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  • $47k given in Partnership Grants

    The Shelby County Community Foundation presented its annual Partnership Grants on Monday night at Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville.

    The public charity was able to distribute approximately $47,000 to organizations that benefit the community. Representatives from the 27 organizations that applied for grant funds showed up, and five were pleasantly surprised to learn that they would receive some of the money.

    The grants were:

  • County to design new Web site

    For anymore who has experienced frustration at not being able to access links to county agencies on the county's Web site, there's good news and bad news.

    The good news is that plans are in the works to address this issue.

    The bad news is that it won't be done until the summer of 2010.

    The problem with www.sheblycountykentucky.com is browser-related, Shelby County Human Resources Director Gail Renfro said.

    "When we set up our Web site, we set it up for Internet Explorer, because everybody had Internet Explorer," she said.

  • 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.

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  • 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.