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  • EARLIER: Cold won’t stop construction work

    Holiday travelers along Interstate 64 in Shelby County may think that work is proceeding a little slower than usual, but that could be misleading, Transportation Cabinet officials said.

    “They [work crews] are restricted on holidays and are not allowed to have lane closures on Thanksgiving or Christmas,” said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet. “They can work on those days, they just can’t affect traffic by having the lane closures.”

  • News briefs: Nov. 23, 2012

    Task force recommends funding fully pensions for state employees

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville to pursue block grants to help with outlet malls

    The city of Simpsonville will pursue a state-supported community block grant to underwrite expansion of water and sewer systems required to accommodate the outlet malls planned to be built south of Interstate 64.

    The city and West Shelby Water, which serves the area, recently submitted Requests for Qualifications for an engineer to coordinate the grant project, and at Wednesday’s meeting, commissioners approved the selection of Derrick Engineering, a firm used in previous city projects.

  • Giving seems to be thanks-less

    As the retail trade tries to inch Christmas closer and closer to October, Thanksgiving seems to be getting lost in the shuffle.

    Sure, there are still Turkey Trots and turkey sales, but Black Friday even has found its way to Thursday – with stores opening Thursday night.

  • Shelby County School Board: SCPS gets clean audit

    Shelby County Public Schools received another nearly perfect audit, earning the best opinion possible from the independent auditors at Mather & Company, CPA.

    “There were no significant deficiencies in the accounting practices,” Brandon Hardy told the board. “There are three different opinions we can offer, and Shelby County earned an unqualified opinion. That may not sound like the best, but it is. It is a clean audit.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Fishing area to open on Benson Road

    The county has made it easier for people to fish near the bridge on Benson Road at Guist Creek Lake.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court agreed Tuesday to execute a memorandum of agreement with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to designate a public fishing area on Benson Road, about a mile east of Rocket Lane.

  • The last days of Trey Williams: A year has passed, the questions grow

    He was a man-child many embraced. He was an enigma who wouldn’t let anyone close enough to know what was inside him. He was a soul in search of something. He was overwhelmed by a problem no one could seem to identify.

    This was a man-child who became angry at a coworker and was fired from his job, a large, forceful man who would not control his emotions until police took him away from his workplace and put him in a cell.

    This was the former athlete struggling with changes in his body and life, looking to the Bible for new guidance.

  • EARLIER: Planning commission OKs 2nd outlet mall

    The Triple S Planning Commission followed a familiarscript Tuesday night by recommendingapproval of a zoning change for a second outlet mall for Simpsonville.

    Trio Properties/Paragon Outlet’s plan was passed by a vote of 4-1. Commissioner John Wills was absent. Commissioner Larry Stewart voted against the plan.

  • News briefs: Nov. 21, 2012

    Shelby posts 3rd-best

    unemployment rate in state

    Shelby County has the state’s third-best unemployment rate for October.

    New figures released Tuesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet shows Shelby with a 6.2 percent rate, tying it with Fayette and Union counties behind only Woodford (5.6) and Scott (6.0) counties.

    Shelby’s rate improved from 6.3 percent in September and from 7.7 percent in October 2011.

  • Woman jailed in Breeden murder is released

    TAYLORSVILLE – Susan Jean King, the Mount Eden woman who served time for the 1998 murder of a Shelbyville man, was released from prison two weeks ago, and her attorneys have filed an appeal in an effort to get a new trial.

    King, 52, was indicted on murder charges for the death of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in April 2007. Two months after the initial indictment, a grand jury also charged King with tampering with physical evidence.