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  • Inside the new Shelby County Recycling Facility

    Shelby County’s new solid waste facility, the Shelby County Recycling Facility, opens Tuesday, and with it comes not only a new location but also a few new features. Use this map and description each spot to be prepared for your first trip the center on Windhurst Way.

    Station No. 1: Recycling Drop Off

  • New solid waste facility to open next week

    In late October county officials announced that the opening of the new Shelby County Recycling Facility would be delayed until the beginning of 2015, but they now say that not only will it open next week, but also that people can dispose of their trash for free until January.

    109 Board Chair Rusty Newton had said that the delay was due to a problem with the scales kiosk; an additional piece of equipment was needed to make it operational so that people could pay for trash disposal, and the equipment had to be ordered and installed.

  • Fire on Benson destroys home

    A family left homeless after a late night fire Friday is doing OK, although there were some scary moments during the blaze.

    “Nobody got burned, but about four minutes after we got out, the house was just caving in,” said John Jones. “We got out with just the clothes on our backs, and it was so cold that night.”

  • City settles suit over Trey Williams shooting

    A wrongful death lawsuit filed two years ago by the family of a teen that was shot and killed by police in 2011 has finally been settled out of court.

    Louisville Attorney Frank Mascagni, co-counsel for Gardner and Stephanie Williams, parents of the late Trey Williams, said the suit came to a conclusion on Monday.

  • Car, foot chase ends on Boone Station

    After a chasing a man on foot and by car, including a second chase in stolen car, Kentucky State Police and county and city police finally apprehended a suspect in the Kroger parking lot on Tuesday afternoon.

    Joe Chesser actually fought the man – identified as Jonathan Curtis – off after he tried to steal Chesser’s truck.

    “He dived into my truck, I fought him off, he ‘bout broke my thumb,” said Joe Chesser, holding up a red, rapidly swelling digit.

  • Shelter opens doors for fundraiser

    On Saturday, local non-profit men’s homeless shelter Open Door of Hope will host a Christmas Open House. 

    “We came up with the idea because we’ve had fundraisers but no one has had the opportunity to come in and see where the guys live, what goes on, ” said Stephanie Walker, Open Door of Hope volunteer.

    By opening the shelter doors to the public, Walker said they hope to raise awareness.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Water company to request rate increases

    The council has a single topic on their brief agenda for Thursday’s meeting at 6:30 at City Hall, which is a first reading of an ordinance regarding the revised schedule of charges for the Shelbyville Sewer and Water Commission.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle who will present the ordinance said it is concerning an adjustment of the water and sewer rates.

    “The water commission is proposing a 3.5 percent increase on water and a 3.75 increase in sewer,” he said.

  • Christmas in Mt. Eden cancelled

    Unfortunately, Santa will be making one less stop this month when visiting Christmas parties around the county as the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club will not be hosting their Christmas event this year.

    “We’ve done so many projects this year, we decided to back off a little,” event organizer Tony Carriss said.

    Last year, Carriss said, most of the food for the event was wasted when bad weather kept many people home.

    “[Financially] the event is...weather sensitive,” he said.

  • Human Rights Commission tables fairness decision

    The Human Rights Commission gave members of the Shelby Chapter of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth a sense of déjàvu when the commissioners voted to table any decision on a recommendation regarding a proposed ordinance that would protect the rights of the gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

  • Man arrested after stealing truck; causing two accidents

    An unidentified man has been arrested after causing two accidents at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 53.

    Mark Johnson, spokesperson for Kentucky State Police said that David Decker, a Post 12 Trooper, is OK but his patrol car was one of the vehicles involved.

    Johnson said he does not know the condition of the woman in the other vehicle.

    The man stole the truck in the parking lot of the antique mall at that intersection, across U.S. 60 from McDonald’s and Governor’s Square, at about 3 p.m.