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  • Shelbyville City Council: Water/sewer increase gets positive response

    Customers of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer likely will see a rate increase on their bills next year after the Shelbyville City Council passed with almost no discussion the first reading of a rate increase ordinance at Thursday’s meeting.

    The ordinance, which proposes a 3.85 percent increase in water and sewer service and an increase in the surcharge for higher than normal waste streams from businesses, would go into effect on March 1, 2013, if passed on second reading at the council’s meeting on Dec. 20.

  • Kalmey honored for service to agriculture

    For the second time in less than a month, John E. Kalmey has been honored by Kentucky Farm Bureau for his significant contributions to farming.

    Kalmey, 88, a longtime Shelby County dairy farmer, received the 2012 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s  annual meeting Friday in Louisville.

    Kalmey said he was honored to receive the award, and that having such a wonderful family was the driving force behind what he has accomplished during his lifetime.

  • News briefs, Dec. 12, 2012

    Codell received extra $313,795

    when judicial center was delayed

    Kentucky's court system has paid the construction management company responsible for the Shelby County Judicial Center an extra $3.1 million in taxpayer money during the past seven years because the company did not complete construction of courthouses on time.

  • Shelby Trails to grow by 75 acres

    Shelby Trails Park, Shelby County’s equestrian facility in Todds Point is growing to 465 acres, thanks to the acquisition via state grant of an adjacent 75-acre parcel.

     “We closed on it last Tuesday, and we have possession of the land,” Parks and Recreation Chair Hubie Pollett said.

  • Death investigation continuing in drug overdose

    Shelbyville Police and Kentucky State Police are continuing an investigation into an apparent drug overdose in Osprey Cove subdivision, according to officials.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said Kevin Lemar Wilson, 42, died of an apparent drug overdose at his residence at 161 Grayhawk Drive.

    Ivers said Wilson’s body was discovered by his girlfriend Saturday night, when she went to check on him because she had not heard from him for a couple of days.

  • Teachers want to send deaf student on DC trip

    Since West Middle teacher Kelland Garland started the Presidential Leadership Program in 2009, he has been on the lookout for students to invite into the program.

    Although some cannot attend because of conflicting schedules, Garland doesn’t let that stop him from inviting those students on the group’s trip to Washington D.C., during spring break.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Pollett elected to KACo office

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger commended Hubie Pollett, magistrate in District 1, at Tuesday night’ Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting for his election as second vice president of the Kentucky Association of Counties during last week’s conference in Louisville.

  • Christmas comes to Mount Eden

    Once again this year, “Frosty” will preside over festivities tonight at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club for the community’s annual Christmas party.

    Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss, who lives in Mount Eden, said that he doesn’t think the forecast of rain will keep many people away from the event, because temps are not expected to drop that much, with a forecast in the upper 50s.

    “There’s a little rain coming in, but we’re had much worse weather before, and people still turned out,” he said.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2012

    Massie named to 2

    House committees

  • EARLIER: Outlet mall opponents continue to question approvals

    The word “lawsuit” entered the dialogue Tuesday between the Simpsonville City Commission and a group of residents opposed to the construction of two outlet malls on the south side of the city.

    Ron Pottinger, who lives in Hunters Pointe, introduced the idea of filing suit to stop the development of malls on Buck Creek Road during a public comment portion of the city’s consideration of a zone change request from Trio Property and Paragon Outlet Partners for its planned mall site south of Interstate 64.