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  • Atmos: We’re still ‘looking into’ outage

    Officials at Atmos Energy say they still have no idea what caused 750 customers in Shelbyville to lose natural gas service on a frigid day last week, and people in Shelbyville want answers.

    So does the Public Service Commission.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 10 2010

     Kentucky adds 1 millionth name

    to the Organ Donor Registry

    One million Kentuckians – including more than 10,000 in Shelby County alone – have joined the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller announced Wednesday.

  • School board handles formal steps, review

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday appointed two members to the Architect Selection Committee and approved the revised District Improvement Plan in an unusually quick meeting at East Middle School.

    Board members Doug Butler and Eddie Mathis will join the Architect Selection Committee, which will head the process for the new buildings at both the Northside and Southside locations.

  • City council to meet in closed session

    The Shelbyville City Council will end Thursday's meeting with a closed session that could have a big impact on area residents.

    The council will discuss incentives for a proposed possible industrial expansion.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty declined to discuss what industry was considering expansion and what those possible incentives could cover, and he noted that nothing is ready to happen yet.

  • Watchdog group watches Shelby animal shelter

    The Shelby County Animal Shelter has come under fire recently as it works to maintain its "no kill" status.

     

    Randy Skaggs of the Trixie Foundation recently filed an open-records request with the shelter, seeking to verify that the shelter’s record match its "no kill" efforts.

     

  • Million-dollar pot bust goes federal, but suspect remains free

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  • Urban key-chain myth finds its way to Shelby

    An urban legend has found its way into central Kentucky.

    Shelbyville Police Detective Stacy Bruce said his department has received several calls regarding key chains that are leading criminals to homes for robbery and car jacking.

    “We’ve had several calls from individuals and even the Eminence Police Department and Stock Yards Bank. But nothing like this has ever happened,” Bruce said.

  • Simpsonville to residents: Move vehicles off street

    With forecasts for the weather outside getting ever more frightful, the Simpsonville City Commission made its first official step Tuesday night to creating an easier path for keeping its city streets free from snow and safer.

    Commissioners passed on first reading a new parking ordinance that would make it unlawful for residents to park on city streets for extended periods, and they appear likely to pass its second reading at their meeting Wednesday morning.

  • County gets grants for new equipment

     Thanks to two Homeland Security grants, law enforcement and emergency personnel in Shelby County will be getting much needed equipment.

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, Deputy Emergency Management Director Paul Whitman told magistrates that the grants would provide new personal protection equipment for Shelby Task Force, a local hazmat team, as well as for local police agencies.

  • Former Shelby schools official honored by state

    The Kentucky Board of Education honored a former Shelby County Public Schools employee on Wednesday.

    Sally Sugg, who served as SCPS assistant superintendent for student achievement in 2007 and 2008, received the Kevin M. Noland Award, which recognizes a KDE employee for significant service to Kentucky's public schools and for providing inspiration for education,