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  • State pessimistic about when roads will be clear

    With plummeting temperatures and more snow, state officials said they are not sure when crews will be able to provide clear routes on roads.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford reported in an E-mail that District 5 crews, which includes Shelby County, will continue to work on roads around the clock.

  • County to have hazardous waste study

    Shelby County magistrates gave emergency management officials the go ahead Tuesday to submit a grant request to get funding in place for a hazardous waste study.

    The commodity flow study, as it’s officially known, would provide crucial information about the types of hazardous materials used in Shelby County, said Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman.

  • Fire destroys Trumbo home

    Just weeks after Jack Trumbo experienced one of the proudest moments of his life, being chosen in December to represent Farmer of the Year for the entire state of Kentucky, Monday morning brought a devastating experience when his house burned down around him.

    “We were just lucky we got out,” he said.

  • Woven from history

    This year’s third annual Community Tapestry was such a smash hit Sunday that organizers have already planned a second part to the event.

    “It was just great,” said Janice Harris, president of the Shelby County NAACP, adding that a second presentation has been scheduled for next week on one the topics of the Black History program held at the Northside Early Childhood Center.

  • Record-low temperatures follow record snowfall

    Despite plunging temperatures and record snowfall Monday, officials have said they were surprised that the day went as smoothly as it did, and hope the same holds true as record-low temperatures dip well below zero last night and tonight.

    “I’m looking out the window of my office right now, and there’s nobody on the road – it’s eerie,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said Monday.

  • Monroe pretrial canceled due to weather

    A final pretrial hearing Monday for Lonnie Monroe was cancelled, along with the entire Shelby Circuit Court docket, when the Shelby County Judicial Center shut down due to inclement weather.

    Shelby Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller said that although he could not speak for when Judge Charles Hickman would reschedule those cases, it would most likely be later in the month.

    Monroe’s jury trial is still scheduled for March 25. The trial had been slated for Dec. 8, but was moved to March when a conflict arose with witness scheduling.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Proposed city center to get another commitment

    The Shelbyville City Council has a little agenda with a big topic for Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    The council will hear a resolution showing support of a long discussed city center, anticipated for development in the 800 block of Main and Washington streets.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said if the resolution were approved, the board would be committed to spending up to $2 million toward the shared investment of the center.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District prepping for 1st Share Fair

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convened Thursday at Clear Creek Elementary School Staff Developer Lora Shields updated the board on the second strand of the district’s Strategic Leadership Plan: 21st Century Professionals.

    According to Shields, the district’s Technology Integration Coach Adam Watson is preparing for the district’s first Share Fair.

    Nine teachers from the district were selected.

  • SCPS closed Wednesday, Feb. 18, due to inclement weather

    Shelby County Public School announced Tuesday afternoon that the district's schools will remain closed on Wednesday, Feb. 18, after a storm dropped about 8 inches of snow on the county Monday.

    The district made the announcement at about 4 p.m. Tuesday after traveling roads throughout the county. The district joins many of the surrounding districts in closing, including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry and Spencer counties.

    This announcement comes on the heels of forecasters predicting another snowstorm expected to bring 1-2 more inches of snow Tuesday night.

  • State says Shelby roads still mostly covered

    According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 officials, roads in Shelby County are still mostly covered.

    The 6 a.m. update from Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford noted that the interstates are down to mostly wet pavement, but other roads are still being worked on with plows and salt trucks.