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  • News Briefs: Sept. 1, 2010

    Road projects continue

    Construction delays are expected on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of roadway widening. Shutdowns of the eastbound and westbound lanes at Simpsonville for the demolition of the Buck Creek Road overpass were expected to end this morning.

    Several other resurfacing projects are under way in Shelby County this week. The are:

  • I-64 closure at Simpsonville delayed until Monday

    If you’re planning to head west of Shelbyville on Interstate 64 Monday or Tuesday nights, you might need to allow a little more time.

    That shutdown of I-64 at the Simpsonville exit to allow the demolition of the Buck Creek Road (KY 1848) overpass, originally scheduled for tonight and Friday night, won’t begin until 7 p.m. Monday.

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  • News Briefs: Aug. 27 2010

      

    Shelby’s unemployment rises

    Shelby County’s unemployment rose by 1 percent in July, up to 9.8 percent. That’s the same as it was for July 2009.

    Shelby was one of only nine counties in Kentucky whose rates did not decline year-over-year, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Bypass completion date: Likely 2011

    Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet officials said Monday that the Shelbyville Bypass, expected to open by Labor Day, likely won’t be ready until 2011.

    Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for District 5, said that a state inspection of the bypass has revealed some major problems in its construction that will necessitate an extensive overhaul of the project, including the possibility that all the concrete on the 4.5-mile road would have to be replaced.

  • County approves bids for Finchville, Mulberry projects

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  • EARLIER: Bypass: Signs of coming change

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  • School tax to increase by 1.2 cents

    The Shelby County Board of Education wouldn't give Superintendent James Neihof the full 2-cent increase on property taxes he was requesting, but the board did commit to the funding Neihof is looking to add.

    After hearing public input against the increase and a lengthy debate Thursday night, board members decided against the 2-cent request, instead voting in favor of a 1.2-cent increase for personal property and real estate taxes and a 4-percent increase for public services, which includes utility companies and railroads.

  • Shelbyville will continue zoning process

    The Shelbyville City Council will begin to wrap up some ongoing business at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

    The city will have a first reading for an ordinance that will set building quality standards on the Shelbyville Bypass, which now has been delayed possibly into 2011.

    The standards will be the same as the overlay district set on Mount Eden, Boone Station and Frankfort roads. The standards say only quality materials can be used for new construction, such as brick-and-mortar buildings.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 25, 2010

    Guthrie in town Thursday

    U.S. District 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Shelbyville) will host a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.