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  • 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.

  • Shelby's crime rate declines

    The jail is full, sirens can be heard screaming day and night, sensational crimes have made headlines, and, yet, law enforcement officials report crime is down.

    Despite two murders in 2008 - and another this year - statistics compiled by the Shelby County Sheriff's office and Shelbyville Police Department show crime has diminished significantly since 2007.

    Actually, the fact that the jails are full is a good thing because it contributes to the decreased crime rate, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.

  • EARLIER: Casey continues his tough fight

      Shelby Countian Mike Casey continues his touch-and-go battle to stay alive at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

    Casey, who starred on the basketball court for both Shelby County High School and the University of Kentucky, continues on a respirator as doctors try to rid his body of infection and prepare him for the  heart transplant he requires to survive.

  • 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.