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  • 3 more Shelby bridges need repair, replacement

    Three bridges in Shelby County require immediate and significant repairs because they fall below the state’s level of tolerance for their stability, and dozens more would be eligible for federal money for repair or replacement.

    That was the evaluation of Department of Transportation engineers who this summer completed their biennial inspections of the county’s 132 bridges and three railroad trestles.

  • What goes into a bridge inspection

    If you ever see a guy in a safety harness hanging suspended from a bridge, chances are good he’s not doing it for sport.

    He could be a bridge inspector.

    The state’s 52 certified bridge inspectors examine all of Kentucky’s 14,000 bridges every two years, and they just finished Shelby County’s inspection this summer.

  • Emergency management’s Frazee retires Monday

    Monday is the last day that Charlie Frazee will be at his job of nine years as Shelby County’s emergency management director.

    Frazee, who has a long career in emergency management, both in Shelby County and at the state level, will be retiring at the end of the month because of health reasons, he said.

    Paul Whitman, deputy EMA director, said he has worked along Frazee since he was appointed deputy director in 2004, but their friendship goes back ever further than that.

  • Emergency management’s Frazee retires Monday

    Monday is the last day that Charlie Frazee will be at his job of nine years as Shelby County’s emergency management director.

    Frazee, who has a long career in emergency management, both in Shelby County and at the state level, will be retiring at the end of the month because of health reasons, he said.

    Paul Whitman, deputy EMA director, said he has worked along Frazee since he was appointed deputy director in 2004, but their friendship goes back ever further than that.

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound at Bullskin Creek to be closed tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.2) from 6 p.m. until midnight tonight.

    The bridge deck will be patched.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Workshop to review industrial zoning

    The Shelbyville City Council will have an informational workshop with the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation tonight at 6 at city hall

    The purpose of the workshop, Mayor Tom Hardesty said, is to talk about the zoning, particularly light and heavy industrial, in the city.

  • CUB donates parcels for downtown project

    The idea of a new downtown convention center has taken a step forward.

    Citizens Union Bank announced the donation of two parcels of land – the two “shotgun” houses at 818 and 820 Washington Street, adjacent to CUB’s branch at 9th and Main  – to the project.

  • Shelby County School Board: School review workshops begin Thursday

    The Shelby County Board of Education will launch three consecutive weeks of meetings with a workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday at Central Office, workshop meetings will follow on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

    In these sessions the board will hear school achievement reports from each individual school, starting with Clear Creek, Heritage, Painted Stone and Simpsonville elementary schools this week.

  • News briefs: Oct. 26, 2011

    Only about one-fourth of voters

    expected to go to polls Nov. 8

    Without a hot race to motivate voters, Kentucky is caught in a political malaise that will drive down turnout on Nov. 8, the state's chief election officer predicted this week.

  • State Treasurer: Candidates promise more efficiency on fewer dollars

    BARDSTOWN – The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all deliver the same message on its face: in tough economic times, Kentucky's government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach, looking to win his second term as treasurer, says by deploying a team of volunteers, he has created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.

    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn't made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.