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  • Adkins, Massie dominate District 4 primaries in Shelby

    Democrat William Adkins, a lawyer from Williamstown, and Republican Thomas Massie, the Lewis County judge-executive, ran away with the their respective races in Shelby County for the District 4 congressional seat.

    Adkins, running against the largely reclusive Greg Frank, took a resounding 68 percent of the 2,074 votes cast.

  • EARLIER: 3 dead after SUV fails to merge lanes in Simpsonville

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate an accident on Interstate 64 early Saturday morning that left three members of an Indiana family dead and another hospitalized.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said he pronounced  Gabriel Alva Chacon, 29, dead at the scene, and his wife, Regina K. Alva Chacon, 36, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville hospital. Her brother, Jamie Alva Chacon, 21, was also dead at the scene.

  • News briefs, May 18, 2012

    Kentucky’s jobless rate

    drops to 8.3 percent


    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in April 2012 from a revised 8.6 percent in March 2012, making it the lowest unemployment rate in the state since November 2008, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Alecia Webb-Edgington

    Republican Alecia Webb-Edgington is seeking to trade her seat as state representative in the 63rd District for the District 4 congressional seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.

    Webb-Edgington, 46, has been in Frankfort since 2007, serving a district that covers part of Kenton County.

    “I am running to be an effective representative for the fourth district and the conservative movement,” she said. “We have been fortunate in the fourth district to have been served by Geoff Davis and Jim Bunning before him.

  • Election 2012: Candidates visit for final pitches

    Several candidates are making last-minute stops in Shelby County as the Tuesday’s Primary Election closer on the calendar.

    Three congressional candidates – Democrat Bill Adkins and Republicans Alecia Webb-Edgington and Walter Schumm – were in town Thursday, following Republican Gary Moore, who stopped by  Wednesday.

    Adkins was getting a tour through town from Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, a fellow Democrat, and Webb-Edgington and Schumm were at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Gallrein Farms after a few other stops.

  • Blue Gables project clears public hearing

    The project to restore the old Blue Gables Motel from a slum/blight area into a retail and arts center took another step on Tuesday with a public hearing at Shelbyville City Hall.

    About 20 people attended the hearing, which was a requirement for the city to apply for the Community Block Development Grant. Those in attendance included most of the members of the board of Shelbyville Preservation Group, who started the process and will oversee and renovate the property at the corner of 8th and Main streets, and a few concerned members of the community.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Nathan Riggs

    From 2002 to 2006 Nathan Riggs, a Democrat, sat on the Shelbyville City Council, but when he decided to run for County Attorney, Riggs had to give up a shot to continue to run for the council.

    He lost that bid, and now after six years off the council, he has decided toss his hat back in the ring for the council.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: White wants to be ear for citiz

    Suzanne White hears a lot of different things over her husband’s scanner at home. Andy White has been with the Shelby County fire department for 29 years, and she said that scanner can be good and bad.

    “When I hear them on the scanner, and they don’t have enough police officers to get to certain areas, it makes me think,” she said. “To me, personally, I think we need more police officers [in the city], and they need to be more visible. And we need more firefighters at the stations.”

  • East Middle names Martin new principal

    East Middle School’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council has named Rebecca Martin as the school’s new principal.

    The district made the announcement in a press release on Thursday.

    Martin, an instructional coach with Shelby County Public Schools, has 20-years of experience in education, including being in Shelby County since 2002, when she started as a fourth-grade teacher at Painted Stone.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Comprehensive Plan overhaul begins with commissioners

    The Triple S Planning Commission wrapped its meeting Tuesday with a short discussion on the early stages of developing the 2010-2030 Comprehensive Plan.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told the commission that three sections were finished, a fourth was more than 90 percent finished and that following sections would be finished soon.

    He noted that the commissioners should pay special attention to the housing and population sections, because they will have the biggest impact on land use.