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Today's News

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage ordinance waits on prices

    By Ashley Wilkins

     

    The City of Shelbyville’s new garbage and recycling franchise ordinance was approved on second reading Thursday at the city council’s meeting, but its fate hinges on securing a bid with a contractor that meets the council’s approval.

    The ordinance would bring several changes to the city’s refuse collection, including recycling collection every two weeks and a senior citizen discount.  The ordinance would also limit other licensed collection trucks from hauling in the area. 

  • Painted Stone receives Squire Boone Statue

    William Burbank Jr. and the Squire Boone Society presented Painted Stone Elementary School with a Squire Boone statue during an assembly Monday at the school.

    The statue is a replica of the one the society is planning for the east end of Shelbyville, and Burbank covered the $5,000 price tag for the first bronzed replica statue to be donated to the school.

  • Magistrates to discuss submitted trash prices

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates had requested that trash companies operating in the county submit public prices for customers by Monday, but they have decided to wait till Wednesday to disclose those prices.

    Fiscal court’s regular Tuesday meeting was moved to 10:30 a.m. today because of the primary election Tuesday.

    En lieu of forming a countywide franchise agreement, the court decided to ask the trash companies to publicly post prices with the county, ones they would be asked to honor for at least two years.

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 21, 2014

    I-64 construction,

    Lanes, exits closed

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Tuesday that overnight lane closures will occur in Shelby County Thursday as Interstate 64’s eastbound lanes are shifted back to their original configuration.

    Eastbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. on Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday, when construction crews will remove the temporary barrier walls and shift the traffic lanes.

  • Painting the Gables blue again

    A community-led project that started three years ago with the intent of purchasing and renovating the old Blue Gables Motel is finally coming to fruition.

    On June 16, the Shelbyville Preservation Group (SPG), a 501(c)3 which consists of several local investors, will take control of the building, closing on the property with current owner Mark Stivers.

  • 2 barn fires leave horses, goats dead

    Two barn fires in the county have left horses and dozens of goats dead.

    The Shelby County Fire Department was on the scene at 6 a.m. Saturday for a barn fire on Zaring Mill Road.

    The barn housed about 70 goats, but only about 15 were saved, according to assistant chief Jeff Ivers.

    “Somebody driving by saw the smoke and stopped and alerted the homeowners,” he said. “They got about 15 of them out, but by the time we got there it was fully engulfed.”

    The barn was a complete loss.

  • Former sheriff injured in fall

    Former Shelby County Sheriff injured in a fall has undergone one surgery already and is facing another, family members say.

    Harold Tingle, 77, was injured Saturday night when he fell in his bedroom, said his brother, Joe Tingle.

    “He got out of bed too quick, I think, got dizzy,” he said. “He fell and hit his head on an end table, and what it amounts to, he broke his neck.”

  • Officials expect a smooth Election Day

    With Tuesday just around the corner, election officials say they are ready for the 2014 Primary Election, mostly, that is.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said that her office is ready to roll with new precincts in place, voting machines primed and every detail in place except for one thing – there still are not enough precinct officers.

  • Dr. under review is in compliance with licensing terms

    A Shelbyville doctor who lost his ability to write narcotics prescriptions after a medical review following an anonymous complaint last year is in full compliance with the terms of the conditions placed upon him, officials say.

    Leanne Diakov, general counsel for the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure said that Dr. Alan Honaker, who lost the right to write narcotics prescriptions in December, would soon be able to start the ball rolling to get that privilege back.

  • Stormhaven Spring Kick-off is Saturday

    Stormhaven Youth Ranch will open its doors Saturday for its annual Spring Kick-off event.

    The non-profit organization sponsors the free event every year, and organizers say it gets bigger every year.

    “We really just use this as a way to make people more aware of Stormhaven and what we do out here,” said Anna Henry, one of the organizers. “We’re going to have pony rides, face painting, games, a craft table. This is just a way for us to bring people out, let them see the ranch and have some fun.”