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  • County approves funding for City Center study

    The City Center, a theater-convention complex proposed for downtown Shelbyville, now can move forward to its next phase.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court ended its months-long delay of addressing the issue by agreeing Tuesday night to contribute $12,500 for a feasibility study for the center, which was proposed in 2009 by a group headed by Leon Mooneyhan, the CEO of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.

  • Shelby’s roads were more dangerous in 2010

    The highways and byways of Shelby County – particularly Interstate 64 – became significantly more dangerous and deadly in 2010.

    Kentucky State Police, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelbyville Police Department reported collectively large increases in the number of accidents they worked last year and the number of those who died.

    Accidents were up 17 percent from 2009, to 2,724, meaning there were more than 7.5 accidents per day on the county’s roads, an increase of more than one a day.

  • I-64 west of Simpsonville to be 1 lane tonight

    The state's Department of Highways announced that westbound Interstate 64 will be reduced to one lane tonight just west of Simpsonville.

    I-64 between Mile Markers 24 and 27 will be closed from 7 p.m until midnight to allow for shoulder repairs.

  • News Briefs: March 2, 2011

    East Kentucky Power officially scraps controversial new plant

  • Shelbyville may tweak sidewalk law

    The Shelbyville City Council might make some changes to its much-maligned sidewalk ordinance.
    The council will hear at its meeting Thursday the first reading of an amendment to the ordinance that could change the process and allow residents a chance to challenge the city’s decision on who is responsible for repairing their sidewalks.

  • Students improving, MAP shows

    Halfway through the school year, most students in Shelby County are performing at grade level in reading and math.

    That’s what school officials reported to the Shelby County Board of Education at Thursday’s meeting, based on the winter segment of the Measured Academic Progress tests students take three times each year.

  • F-3 storm just misses Shelby

    Pounding rain, high winds, thunder and lightning – and even a nearby tornado – brought a taste of August to the last morning of February as severe weather roared across Shelby County during early morning hours.

    Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said winds gusted to 100 miles per hour and struck northern Shelby County hard, as a tornado touched down just a thousand feet north of the county line in Henry County, where two houses were destroyed.

  • Storm causes heavy damage in northern Shelby

    Pounding rain, high winds, thunder and lightning – and even a nearby tornado – brought a taste of August to the last morning of February as severe weather roared across Shelby County during early morning hours.

    More rain and the possibility of severe weather is expected to continue into the afternoon, when weather will turn much cooler.

  • Rothenburger said campaign going very well

    With the May primary just around the corner, Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger says he is excited and optimistic about his chances of becoming Kentucky’s next Commission of Agriculture.

    “The campaign is going very well, and I’m traveling around the state every night, meeting a lot of great people, and getting a very warm reception everywhere I go,” he said.

  • Bridal show a no show for this year

    The Shelbyville Bridal Show, a 15-year fixture in the spring, will be sitting out its annual trip down the aisle this season.

    Show coordinator Charlene Nation of Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade, said that lack of interest from vendors had forced her to call off this year’s event, which had been scheduled for Sunday at Settle Gym.