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  • News Briefs: Jan. 20, 2010

    KU/LGE recalling thermostats

    Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas And Electric Company announced that because of a potential safety concern, they are voluntarily replacing the programmable thermostats that are a component of their Demand Conservation programs. The affected customers will not be charged for the replacement.  

  • Humane Society hoping to open new clinic in spring

    By springtime, the homeless dogs and cats should be in even better care.

    The Shelby County Humane Society’s new clinic on Hudson Boulevard in Hi-Point Industrial Park is scheduled to be open in April.

    Barbara Zekausky, the humane society’s CEO/CFO, said everything is going as planned. There were some minor changes, and R.A. Burry Architects and Contractors were brought in to do the job, in place of Scott-Klausing & Company, which did the original concept sketch in 2008.

  • Committee looks at facility plan

    The Local Planning Committee for Shelby County Public Schools will meet January 21 to begin the process of revising the District Facility Plan. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main. There will be a series of meetings, along with subsequent public forums to receive input from the community before a recommendation is prepared for the Board of Education. Kerry Whitehouse, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, will facilitate the committee along with consultant Dr. Robert Arvin.

  • WMS student compiles 'hit list'

    Parents of 19 West Middle School students were concerned recently when informed by school officials that their kids were on a “hit list,” school officials said. Duanne B.

  • EARLIER: Smoking debate reaches Shelbyville restaurants

    As a major tobacco producing state, Kentucky has been slow to adjust to smoke-free laws that have swept through other cities and states across the nation. But the notion of a healthier state is slowly making its way across the commonwealth. Metro areas like Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort have gone smoke-free in restaurants and bars, and smaller cities have started to follow suit. In fact, all of Oldham County went smoke-free in 2007.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010

    Martin Luther King Day closings

    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schools, public offices and banks will be closed in observance of the holiday.

    MLK Day events:

    •    The Shelby County Ministers Coalition will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service 1 p.m. Monday at the St. John United Methodist Church on north 10th Street.

  • Horses’ owner says they are fine

    Two horses that have been the subject of community concern are doing fine, their owner says.

    The owner of the animals, Mike Hope, said he is not guilty of neglecting his horses, a concern that has been voiced by his neighbors.

  • EARLIER: Abandoned horses awaiting homes

    Two horses that allegedly have been left on an abandoned farm in Mount Eden to fend for themselves are expected to get new homes.

    At least, that's the hope of concerned neighbors and of Acting Animal Control Director Rusty Newton.

    The owner of the animals, Mike Hope, has been given a week to find homes for the animals, Newton said.

    "The owner said he plans to come out and get them in a week or less to transport them to a new owner, and we will be monitoring that situation," Newton said.

  • ABT2 TXT? Pull over

    If you pulled this story up on your iPhone while driving into work this morning, you better not get used to doing that.

    Even if you’re just sending a quick text from your Blackberry to your kids to let them know you’re on the way to pick them up, you had better pull over.

    At least, that’s what many of Kentucky’s lawmakers hope you’ll do.

    And if you don’t, well they’re working on a plan for that, too.

  • Collins receives Order of Rising Sun

    FRANKFORT – Members of the Shelby County school system and members of her family mingled with dignitaries Wednesday night as former Gov. Martha Layne Collins was honored at the Governor's Mansion.

    Collins smiled at a cluster of family members, who watched proudly, as she received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition for her many achievements in economic development and in education.