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  • Friday night's games called off

    Tonight's basketball games involving Collins and Shelby County high schools have been called off due to the snow and road conditions.

    However the Titans' boy-girl doubleheader at Oldham County scheduled for tonight has been moved to tomorrow night. The boys' game will be at 6 p.m. with the girls' game to follow at 7:30 p.m. And because of that tomorrow's Highlands at Collins girls' game has been postponed until Feb. 5. 

  • EARLIER: Aqua Shores homeowner says neighbors didn't get permits

    Darrell Taylor had a beef to pick with the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday.

    Taylor, who lives at 831 Bass Lane, is upset that he had to pay for a permit for a deck he had built when he said his neighbors had built decks and made additions to their homes without getting, or paying for, permits.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 21. 2011

    City Council
    meeting rescheduled

    Thursday's meeting of the Shelbyville City Council has been postponed because of the winter storm.
    "We just wanted to err on the side of safety," Mayor Tom Hardesty said.
    The council now will have a special called meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
    On the agenda is a request from Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer for a rate increase of 3.85 percent and a presentation of the 2009-2010 audit.

    Masonic Home postpones celebration

  • Side roads, streets extremely slick

    Primary arteries in Shelby County -- such as Interstate 64 and U.S. 60 -- were free of snow and featuerd only small patches of ice on Friday morning, but the same couldn't be said for streets and side roads.

    With about three inches of snow on the ground and temperatures plummeting to near single digits, road crews were trying to break through solid ice with a dose of salt and some serious scraping.

    Shelby County Public Schools canceled classes mid-evening on Thursday, the fifth lost day this school year.

  • Thieves new target: Cities’ sewer grates

    Thieves have been working under the cover of darkness to steal sewer grates from city streets.
    Ten were stolen recently from industrial parks in Simpsonville, and two more were taken in Shelbyville.
    The thefts in Simpsonville were reported Tuesday when Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton received a phone call. The grates were taken after businesses had closed for the day.
    “We had no idea,” he said. “We went out there and put cones out, because it could be dangerous for cars with open holes.

  • City council meeting postponed until Monday

    Thursday’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council has been cancelled due to the approaching winter storm.

    “We just wanted to err on the side of safety,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

    The council will now have a special called meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

    On the agenda is a request from Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer for a rate increase of 3.85 percent, and a presentation of the 2009-2010 audit.

  • Shelby schools dismissing early because of winter storm warning

    Shelby County Public Schools has announced a 2-hour early dismissal due to the inclement weather forecasted to hit the area this afternoon. The cancellation includes afternoon preschool and HeadStart classes.

    All after-school events also will be cancelled, as well as after-school childcare.

    Shelby County is part of a winter storm warning that has been issued for Thursday.

  • Sewer problem In Simpsonville is fixed – mostly

    The sewer break that had caused problems in Simpsonville has been repaired – except for some property improvements.
    The break on the eastern end of the Rolling Ridge development had caused the city significant problems because it was a very difficult repair, spared only by the fact that the line was downhill, which meant no backup.

  • EARLIER: Trial in penis amputation case moved to August

    A jury trial in Shelby Circuit Court involving the case of a Shelby County man who said his penis was amputated without his consent has been rescheduled for August.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set jury selection for Aug. 19 and opening arguments for Aug. 22 in the trial of Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.

  • News Briefs: Jan.19. 2011

    Snow forecast Thursday;
    parks offer sledding options

    With three to six inches of snow forecast for Thursday, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation has two options for sled riders.
    Sledders can use the hill located at Clear Creek Park off Burks Branch Road. Enter through Gate 2 and proceed back to the Colonel Sanders Shelter and Amphitheatre on the left.  The hill is located behind these two structures.  Cars may park in the parking lots by the shelter.