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  • EARLIER: Bypass: New way home for the holidays?


  • News Briefs: Oct. 20, 2010

      City council has

    short agenda Thursday

    The Shelbyville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with a very short agenda. The council will hear the second reading of text amendment for the Shelby County Zoning Regulations to fine-tune the downtown districts and what is allowed in each district. The city also will hear a grant application for Storm Water Control from Public Works Director/City Engineer Jennifer Herrell.

  • Zoning request could test new standards

    Corridor changes have been a hot topic for Shelbyville and Shelby County during the past several months. The idea has been to clean up the main entrances and passageways throughout the city and county.

    Nothing has been changed since Shelbyville, Shelby County and the Triple S Planning Commission have enacted the new building exterior quality standards, until now.

    Stowaway, Inc. has submitted an amended plat for its facility on 7 Mile Pike, just off of Mount Eden Road. The plat will be up for a vote in Tuesday's regular Triple S meeting.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 13, 2010

    I-64 lanes to be closed some nights

    The left lane of both eastbound and westbound I-64 will be closed at the Simpsonville interchange tonight and Thursday night because of the bridge replacement for Buck Creek Road. These lane closures are scheduled for 7 p.m. each evening until 6 a.m. the following morning. 

    Other ongoing roadwork:

    •    Lane closures and delays are possible on U.S. 60 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and KY 55 because of roadway resurfacing. No lane closures are permitted 6-9 a.m. and 2:30-6 p.m. weekdays.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Bypass construction progressing at steady pace

    Construction on the Shelbyville Bypass has been continuing at a steady pace for the past two months following a meeting in Frankfort in mid-August between contractors and state officials.

    Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet's District 5, said Friday that she is not sure how many working days are left on the contract now, but that at this time, much of the concrete paving has been completed.

  • U.S. wins gold in Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup

    A gold medal by a United States team in the 2010 Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup warmed the heart of many last Friday, but perhaps none more than Shelby County’s own Jimmy Robertson.


    Robertson, who coached the 3-gaited team to victory in the international event staged over three days at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, said the experience was definitely one he wouldn’t forget.


  • EARLIER: 2010 World Cup: Germany's team a surprising entrant -- even to its coach

    The fact that a team from Germany is appearing in the 2010 Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup is in many ways a victory in itself.

    A German squad made its debut Wednesday in the biennial international competition that concludes today at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, joining more-seasoned teams from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa.

  • EARLIER: Transportation Cabinet Prather resigns

    Kentucky Transportation Secretary Joe Prather, the man who two weeks ago admitted construction problems with the Shelbyville Bypass, is resigning.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that Prather would be leaving Sept. 30, citing Prather's desire to spend time with his family.

    Beshear has appointed State Highway Engineer Mike Hancock to serve as acting secretary of the cabinet, which has more than 4,500 full-time employees.

  • Shelbyville extends moratorium on 7th street corridor

    The Shelbyville City Council raced through up a very short meeting Thursday.

    The council had just two items on the agenda, and neither one was contested.

    With the public workshops for the 7th Street Corridor study just concluded, council members continued to protect the area from change until new zoning regulations can be finished.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 6, 2010

     Parks meeting changed

    Because of fall break for Shelby County Public Schools, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Board’s monthly meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the conference room at the Family Activities Center.