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  • Memorial Day celebration set for Grove Hill

    The spirit of patriotism will abound again this year when Shelby County celebrates Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day festivities will begin at Grove Hill Cemetery with a walking tour that will start from the chapel at 9:30 a.m. and take in some monuments of those who served in the armed forces, will be hosted by Friends of Grove Hill. Some of those deceased veterans served in the Revolutionary War.

    After the tour, led by historian Mike Harrod, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179 will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at the chapel.

  • Election 2012: And now it’s on to Round 2 in November

    After having a higher voter turnout than expected in Shelby County – at 19 percent – political leaders in Shelby say they will soon be gearing up for the fall election.

    “We’ll start seeing some activity in the next couple of weeks because the state Democratic Convention is the first week in June,”  Shelby County Democratic Chair Fielding Ballard III said.

    “So I expect things will start hopping around that time.”

  • News briefs: May 25, 2012

    Ready for a hot weekend?
    Temperatures could reach record highs

     

    Memorial Day, long seen as the unofficial first day of summer, may feel like the middle of summer.

    Weather forecasters are saying we will face August-like temperatures this week, with highs on Saturday and Sunday ranging in some predictions as high as 96.

    Humidity is expected to be elevated, and overnight lows may not escape the 70s.

  • News briefs: May 23, 2012

    Senior awards nights

    begin tonight at SCHS

    With graduation just around the corner, residents are invited to help celebrate the success of the seniors at both schools senior awards night.

    Shelby County High School's ceremony will be at the school's theater tonight at 6:30, and Collins High School's ceremony will be in next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in school's theater.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City to increase enforcement on 2-hour parking areas

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty warned those in attendance at Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting that the city is beginning it’s crackdown on downtown parking.

    The 2-hour parking areas have been under ordinance for a long time, Hardesty has said, but most of the signs had either fallen down or were knocked down.

    But, they have now all been replaced, and he said those parking downtown need to make themselves aware.

  • Shelby County School Board: Budget plan: 2012-13 balanced but very tight

    The Shelby County Board of Education will take its first look and vote on the tentative 2012-13 budget during a meeting Thursday, and the news from the federal and state governments only has gotten worse since January, when members first saw a draft of this plan.

    The budget is proposed to be $58.8 million plan, about 5 percent less than the 2010-11 actual expenses, and that’s despite Shelby County being a growth district.

  • Shelby man gets 20 years in sex case

    A Shelbyville man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday for sex crimes against a 9-year-old child.
    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman sentenced Abel V. Gomez, 30, in accordance with what the Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney’s office had recommended, which included not granting him probation.

    Gomez’s attorney, Shelby County Public Advocate Melanie Lowe-Stratton, had told the judge that Gomez was asking for probation so he could go back to Mexico and help his family on their farm.

  • EARLIER: Woman’s death at Lake Shelby likely a ‘horrible accident’

    Fish and Wildlife officials investigating why a woman died at Lake Shelby on May 12 say they don’t expect charges to be filed and that likely this was just a “horrible accident.”

    On Mother’s Day weekend, Amanda Frank, 34, her son, Patrick, 12, and a friend, Shane Jump, all of Louisville, were on a fishing outing near where the lake takes its northern bend toward the bridge at Freedom’s Way when their 15-foot 1982 Skeeter fiberglass boat began to fill up with water.

  • Turnout better than expected in 2012 Primary in Shelby County

    Voter turnout, or the lack of it, was a key issue in Kentucky’s Primary Election, but in Shelby County, the initial gloomy predications of 10 to 12 percent turned out to be a rosier 19 percent.

    “I have heard everything from the turnout is heavier than expected to the other extreme,” Shelby County Republican Chair Jennifer Decker said. “I heard that turnout was estimated to be around thirty-five percent in Simpsonville to a report that they only had a hundred or so people at the West Middle precinct by noon.”

  • Adkins, Massie dominate primary

    The 4th District congressional races in Shelby County closely resembled the statewide results in the 2012 Primary Election.

    Republican voters in Shelby County widely preferred Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie, who garnered 50 percent of the vote in the county and approximately 46 percent statewide.