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  • News Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010

    Martin Luther King Day closings

    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schools, public offices and banks will be closed in observance of the holiday.

    MLK Day events:

    •    The Shelby County Ministers Coalition will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service 1 p.m. Monday at the St. John United Methodist Church on north 10th Street.

  • Horses’ owner says they are fine

    Two horses that have been the subject of community concern are doing fine, their owner says.

    The owner of the animals, Mike Hope, said he is not guilty of neglecting his horses, a concern that has been voiced by his neighbors.

  • EARLIER: Abandoned horses awaiting homes

    Two horses that allegedly have been left on an abandoned farm in Mount Eden to fend for themselves are expected to get new homes.

    At least, that's the hope of concerned neighbors and of Acting Animal Control Director Rusty Newton.

    The owner of the animals, Mike Hope, has been given a week to find homes for the animals, Newton said.

    "The owner said he plans to come out and get them in a week or less to transport them to a new owner, and we will be monitoring that situation," Newton said.

  • ABT2 TXT? Pull over

    If you pulled this story up on your iPhone while driving into work this morning, you better not get used to doing that.

    Even if you’re just sending a quick text from your Blackberry to your kids to let them know you’re on the way to pick them up, you had better pull over.

    At least, that’s what many of Kentucky’s lawmakers hope you’ll do.

    And if you don’t, well they’re working on a plan for that, too.

  • Collins receives Order of Rising Sun

    FRANKFORT – Members of the Shelby County school system and members of her family mingled with dignitaries Wednesday night as former Gov. Martha Layne Collins was honored at the Governor's Mansion.

    Collins smiled at a cluster of family members, who watched proudly, as she received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition for her many achievements in economic development and in education.

  • On the hunt for illegal hunters

    If the temperatures weren't near freezing, these deer would smell a lot worse.

    They lie on the side of the road, their torn skin and strewn guts overlapping. One buck's head is gone. The antlers on the other simply have been hacked off with a saw.

    "That's all they want – the trophies," said Doug Detherage, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer for Shelby County.

  • Optimist meal a success

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  • News briefs: Jan. 13, 2010

    I-64 lane closures tonight Lanes on Interstate 64 in eastern Shelby County will be closed temporarily tonight so that state workers can install pavement markings. The lane closures are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to midnight today eastbound at Mile Marker 30 and westbound at Mile Marker 43. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 8, 2010

    SCPS H1N1 shots Jan. 20-21 Shelby County Public Schools will offer H1N1 vaccinations at the middle schools, high school and Cropper on Jan. 20-21. Consent packets were sent home with students on Tuesday and must be returned by Wednesday.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville looks to start Village Center project

    The Simpsonville City Commission had the first of two readings on a new zoning ordinance to change properties on either side of U.S. 60 from residential and commercial to Village Center Form District.

    This reading, passed Wednesday at the commission's meeting, was to accept the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations. The second reading, on Jan. 5, will commence with a vote. After acceptance and publication of the ordinance, the city will lift a building moratorium that had been in place for the most of the city's downtown core.