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  • Ash borer found in Shelby

    It is usually a good thing when Shelby County finishes first in the state. Not this time.

    The emerald ash borer, a foreign-born insect that is decimating ash trees in the Midwest, was found near Cedarmore in Shelby County last week. That is the first confirmed sighting of the pest in Kentucky. A few days later, the borer was also found in Jessamine County, according to a press release from University of Kentucky entomologists.

  • Cornerstone Christian Academy 2009

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  • Triple S hears concerns with comprehensive plan

    Noting the economic recession, representatives from a trio of local organizations were in attendance to express their concerns at a public hearing Tuesday about the development of Shelby County's new comprehensive plan.

    Their united focus was clear: Let's maintain Shelby County's agricultural base and not overrun it with residential, commercial, or industrial development.

  • Two elementary schools win science awards

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    Simpsonville Elementary's Robotics team finished first at the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) championships in Lexington last week. Participating were (left) Ben Loveall, Carter Baralt, Jacob Hershberger and Matthew Hershberger.

     

    Painted Stone Elementary sent 15 students to the STLP state championships in Lexington. The school's Robotics team finished second.

  • Shelbyville's budget remains about the same

    The Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night passed the first reading of the ciyt's budget for 2009-10, and it's not a whole lot different from the current one.

    The budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 carries a balance of $3.5 million, which is about $500,000 more than this year.

    The budget suggests the city will spend at about the same rate as last year, but there are a couple noticeable changes.

  • Escorting the heroes

    The motorcycles were out in full force Tuesday, accompanying the remains of three decorated war veterans to a rest stop in Shelby County, where they took a 5-minute break and picked up locals who joined their brigade,

    Then they hit the road again.

    Destination: Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

    David Haynes, Head Ride Captain of the Patriot Guard Riders in Louisville, stood with a hoard of other riders at the rest stop awaiting the arrival of the escort.

  • EARLIER: Martinrea to close in next few weeks

    After a turbulent year of layoffs and cutbacks, Martinrea Heavy Stamping will close its doors, probably next month.

    Plant Manager Shawn Aldesberger confirmed Thursday afternoon that the company will shut down because of what he called "uncompetitive wage rates."

    Aldesberger did not give a definite time frame for the closing, saying only that it "could happen rather quickly, maybe as early as July."

  • To honor our heroes

    Memorial Day is a time to honor all the military men and women who have fallen in defense of their country, and on Monday that's what many in Shelby County will have the opportunity to do.

    Roger Green, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] Post 1179, has been around to cemeteries placing small American flags on veterans' graves leading up to the day of memorial.

  • EMS goal: 'To help alleviate pain and suffering'

    The EMTs and paramedics were sitting on kitchen chairs and couches trying to get through an accreditation meeting when the first call came in.

    It was from the Sheriff's Office, wanting to know if EMS could transport a 90-year-old heart patient who was being picked up on a mental inquest warrant. It's not a run the EMS usually makes, but given the frailty of the man, Director Steve Wortham gave Janet Morris the go-ahead to tell the Sheriff's Office they would make the run.

  • East Middle School student posts 'kill list'

    For the second time in less than two weeks, a student at East Middle School has been arrested for threatening other students.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said that on Monday a student was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening after writing a "kill list" on a bathroom wall at the school.

    The list consisted of three names, including that of the student who wrote it, he said.

    Armstrong said that 12 days ago, a different student, also at East Middle, was also charged with terroristic threatening in similar incident.