, homes recovering from water tower collapse

    A landmark church and several homes in Waddy escaped major structural damage Saturday when a water tower collapsed, spewing hundreds of thousands of gallons of water into buildings, uprooting trees and tossing large objects around like toys.

    Tex Seph, pastor of Waddy Baptist Church on KY 395, said crews have been hard at work cleaning up debris from the church, which had eight inches of water in the basement, windows broken out, and a tree uprooted among other damage caused by the collapse of a 30-year-old water tower on the church grounds.

  • Tuesday deadline to file for office

    Tuesday is the last day to file to run for a few offices for the 2014 General Election, and so far, election officials say, the slate is filling up quickly.

    Most offices required candidates to file earlier this year.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said the seats that have filing dates this month are school board districts, 1 and 4, Simpsonville City Commission, Simpsonville Mayor and four soil conservation seats.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County to get proactive in economic development

    County officials have taken proactive economic development measures to attract new business and industry to Shelby County by becoming a member of a national consulting group.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted at its regular meeting Tuesday night to pay $8,000 to join the Western Economic Development Association, located in the western portion of the United States.