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  • This UK vs. UofL Final Four is Christmas all over again

    Christmas came early for me in 1983. Nearly nine months to the day actually.

    On March 26, 1983, I awoke with all of the enthusiasm of a 9-year-old boy on Dec. 25 ready to run downstairs and find an Atari, or “Thriller” album, under my tree.

  • News briefs: March 30, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    stays at 8.1% in February

     

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate remained flat at 8.1 percent in February, the same rate as it posted in January.

    Still, that was a full point better than the 9.1 percent posted in February 2011, based on statistics released Thursday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

  • 2 lanes of I-64 near Simpsonville to be closed all day Thursday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that the left lane of Interstate 64 will be closed in both directions all day Thursday.

    The closure, between mile points 24.5 and 25.5, just west of Simpsonville, will allow crews to  be removing temporary barrier wall at the Connor Station overpass.

    These lane closures are scheduled for 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • UK vs. UofL: The ‘fever’ pitches its tent in Shelby

    Kentucky has long considered itself the center of the basketball universe and with good reason.

    When the universities of Kentucky and Louisville square off just after 6 p.m. Saturday during the Final Four in New Orleans, there will be a combined 24 Final Fours and nine national titles on the floor.

  • Schools’ new tab for turf: $239,855

    The Shelby County School Board committed to getting the multipurpose field at Collins High School in use by pledging Thursday to spend $239,855 to repair the drainage around the field and add lime stabilization beneath it.

  • Shelby County School Board: More input sought before changes made to calendar

    The Shelby County Board of Education tabled the proposed school calendar change during Thursday’s meeting at the district’s office, asking for more input from staff, parents and students before deciding on a change.

    Heather Bogard, a senior at Shelby County High School, addressed the board, asking members not to approve the recommended change, which would have added one day to the calendar. The proposed change moved the last day of school to June 4, and graduation from June 2 to June 9.

  • News briefs: March 28, 2012

    House, Senate include housing

    for Abramson in compromises

     

    House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut a $30,000 annual living expense for Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, one of the few noteworthy agreements between the Republican Senate and the Democratic House on the first full day of negotiations over a 2-year, $19 billion budget. House and Senate leaders met three times Monday to work out differences between the two budgets.

  • Donation to fire department

  • Fire destroys house in Pleasureville

    A blaze that began in a kitchen destroyed a house in Pleasureville on Sunday night, despite joint efforts by the Bagdad and Henry County Fire Departments to extinguish it.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said that a call came in at 5:05 p.m. that a house was on fire at 950 Maddox Onan Road near the Shelby/Henry County line.

    He said that the fire started when Charles Ganglur, the owner of the house, came to talk to the tenant who lived there.

  • Barn-leveling tornado creates another storm

    Once again, Shelby County escaped almost unscathed during the latest tornadic episode to hit Kentucky, which blew across the county on Friday afternoon.
     

    Although the F-1 tornado that the National Weather Service reported roared through Finchville at 100 miles per hour that afternoon caused no injuries and little property damage, it left some residents quite shook up.

    The reason?

    Some said they didn’t hear a tornado siren go off, they said.