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  • Mercury scare at high school

    A mercury spill required environmental experts to descend upon Shelby County High School, keeping classroom closed for decontamination on Thursday.

    The spill occurred Wednesday, when several students took apart a thermostat to get the mercury out of it, school officials said.

  • Residents complain about neighboring properties

    Welcome to Longview Drive‚ a modest street tucked just off Eminence Pike, lined with neatly kept frame and ranch-style homes.  Neighbors there say they like the area...for the most part.

    They're discontented, however, about what they call a growing problem of garbage and junk. A neighbor's back porch was the graveyard for a broken refrigerator, according to one Longview resident, while a truck-bed topper doubled as a doghouse. Down the street, a van had become a dumpster for at least a dozen bags of garbage.   

  • Flags raised in remembrance of prisoners of war, missing in action

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet  joined veterans from across the commonwealth Wednesday to help preserve the memory of American men and women lost during foreign combat.

    Flags to honor the nation's prisoners of war and missing in action were raised at 24 rest areas and welcome centers throughout the state.

  • Legendary Shelby Countian Mike Casey passes away

     Mike Casey, one of Shelby County’s most famous citizens, died Thursday after a long battle with heart disease. He was 60.

  • Zoning board won't meet three months in 09

    The Triple S Commission's decision to reduce the number of meetings it will have for the remainder of the year was not met with open arms by local surveyors and engineers Tuesday night.

    Members of the commission approved an amendment to the Commission Bylaws, Article V, Sections 1 and 4 that requires the commission to meet at least six times a year, and adopted a revised calendar for the rest of this year.

  • EARLIER: Martinrea says union rejects proposal

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping officials said in a statement Tuesday that union workers have rejected proposals by plant officials.

    Employees had voted in early March to reopen negotiations to try to reach a more competitive collective bargaining agreement as a step to save the struggling plant.

    Martinrea, which supplies the auto industry, primarily Ford sport-utility vehicles, has been struggling with the downturn of the economy.

  • Teen arrested after shooting at deputy

    After eluding police all night, a local teenager has been captured after a manhunt involving several police agencies.

    Jesse A. Loving, 19, is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident Thursday night.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said Loving fired several shots at a deputy who was trying to serve him with a warrant.

    The deputy, whom Armstrong declined to name, was not hit by the bullets and was not injured.

  • New postal facility opening delayed

    The date for the opening of a new postal facility on Boone’s Station has been delayed.

    The new Contract Postal Unit (CPU) was scheduled to open on Thursday, April 16,  at 215 Boone Station Road at Mark's Hallmark in Highpoint Center. The new opening date Is Monday, April 20.

    Shelbyville Postmistress Lisa Newton said the ribbon cutting and open house complete with refreshments will still take place on opening day at 1 p.m. The public is invited-and encouraged-to attend.

    For more information, call 633-3325.

     

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  • Dead-animal issue laid to rest

    No one at Shelby County Fiscal Court's meeting Tuesday seemed unhappy that the county will not be getting into the dead animal hauling business.

    Magistrates unanimously approved a contract with Dars, Inc. a company from Winchester, Ky., that has agreed to haul off the county's roughly 2,000 dead livestock per year to be rendered into fertilizer by a company in Greensburg, Ind.