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  • EARLIER: Rolling Ridge to elect new officers

     

    Residents in the Rolling Ridge development in Simpsonville who had been wanting more transparency from their homeowners association are about to take a big step toward getting that wish.

    The association has called a meeting for Jan. 6 to elect a new slate of officers, replacing the leadership that has been in place for five years under the embattled presidency of Bruce Irvin.

  • Montell files education bills, 1 that is tied to candidate's firm

    Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) has been busy preparing for the 2011 General Assembly.

    Montell already has pre-filled four bills and said he is a co-sponsor on a fifth one.

    Again Montell has a heavy focus on education in his bills, including another charter schools bill he plans to pre-file later this week. His charter schools bill failed to gain sufficient support earlier this year.

  • Breaking NewsWinter storm warning issued for Shelby

    Shelby County was placed under a winter storm warning early this morning, with residents told to brace not only for more snow but an escalation in temperatures that could lead to heavy icing by Thursday morning.

     

    Chances for accumulation range from 80 percent to 70 percent during the next 24 hours.

     

    As much of a half-inch of ice is forecast to accumulate, which could make roads slick, affect trees and power lines.

     

    Crews for the state, county and utilities are on full alert.

     

  • Atmos: We’re still ‘looking into’ outage

    Officials at Atmos Energy say they still have no idea what caused 750 customers in Shelbyville to lose natural gas service on a frigid day last week, and people in Shelbyville want answers.

    So does the Public Service Commission.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 10 2010

     Kentucky adds 1 millionth name

    to the Organ Donor Registry

    One million Kentuckians – including more than 10,000 in Shelby County alone – have joined the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller announced Wednesday.

  • School board handles formal steps, review

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday appointed two members to the Architect Selection Committee and approved the revised District Improvement Plan in an unusually quick meeting at East Middle School.

    Board members Doug Butler and Eddie Mathis will join the Architect Selection Committee, which will head the process for the new buildings at both the Northside and Southside locations.

  • City council to meet in closed session

    The Shelbyville City Council will end Thursday's meeting with a closed session that could have a big impact on area residents.

    The council will discuss incentives for a proposed possible industrial expansion.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty declined to discuss what industry was considering expansion and what those possible incentives could cover, and he noted that nothing is ready to happen yet.

  • Watchdog group watches Shelby animal shelter

    The Shelby County Animal Shelter has come under fire recently as it works to maintain its "no kill" status.

     

    Randy Skaggs of the Trixie Foundation recently filed an open-records request with the shelter, seeking to verify that the shelter’s record match its "no kill" efforts.

     

  • Million-dollar pot bust goes federal, but suspect remains free

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  • Urban key-chain myth finds its way to Shelby

    An urban legend has found its way into central Kentucky.

    Shelbyville Police Detective Stacy Bruce said his department has received several calls regarding key chains that are leading criminals to homes for robbery and car jacking.

    “We’ve had several calls from individuals and even the Eminence Police Department and Stock Yards Bank. But nothing like this has ever happened,” Bruce said.