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  • Grant shortfall forces plans for animal shelter to be cut

    An addition planned for the Shelby County Animal Shelter’s facility on Kentucky Street can proceed now that funding is in place – just a bit smaller scale than officials had hoped.

    That’s because the county didn’t receive as much grant money as it had hoped, Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said.

    “We applied for a grant for one-hundred-and-eighty-thousand, but only got seventy-thousand,” Newton told Shelby County Fiscal Court during its meeting at Stratton Center Tuesday night.

  • Election 2011: Shelby’s turnout may surpass state

    “It’s sad when you think that if thirty percent vote, you’ve had a good turnout.”

    Those where the words of Shelby County Magistrate Bill Hedges in response to what many may consider a dreary report from County Clerk Sue Carol Perry about expectations for Election Day on Tuesday.

    But Perry said that’s only to be expected in this election.

    “It’s not a presidential election, and we have no local races, just state offices,” she said.

  • News briefs: Nov. 4, 2011

    PSC to hold public hearing

    on KU, LG&E rate increases

  • Election2011: On some issues, these attorneys not general

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the Democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the Republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Election 2011: 3-man governor's race headed for finish line

    Three candidates are seeking the governor's seat in November. But, although each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    Here is how they compare.

     

    Steve Beshear

    Currently serving his first term as governor, Steve Beshear, whose running mate is former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, is a Clark County native.

  • Simpsonville hires veteran parks employee as 1st director

    For the first time in its history, Simpsonville has a full-time director of parks and recreation.

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the recommendation from its parks board to hire Chris Truelock of Bloomington, Ind., to run the city’s sports leagues, activities and facilities.

    Truelock was selected from dozens of candidates for a position that pays $43,000 per year. Pending physical and background screenings, he would start Jan. 1.

  • Wright parents worried about knives at school

    Parents of students at Wright Elementary continue to be alarmed over two letters sent home in three days about three incidents involving knives being found on school property.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said the district received several calls from parents with concerns, and he is ensuring parents that "additional precautions are and will continue to be taken to make sure students remain safe."

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound at KY 53 to be closed tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces temporary closure of the left lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the KY 53 underpass (mile point 35.1).  This lane closure is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and will allow for barrier wall repairs.  

  • News briefs: Nov. 2, 2011

    Former ATC teacher is

    new principal in Marion

    Tony Webb, who lives in Anderson County, taught for 14 years at the Shelby County Area Technology Center, and he's now the new principal at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Having taught everything from business to basic computer classes to AP macro and micro economics, Webb jumped at the opportunity to lead a school.

  • New outlet center may be set for Simpsonville

    There may come a time soon when Shelby Countians don’t have to travel far for their discount shopping therapy.
    Horizon Group Properties, which has offices in Chicago and Muskegon, Mich., lists the new The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville/Lexington as being available for leasing information.
    The location of the center, however, is not in Louisville or Lexington, but in Simpsonville, just west of Buck Creek Road and south of Interstate 64.
    David Eaton, the Simpsonville city administrator, said the Horizon Group contacted the city several months ago.