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  • Ranard named county's top employee for 2010

    Kathy Ranard, coordinator of Shelby County Clean Community, was selected as 2010 Fiscal Court Employee Of The Year at the county’s annual banquet held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Triple S to review 2nd extension for Catalpagreen

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a very short agenda for its monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The agenda has just three topics, including a second extension of the preliminary plat for the Catalpagreen subdivision located east of Arlington Lane.

    Construction has started on one portion of the subdivision off of Discovery Lane directly across from Collins High School.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke had said earlier that he's not sure if this extension is required.

  • News Briefs: Jan.14. 2011

    Guthrie’s rep holds
    offices hours Monday
    Steve Miller, field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), whose district includes Shelby County, will hold office hours in Shelby County 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Stratton Center located at 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.
    Miller will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. He will forward all comments to Guthrie.
    For further information or questions, call 270-842-9896.

  • Rolling Ridge elects officers

    The questions about leadership within the Rolling Ridge Homeowners Association appear to have new answers.
    At a meeting last week, homeowners elected officers ¬– Jason Phelps as president, Amy Glass, secretary, and Ben Shinabery, treasurer – to lead the creation of a new association for the development in Simpsonville, one of the county’s largest.
    That ends five years of leadership by Bruce Irvin, whose tenure had been marked by questions, accusations and issues of transparency about how the association was being run.

  • News Briefs: Jan.12. 2011

    Meeting, fund established
    to help Pearsons rebuild

    Another organizational meeting to help the Pearson brothers get their home rebuilt will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Fire Station on Alpine Drive. The brothers' home on Henry Clay Street burned down late last month.
    An account has been set up at Commonwealth Bank & Trust in conjunction with Shelby Christian Church. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund can make checks payable to Shelby Christian Church with Pearson Brothers Fund in the memo line.

  • School board to honor teachers, hear key reports

    After about a month without a meeting because of the holidays, the Shelby County Board of Education will be back in action Thursday.

    The meeting will kick off early with a reception at 6:30 in honor of National School Board Recognition Month and for the new National Board Certified Teachers.

  • Same house, 2nd fire may be arson

    Officials say they suspect arson could be at the root of a house fire Tuesday morning at a home off Taylorsville Road near Finchville.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said the fire was doubly strange because the same house, located at 755 Heritage Lane, was damaged heavily by fire just last month.

  • Shelby County Schools closed Wednesday

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday because of inclement weather, the fourth time this school year there has been cancellation.

    Snow has continued to fall in Shelby County, with about another inch forecast overnight that would be accompanied by strong winds.

    Makeup dates will be discussed at the school board meeting scheduled for Thursday night.

  • Closed schools, slippery spots greet commuters

    Another snowy morning -- albeit lighter snow -- found schools closed for the second consecutive day and some roads dotted with slick spots.

    Small accumulation overnight was enough to render some very slippery areas on side roads and community streets in Shelby County. Interstate 64, U.S. 60 and the county's other primary arteries were clear except for snow blowing across the asphalt.

    Windy conditions were expected to be a big part of today's forecast, with gusts reaching from 20 to 30 mph. More light snow flurries are expected througout the day.

  • KY 53 widening project meeting cancelled

    The public workshop on the KY 53 widening project that was scheduled for Tuesday evening has been cancelled.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the meeting was postponed because of the weather by ENTRAN, the Lexington consulting firm the state is using on the project.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled yet, but Hardesty said ENTRAN officials told him  it would likely be around the first of February.