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  • Whos Who 2009

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  • EARLIER: Shelby man killed in I-64 crash

    A Shelby County man was killed Thursday when he crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer, police say.

    A Kentucky State Police report said that Robert Hite III, 58, of Shelbyville, was killed in the accident that happened at about 3 p.m. in Franklin County.

    Police say Hite was traveling eastbound on Interstate 64, when he came upon an accident at about the 48-mile marker.

  • EARLIER: City sets date for public input session for East End study

    The Shelbyville City Council has set dates to gather public input on the study it is doing on the East End of Shelbyville, 4th Street all the way to Mount Eden Road.

    The first meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, with a follow-up meeting on recommendations to be held on Sept. 8.

  • County to take up address ordinance

     

    Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider Tuesday a first reading of an ordinance that would dictate how residents must display house numbers.

    That ordinance, which replaces one passed in 1990, further revises a standard submitted by the E-911 Board on July 8. Magistrates will consider it at 10 a.m.

    The E-911 Board voted that residents should be required to post addresses on their homes and on one side of their mailboxes.

  • EARLIER: New requirements for posting house numbers

    Most people probably never think about their number being up.

    But soon a county-wide ordinance could require that residents give the matter their utmost attention.

    No, county officials aren't asking people to start making burial arrangements. Rather, the revised ordinance requiring house numbers to be more visible is designed to avert a tragedy.

    "A lot of people don't understand the importance of proper addressing," said Shelbyville Police Maj. D. Goodwin, who is also vice chair of the E-911 Board.

  • New housing OKd next to Collins High School

    Triple S Planning & Zoning Commission gave its preliminary approval Tuesday for a new housing development on Discovery Boulevard, next to the new Martha Layne Collins High School.

    This 53-acre tract, to be called Catalpagreen, would consist of 95 lots for single-family homes and include more than 20 acres of open space.

    The property is owned by WAZE Development Company, LLC, of Louisville and is the first phase of is portion of the Arlington-Ardmore development project, which encompasses 440 acres.

  • News briefs: July 22, 2009

     Public meetings set

    in study of east end

    The City of Shelbyville and Triple S Planning Commission are working on a small area plan for Shelbyville's East End. Two public meetings are being held during the creation of this plan.

    A public workshop is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. The meeting is to develop a vision and identify issues.

  • Simpsonville woman loses twins in car crash

    Mount Washington Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a tragic Wednesday afternoon accident that may have resulted in the death of unborn twins.

    The accident on KY-44 East involved pregnant mother Jennifer E. Smothers, 20, of Simpsonville. She sustained serious injuries, according to Mount Washington fire officials.

    The driver of the other vehicle involved was Melissa D. Caudill, 40, of Mount Washington. She sustained serious injuries but was later released from the University of Louisville Hospital, according to Mount Washington Police.

  • Board to decide on Collins athletic fields, honor namesake

    The Shelby County Board of Education will be making decisions about the new Martha Layne Collins High School at its meeting Thursday night while also honoring its namesake.

    The board is set to consider how to bid out the athletic facilities at the new school, which has been a topic of discussion in the past few weeks.

    Superintendent James Neihof said he expects board members to vote to seek bids for a multi-purpose stadium at Collins for football, soccer and track, as well as separately for softball and baseball game fields.

  • Horse Show Jubilee kicks off next week

    First Lady Jane Beshear will speak at the 13th annual Jubilee Kickoff Breakfast on Thursday at Undulata Farm, marking the beginning of the Jubilee celebrations leading up to the Shelbyville Horse Show, which opens July 29.