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  • Boil-water mandate is lifted

    Shelbyville Water Company officials lifted the boil-water advisory in downtown Shelbyville at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Officials said they had conducted tests on the water quality in the vicinity of 11th and Main Streets, where a water-main break on Friday had forced the advisory, and found it free of bacteria.

    The break, which had affected residents and traffic flow since Friday morning, was repaired as of late Friday night and traffic lanes reopened.

  • Woman jailed for animal abuse wants some of them returned

    NEW CASTLE – Terri L. Smith made her first court appearance Monday since being arraigned on 218 counts of second-degree animal abuse stemming from the Dec. 12 puppy mill/animal hoarding bust at her home in rural Campbellsburg.
    Judge Diana Wheeler gave Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod until Feb. 6 to respond to a request for discovery, filed by Smith’s attorney, George R. Carter, of Louisville, and scheduled the next pretrial hearing for Feb. 20.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Window closing on zone change review

    The Shelbyville City Council's push to have 70-plus acres of farmland rezoned to light industrial appears to be coming to an end – at least for now.

    The city has until Monday to review a recommendation by the Triple S Planning Commission on Oct. 18 that the property, at the corner of the Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way, remain zoned agricultural, or that recommendation goes into effect.

    As of Thursday evening, Mayor Tom Hardesty said no meetings are planned, and city government is closed on Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.

  • 2 Collins students arrested in Facebook-hacking incident

    An incident involving three Collins High School students and Facebook left school and county officials worried about possible problems during the school day on Wednesday.

    Two students had learned another students' login and password for a Facebook account and posted a racial slur as her status update.

    After several threatening comments were posted on the site, school officials and the Shelby County Sheriff's office were alerted to the situation and that the girl did not post the comment.

  • Young’s new event highlights MLK Day

    The Whitney M. Young Job Crops Center is hoping to start an annual event with its first Martin Luther King Jr. Educational and Basketball Tournament this weekend.

    "This is the first time, but, if it turns out well, we're hoping it can be an annual event," said Felicia Lee, the business and community liaison for the center.

    The participants are from three other Job Corps centers, Pittsburgh, New Haven, Conn., and Cassadega, N.Y.

    But the event is much more than a 4-team basketball tournament.

  • Shelby woman up for top equestrian

    Jannie Giles’ career in the horse industry has featured success with a variety of breeds and disciplines, and that diversity has helped earn her a nomination as “Equestrian of the Year” for 2011 by the United States Equestrian Federation.

    Giles, who operates Black Horse Manor in Pleasureville, is one of eight nominees for the USEF honor, which will be announced Saturday during the annual Pegasus Awards event at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati.

  • Election 2012: Montell files to run for 6th term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will seek his sixth term serving the 58th District.

    Montell filed Monday in Frankfort with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to run for re-election.

    He so far is unopposed.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 58th district in Frankfort,” Montell said in his announcement.

  • Election 2012: Montell files to run for 6th term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will seek his sixth term serving the 58th District.

    Montell filed Monday in Frankfort with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to run for re-election.

    He so far is unopposed.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 58th district in Frankfort,” Montell said in his announcement.

  • EARLIER: Redistricting plan leaves Shelby whole

    The redistricting plan that was passed by the state House of Representatives on Thursday leaves Shelby County as its own district – but adds to it on the north.

    House Bill 1, powered by the majority Democrats, passed by a vote of 63-34 at about 4:30 p.m, calling for a split of 28 counties and requiring face-off elections among 11 seated representatives.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said the plan was passed out of committee on Wednesday and that it calls for him to lose his Spencer County voters and gain a portion of Oldham County.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 13, 2012

    Triple S meeting adds

    2 new commissioners

     

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will have its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday a 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, when it will welcome two new members – George Best as appointed by Shelbyville City Council and John Wills as appointed by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    They replace Ed Rudolph and Gil Tucker, respectively.

    The commission will elect a new chair and vice chair and take up two items of new business.