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  • On the hunt for illegal hunters

    If the temperatures weren't near freezing, these deer would smell a lot worse.

    They lie on the side of the road, their torn skin and strewn guts overlapping. One buck's head is gone. The antlers on the other simply have been hacked off with a saw.

    "That's all they want – the trophies," said Doug Detherage, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer for Shelby County.

  • Optimist meal a success

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  • News briefs: Jan. 13, 2010

    I-64 lane closures tonight Lanes on Interstate 64 in eastern Shelby County will be closed temporarily tonight so that state workers can install pavement markings. The lane closures are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to midnight today eastbound at Mile Marker 30 and westbound at Mile Marker 43. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 8, 2010

    SCPS H1N1 shots Jan. 20-21 Shelby County Public Schools will offer H1N1 vaccinations at the middle schools, high school and Cropper on Jan. 20-21. Consent packets were sent home with students on Tuesday and must be returned by Wednesday.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville looks to start Village Center project

    The Simpsonville City Commission had the first of two readings on a new zoning ordinance to change properties on either side of U.S. 60 from residential and commercial to Village Center Form District.

    This reading, passed Wednesday at the commission's meeting, was to accept the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations. The second reading, on Jan. 5, will commence with a vote. After acceptance and publication of the ordinance, the city will lift a building moratorium that had been in place for the most of the city's downtown core.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville looks to start Village Center project

    The Simpsonville City Commission had the first of two readings on a new zoning ordinance to change properties on either side of U.S. 60 from residential and commercial to Village Center Form District.

    This reading, passed Wednesday at the commission's meeting, was to accept the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations. The second reading, on Jan. 5, will commence with a vote. After acceptance and publication of the ordinance, the city will lift a building moratorium that had been in place for the most of the city's downtown core.

  • School board, new National Board teachers to be recognized

    In honor of National School Board Recognition Month, members of the Shelby County Board of Education will be recognized at a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

    “I hope the community realizes that our board members don’t just serve this community when they attend meetings,” Superintendent James Neihof said. “They support various academic and athletic events, offering countless hours most of the general public never sees.”

  • EARLIER: Make sure water pipes are ready for winter

    Old Man Winter has finally settled in, with temperatures predicted to fall into the single digits this weekend and the forecast of significant snow on Thursday.

    That means, it's time to take a few minutes to make sure your house is ready.

    Every year about a quarter of a million people report having at least one room with frozen pipes.

    Tom Doyle, manager of the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission, wants to remind people that frozen pipes can be easy to avoid.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County schools closed Friday

    Shelby County Public schools will remained closed Friday.

    Citing continued freezing temperatures overnight and a predicted 3-degree wind chill Friday morning at 6 a.m., Gary Kidwell, SCPS director of student accounting and support services, said it was a unanimous decision.

  • EARLIER: Charities hope to meet growing need this holiday season

    When applications for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program began pouring in, Chairperson Bonnie Roberts said she quickly realized she wouldn't have enough room on the trees for all the angels.  

    She has 815 children being adopted in Shelby County, up from 558 last year. The Angel Tree program works through area schools to find children who otherwise would not have a special Christmas.