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  • Rain gardens to the rescue?

    The city of Shelbyville is currently battling some flaws in its storm water quality management plan.

    As a method of helping fight rain water runoff problems, a workshop on rain gardens is set for Feb. 25 at Shelbyville City Hall from 7-9 p.m. The presenter is a member of the Rain Water Alliance.

  • EARLIER: The storm: One family’s story

    Jeanna Hendren, who lives on south 7th Street in Shelbyville, said her area looks like war zone.

  • Budget will be 'consuming issue' before General Assembly

     

  • Blind and looking for help

      Kara Mills was born legally blind. She can see light and shadow but little else. And with no control of her muscles, she is confined to a wheelchair.

    But this 2-year-old was making progress through therapy at the Dorman Center, her mother, Kimberly, said.

    That is, she was making progress until she no longer qualified for the program that was paying the $400-a-month bill for Kara's daycare.

  • EARLIER: Missed school days to be added at end of year

     

    Assuming old man winter goes away and stays away, students in Shelby County public schools will go until June 5 to make up lost days.

    Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator for the schools, said the six days missed so far, and any days that may yet be lost to winter weather, will be added to the end of the year.

    Puckett said a revised school calendar with make-up days added will go before the school board for approval at its March 26 meeting.

  • Shelby County man indicted on charges he raped 2 juveniles

    Police are looking for a Shelby County man who has been been indicted on two counts of first-degree rape of minors.

    Christopher Broughton of Fisherville Road was charged by a Shelby County Grand Jury with “engaging in sexual intercourse through the use of forcible compulsion” involving two different victims. He also is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Shelbyville, Triple S discuss comprehensive plan

    The Shelbyville City Council and the Triple S Planning Commission held a workshop Wednesday evening to discuss some of the early goals and objectives of the 2010 Shelby County Comprehensive Plan.

    “It was an opportunity to review the goals and objectives that Triple S proposed and get the council’s input,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said. “I thought it was a very good workshop.”

  • Schools closed again on Wednesday

    The power is not yet on for all.

    Both Shelby Energy and Kentucky Utilities report they are dealing with nagging problem areas in restoring electricity to all their customers in Shelby County.

    As of Tuesday, Shelby Energy still had more than 500 homes in Shelby County, most of them in confined areas.

  • EARLIER: Shelby under winter weather advisory

    Just as officials have begun to make progress on power outages in the county, it's looking like more snow could be on the horizon for this week.

    The National Weather Service is predicting highs in the 30s and 40s for this weekend but warns of  snow blowing back in again Sunday night and lingering throughout the week, with temperatures plunging once more.

    How will more snow affect the power situation?

    Officials are trying to clear the roads and power lines as much as possible before new snow and ice cover them again.

  • Satellite dish ordinance reaches Simpsonville

    The Simpsonville Town Council approved a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would alter the city’s satellite dish regulations.

    The regulation changes are the same that were approved by the Shelbyville City Council in January.

    The regulation breaks satellite dishes into two categories, dishes greater than one meter in diameter and dishes smaller than one meter in diameter.

    For dishes greater than one meter in diameter, there are several updates.