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  • Commuter rail system pitched

    An official in Frankfort wants to build a new commuter train system from Lexington to Louisville – including a stop in Shelbyville.

    But officials in Shelby County say they haven’t heard anything about a plan revealed by Ralph Tharp, executive director of the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation, to build the “Thoroughbred Rail Link.”

  • Immigration bill raises questions

    The immigration bill that the state Senate passed last week has sparked quite a debate.

    Senate Bill 6 passed just before the start of a 3-week adjournment, but the discussion hasn't stopped just because lawmakers left Frankfort.

    This past weekend, the Kentucky May Day Coalition organized a meeting of groups, which included about 80 people who oppose this Arizona-style immigration policy.

  • Lawyers may test city’s sidewalk law

    A group of local lawyers is planning to meet with citizens and business owners to discuss the possibility of testing Shelbyville's sidewalk ordinance.

    Attorney Austin Hays said he, Vic Brizendine and Gilmore Dutton, all with offices on Main Street, have had clients and business and property owners ask them about the ordinance.

    "We've discussed it, and we've had several property owners mention it to us, so we thought we'd try to organize something to see what some people think about it,” Hays said.

  • Shootings cause ‘caution flags’ for Miller

    The shootings in Arizona of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others that left six dead on Saturday has had more than a small aftershock in Shelby County.
    Steve Miller, who is the field representative in Shelby and 4.5 other counties for Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), said the shootings really hit home with him and will cause changes in the way he conducts his business.

  • Vet works to find homes for murdered woman's cats

    Police are appealing to the public for help in locating the killer of an Anderson County woman who was found dead last week, and now a vet in Shelbyville is trying to find homes for her many pets.
    Tena L. McNeely, 49, was found dead in her home on Clay Burgin Road in Anderson County on Jan. 7. She had died of a blow to the head, Kentucky State Police spokesperson Ron Turley said, and perhaps as long ago as Jan. 3.
    A suspect, “Terry” Allen Cram, who was McNeely’s roommate, remains at large.

  • 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.

  • 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.