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Today's News

  • What goes into a bridge inspection

    If you ever see a guy in a safety harness hanging suspended from a bridge, chances are good he’s not doing it for sport.

    He could be a bridge inspector.

    The state’s 52 certified bridge inspectors examine all of Kentucky’s 14,000 bridges every two years, and they just finished Shelby County’s inspection this summer.

  • Emergency management’s Frazee retires Monday

    Monday is the last day that Charlie Frazee will be at his job of nine years as Shelby County’s emergency management director.

    Frazee, who has a long career in emergency management, both in Shelby County and at the state level, will be retiring at the end of the month because of health reasons, he said.

    Paul Whitman, deputy EMA director, said he has worked along Frazee since he was appointed deputy director in 2004, but their friendship goes back ever further than that.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 28, 2011

    DUI

     

    Fernado Garcia-Gonzalez, 22, of 171 Kentucky St. was arrested Sept. 4 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, failure to maintain insurance and no operator’s license.

  • Roll Forming awarded prestigious safety status

    “This is just wonderful,” said Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, who was among the 200 people who gathered Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House to witness Roll Forming Corporation receive a prestigious safety award.

    Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Mark Brown presented company officials with the SHARP certification, which stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, for having taken extraordinary measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees.

  • Ag Report: Oct. 28, 2011

    Shelby County Farmers’ Market

    concludes season Saturday

    This is the last weekend of the season for the Shelby County Farmers’ Market, concluding its summer run this Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    The market is open, rain or shine, in the Coots Barn, and it provides locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles.

    There are also handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry.

  • Emergency management’s Frazee retires Monday

    Monday is the last day that Charlie Frazee will be at his job of nine years as Shelby County’s emergency management director.

    Frazee, who has a long career in emergency management, both in Shelby County and at the state level, will be retiring at the end of the month because of health reasons, he said.

    Paul Whitman, deputy EMA director, said he has worked along Frazee since he was appointed deputy director in 2004, but their friendship goes back ever further than that.

  • Real estate deeds: Oct. 28, 2011

    Oct. 5-11

    Paco properties to Hargadon Farms LLC, Tracts 2-4 on Six Mile Creek, $10 and considerations

    Donald Hamilton Inc. to Andrew Adams, Unit 305A Town N Country Section XI, $199,500

    James C. Hardy and Cinderella Fay Hardy to Donna Jo Cheak, Lot 5G-3B Dogwood Trace Phase 5, $115,000

    Franklin and Katie Jeffcoat to William W. Mahuron and Katherine R. Turner, Lot 52 Hunting Hills Phase 4, Sec. II, $150,000

    Regent Properties LLC to WRE Properties LLC, Lot 1 Steve Hayden Subdivision, $1 and considerations

  • Church calendar: Oct. 28, 2011

    Allen Chapel

    The fall revival is 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Tuesday. The theme is Tick Tock-Tick Tock Clock. The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

     

    Annunciation

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound at Bullskin Creek to be closed tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.2) from 6 p.m. until midnight tonight.

    The bridge deck will be patched.

  • WICHE: A tale of ghosts, bogies and turnips?

    It looks like this late turnip crop is going to be an exceptional one. I will likely have some ready to harvest in honor of Halloween this year, too, which is quite apropos.

    What does the turnip have to do with Halloween you may ask? Well, they just may be more authentic than that pumpkin in the porch!

     The pumpkins have been for sale for weeks, and children have decided on costumes. But somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.