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  • Fugitive arrested in shooting of Shelby man

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  • Shelbyville gets grant to test porous concrete

    If you pass through Shelbyville during a rainstorm sometime soon and think you see water running through concrete, you might be right.

    City Engineer and Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the city council Thursday night that she had been successful in landing three grants from the state for $24,000 to develop new methods for handling storm-water runoff.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 3, 2010

     Special school board

    meeting to be Thursday

    The Shelby County School Board will have a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday for a working session to hear reports from Shelby County High School, Collins High School and The Education Center @ Cropper.

    The session is the third of three to hear reports and improvement plans and goals from each school in the district.

  • It's official: Bypass to open today

     The Shelbyville Bypass, nearly 4.5 years under construction, will get its long-awaited and much-delayed debut on Wednesday, when the road opens to its first legal driver.

    There is one caveat: Traffic signals have to be checked to ensure they are functional.

    But Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Andrea Clifford said there is a 'ninety percent chance" the roadway will open.

  • Breaking NewsHornback wins state Senate seat

    Republican Paul Hornback stormed to an early lead in the race for the 20th District State Senate seat and routed Democrat David Eaton to win the 20th District state Senate seat.

    Hornback received 59.4 percent of the vote in Shelby, nearly two-thirds in Spencer and about 55 percent in Bullitt County, which has more registered voters that both other counties in the district.

  • EARLIER: There's a trick to Halloween this year

    When you start to get older, sometimes it's hard to tell just when the good ol' days ended.

    But on occasion, there's an ordinance to remind you.

    Gone are the days when kids would wait eagerly for dark to don their vampire and ghost costumes and then hit the streets to canvas the neighborhood for candy. Staying out until porch lights were turned off, signaling houses were out of candy, or just simply until they ready for bed.

  • EARLIER: Another mess for the bypass

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  • News Briefs: Oct. 29, 2010

    I 64 lane closures Monday through Thursday

    Lane closures are scheduled 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday as part of the road-widening project between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and Simpsonville.


     McConnell here for GOP rally Saturday

  • Rolling Ridge homeowners hire attorney to get answers

    Some homeowners of the Rolling Ridge development in Simpsonville have hired an attorney to secure documentation of how their homeowners association is spending the dues it collects and whether the association is even viable.

    About 25 to 35 residents gathered Tuesday at Simpsonville Christian Church for a meeting in which homeowners association president Bruce Irvin had been expected to deliver financial records and copies of the bylaws to residents,

  • EARLIER: Rolling Ridge homeowners: Give us statements, records

    Approximately 50 members of the Rolling Ridge Homeowners Association – including embattled president Bruce Irvin – turned out Thursday night for a meeting called by residents and not the people who say they form its board of directors.

    They gathered in the Simpsonville Gym under the direction of Ted Perkins, the resident who says that in 2008 he was elected president of the board but never allowed by Irvin to take control of the organization.