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  • Comprehensive Plan could be up for vote Tuesday

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission is not yet sure whether it’ll vote on the most stirring item on the agenda.

    The 2010 - 2030 Shelby County Comprehensive Plan Statement of Goals and Objectives was recently up for discussion at a public hearing on May 26.

    Attendees’ primary objections to the plan were based on the belief that not enough was in the goals and objectives to maintain Shelby County's agriculture and keep it from being overrun with residential, commercial, or industrial development.

  • Men's Health Fair this weekend

    The 8th annual Men's Health Fair offers free and simple health screenings and laboratory tests for guys who sometimes don't take the time.

    The health fair, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, is a one-stop health maintenance/diagnostic tool for the community.

    "Men put off going to the doctor," JHS spokesperson Holly Husband said.

  • Glassware collectors show and sale

    Glassware lovers have an opportunity to add to their collections this weekend in Shelbyville.

    The Society of Moon and Star Glassware Collectors will hold its national convention, show and sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The Moon and Star glassware is a style of patterned glass with indented "stars" against a round "moon" background.

    The glassware is made in different colors including amber, clear, Vaseline, and blue.

  • EARLIER: Shelby shelters 1st to be 'no kill'

    Shelby County animal rescue officials say their facilities are the first in Kentucky to be totally "no kill."

    The county will complete one year of required no-kill performance on Wednesday, having put down only eight feral cats, sick animals and aggressive dogs and achieving a 90 percent adoption.

    A facility must not euthanize more than 10 percent of the animals it collects to qualify as "no kill."

  • Burial for twins set for Friday

    A woman from Simpsonville is recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital after a car crash last week took the lives of her unborn daughters.

    Jennifer Smothers, 20, is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

    Her twin girls, Jenna Darlene and Jessi Robin Smothers, will be buried Friday at 2 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville woman loses twins in car crash

    Mount Washington Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a tragic Wednesday afternoon accident that may have resulted in the death of unborn twins.

    The accident on KY-44 East involved pregnant mother Jennifer E. Smothers, 20, of Simpsonville. She sustained serious injuries, according to Mount Washington fire officials.

    The driver of the other vehicle involved was Melissa D. Caudill, 40, of Mount Washington. She sustained serious injuries but was later released from the University of Louisville Hospital, according to Mount Washington Police.

  • Update: Man struck by lightning dies

    A man who was struck by lightning last week has died.

    Brian Larsh was struck by lightning last Wednesday while waiting for a ride home from his job at Shelby Industries on McDaniels Drive.

    He was in critical condition at Jewish Hospital in Louisville until Friday, when he passed away, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

    No visitation will be held, Allen said, but he plans to have a memorial service for Larsh at the plant.

  • EARLIER: Man struck by lightning at work

    Though still in critical condition Thursday, a Shelbyville man is still alive because of some heroic action on the part of his co-workers.

    When Brian Larsh, 50, was struck by lightning at his workplace on Wednesday, his friends rushed to his aid.

    Larsh was struck around lunchtime, while standing under a tree at Shelby Industries, said Wayne Allen, vice president of the company.

  • Man struck by lightning

    An employee of Shelby Industries remains in critical condition at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after being struck by lightning Wednesday.

    Brian Larsh, 50, was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville shortly before noon, said Wayne Allen, vice-president of Shelby Industries.

    Fellow employees, including Allen, rushed to his aid, doing CPR until paramedics arrived.

    After being treated at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Larsh was transferred to Louisville for further treatment early Wednesday evening.

  • Ready or not, here it comes

    Popular TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance? have captured the attention of viewers across the nation. But come Friday, the real question is do you think you can watch?

    That's because television stations are set to switch from an analog broadcast signal to a digital signal Friday, and reports are indicating that millions of unprepared people still do not have the needed converter box, or an alternate service of cable or satellite. Those left without the proper equipment will lose their television signal and only see the dance off between black and white ants: static.