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  • City to help residents finance sidewalk fixes

    City officials say they really expect Shelbyville’s sidewalk repair project to take off now that they have decided to help residents with funding.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty announced at Thursday’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council that any property owner may sign an agreement with city to pay for required sidewalk repairs interest free.

    City Engineer Jennifer Herrell said the program is open to everyone and explained that it is basically a contract between the resident and the city.

  • Saddlebred association closing offices to meet members' demands

    The American Saddlebred Horse Association's dispute with some of its members has reached a new pitch.

    Officials announced today that ASHA would be closed as of Tuesday as its staff researches the documents a court has required that it provide a group of what it calls "concerned members."

  • Former Shelby County magistrate Cordy Armstrong passes away Monday

    Cordy Armstrong, longtime Shelby County magistrate in District 4, passed away Monday after a long battle with cancer.

    Armstrong retired last year after 25 years on the Shelby County Fiscal Court. He was a former employee of the sheriff's office, a longtime member of the Cropper Ruritan Club and a lifelong farmer.

    He is survived by many relatives, including his son, Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

  • Victims of head-on collision are recovering

    Two adults and two children involved in a serious, 2-vehicle accident Monday on Figg’s Store Road are expected to recover, police say.

    Heaven Noblin, 19, is in stable condition at the University of Louisville Hospital, where she was airlifted after the head-on crash.

    Roderick Daily, 37, and two children, ages 6 and 8, were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with minor injures.

    All are Shelby County residents, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said.

  • Jubilee to be a hit

    With the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee quickly approaching 25 tables have been sold for the kickoff breakfast but sales aren’t expected to fall short.

    Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director Eileen Collins, who oversees the Jubilee, said a seat is $20 and a table is $120 for the breakfast.

    “We are not doing a cut off until Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.,” she said.

    Last year 27 tables were sold, Collins said. “We’ll probably match that or come close this year,” she said.

  • House burns down on Todds Point Road

    Firefighters are not sure what caused a 3-alarm blaze at 2951 Todds Point Road early Monday morning that demolished a residence, Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said.

    The property, located just north of Simpsonville, is listed on the Shelby County PVA's Web site as belonging to Robert and Carrie Landry and is home to Andover Racing Stables, which, according to a company profile, was established in 1988.

    The fire broke out at approximately 3:30 a.m., and Sowder said no one was home. There were no injuries.

  • House fire on Todds Point

    Firefighters remain on the scene of a house fire at 2951 Todds Point Road, just north of Simpsonville.
    The fire broke out at approximately 3:30 a.m., and Simpsonville Fire Department responded.
    Further details will be forthcoming.

  • Farm benefit will raise money for local charities

    Gallrein Farms will have its first Family Fun Fundraiser Saturday, and Randie Gallrein said she’s hoping folks will look past the heat and come out to support several local charities.

    “Everybody just loves the stuff we do in the fall, and families come out and have a great time, so we thought we’d give them another chance to come out and have fun on the farm,” she said. “Hopefully the weather won’t scare them off.”

    This time, though, the Gallrein family decided to give back while having fun on the farm.

  • News Briefs: July 22, 2011

    Gov. candidate David Williams to speak to Shelby County Republicans

    Kentucky Senate President and Governor candidate David Williams will speak and answer questions at the Shelby County Republican Party's next meeting at 7 p.m. on July 28 at the Stratton Center. The meeting is open to all registered Republicans. Donations of food items will be collected for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. For more information, contact party chair Jennifer Decker, 502-773-2326.

    State receives 2 education awards

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen jewelry

    Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information about a theft of jewelry that occurred between July 1 and July 12 in the 300th block of Coors Drive.

    At that time, two rings worth more than $500 were taken from the victim’s bedroom. One was gold with 10 diamonds, and an opal stone, while the other was gold with a diamond waterfall design.

    It is believed that a visitor to the victim’s home took the rings, as there was no indication of a burglary.