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  • Transportation Cabinet: Beware construction


    The folks in Frankfort want you to drive slower through those construction zones along Interstate 64.

    The road-widening project that stretches from Simpsonville into Jefferson County will go on through next year, and officials are concerned that speedy drivers will endanger their workers.

  • Many cats adopted but more are available

    After about 30 cats were dumped on Zaring Mill Road nearly a month ago, Ann Kalmey lost some faith in the way people treated animals.

    Now, after an outpouring of support that saw several cats adopted and money sent to help Kalmey and the cats, she’s turning around.

    “The level of support from the county has been tremendous,” she said.

  • Couple donates land for new county park

    Shelby County Parks Board Chairman Hubert Pollett called it “unbelievably amazing.”

    Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim called it “extremely generous.”

    They are describing Shelby County’s newest park: an equestrian-based, 400-acre facility on Aiken Road in northwest Shelby County on land donated to the county.

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  • Dozens of dropped-off cats run loose around Zaring Mill

    Ann Kalmey just can’t stand to see any more lost animals wandering around, or worse, on Zaring Mill Road.

    “If these cats could talk, they’d say, ‘We just want to go home,’” she said. “These are lap cats, not wild cats or outside cats, but lap cats.”

    Kalmey is referring to the latest group of cats to be dumped near her home, out in the country.

    Kalmey said she and her neighbors found a large group of cats in a field near a brush pile to be burned by another farmer.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville sets meeting to vote on pay increases

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday set a special meeting for next week to give formal approval for pay raises for the mayor and commissioners.

    The commission passed a first reading of an ordinance that would raise compensation for Mayor Steve Eden from $400 to $800 per month and for the four commissioners from $250 to $350, the first such raises since April of 2003.

  • News Briefs: April 23, 2010

     Shelby’s unemployment drops

  • Events designed for candidates to meet voters

    With the primary election less than a month away, various organizations are stepping forward with events designed to help candidates meet their potential constituents.

    U.S. Senate candidate Trey Grayson attended a Republican gathering in Shelbyville on Thursday night, and the lineup of events continues tonight with a “Meet Your Candidate” pork chop dinner at the East 60 fire house at 9211 Frankfort Road.

  • Only 2 county jobs to get pay increases

    Magistrates approved only two raises for county employees at the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

    On the recommendation of County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and the Finance Committee, Finance Officer Karen Blake and Treasurer Paula Webb both received a raise.

    Blake got an increase of $651 per year, and Webb received an increase of $1,431, putting them at $40,651 and $57,431, respectively.

  • News Briefs: April 21, 2010

     Grayson in town Thursday

    Trey Grayson, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, will address the Shelby County Republican Party at its regular gathering Thursday night. The event, at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Community Center, is open to all registered Republicans. For more information, call chairperson Jennifer Decker at 633-4925.