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  • EARLIER: Early morning fire leaves Shelbyville restaurant, lives in rubble

    One of Shelbyville’s most popular restaurants lies buried beneath a pile of rubble today, the headline victim of a devastating fire that spared four lives but killed four historic buildings in the city’s downtown.

  • Shelby teams earn spots in Odyssey state event

    Shelby County will send 15 teams comprised of students from nine different schools to Northern Kentucky University on Saturday to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind state competition.

    Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition in which teams of seven compete in a long-term performance, a spontaneous answer round and a style category.

  • EARLIER: City-county trash deal: Details to come

    An hour-long joint workshop by city and county officials Wednesday night to discuss the aspect of the two governments working together on the issue of curbside pickup ended up with a both sides hopeful that could happen.

    Magistrate Tony Carriss, chair of the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee, led the discussion at the Stratton Center, attended by members of the Shelbyville City Council, Mayor Tom Hardesty, the legislative commission and two members of the 109 Board, the entity that is responsible for solid waste disposal for the county.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Police officer rouses 4 from blaze

    Flames leapt high into the frigid predawn air Wednesday as dozens of firefighters from several departments struggled to combat both the flames and Mother Nature at a devastating blaze that destroyed three downtown businesses.
    But before firefighters even got on the scene, a heroic Shelbyville Police officer, who had spotted the flames while responding to a burglary alarm at the site – possibly triggered by the fire – rescued four men living in an apartment above a burning restaurant.

  • County wants to repair Vigo

    A large portion of a state road near Bagdad could be repaired this year if things go as anticipated, county officials say.

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates voted to use $208,000 allocated for county road maintenance to pave a portion of Vigo Road that road officials say is in bad need of repairs.

  • Simpsoinville to return property to Leggett & Platt

    The city of Simpsonville is going to give back a piece of property it really never used to the company that deeded the property to the city.

    City Attorney Hite Hays informed the city commission at its meeting Tuesday night that Leggett & Platt Inc. wanted the city to deed back to it a parcel it owns on the north side of the railroad crossing at Todds Point Road. The company is marketing its several acres there for sale, and the title to a section of the property belongs to the city.

  • Simpsonville to power company: Build northeast of I-64

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden delighted about dozen onlookers Tuesday night at the city commission meeting by reading to them a letter he had sent to the East Kentucky Power Company, suggesting that a planned substation be built on the northeast side of Interstate 64 and away from their residences.

  • News Digest: March 6, 2013

    Parent academy for schools

    The Shelby County Public Schools Parent Academy is offering a free workshop, “What can I do to prepare my child for kindergarten,” from 6 to 7 p.m. March 19 at Painted Stone Elementary’s library.

  • Fire rekindles during demolition of 2nd building in Shelbyville

    Fire rekindled this afternoon when workers were starting to demolish a second building damaged by fire in downtown Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County School Board: Collins students will run for Beta Club national office

    The Shelby County Board of Education’s meeting on Thursday was the site of a national announcement.

    Collins junior Ryan Ruff, who was elected state Beta Club President and will serve his term next year, announced his intentions to run for president of the national organization.

    “I’m here today to formerly announce my intentions for the candidacy of the national president,” Ruff told the board.

    Ruff, the son of Dan and Liz Ruff, was actually at the meeting to talk about his candidacy for the state president.