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  • Shelbyville City Council: Ordinance banning cleaning animals in public gets 1st OK

    After a few complaints from city residents, the Shelbyville City Council has passed the first reading of an amendment to an ordinance that puts some restrictions on cleaning dead animals at home.

  • Shelby County School Board: Status of new schools up for review

    New projects will dominate the discussion during Thursday’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting at West Middle School.

    The board, which meets at 7 p.m., will get reports from architectural firm K. Norman Berry Associates on the status of the new Southside Elementary School and the first look at conceptual drawings for the Northside Early Childhood Center to be built on the location of the former Northside Elementary School.

    The last time the architects presented anything on the projects was the public workshop on the Southside project.

  • City of Shelbyville: State says annexation of Rubles’ property already done

    The City of Shelbyville and the Kentucky Secretary of State's office seem to have some communication problems.

    According to the state of Kentucky, the property at the southwest corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom's Way, the 72-acre property owned by Allen and Tom Ruble, is already a part of the city.

    "It appears the city assigned the same ordinance number to two different areas," said Kandie Adkinson, with the secretary of state's office. "The Ruble tract was received and filed by our office in June 2011."

  • Legislative districts on hold

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Tuesday that House Bill I, which redefined new legislative districts in Kentucky – including those of state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) – is unconstitutional.

    Shepherd’s ruling came down shortly before 4 p.m., a day after a 4-hour court hearing.

    House Republicans had requested a temporary injunction to extend the candidate filing deadline for state legislative candidates so the GOP could try to overturn the legislative election districts.

  • 2 remain hospitalized in bypass collsion

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate a 2-vehicle injury accident involving an off-duty state trooper that closed a portion of the Shelbyville Bypass for several hours Monday night.

    All three occupants of a 2002 Kia Rio, driven by Helen Waits, 52, of Shelbyville, were hospitalized, and two them remain so.

    The Kentucky State Police Trooper, Todd Maggard, was not injured.

  • News briefs: Feb. 3, 2012

    Guthrie to host forum

    on manufacturing issues

     

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green, whose district includes Shelby County, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, on Monday will chair a forum on issues affecting manufacturing.

  • FCC OKs Insight-Time Warner merger

    Shelby Countians could soon be seeing information from Time Warner Cable showing up in their mailboxes.

    On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of Insight Communications, the cable provider for Shelby County and the largest provider in the state, to Time Warner Cable.

    "The proposed merger has a tremendous amount of momentum right now," Insight spokesman Jason Keller said. "It's been approved by more than two hundred regulatory commissions, including the FCC now, and it's closer to finishing."

  • Combined recycling and waste facility in progress

    Plans to combine two county waste-related facilities are coming along without any problems so far, officials said.

    The Shelby County 109 Taxing District Board will meet next Thursday to discuss more details, said Rusty Newton, chairman of the 109 Board.

    “We will get a report from our engineer and our project manager at that meeting,” he said.

  • Admitted felon who fled and jumped bail finally caught

    A Shelbyville man whose rap sheet has included the attempted murder of a deputy and armed robbery has been arrested after more than a month of hiding from sentencing.

    Shelbyville Police finally caught up with Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road on Tuesday night at his girlfriend’s apartment, Shelbyville Police Chief Bob Schutte said.

    Police also arrested his girlfriend, Candace Burton, 22, for second-degree hindering prosecution.

  • ‘Dream’ event helps Shelby’s kids, Kosair

    Beth Ann Kovacs recalls a dream she had three years ago, a dream to present a lavish cocktail party, to gather the folks of Shelby County for a good cause. She shared her dream with Rachel Webb, who at the time was working with Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the dream took off.