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  • Olvera-Landaverde arraigned in drug trafficking charges

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, formerly of Shelbyville, was arraigned Thursday in Shelby District Court on a charge of trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds.

    Olvera-Landaverde, 50,  had been sought since July, when Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies raided a house where he was living at 738 Southville Pike and found 800 pounds of marijuana and $63,000 in cash.

  • Superb IPC gets preliminary approval for $400,000 incentive package

    A Shelbyville company has plans to upgrade its equipment and more than double its work force within the next 12 months, thanks to a $400,000 state economic development tax incentive.

    Kentucky Government Steve Beshear made the announcement at the plant, Super IPC, on Wednesday, that the company will hire 20 new employees, more than doubling the plant's current number of 15.

    The plant does powder coating for the automotive industry, as well as electrical and gas companies, yard and office furniture and toerh metal-related industies.

  • Simpsonville must request new bids on sidewalk project

    The residents of Simpsonville may soon come to believe they are traveling down a yellow-brick road on the path to their new downtown sidewalks.

    City officials continue to wrangle with the state review process on the $320,000 federal stimulus grant the city was awarded more than a year ago for new sidewalks it would build along the south side of U.S. 60 between Veechdale Road and Fairview Drive.

  • News Briefs: April 6, 2011

    New poll shows that state’s

    uninsured numbers declining

    A new poll conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says that the number of Kentuckians without insurance is declining.

    The group’s most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll showed that about one out of four adults (ages 18-64) – 26 percent – were uninsured in 2010, which is down from 33 percent in 2009 and on pace with 2008.

  • 2 new ways you can help

    The Shelbyville Citizen’s Advisory Board is diving headfirst in to a couple of projects its members believe will benefit the city.

    The board, which was organized by Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte a little more than five years ago, is organizing a coat drive and will have a bike rodeo in May.

    It may seem like an odd time of the year to have a coat and blanket drive, but board member Ann Morris described it as kind of a spring-cleaning for winter.

  • City gives 1st OK for annexation of bowling center

    The Shelbyville City Council took the first step for annexation of the property where the former Bluegrass Bowling Center now sits.

    The council voted unanimously in favor on the first reading of annexation at Thursday’s special called meeting. The second reading will be at another special called meeting on April 19.

    The move could pave the way for the county’s only bowling alley to reopen.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville's sidewalk ordinance: ‘Unfair, unwise…illegal’

    A group of business and property owners finally had their say in front of the Shelbyville City Council during Thursday’s special called meeting at city hall.

    The group was formed in opposition to the city’s sidewalk ordinance, which calls for property owners to repair sidewalks along their property when they fall into disrepair.

  • Animal fundraiser bites 1 participant

    Officials of a local animal support group have expressed dissatisfaction with the way the proceeds were divided from a fundraiser that included all animal rescue organizations in Shelby County.

    The Monarchs, Mutts & Meows, an overflow event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Feb. 12, generated about $15,000 that was to have been divided among the Shelby County Humane Society, the No-Kill Mission, Operation Catsnip Woodstock and Lifebridge for Animals.

  • EARLIER: Man arrested in largest pot bust in Shelby County

    A man who had evaded authorities after a tip by his wife led to  Shelby County’s largest marijuana bust has been apprehended near the Mexican border.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 50, sought since July, when Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies raided a house where he was living at 738 Southville Pike and found 800 pounds of marijuana and $63,000 in cash, was arrested April 1 by the U.S. Border Patrol in the small southern Texas town of La Feria, about 25 miles from the Mexican border.

  • Severe thunderstorm pounding Shelby

    Severe weather is pounding Shelby County as the National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning. A tornado watch continues.

    The storm front sweeping across Kentucky has spawned tornadoes in the southern part of the state with reports of injuries at a plant in Hopkinsville. Trees are down, and there is severe lightning.

    A high wind advisory continues for the county, with gusts in the 40 mph range or higher. And large damaging hail is a possibility, too.

    Here is an update from the state office of emergency management.