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Today's News

  • Shelbyville City Counci advances zone change along bypass

    The proposal by Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty that the city should seek a zone change for the 74 acres of land it recently annexed along the Shelbyville Bypass came and went before the city council without a peep on Thursday night.

    The council voted unanimously – council member Mike Zoeller was absent – and without comment to ask the Triple S Planning Commission to hold a public hearing on changing the land at the southeast corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way from agriculture to I-1 – light industrial.

  • Weekend storm knocks out power to thousands

    A severe thunderstorm that roared through Shelby County Saturday night left downed trees everywhere and even completely destroyed several bay doors at the Simpsonville Fire Station.

    “Three of our bay doors can’t be repaired; they will have to replaced,” said Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder.

    The chief added that the damage was not the result of downed trees, but rather, wind damage.

    “The wind just buckled those doors,” he said.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County road, bridge plans get state OK

    A new highway plan just approved in Frankfort has Shelby County getting $17 million worth of highway projects funded in the next two years.

    Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5, said the 2010-2012 Biennial Highway Construction Plan is so new that the governor hasn’t even signed it yet, though he is expected to do so by tomorrow.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County may close ‘unsafe’ bridge that had been tabbed for replacement

    A bridge that has been a landmark in Shelby County for decades could be closed temporarily in the next few days – perhaps as soon as Wednesday – because it has been declared unsafe by state bridge inspectors.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said a recent state inspection cited critical structural deficiencies with the Who Da Thot It Bridge, which links Whod A Thot It Hill Road  in Shelbyville with Jail Hill Road, and that it will either have to be repaired or closed.

  • Manley receives annual scholarship

    Michaela Manley of Shelbyville is one of 10 recipients of the 14th annual LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program of $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students.

    The program is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.

    Michaela is the daughter of Michael and Shannon Manley. Michael Manley works at the LG&E and KU Trimble County Generating Station.

  • News briefs: Aug. 12, 2011

    SCPS sets its policy

    for free meal programs

    Shelby County Public Schools announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for students under the national lunch and breakfast programs.

    Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. Interested households must complete the application and return it to the school to be reviewed to determine eligibility. That process can occur at any time during the year. Applications require full financial disclosure of gross income.

  • Church news: August 12, 2011

    Annunciation

    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

    Bagdad Baptist

    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

    Bethel A.M.E.

    The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

    Centenary Methodist

  • The sound of Y

    Joseph Maddox cut part of his paper in half to make a flip book in which he wrote down words corresponding with the tricky sound of Y...ones that sound like E versus ones that sound like I. The activity was during the Summer Reading Academy, which Joseph loved, saying, “I’m going to be a better reader when I go to the fourth grade [at Clear Creek Elementary]. I think I will be ahead of everyone else!”

  • Dancing the days away

    This group of elementary girls took part in the three-day dance camp this summer at Shelby County High School, sponsored by the dance team. Children K-5 learned various steps and an actual performance that they spotlighted on the final night for family and friends.

  • Creative campers

    A group of unidentified girls work on projects developed during the Talented And Gifted summer camp for elementary children. The task was to become an inventor and to create a display board explaining the invention and its benefit to society. This creation was a robot that picked up clothes.