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  • Shelbyville City Council: City continues to update fire department fleet

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard “Tiger” Tucker will present the Shelbyville City Council with a bid to refurbish the department’s aerial ladder truck during the council’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington Street.

    The recommended bid is from Appleton, Wis.,-based Peirce Manufacturing for $111,504. The company does full-scale refurbishing and modifications, as well as building new trucks.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Pamela Bramblett

    Pamela Bramblett, an incumbent on 8 years on the Pleasureville City Commission, is seeking another term.

    A Pleasureville native, Bramblett, 59, is a retired state employee, having worked at the Department of Environmental Protection for 35 years. She is currently working in residential care at the Apple Patch, a facility for mentally challenged adults in Crestwood, something she has been doing for the past five years.

    “It’s very rewarding,” she said.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Victor Harrod

    Victor Harrod, a former Pleasureville City Commissioner, is running again after sitting out for a term.

    Harrod, 73, is a retired from the Ford Motor Company in Jefferson County, where he worked for 30 years.

    He is originally from Franklin County but has lived in Pleasureville for at least 20 years, he said.

    He now does some cattle and tobacco farming.

    Harrod said he decided to run for commissioner again because he thinks he could contribute to the overall well being of that body.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Diane Perry

    Diane Perry, an incumbent on the Pleasureville City Commission, is seeking her second term.

    Actually, Perry said, she has served a term and a half. She was appointed to finish the term of commissioner Gary Grigsby, who moved out of the district, and then she was elected the following term.

    Perry, 59, lives on the Shelby County side of Pleasureville. Originally from Spencer County, she has lived in Pleasureville for 23 years. She is bookkeeper at Rodney Perry Automotive in Pleasureville, a business she co-owns with her husband.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: R. L. Wilson

    Incumbent Pleasureville City Commissioner R.L. Wilson is seeking re-election in November.

    Wilson, 67, is a Henry County resident of 19 years. He is a retired state employee, having worked as a special equipment operator in Shelby County and New Castle.

    A commissioner of 15 years, Wilson said what keeps him coming back to serve on the commission is a desire to improve his community.

    “I am just doing what I think is right for the people of Pleasureville,” he said.

  • Election 2012: Presidential question gets very quiet answer

    Ever wonder what the people of Shelby County think about the presidential candidates and how the race will go?

    Don’t try to Google it. You won’t find an official poll.

    Better, you can just wander into some of the county’s cafes and small country stores, where people – well, men – gather to drink coffee in the mornings, and you’ll find out – or maybe you won’t.

  • County votes to update ordinance book

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved Tuesday the first reading an ordinance that would allow the county to update its ordinances.

    Sound confusing?

    Not really, Shelby County Judge-executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    “We just have to do this each year to make sure that our code of ordinance book is up to date,” he said.

    Magistrates also approved an updated agreement between the county and a local electrician to get a larger fee for servicing the county’s outdoor emergency sirens.

  • Spooky Shelby tales

    Every community has its ghost stories, and Shelby County is no exception, with plenty of creepy, spooky tales and places that start getting whispered about during the week of Halloween.
    There are plenty of legends – the antique store on Main Street downtown, the former ghost sightings at the old bridge on what now is Zaring Mill Road, haunted houses here and there, for instance – but have you ever heard of Crybaby Bridge?

    Many people seem to have heard of it, but nobody’s sure where it is.

  • EARLIER: Deputies investigating alleged dog shooting

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unusual incident near Simpsonville on Sunday in which residents said that several dogs were shot to death at the direction of their owner.

    Shelby County Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said he could not release any information about the incident, but he did confirm the sheriff’s office is working on the case.

  • News briefs: Oct. 31, 2012

    Simpsonville man named to serve

    on board of national arts agency

    Kentucky Arts Council Board Chairman Todd Lowe of Simpsonville has been elected to serve a 3-year term on the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ board of directors.

    Lowe has served on the Kentucky Arts Council board – and as its chairman – since 2005. He is president and founder of the investment advisory firm Parthenon LLC.