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  • 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.  

  • Humane Society hoping to open new clinic in spring

    By springtime, the homeless dogs and cats should be in even better care.

    The Shelby County Humane Society’s new clinic on Hudson Boulevard in Hi-Point Industrial Park is scheduled to be open in April.

    Barbara Zekausky, the humane society’s CEO/CFO, said everything is going as planned. There were some minor changes, and R.A. Burry Architects and Contractors were brought in to do the job, in place of Scott-Klausing & Company, which did the original concept sketch in 2008.

  • Committee looks at facility plan

    The Local Planning Committee for Shelby County Public Schools will meet January 21 to begin the process of revising the District Facility Plan. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main. There will be a series of meetings, along with subsequent public forums to receive input from the community before a recommendation is prepared for the Board of Education. Kerry Whitehouse, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, will facilitate the committee along with consultant Dr. Robert Arvin.

  • WMS student compiles 'hit list'

    Parents of 19 West Middle School students were concerned recently when informed by school officials that their kids were on a “hit list,” school officials said. Duanne B.

  • EARLIER: Smoking debate reaches Shelbyville restaurants

    As a major tobacco producing state, Kentucky has been slow to adjust to smoke-free laws that have swept through other cities and states across the nation. But the notion of a healthier state is slowly making its way across the commonwealth. Metro areas like Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort have gone smoke-free in restaurants and bars, and smaller cities have started to follow suit. In fact, all of Oldham County went smoke-free in 2007.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010

    Martin Luther King Day closings

    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schools, public offices and banks will be closed in observance of the holiday.

    MLK Day events:

    •    The Shelby County Ministers Coalition will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service 1 p.m. Monday at the St. John United Methodist Church on north 10th Street.

  • Horses’ owner says they are fine

    Two horses that have been the subject of community concern are doing fine, their owner says.

    The owner of the animals, Mike Hope, said he is not guilty of neglecting his horses, a concern that has been voiced by his neighbors.