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  • EARLIER: New legislative session begins with many questions

    Lawmakers opened Tuesday what no doubt will be a busy General Assembly.

    With the budget and all its problems looming, the state house and senate will look to make changes in education and several other areas.

    Gov. Steve Beshear got a jump Monday by releasing his proposal to balance the state's budget. It appears to use creative cuts and not make a big slice in education, as had been feared.

    But that doesn't mean there won't be education reform.

  • EARLIER: 3 berths open as election deadline nears

     With just four days remaining before the deadline to file for the primary elections in May, at least three posts remain vacant with no candidates in line.

  • Icy treachery for traffic

    Shelby County looked more like tundra than bluegrass Tuesday morning, with cars stuck everywhere, wheels spinning on glassy roadways and students getting a day at home.

    "It was terrible," Simpsonville Police Chief Scott Chappell said. "We had cars stuck everywhere, and even a guy who went over a guard rail and flipped over."

  • News Briefs: Jan. 22, 2010

     Frankfort church members home from Haiti

    The last two members of a mission team from Capital City Christian Church in Frankfort that had been stranded in Haiti returned safely around midnight Wednesday.

    Doug Riddell and Raymonde Jacques landed at the Cincinnati airport. Twelve other members of the team came home on Tuesday.

  • EARLIER: Louisville man dies of injuries from after-Christmas wreck

    An elderly man who was involved in a traffic accident on Finchville Road on Dec. 26 has died of his injuries.

    Calvin A. Hall, 86, of Louisville died Monday, making the accident a double fatality. The other driver, Dennis C. Murphy Jr., 28, of Finchville, died at the scene.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Ron Turley said Thursday that neither driver was wearing a seat belt, and that was ultimately the cause of both their deaths.

  • Shelbyville City Council eases into 2010

    The Shelbyville City Council braved the cold and snow Thursday for its first meeting of the new year.

    The council eased into 2010 with a relatively quiet meeting.

    Attorney Mark Dean represented the members of Clubhouse Drive in the Fairway Crossing subdivision, asking the city to bring the private road into its system.

    The council will wait until the Jan. 21 meeting to make a decision, allowing Dean time to get proof that the majority of the citizens on the street are in favor of the move into the city system.

  • Beware the ice

     About 3 inches of snow delivered a white blanket to Shelby County throughout Thursday, bringing about accidents that sent at least one person to the hospital, but concerns grew late in the day that conditions were about to worsen because of overnight temperatures and strong winds.

  • EARLIER: No Kill Mission spins off from Humane Society

    With a new clinic and animal sanctuary in the works, officials at the Shelby County Humane Society determined they could not devote the time needed to continue running the No Kill Mission. Although the society still supports the mission, the tim

  • Zoning board establishes overlay district

    The east entrances to Shelbyville will receive a facelift overtime.

    On Tuesday the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved a text amendment, defining overlay districts along the Frankfort Road and Mount Eden Road entrances to the city.

    The overlay districts don’t change any zone designations, Executive Director Ryan Libke was quick to point out.

    “They will keep the same zoning, whether it’s residential, commercial or whatever,” he said. “The only difference is that new construction will have to meet certain standards.”

  • News Briefs: Jan. 20, 2010

    KU/LGE recalling thermostats

    Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas And Electric Company announced that because of a potential safety concern, they are voluntarily replacing the programmable thermostats that are a component of their Demand Conservation programs. The affected customers will not be charged for the replacement.