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  • News briefs: April 11, 2012

    You may have awakened

    to a freeze in Shelby

     

    A freeze warning for Tuesday night signaled an abrupt end to Kentucky's unusually warm early-spring weather.
    The National Weather Service predicted a low of 32 in Central Kentucky – maybe a degree warmer in Shelby County – for  overnight Tuesday, with temperatures in some areas possibly falling into the upper 20s possible. The cold could damage or kill plants that were left uncovered.

  • Eastern Star collects shoes for charity

    Shelby County Eastern Star members Merlee Kile (from left), Ruth Ann Moffett and Richard Moffett load bags of shoes for charity. The Kentucky Order of the Eastern Star selected the motto “Hands of Service” for the year 2012. Shelby Chapter 170, under the direction of  Worthy Matron Sarah Smith, chose to work with the Edge Outreach program. Members and friends collected approximately 200 pairs of pre-owned shoes, to be used to help fund fresh water systems in impoverished and disaster affected countries.

  • Exercise trail is halfway home

    Construction on a youth nature trail already is in the works for Red Orchard Park, and a Shelby County man is continues to work to raise money to build an adult fitness trail next to it.

    Well-known civic booster Bridwell Terhune said the idea is to give parents and grandparents the opportunity to get some exercise while the kids are playing.

  • News briefs: April 6, 2012

    Shelby students advance

    in state history competition

    Six students from Shelby County were winners in the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2012 Kentucky History Day District 3 contest at the University of Louisville and advance to the state competition on April 28 in Frankfort.

    Nine schools, three counties and 70 students participated. The top three students in each category received a medal, while all finishers in the top five received recognition and will advance to the state competition.

  • Pleasureville resident to commission: Stop ‘Springer show’

    PLEASUREVILLE – Pleasureville City Commissioner Pam Bramblett was in the hot seat Monday night as residents and volunteer fire fighters released their frustration over recent meetings and letters to the editor.

    Former commission member Becky Edmondson opened the meeting with statements about recent meetings, coverage of those meetings and letters to the editor.

  • Several churches plan hunts, some have special productions

    The unusually warm spring weather throughout the region this year is giving churches the opportunity to extend their fellowship beyond their congregations at Easter time, by holding an event that everyone enjoys – Easter egg hunts.

    Many past Easters have been cold and rainy, making it necessary either to move the event indoors or cancel it altogether. But this year, several churches are going all out, holding them in parks and urging the entire community to attend.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Tentative jail budget goes up 2.5 percent

    Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted at its meeting Tuesday night a tentative budget for the Shelby County Detention Center for 2012-13 that shows a 2.5 percent increase over the prior year.

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits is projecting he will need $3,628,837 to operate the facility, which is $91,425 more than 2011-12.

    Waits said the main factors that could increase his budget further were the cost of employees’ health insurance and retirement benefits.

  • State judges, Shelby officials cut ribbon on judicial center

    Thursday was a special day at the Shelby County Judicial Center, where 3-month-old building finally had its formal dedication.

    Some high-ranking judges attended and spoke at the ceremony, including John D. Minton Jr., chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    This 58,000-square-foot, $18 million facility opened Dec. 19 after being under construction since the spring of 2009. The opening was pushed back several times, the last because there was concern that the front of the building would not be able to support the limestone exterior.

  • EARLIER: Planned outlet mall starts approval bid

    Developers of a proposed outlet mall south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville have requested permits with the Army Corps of Engineers to get their project moving.

    For more than a year now, Horizon Group Properties, a development company with offices in Chicago and Muskegon, Mich.,has been inquiring about and planning for a 60-acre parcel just west the BP station at Exit 28 off of I-64 and south of Buck Creek Road.

  • Simpsonville passes along ideas for its sidewalk project

    The main event at the meeting Tuesday of the Simpsonville City Commission focused on light poles, trash cans, benches, a clock and even the color green.

    That’s because City Administrator David Eaton and Commissioner Vicky Wise presented to the commission the suggestions from a committee as to how the city might accessorize its new downtown sidewalk project.