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  • Triple S Planning Commission: Tire center OK'd with some limits

    The Triple S Planning Commission gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a development plan for Ken Towery’s Retail Tire Center, planned for 1801 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, although commissioners declined to grant some waivers that developers requested.

    The tire center, to be located on property that is zoned commercial, will feature a 6,607-square-foot building, with 67 parking spaces.

  • Kisers plead guilty to theft

    William and Mary Sue Kiser, owners of the former Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, have pleaded guilty to federal embezzlement charges.

    The Kisers last week entered their plea before U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves in Frankfort to charges that they took assets from an employee pension benefit plan at Irotas, which the Kisers operated from 1977 to 2009.

    They had been indicted in June on charges they embezzled $487,138 from their employees’ profit-sharing plan during a 6-month period, from March through August in 2008, to pay bills.

  • Injured Finchville couple is improving

    A Finchville couple injured in an auto accident on Fisherville Road is continuing to recover at  the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Darryl Brooks, 49, and Tracey Brooks, 48, were injured March 9 when Darryl Brooks lost control of the 2004 Ford Explorer he was driving and ran off the road and into a tree.

    The condition of Tracey Brooks, who was airlifted from the scene, has been upgraded from critical to serious, and Darryl Brooks, who was transported by ambulance, has been discharged, hospital officials said Wednesday.

  • House destroyed on Huffman Lane

    Shelby County firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that destroyed this house at 625 Huffman Lane. The fire broke out shortly before noon on Thursday. No one was injured. Huffman Lane was blocked for several hours because the road was narrow and fire trucks had to keep going back and forth to bring water to the scene because hydrant service is not available, Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said.

  • House destroyed on Huffman Lane

    Shelby County firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that destroyed this house at 625 Huffman Lane. The fire broke out shortly before noon on Thursday. No one was injured. Huffman Lane was blocked for several hours because the road was narrow and fire trucks had to keep going back and forth to bring water to the scene because hydrant service is not available, Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said.

  • News briefs: March 23, 2012

    Kentucky’s jobless rate

    drops to 8.7% in February

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in February 2012 from a revised 8.8 percent in January 2012, marking the eighth consecutive month the rate has declined, according the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Annual event to focus on healthy choices for women

    Wellness can be defined as a “state of well-being.” An active process of becoming healthy. Seeking more information to improve oneself. We usually associate wellness with good health or a healthy lifestyle.

    Although many of us struggle to live a healthy lifestyle, we can improve our health and our choices –  and in doing so, we seek wellness.

  • Shelby County School Board: ‘New’ Northside gets another look

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday will take another look at the new Northside Early Childhood Center.

    During its regular meeting this week at the district offices, at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville, the board will hear from K. Norman Berry Architects on an updated design of the building that the firm first presented last month. The board has asked for a more traditional look.

  • News briefs: March 20, 2012

    Hornback bill

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has pulled his telecommunications deregulation bill, dubbed the “AT&T Bill,” because of public outcry against the bill.

  • EARLIER: Burry, Andriot push Blue Gables renovation

    A plan to help revitalize a blight area in downtown Shelbyville is coming together, but it needs a little help from citizens.

    A group led by Bob Burry and Bob Andriot have formed the Shelbyville Preservation Group, a non-profit corporation, which has put in motion the process to secure government funding to purchase the old Blue Gables Motel at the corner of 8th and Main streets.

    The motel, which is now an apartment complex, would be renovated and turned into an art and retail area offering 18 small shops.