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  • EARLIER: Sidewalk debate: Both sides moving

    The Shelbyville City Council heard the blueprint for its much-debated plan to require property owners to repair their sidewalks this spring.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty asked Public Works Director/City Engineer Jennifer Herrell to explain the plan to the council at Thursday's meeting. Herrell said her schedule would follow last year's set date of April 1.

  • Schools on 2-hour delay

    Shelby County schools are operating on a 2-hour delay this morning after falling temperatures overnight caused slick spots on some roads.

    Shelby County received an inch plus of snow during Monday and Monday night, and as temps fell below freezing around 7 p.m., edges of roads began to ice.

    The school delay was announced around 5:30 a.m. Henry, Spencer, Franklin and Anderson county schools are all closed.

    Snow had covered eastern Shelby County for much of the day, but in the late afternoon and evening, it spread west from Shelbyville.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 4, 2011

    Saddlebred association
    to appeal court ruling

    In a telephone meeting Tuesday, the board of directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association voted unanimously to appeal a decision earlier this year by Fayette Circuit Court that would give open access to personal and confidential information of its members and staff.
    A group of members of the organization had taken the matter to court because they felt that ASHA had not been forthcoming with information.

  • Shelby student safely in U.S.

    As lawlessness and riots spread throughout Egypt’s capital city of Cairo Wednesday and Thursday during the protests against president Hosni Mubarak, one of Shelby County’s own was finally on her way to safety.

    Sana Saiyed, a Shelbyville native and graduate of Shelby County High School, was able to board her flight from Cairo to London on Wednesday, eventually returning safely to Boston, where she is a junior at Wellesley College.

  • Simpsonville hears ‘excellent’ audit

    The City of Simpsonville’s budget is in very good shape, at least that’s what the auditors are saying.
    Auditor Matt Huelsman of Richardson, Pennington & Skinner told the city commission at its meeting Tuesday night that the city had four times more assets than liability.
    The audit is conducted annually in compliance with Kentucky Revised Statutes.
    “It was excellent – best standing we could get,” City Clerk Debbie Batliner said. “The city is doing OK.”

  • Heavy rains spark crashes

    Tuesday’s rainstorm created some hazardous road conditions, resulting in several accidents throughout the county.

    Fortunately, there were no fatalities, and for the most part, the accidents resulted in no life-threatening injuries, officials say.

  • Stratton Center to get facelift

    Shelby County magistrates gave the go-ahead Tuesday night to renovate the Stratton Center to the tune of $22,000.
    The improvements to the 20-year-old building, where the Shelby County Fiscal Court has been meeting since it was built, will consist mostly of some new carpeting and lighting.
    Shelby Deputy County Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the wall up near the ceiling also needs a little work.

  • Council to hear second reading of water rate increase

    The Shelbyville City Council will have another short agenda this week when it convenes on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
    The only topic currently on the agenda is the second reading of an ordinance to increase water rates.
    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle presented the ordinance at the special called Jan. 24 meeting.
    The ordinance calls for a 3.85 percent increase in water and sewer rates to cover operational costs for the water company.
    Doyle said the rate increase would be about $1.40 for a normal 5,000-gallon bill.

  • Post office woes could affect ‘hubs’

    The United States Postal Service says it is in dire financial straights.

    Late last year it announced the closing of nearly 500 post offices and now nearly 2,000 more could be lost.

    A Wall Street Journal report was picked up by several other national media outlets as the news spread early this week.

    "It's a scary thought, but I don't have any more information than what they said on the radio," Finchville Postmaster Sharadon Snowden said.

  • EARLIER: Shelby girl should leave Cairo today

    After staying holed up in a her apartment for the past several days as millions were protesting outside, Sana Saiyed should be close to getting out of Cairo by this morning.

    Saiyed, a Shelbyville native and Shelby County High School graduate, has a flight booked today on British Airways, finally freeing her from what has been an increasingly terrifying situation brewing in Egypt’s capital city.