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  • Zone change requested on Frankfort Road

     

    Commercial property is looking to stretch further east on U.S. 60 toward Frankfort.

    A request has been made to the Triple S Planning Commission to change .488 acres of property zoned Residential (R) to Highway Commercial (C-4) and .341 acres from Commercial to C-4.

    The commission will hear the request at Tuesday’s regular meeting, at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street

  • Old virus making new comeback

    A virus that hasn’t been seen much since it was identified back in the mid 1960s has surfaced this summer in 12 states, including Kentucky, but so far, no cases have been confirmed in Shelby County, health officials say.

    But some in the health field point out that doesn’t mean it’s not present in the county.

  • Wet/dry election petition comes up short

    The deadline has passed for collecting signatures for a wet/dry vote for Shelby County to be held in December, but organizers say all is not lost,

    Katie Sjothun has been leading the drive to collect enough signatures hold a vote on whether or not to allow packaged alcohol sales in the county. Shelby County’s moist status already allows the sale of alcohol by the glass.

    Sjothun has said she needed 4,700 signatures to get the question on the ballot in Dec., but as of now she’s only about halfway there with about 2,300 signatures.

  • Wrongful death suit filed in 2013 fatal crash

    The widow of a man killed in an accident on Interstate 64 in Shelbyville last year has filed a lawsuit suit against several involved parties.

    Cleo Burtt of Virginia filed the suit in Jefferson Circuit Court Thursday for the wrongful death of her husband, Charles Allen Burtt and for injuries she suffered in the 2013 crash.

  • Diageo’s focus is on environment

    Diageo North American officials received a warm welcome Tuesday from a local builder’s group when speakign about plans for their distillery on Benson Pike.

    Dan Fesser, director of engineer and innovations for Diageo Distilleries was the guest speaker at the Home Builders Association of Louisville’s last meeting of the year, held at Claudia Sander’s Dinner House.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Sept. 10, 2014

    Chamber warns  of map scam

     

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is warning its members of a map scam.

    The chamber has stated that it is not working with Universal Associates to create a new county map or selling advertising space for one.

    According to an email from the chamber, “Universal Associates has indicated they are working with the chamber. We do not endorse, support or distribute any map other than the one we produce ourselves.”

  • Encore for arts center discussion

    Two years after the project was first discussed with the community, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said he wants the board to make a decision in regards to a proposed arts center to be located at the 800 block of Washington and Main streets in Shelbyville.

    “We’ve been contemplating for some time, as a community, creating an arts center downtown. The school component of that would be arts education,” Neihof said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Private street accepted into city road system

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday voted to accept Trace Lane into the city road system, despite the fact that the road does not meet the city’s standards, and that the council turned down the request in 2007.

    Many residents on Trace Lane, made up of mainly senior citizens, expressed their frustration that they were financially responsible for any repairs needed on the road, saying that upon purchase, they were never made aware that the road was private.

  • Martinsville residents demand police presence

    After a shooting in Martinsville over Labor Day weekend, city residents are looking for answers.

    Residents of Martinsville attended the Shelbyville City Council meeting Thursday and noted a lack of police presence in the area.

    In anticipation of trying to curb crime in the Martinsville area, residents have arranged a meeting with Mayor Tom Hardesty, Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin, and members of the city council next week. 

  • Community benefit for child is Saturday

    Four year-old Colin Abbott is a happy, lovable, very bright little boy who should have an amazing future ahead of him.

    But because of a genetic disease that leaves children with a life expectancy of little more than 20 years, his outlook is bleak.