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  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Tentative jail budget goes up 2.5 percent

    Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted at its meeting Tuesday night a tentative budget for the Shelby County Detention Center for 2012-13 that shows a 2.5 percent increase over the prior year.

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits is projecting he will need $3,628,837 to operate the facility, which is $91,425 more than 2011-12.

    Waits said the main factors that could increase his budget further were the cost of employees’ health insurance and retirement benefits.

  • State judges, Shelby officials cut ribbon on judicial center

    Thursday was a special day at the Shelby County Judicial Center, where 3-month-old building finally had its formal dedication.

    Some high-ranking judges attended and spoke at the ceremony, including John D. Minton Jr., chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    This 58,000-square-foot, $18 million facility opened Dec. 19 after being under construction since the spring of 2009. The opening was pushed back several times, the last because there was concern that the front of the building would not be able to support the limestone exterior.

  • EARLIER: Planned outlet mall starts approval bid

    Developers of a proposed outlet mall south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville have requested permits with the Army Corps of Engineers to get their project moving.

    For more than a year now, Horizon Group Properties, a development company with offices in Chicago and Muskegon, Mich.,has been inquiring about and planning for a 60-acre parcel just west the BP station at Exit 28 off of I-64 and south of Buck Creek Road.

  • Simpsonville passes along ideas for its sidewalk project

    The main event at the meeting Tuesday of the Simpsonville City Commission focused on light poles, trash cans, benches, a clock and even the color green.

    That’s because City Administrator David Eaton and Commissioner Vicky Wise presented to the commission the suggestions from a committee as to how the city might accessorize its new downtown sidewalk project.

  • Daniel Boone comes to Shelbyville

    Shelby County residents are in for a unique opportunity Thursday night, when the Shelby County Public Library welcomes Daniel Boone to its Hudson Room.

    Historical re-enactor Scott New of Berea recreates the role of Boone, sharing the story of the important role Boone played in the establishment of Kentucky, in a program called Coming Into Kentucky.

    This family friendly event is hosted by the Painted Stone Settlers and Kentucky Chautauqua, two groups with interest in sharing Kentucky history and heritage through creative and interactive programs.

  • Shelby fans journey to New Orleans for Final Four

    NEW ORLEANS – Kyle Frinak, Chris Gaither and Eric Miracle were among those in blue heaven Monday night.

    That’s because all were able to watch the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team capture its eighth national championship from inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • News briefs: April 4, 2012

    New judicial center

    dedication is Thursday

     

    The public is invited to the Administrative Office of the Courts’ official dedication ceremony for the Shelby County Judicial Center, which will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the building on 401 Main St. in Shelbyville.

  • Mount Eden man’s bail sends him to psych facility

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Mount Eden man facing attempted murder, assault and wanton endangerment charges has been released from custody and has admitted himself to a Louisville psychiatric hospital per the terms of his bond agreement.

  • School board chooses June 2 and June 4

    Despite making the decision to extend the school calendar to Monday, June 4, to make up a day missed due to snow, the district has now decided to keep the June 2 graduation…sort of.

    In an announcement Tuesday morning, the district said it will have commencement ceremonies for both Shelby County and Collins high schools on Saturday, June 2.

  • Furloughed prisoner facing new charges

    A man on furlough from jail to make a payment toward court-ordered restitution instead paid a visit to a woman who bore him a child and allegedly threatened her, assaulted a male guest in her home and then twice sent police chasing after him.
     

    Bryan Cahoe, 23, was supposed to be collecting a tax check that would go toward his debt, but Shelbyville Police said that he climbed through an upstairs window at a house on Cherrywood Drive, went to the kitchen and got a butcher knife, then threatened the woman and assaulted her guest.