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  • New courtyard to be built on west side of courthouse

     Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved two new sidewalk projects, one at the courthouse and the other on Hospital Drive.

  • County takes over incomplete roads

    Some county residents who live on unfinished county roads won't have to worry about being snow- or ice-bound this winter.

    Streets in three uncompleted subdivisions will be finished off by the county before winter arrives, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    And that's important, because until the streets are finished, county road workers can't enter them to remove snow and ice and do preliminary winter treatments.

  • New fire station will double as additional voting precinct location

    Voters in the northern part of the county soon will have a new voting location.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to make a new county fire station handicap accessible, which would qualify the site to act as a suitable location for a voting precinct.

    Station 5 at 7370 LaGrange Road, with its 6,000 square feet, would become the new location for voting precinct E-102, which had been located at West Middle School.

  • Saving lives, saving dollars

     

  • Hardesty is back on limited basis

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty returned to his empty chair in the middle of the Shelbyville City Council for Thursday night’s meeting, resuming his role after missing three weeks following emergency surgery.

    And the meeting, which lasted less than 30 minutes, was more an emotional welcome back for Hardesty than it was about complicated civic matters.

  • Collapse of video store's roof storm related to weather

    Last week's heavy winds and rain caused the second roof collapse at the construction site of a building in Shelbyville that eventually would house Family Video.

    That's the determination of a field inspection report from the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction, Division of Building Code Enforcement, whose inspectors visited the ruins on Midland Trail.

  • Business owners concerned about Simpsonville plan

    The Simpsonville City Council addressed concerns raised by property owners Henry and Barbara Lee about the proposed Village Center during Tuesday night's meeting.

    The Lee's pointed out that Village Center plans show Cardinal Drive being straightened out as it meets U.S. 60 from the south and running right through the commercial building they own. This plan, they said, has the businesses currently renting there considering moving.

  • County seeks 'aesthetic' improvements

    Magistrates voted Tuesday night to propose a text amendment to local zoning regulations that would create a design standard for a scenic corridor along Mount Eden Road and U.S. 60 east.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said the amendment – so called overlay districts – if approved, would establish some guidelines about the way that buildings would have to be designed in the eastern part of the county in the future.

  • EARLIER: Former police officer says firing range too near school

     

    A former Shelbyville policeman says officers are shooting high-powered weapons at an outdoor firing range that is dangerously close to an elementary school.

    John Wilson, an 8-year employee and former sergeant, resigned from the department in August after telling his superiors that the range was too near Clear Creek Elementary, he told The Sentinel-News.

  • Power restored after morning outage

    A power outage Friday morning knocked out electricity to nearly 4,000 residences and businesses – including Shelby County High School – for about an hour and a half.

    Bob Price, team leader for Kentucky Utilities, said 3,900 KU customers lost power between 8 and 9:30 a.m. because of an equipment failure at a main power station behind Kroger.

    "We had an equipment failure at our distribution substation at Shelbyville East," he said.

    Price said that although the problem is still not repaired, crews were able to restore power to everyone.