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  • EARLIER: Transportation Cabinet Prather resigns

    Kentucky Transportation Secretary Joe Prather, the man who two weeks ago admitted construction problems with the Shelbyville Bypass, is resigning.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that Prather would be leaving Sept. 30, citing Prather's desire to spend time with his family.

    Beshear has appointed State Highway Engineer Mike Hancock to serve as acting secretary of the cabinet, which has more than 4,500 full-time employees.

  • Shelbyville extends moratorium on 7th street corridor

    The Shelbyville City Council raced through up a very short meeting Thursday.

    The council had just two items on the agenda, and neither one was contested.

    With the public workshops for the 7th Street Corridor study just concluded, council members continued to protect the area from change until new zoning regulations can be finished.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 6, 2010

     Parks meeting changed

    Because of fall break for Shelby County Public Schools, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Board’s monthly meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the conference room at the Family Activities Center.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 6, 2010

     Parks meeting changed

    Because of fall break for Shelby County Public Schools, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Board’s monthly meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the conference room at the Family Activities Center.

  • SCHS girls finish seventh at state

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team began Wednesday with the program’s first state title within its grasp.

    But the Rockets, who came into the day in a 3-way for third-place in the 2010 Leachman Buick-GMC/KHSAA State Golf Championships, fell to seventh in the team standings.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 8, 2010

     KLC names new

    executive director

    The Kentucky League of Cities has announced that Jonathan "Jon" Steiner will assume the role of executive director vacated in late 2009 year by founding director, Sylvia Lovely following allegations of questionable spending of KLC funds.

  • EARLIER: Top riders, horses in Shelby, too

    International teams from five countries will converge in Shelbyville on Tuesday for the start of the 2010 Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup, in which the United States squad will hope to avenge a silver-medal finish two years ago.

    Three-gaited and 5-gaited teams from the U.S., Canada, England, Germany and South Africa will participate in this 4-day event, which will be contested at the Shelby County Fairgrounds during the annual Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show.

  • 7th Street brainstorm yields variety of ideas

    Picture driving to Clear Creek Park to watch a game or get some exercise.

    You head north on 7th Street, with a commercial/arts district where the railroad tracks are now, a small commercial area in front of the jail and roundabouts at the intersections with Eminence Pike and in the park's entrance.

    The street is widened with a tree-filled median in the middle, no cars parked on the curbs and no driveways poking out.

  • Fiscal Court approves upgrade of water line for Waddy area

     

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court recently gave thumbs up to helping to fund a water line upgrade project for Waddy.

    At their regular meeting on Tuesday night, magistrates voted unanimously to pitch in $20,000 to put in a new 6-inch water line on McCormick Road in Waddy that will serve nearly 60 residents.

  • Custody battle has Shelby ties

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