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  • WMS student compiles 'hit list'

    Parents of 19 West Middle School students were concerned recently when informed by school officials that their kids were on a “hit list,” school officials said. Duanne B.

  • EARLIER: Smoking debate reaches Shelbyville restaurants

    As a major tobacco producing state, Kentucky has been slow to adjust to smoke-free laws that have swept through other cities and states across the nation. But the notion of a healthier state is slowly making its way across the commonwealth. Metro areas like Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort have gone smoke-free in restaurants and bars, and smaller cities have started to follow suit. In fact, all of Oldham County went smoke-free in 2007.

  • 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.

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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.