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  • I-64 lane closure Monday night

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of interstate maintenance work taking place this evening in Shelby County.  KYTC crews will be performing shoulder repairs along westbound I-64 between mile points 38 an 37. The left lane will be closed  from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

  • House heavily damaged by blaze Saturday

    No one was injured when a house on Burks Branch Road received major damage from a fire this past weekend, fire officials said.

    Shelby County Fire Department Capt. Eddie Whitworth said that when firefighters arrived at 669 Burks Branch Road on Saturday morning just after 11 a.m., they saw smoke coming from under the eaves of the house.

  • News briefs: Oct. 12, 2012

    Shelby teachers out of running for state’s top teacher award

    The semifinal list for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award has been trimmed to nine, and two Shelby County teachers among the finalists have been eliminated.

    Sloane Barnett of Simpsonville Elementary and Jennifer Cox of East Middle School had been among the 24 on the final list, but when  the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. announced its final six their names weren’t included.

  • EARLIER: Outlet mall: Residents, developers compromising on issues

    With the Triple S Planning Commission set next Tuesday to discuss and possibly make a recommendation on a zone change request for a second proposed outlet mall in Simpsonville, representatives of those involved are working behind the scenes to make that process go a little more smoothly than it might have.

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Stephen Cohn

    Stephen Cohn said he has three reasons for entering into the political arena for the first time: his wife and two children.

    “I am running for Shelbyville City Council because I care about the future of our city for my children and all the residents that call Shelbyville home,” said Cohn, one of five Republicans among 11 candidates vying for six council seats. “I would like to see my children grow up in a safe, secure and thriving city that can provide a great place to live, work and play.

  • Election 2012: Shelby County School Board: Prime subjects: Finances vs. performance

    As voters enter the polls on Nov. 6 for the District 2 and District 5 Shelby County Board of Education races their choices will come down to two main issues: taxes and student achievement.

    Incumbents Sam Hinkle (District 2) and Brenda Jackson (District 5) have responded to claims of board over-spending and alleged unnecessary tax increases, but both have focused more on increasing student achievement as their main goals.

  • Election 2012: Shelby County School Board: Sam Hinkle

    Running for his fourth term on the Shelby County Board of Education, Sam Hinkle has a focus on one thing: achievement.

    Hinkle, who for 12 years has served District 2, said “Academic achievement for all students” is the biggest issue facing the board.

    He points to three programs as the board’s biggest achievements in his time — all-day kindergarten, the accelerated academies at both high schools and summer school for those needing extra help in reading — and all three are focused on achievement.

  • Schutte to retire as Shelbyville Police chief

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte this week announced that he plans to retire in December and has recommended a replacement.

    Schutte, who has been at the helm of the Shelbyville PD for the past 8 years, said he has recommended that Maj. D. Goodwin be promoted to chief.

  • Meter reader’s goof causes higher charges

    Many customers of one of Shelby County’s three water companies will be getting larger than usual bills soon after an inexperienced meter reader read the meters incorrectly for nearly three months, water officials say.

    “It happened in both directions; some meters were over read and some were under read,” said David Hedges, general manager for the North Shelby/U.S. 60 Water District.

  • Election 2012: Soil Conservation Board

    There are seven candidates vying for four positions on the Natural Resources Conservation Service Board in Shelby County, commonly referred to as the soil and water conservation board.

    These positions are seldom brought to a vote, as board members are elected on alternating 2-year cycles. This year there are four vacancies, and in 2014, there will be three.

    Incumbents this year are Tom Flowers, Scott Stalker and Joe Trumbo.

     

    Betty Curtsinger