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  • West bound lanes reopened after injury accident

    The west bound lanes of I-64 are back open after one person was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries.

    The accident happened on I-64 at around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, which left both westbound lanes closed.

    Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the one vehicle accident happened when a 17-year-old driver ran off the road, flipping her vehicle several times. She was the only occupant and no other vehicles were involved, he said.

  • Shelbyville named one of 10 safest cities in Kentucky

    From taking your kids to the park to finding your car still in driveway in the morning, there aren’t too many places preferable to Shelbyville when it comes to living in safety.

    At least not according to a recent study, and many residents in Shelby agree that assessment is right on the mark.

  • Food for body and soul

    Gaining nearly five times the amount of space to operate has opened up a whole new world for one of Shelby County’s main food pantries and for the people of the county as well, said its director.

    The extra space also means Serenity Center will be able to offer more than just food to Shelby residents.

    “That’s what it’s all about, love and taking care of others,” said Sam Eyle, director of the Serenity Center. “We deal with the physical, the mental and the spiritual.”

  • Zoning recommendation questioned

    The Shelbyville City Council had an extensive list of questions for the developers of property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road when the council convened Thursday at City Hall.

    The council, and members of the public, had many concerns for the development of the property located just off the interstate, and questioned the recommendation they received from the Triple S zoning commission.

  • School board budget conundrum

    The Shelby County Board of Education briefly addressed the pending matter of reduced SEEK funding during their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at the district offices.

    Last month, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the cuts to Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding, the primary revenue source for Kentucky’s public schools.

  • Blaze damages business on Midland Trail

    As firefighters battled an early morning fire that heavily damaged a business on Midland Trail Thursday morning, they had more than just the blaze to deal with – they also had to brave frigid, sub-zero temperatures that had plunged below zero after midnight.

    With the sign on a nearby bank reading -5 just after sunrise, more than 30 firefighters from three departments labored to extinguish a blaze at Woods Auto Cleanup, at 1829 Midland Trail, across the street from Thorntons.

  • More than 3,600 lose power for hours

    More than 3,600 people lost power Wednesday night, according to Cliff Feltham, spokesperson for Kentucky Utilities, after a transmission line went down in the eastern end of the county.

    Feltham said the outage affected 3,625 and began at 9:49 p.m. He said that 3000 people were back on within an hour, and that the remainder had power restored by 2 a.m.

  • Shelby man charged with attempted murder

    A Shelby County man is behind bars charged with attempted murder of his son’s mother, police said.

    Devonte Evans, 22, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident that turned ugly on December 29, police said.

    At that time, officers received a call of a domestic situation on Cherrywood Drive, but by the time they arrived, Evans had fled the scene, police say.

    They pieced together what had happened from neighbors and the victim.

  • Pain wanes at the pump

    People are finally getting a break at the pump, but experts say that won’t last forever.

    “These relatively low prices may continue for about another month or so, but I think we're looking at some sort of increase as we approach the late winter or early spring,” said Patrick DeHann, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.

  • Harris: Legendary trainer returns to Simpsonville

    Legendary Saddlebred horse trainer Don Harris is back in Shelby County and at 83 years of age is showing no signs of slowing down.

    And why should he? He’s received many of the industry’s highest honors including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Equestrian Federation, a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Saddlebred Horse Association and Horse World's Trainer of the Decade and Trainer of the Century, and the awards continue to roll in.