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  • News briefs: June 19, 2009

     Sower to address Rotary

    Phyllis Sower, the principal of Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville, will be the Shelbyville Rotary’s guest speaker at noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church in Shelbyville.

    Sower, who resides in Shelbyville with her husband, John, is an attorney who formerly practiced in Frankfort. Sower will present an update of the year at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  • EARLIER: Lightning victim dies

    Brian Larsh, who was struck by lightning while standing place of employment in Shelbyville last Wednesday, has died.

    Larsh, 44, of Springfield died Friday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after his family made the decision to have him removed from life support, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

  • Forum set to discuss expanded gambling

    State Rep. David Osborne, R-Oldham County, and David Edmunds of the Family Foundation will discuss the pros and cons of expanded gambling at a forum in Shelbyville sponsored by the Shelby County Republican Party.

    The forum is 7-9 p.m. Thursday at 934 Main Street. Osborne will speak in favor of allowing casino-style gambling in racetracks, while Edmunds will speak in opposition. The speakers will also allow time for questions from the audience, said Jennifer Decker, county GOP chair. The public is invited.

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  • Burglary suspect arrested

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Shelby.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday night and could be charged with perhaps as many as 15 burglaries in Shelby County in the past few weeks.

    Currently he is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary after officers apprehended him in the vicinity of Big O Tires on U.S. 60 west of Shelbyville early Wednesday morning.

  • Simpsonville house struck by lightning

    A powerful storm that blew through Central Kentucky just before noon Thursday left Shelby County a little less for wear than some other surrounding counties.

    A house near Simpsonville was struck by lightning, but otherwise local officials reported only brief power outages as part of the storm, which sent wind gusts as high as 75 mph and large hail into surrounding counties.

  • Triple S makes one modification, approves goals and objectives

    Shelby County now has an idea of what it will be like in the next two decades.

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved Tuesday the 2010- 2030 Shelby County Comprehensive Plan Statement of Goals and Objectives -- with one exception.

    A public hearing on the proposed goals and objectives was held on May 26, and the commission was able to sort through the comments since then.

  • Cemetery board gets 1st major grant

    The Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board has been awarded a $1,950.00 grant, according to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    The grant will be funded by the Governor's Office for Local Development for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.

  • Simpsonville's sewer ordinance ups impact fees by 33 percent

    If you are planning to build a new home in Simpsonville, it is going to  cost you a bit more to hook up to the city’s sewers.

    In its passage Wednesday morning of a new comprehensive sewer ordinance, the Simpsonville City Commission boosted the connection fee by 33 percent – to $2,000.

    That higher tap-on fee will affect only the construction of new homes in the city. City Administrator David Eaton said that he believes all existing homes and buildings in the city – “except for maybe one” – already are on the system.