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  • News briefs: Oct. 21, 2011

    Georgetown pursuing

    veterans museum

  • Tire Amnesty days are Friday and Saturday

    Shelby County residents have two more days to dispose of used tires through this year’s Tire Amnesty Days program.

    Unwanted tires may be dropped off at the Shelby County Road Department at 406 Kentucky St. today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The service began on Thursday, and is offered by the Division of Waste Management in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, with assistance from county government and the Transportation Cabinet.

  • State Auditor: Political veteran Edelen, newcomer Kemper vie

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

     

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he has had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Simpsonville Police handling fewer calls, more cases

    Simpsonville Police Chip Minnis gave the Simpsonville City Commission a present at its meeting on Wednesday.

    Minnis, chief since the summer, provided commissioners with a 17-page report on crime in the city in 2010.

    “I didn’t realize you hadn’t received the report,” said Minnis, who took over for veteran chief Scott Chappell. “You’ll have the report for 2011 in January.”

  • News briefs: Oct. 19, 2011

    Sherman Minton repairs

    to take 135 work days

  • MAP results show ‘deflating’ trends

    Members of the Shelby County Board of Education heard good and bad news in the reports about the results from its two key standardized testing programs that were delivered during Thursday’s meeting at Heritage Elementary.

    News about the statewide KCCT test, reported last week, was almost all positive because each school and the district’s 2011 test results bested their own 3-year averages and state results.

    But this fall’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing came with mixed results.

  • Shelby County School Board: Martin, Zepeda are student reps

    The Shelby County School Board welcomed its two new student reps at Thursday’s meeting: Gwen Martin from Shelby County High School and Ashley Zepeda from Collins.

    Martin is a senior at SCHS with a 4.6-weighted grade-point average. She’s is the former junior class president and Technology Student Association vice president and treasurer. She now serves on the student council and is a Governor’s Scholar, along with a four-year member of Beta Club and several other activities.

  • I-64 shut down by 2 crashes

    A crash on Interstate 64 Thursday night shut down the highway in both directions.

    The accident caused such a traffic tie-up because it involved two semi-tractor trailers and a pickup truck that crashed on both sides of interstate at the same time at the 35th mile marker, which is near the Mount Eden Road exit.

    One person was airlifted to a Louisville hospital, and a second person was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

  • County to buy new EMS HQ

    The county will move its EMS headquarters from its longstanding location on Hospital Drive in Shelbyville to a vacant building on Old Seven Mile Pike.

    That decision was made at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, when magistrates voted unanimously to spend $650,000 to purchase a building formerly occupied by Schwan Food Company and 5.5 acres at 101 Old Seven Mile Pike.

  • Shelby County to track uncompleted developments

    When the county had to shell out $12,000 to pave an unfinished road in an abandoned development in August, it set the wheels in motion for a more concentrated effort to keep tabs on developers’ abilities – and intentions – to complete their work and not leave the county holding the tab for unfulfilled commitments.