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  • 6 lanes of I-64 open to Jefferson

    If you have driven west of Simpsonville on Interstate 64 this week, you likely have enjoyed finding the new complement of six lanes open to and from downtown Louisville.

    The widening project, begun in 2009, is more or less complete, at least sufficiently so that the barricades are down, the speed zones gone and menace of work-driven slowdowns and closures eliminated.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • Mail delivery to slow down

    The United States Postal Service appears to be ready to take hold of the snail mail moniker.

    The USPS officially filled documents this week to request an opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on changing first-class mail requirements. However, the commission's opinion is non-binding.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Raises for firefighters, police get 1st approvals

    The Shelbyville City Council quickly wrapped up a short agenda during its regular meeting Thursday at city hall, approving unanimously the first reading of ordinances that will raise the pays scales by 1.5 percent for city police and firefighters.

    Earlier this year the city approved a cost-of-living increase for all other city employees.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty also informed the council that the city was close to finding a new city attorney.

    Frank Chuppe, who has been the city attorney for 15 years, is retiring at the end of the year.

  • Fast asks for shock probation

    Joshua Fast of Crestwood, sentenced in June to second-degree burglary and reckless homicide, has asked to be considered for shock probation.

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman sentenced Fast in June to 10 years in prison, 5 years for the homicide charge and 5 years for the burglary, for his participation in the events surrounding the shooting death of David Fletcher of Shelbyville in October 2008.

  • Woman sentenced in murder-for-hire gets shock probation

    A woman who tried to set up her former fiancé’s murder has been released from jail on shock probation after serving about six months of a 10-year sentence.
     

    Tracy Sandoval, 23, of Frankfort was sentenced in July after she pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation to commit murder.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland opposed the motion for shock probation filed by Sandoval’s attorney, Max Comley.

    “Had her wishes been carried out...Antonio Cruz would be dead right now,” Cleveland said.

  • EARLIER: Shelby police officers not held to fitness standards

    On a tragic afternoon at a house in Shelbyville last month, two Shelbyville Police Officers grappled with a teenager who they say was hitting them with a variety of items.

    Both officers were struck, one severely, before, police said, a female officer drew her gun and shot and killed 18-year-old Trey F. Williams.

    Among the many questions that emerged from that confrontation, in which two officers apparently failed to subdue one younger and larger individual, is this: How physically fit are the men and women trained to protect and serve the citizens?

  • Shelby County passes 6 feet of rain, but it's not the record

    A soggy spring has led to a down right damp fall as Kentucky is setting records from east to west for rainfall this year.

    And although Louisville and Frankfort have new yearly highs, Shelbyville isn't quite there yet.

    The National Weather Service doesn't keep statistics for Shelbyville, but according to a Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network volunteer located just outside the city, there has been about 67.38 inches.