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  • Shelby County to track uncompleted developments

    When the county had to shell out $12,000 to pave an unfinished road in an abandoned development in August, it set the wheels in motion for a more concentrated effort to keep tabs on developers’ abilities – and intentions – to complete their work and not leave the county holding the tab for unfulfilled commitments.

  • Shelbyville City Council passes along ordinance about waste-water wording

    The Shelbyville City Council approved for a second reading changes to the ordinance for the sewer use at Thursday's meeting.

    Tom Doyle, the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer manager, explained the changes as perfunctory.

    "It's really just mandatory language changes," he said. "There are no rate changes or changes in the way we do things. We meet all the standards."

  • News briefs: Oct. 14, 2011

    Shelby overlooked among

    best places for young people

    Neither Shelby County nor Shelbyville were named among the state’s cities and counties on the list of "100 Best Communities for Young People" created by America's Promise Alliance and the financial institution ING. Lexington was on the list for the fifth time and Clark County for the second.

  • Election 2011: Campaigns promise candidates in Shelby

    With voter registration closing this week, the campaign trail will become increasingly busy during the final three and a half weeks leading up to Election Day on Nov. 8.

    And although Shelby County hasn't been a hotspot for gubernatorial candidates incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear, Republican candidate David Williams or even independent Gatewood Galbraith, Beshear and Williams have been her recently, although both have had quiet trips here.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Reaction minimal at Simpsonville

    There was a very small turnout Tuesday night for a meeting at Simpsonville Elementary where parents learned more about the impact of the school’s falling into the No Child Left Behind School Improvement Plan, Year 1 category.

    After sending letters to every student's home, explaining that this evaluation would allow students to transfer to Painted Stone or Wright elementaries, if they so chose, the school’s administrators saw just two parents show up for the meeting.

  • Midwest Metals could revisit Shelby

    A move to Shelby County may not be out of the question for Midwest Metals after all.

    The recycling company, with locations in Louisville and Frankfort, was turned down for a zone change Oct. 4, when Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted unanimously to deny a change from light to heavy industrial on the property located near Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.

    But now, company officials may have a second go at trying to locate in the county, only in another area, said Jeff Wence, president of Midwest Metals.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2 more zone changes to get 1st consideration

    Already having faced a summer of significant and controversial zoning decisions, the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday night will entertain two more requests for zone changes, along with some other adjustments in plans.

    The zoning requests are for businesses at opposite ends of the county and concern familiar pieces of property.

    The first is for Purnell Sausage in Simpsonville, which seeks to change a parcel it owns adjacent to its main plant from commercial to light industrial.

  • Deadly stretch of I-64 gets fix

    A highway construction project to correct a deadly stretch of Interstate 64 is nearing an end.

    Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5, said the construction in the westbound lane in the vicinity of Mile Marker 38, which began Oct. 3, is expected to be completed next week.

  • Businesses, organizations team up to present anti-bully program

    TAYLORSVILLE – Jaime Evans knows what it's like to be bullied.

    As a high school freshman, she was bullied by a group of six girls who would often start fist fights.

    "I would be walking down the hallway and a girl would literally come up and push me," Evans said.

    Once, the group even called her mother and said they had Evans in their custody and planned to fatally attack her.

    Evans actually wasn't with those girls, but she wasn't home, so her mother didn't know what was going on.

  • ‘Road rage’ cited in death on I-64

    Law enforcement officials continue to search for the cause of an accident on Interstate 64 that killed a Waddy man just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Matthew Hensley, 34, of Waddy was left dead at the scene after his 1998 Ford Explorer flipped several times and ejected him just east of Exit 32 in Shelbyville.

    According to witnesses, Hensley allegedly was engaged in a “road rage” altercation with another eastbound driver in a red pickup truck.