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  • Casey's health somewhat "stable'

    Mike Casey, one of Shelby County’s sports heroes, continues his agonizing fight to recover from a series of ailments related to a failing heart.

    Casey has been in intensive care at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for two weeks since doctors installed a bilateral pump to assist his heart, which was damaged by infection 20 years ago.

    His battle has been touch-and-go, with infection raging in his body, blockages and shutdowns of organs and  the breathing assistance of a ventilator.

  • Simpsonville property owners now responsible for sidewalks

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Tuesday passed on second reading an ordinance that will require property owners to repair broken sidewalks or assume the liability those cracks and crevices could cause. There never had been an ordinance to address this issue, and the city feared that it could be liable for any injuries caused by breaches in those areas.   What it means

    If you own property that has sidewalks around it that have breaks, cracks or drop-offs that could cause an accident, the city could require you to have it repaired.

  • Court's resolution backs Ardmore-area sewer project

    Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night passed a resolution backing the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission's plan to bring sewers to 75 lots in the Ardmore/Arlington Lane areas.

    The project is part of the commission's sewer expansion, which will serve the new schools being built in  the area as well as new residential and commercial development. The total cost of the project is $1.6 million.

  • Horse farms lead agricultural boom

    About five years ago, Karen and the late Ed Frickey decided to move their 40-head Saddlebred and hackney pony operation from Lafayette, Ind., to Harrington Mill Road in Shelby County.

    “All of our friends in the industry were here, and all of the shows we wanted to go to are here,” Karen Frickey said. “And we've always loved Kentucky.”

  • Cycling series to roll through Waddy

    If you’ve ever watched Lance Armstrong ride past the throngs of fans in the Tour de France, here’s your chance to get a taste of it.

    It’s not exactly the French countryside, but the McDonald’s Kentuckiana Spring Classic Series will roll through Waddy on Sunday. Cyclists will speed through a 10-mile loop that will test everyone from beginning amateurs to junior and professionals.

  • Casey endures further problems

    Mike Casey’s struggle with health problems continues to be an hour-to-hour battle for survival.

    Casey’s body is being assaulted by an infection that is leaving him dehydrated,  damaging other organs and sapping him bit by bit of his strength.

    He lies in the intensive-care unit of the Vanderbilt Medical Center, where doctors are trying to strengthen him for a life-extending heart transplant to replace that was damaged by an infection 20 years ago.

  • State will celebrate Arbor Day here

    On Tuesday morning at the Tim McClure Botanical Gardens, Vicki Sutherland and Barbara Troyer were spreading Snapshot - little round, yellow pellets laced with herbicide designed to keep down the weeds.

    While most in the county are huddled around the TV sets watching their favorite teams advance - or go home - Shelby County's Master Gardeners have been sprucing up the gardens, which will be the site of this year's state celebration of Arbor Day on April 3.

  • Arbor Day celebration honors McClure

    A cold, biting wind and gray, overcast skies couldn't dampen the warmth that permeated the crowd of about 100 who turned out for Arbor Day to honor one of Shelby's own.

    In addition to the 113th official State Arbor Day Celebration being held in Shelby County at Clear Creek Park, that event was also chosen to dedicate the arboretum at that site.

    The arboretum is now known as the Tim McClure Botanical Gardens, after a division of Forestry employee who died unexpectedly last May.

  • Chamber's Community Showcase is Saturday

    Given the tough economic times, this year's “Survivor” theme for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's Community Showcase may be especially apt.

    “We're calling this one 'Surviving Tough Times,'” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the chamber.

  • SCHS graduation decision reversed

    Another decision by Shelby County High School’s site-based decision making council has caused some strong reactions among parents and students at Shelby County High School -- even though the decision has been reversed. The council voted in February to abolish seating by grade-point average at the school’s commencement.