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  • Heart-walk team created in honor of Casey

    In honor of Mike Casey, who died April 9 after a long battle with heart disease, there will be a Mike Casey No. 34 Memorial Team for this Saturday’s American Heart Association Walk held at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.

    Casey’s former teammate at the University of Kentucky, Mike Pratt, helped to set up the team to raise money for the cause Casey’s family had selected for memorial donations.

  • City Council to create new role

    At Thursday's Shelbyville City Council meeting:

    * The first reading of an ordinance creating a new city position of City Engineer/Public Works Director was approved. The position will oversee engineering projects and programs of the city, and direct the policies and procedures of the Public Works department.

    * A bid for $21,624 from Country Side was approved by the council for two police crusiers to be purchased.

  • Kindergarten registration is April 21

    Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Parents can find out by taking their child who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1 to free Kindergarten Registration and Screening sessions are sponsored by Shelby County Public Schools. The evening event will be April 21 fro to  5:30-7:30 p.m. The free screening will be given to the child while the parent completes the registration forms.

  • Mercury scare at high school

    A mercury spill required environmental experts to descend upon Shelby County High School, keeping classroom closed for decontamination on Thursday.

    The spill occurred Wednesday, when several students took apart a thermostat to get the mercury out of it, school officials said.

  • Residents complain about neighboring properties

    Welcome to Longview Drive‚ a modest street tucked just off Eminence Pike, lined with neatly kept frame and ranch-style homes.  Neighbors there say they like the area...for the most part.

    They're discontented, however, about what they call a growing problem of garbage and junk. A neighbor's back porch was the graveyard for a broken refrigerator, according to one Longview resident, while a truck-bed topper doubled as a doghouse. Down the street, a van had become a dumpster for at least a dozen bags of garbage.   

  • Flags raised in remembrance of prisoners of war, missing in action

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet  joined veterans from across the commonwealth Wednesday to help preserve the memory of American men and women lost during foreign combat.

    Flags to honor the nation's prisoners of war and missing in action were raised at 24 rest areas and welcome centers throughout the state.

  • Legendary Shelby Countian Mike Casey passes away

     Mike Casey, one of Shelby County’s most famous citizens, died Thursday after a long battle with heart disease. He was 60.

  • Zoning board won't meet three months in 09

    The Triple S Commission's decision to reduce the number of meetings it will have for the remainder of the year was not met with open arms by local surveyors and engineers Tuesday night.

    Members of the commission approved an amendment to the Commission Bylaws, Article V, Sections 1 and 4 that requires the commission to meet at least six times a year, and adopted a revised calendar for the rest of this year.

  • EARLIER: Martinrea says union rejects proposal

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping officials said in a statement Tuesday that union workers have rejected proposals by plant officials.

    Employees had voted in early March to reopen negotiations to try to reach a more competitive collective bargaining agreement as a step to save the struggling plant.

    Martinrea, which supplies the auto industry, primarily Ford sport-utility vehicles, has been struggling with the downturn of the economy.

  • Teen arrested after shooting at deputy

    After eluding police all night, a local teenager has been captured after a manhunt involving several police agencies.

    Jesse A. Loving, 19, is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident Thursday night.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said Loving fired several shots at a deputy who was trying to serve him with a warrant.

    The deputy, whom Armstrong declined to name, was not hit by the bullets and was not injured.