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  • New park to be called Shelby Trails

    The county’s newest park has a name.

    Roger and Diane Shott of Anchorage, who have donated more than 400 acres they own on Aiken Road for that park, have christened the place “Shelby Trails.”

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim gave that news to Shelby County Fiscal Court during its meeting Tuesday night, and then he asked for money.

  • Time to hit cancel on texts

    Drivers young and old now need to think twice about pulling out their cell phones while on the commonwealth’s roads.

    Kentucky’s new texting and cell phone laws went into effect on July 1, but fines and tickets are still a few months away.

    The new law, House Bill 415, states that no driver can “write, send, or read text-based communication using a personal communication device.”

  • News Briefs: July 23, 2010

    Shelby’s unemployment rises slightly in June Shelby County’s unemployment rose slightly in June but remained below 9 percent for the second consecutive more, hitting 8.9 percent for June according to figures released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Shelby was one of only 13 counties in Kentucky whose unemployment rose in the month (up from 8.6 percent in May), but its rate still remained among the lowest n the state, trailing only Oldham (8.2) and Franklin (8.7) in the area around Louisville. Fayette and

  • EARLIER: City to get free help on 7th Street plan

    The city of Shelbyville is about to get big help for a little, or no, cost.

    The city agreed at Thursday's city council meeting to get help from City Solutions Center for a 7th Street corridor study.

  • Shelby County, Shelbyville, Triple S to set standards for bypass development

    Shelbyville and Shelby County governments have worked hard during the past several months to try and improve the look of the major gateways into Shelbyville.

    Overlay districts that outline quality building materials standards on new construction have been placed on Mount Eden Road, Frankfort Road and Boone Station Road, ensuring that the drive into the east end of Shelbyville improves as it develops.

    Now, Triple S Planning and Zoning wants to make sure it's ready when the new Shelbyville Bypass opens around Labor Day.

  • Cardinal Club gets OK to sell alcohol on course

    You now can have a beer to drown your sorrows after a bad shot on the Cardinal Club’s golf course.

    A special election held Tuesday in Simpsonville approved the Cardinal Club to sell alcoholic beverages on its course.

    The vote was 58 in favor and 7 against, Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said. Only residents of the precinct that includes the club were allowed to vote.

    “It passed by an overwhelming margin,” Perry said.

    The club already has a liquor license, but that sale was restricted to inside its clubhouse.

  • Holiday fireworks bring boom in lost pets


  • News Briefs: July 16, 2010

     Conway gets endorsement from UAW

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway announced Thursday he had received the endorsement of the United Auto Workers Union. UAW is one of the largest unions in North America, representing more than 390,000 active members, including employees in Shelby County. "I want to thank the United Auto Workers union for their confidence in my candidacy,” Conway said.

  • Sewer project scheduled for central portion of county

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  • EARLIER: Motorcycle crash on interstate kills Shelby man

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