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  • Fitness trails dedicated at Red Orchard Park

    Amid the squeals of delight from children playing in the sunshine on Monday afternoon, city and county officials dedicated an adult fitness and youth nature play trails at Red Orchard Park that were the culmination of many months of sweat and fundraising.

    “We are grateful to all the individuals and organizations that helped to make this possible,” said Parks Chairman Hubie Pollett, magistrate from District 1, to a crowd of more than 100 people.

  • Does bypass need more traffic lights?

    Concerns about a series of accidents on the Shelbyville Bypass in recent months surfaced Thursday at a meeting of the Shelbyville City Council, when a resident told council members that that he thought additional stop lights are needed at certain points.
    Carl Meyer said his concern was prompted by an accident involving his friend, Mary Glenn Wiley, who had been seriously injured in a broadside accident at the intersection of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way.

  • News briefs: Sept. 26, 2012

    Sign-up for cancer program

    continues  but in Frankfort

    That opportunity is continuing for Shelby County residents have had to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.

    The regional sign-up for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will continue until Oct. 20. There is no cost to join.

  • Election 2012: Simpsonville City Commission: Michael Hesse

    Michael Hesse, the former chairman of the Simpsonville Sewer Board, wants to continue serving the city by being elected to the Simpsonville City Commission.

    He is the lone newcomer seeking a seat on the 4-person panel. Commissioners are nonpartisan and are elected every 2 years, with the mayor serving 4 years.

  • Fight at football game could lead to charges

    A brawl in the parking lot of Collins High School involving several students after a football game Friday night could lead to charges, sheriff’s officials say.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gene Witt said that after there were two or three altercations among students from Collins and Spencer County High School after the game.

    “Our deputy Ray White was already out there, and when several alterations among fans broke out, he call for backup,” Witt said.

  • Crash leads to murder charge

    A man who crashed a tractor-trailer in which his passenger was killed last fall has been charged with that man’s murder.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Lonnie Monroe, 44, of Shelbyville on Monday and charged him in connection with the death of James Jacob, 38, who lived on Cherry Lane. Monroe is also charged with DUI.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Ron Turley said that Monroe was under the influence of methamphetamines when the crash occurred.

  • Shelbyville man in intensive care after shooting

    A Shelbyville man remains in the intensive care unit at the University of Louisville aftter being shot on Berea Street  Saturday afternoon in Shelbyville.

    Details are still sketchy about the incident at the 100 block of Berea Street, but what is known at this point is that Jeffery Riggins, 30, was taken to the Jewish Hospital Shelbyvillel by personal vehicle and then transferred to the University of Louisville Medical Center, Shelbyville Police say.

    The shooting occurred at about 3 p.m.

  • Shelbyville sets road repairs for fall

    The city of Shelbyville moved Thursday night to start the process of its annual fall road repairs.

    Acting on a recommendation from City Engineer Jennifer Herrell, the city council accepted a bid of $142,226.20 from Flynn Contracting of Louisville to repair about half a dozen streets in the city.

  • Exit 32 interchange gets immediate work

    Long-awaited construction has begun at Exit 32 on Interstate 64 in an effort to make that area a little safer until the interstate widening project begins in full force next spring.
    Ryan Watts, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said that Louisville Paving, the contractor for the project, started work Thursday.

  • News briefs: Sept. 21, 2012

    Owe back taxes to state? On Oct. 1 you get a break


    Kentucky is launching a tax amnesty program allowing people or businesses who owe back taxes to the state to pay with no fees or penalties. The threat of prosecution will be waived, and only half the interest owed will be due.