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  • 2 remain hospitalized in bypass collsion

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate a 2-vehicle injury accident involving an off-duty state trooper that closed a portion of the Shelbyville Bypass for several hours Monday night.

    All three occupants of a 2002 Kia Rio, driven by Helen Waits, 52, of Shelbyville, were hospitalized, and two them remain so.

    The Kentucky State Police Trooper, Todd Maggard, was not injured.

  • News briefs: Feb. 3, 2012

    Guthrie to host forum

    on manufacturing issues

     

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green, whose district includes Shelby County, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, on Monday will chair a forum on issues affecting manufacturing.

  • FCC OKs Insight-Time Warner merger

    Shelby Countians could soon be seeing information from Time Warner Cable showing up in their mailboxes.

    On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of Insight Communications, the cable provider for Shelby County and the largest provider in the state, to Time Warner Cable.

    "The proposed merger has a tremendous amount of momentum right now," Insight spokesman Jason Keller said. "It's been approved by more than two hundred regulatory commissions, including the FCC now, and it's closer to finishing."

  • Combined recycling and waste facility in progress

    Plans to combine two county waste-related facilities are coming along without any problems so far, officials said.

    The Shelby County 109 Taxing District Board will meet next Thursday to discuss more details, said Rusty Newton, chairman of the 109 Board.

    “We will get a report from our engineer and our project manager at that meeting,” he said.

  • Admitted felon who fled and jumped bail finally caught

    A Shelbyville man whose rap sheet has included the attempted murder of a deputy and armed robbery has been arrested after more than a month of hiding from sentencing.

    Shelbyville Police finally caught up with Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road on Tuesday night at his girlfriend’s apartment, Shelbyville Police Chief Bob Schutte said.

    Police also arrested his girlfriend, Candace Burton, 22, for second-degree hindering prosecution.

  • ‘Dream’ event helps Shelby’s kids, Kosair

    Beth Ann Kovacs recalls a dream she had three years ago, a dream to present a lavish cocktail party, to gather the folks of Shelby County for a good cause. She shared her dream with Rachel Webb, who at the time was working with Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the dream took off.

  • Shelby County School Board: Positive energy for the schools

    With difficult and depressing budget forecasts recently dominating meetings, the Shelby County Board of Education received some good news during Thursday's gathering at Clear Creek Elementary.

    District Energy Manager Sherman Adams relayed big savings the district has seen with some electric upgrades, rebates and habit changes.

    The district uses the 2009-10 school year as baseline data, because it's the year before Adams started in his role.

  • Shelby County School Board: Students eating healthier at school

    Members of the Shelby County School Board found out Thursday that even with increased regulations, Shelby County students already are getting healthy lunches that meet new national standards.

    Food Services Coordinator Evell Coomer and District Health Coordinator Traci Earley combined to provide a report on the district's nutrition and physical activity during Thursday's meeting.

    Coomer started the report, stating that lunch services were up 3 percent in the district, with 65.5 percent of the students purchasing lunch district-wide.

  • How can schools deal with lower state funding?

    As the Shelby County Board of Education recently has wrestled with budget issues, both statewide and its own, its members reached out Monday to their local legislative representation.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation on bypass takes a new turn

    The Shelbyville City Council this Thursday finally will return to the re-annexation of the 70-plus acres on Harrington Mill Road and Freedom's Way.

    The city had annexed the property, which is owned by Allen and Tom Ruble, in May under the Interlocal Agreement with Shelby County, which gives the city the right to annex agreed upon property around the bypass if requested by the owner.

    However, questions arose about the legality of the annexation because it did not border any other city property.