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Today's News

  • EARLIER: State says bypass progress unsatisfactory

    State Transportation Cabinet officials admit that progress on the construction of the Shelbyville Bypass has not been satisfactory and that the project has been hampered by the "excessive number of working days" in the contract.

    Those admissions came in a letter from Transportation Cabinet Secretary Joe Prather to state Sen. Brad Montell, who had sought explanations about why the project to build a 4.5-mile bypass around Shelbyville was going to push into 2010.

  • Horse farms don't see spike in boarders

    With the Shelbyville Horse Show going on and the Kentucky State Fair approaching, there's a lot of horses in Shelby County, which boasts more than 200 horse farms.

    But representatives from some of those farms say they don't see much of an increase in boarding around the shows. Instead, most of the business they see is from training or breeding and the boarding that goes with it.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 5: Painted Stone is claimed, and Boonesborough is threatened

    Squire Boone, like other early settlers who arrived at Boonesborough in 1775, lost no time in searching for land.

    He scouted all around Central Kentucky along the trails he and Daniel had blazed during earlier trips to the new land, and he happened upon a tract of land in what is now Shelby County.

  • New Business: Concierge start-up in Shelby

    New Business: Courtesy Concierge

    Owned by: Elaine Schweitzer-Snellen

    Phone: (502) 310-6011

  • New rules for your street addresses

    It's official: Every resident must make sure his or her house number can be identified easily by emergency vehicles.

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Shelby County Fiscal Court approved the second reading of the Addressing Ordinance, which specifies how addresses must be posted and makes compliance mandatory.

    The ordinance went into effect immediately after the second reading and pertains to all addresses in Shelby County, including residential, commercial and agricultural.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 5, 2009

     I-64 roadwork could

    lower speed limits

     

    Two sections of I-64 in Shelby County may cause drivers to have to slow down this week.

    Lane closures and delays are possible between the Simpsonville and Taylorsville Road exits (28 and 32) because of road resurfacing. The work will be conducted between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., and speed limits will be reduced to 55 during those hours. Double speeding fines will be enforced.

  • WICHE: How to preserve your harvest for later

    I have perfected my preservation techniques when it comes to a bumper crop of some of our favorite garden vegetables.  Some simple recipes allow us to freeze or can that which we can not manage to eat or give away while fresh.  Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

  • Simpsonville OKs prescription card plan

     Simpsonville City Commission had a busy Tuesday night with several items on the agenda.

    Commissioners voted to endorse the Kentucky Rx Card program, which is a discount card program for individuals for prescription drugs.

    Ron McClish, pharmacist-in-charge at the Simpsonville Smith-McKenney, was at the meeting to answer any questions about the program.

    McClish said the card is a free program and covers almost all prescriptions.

  • EARLIER: Post 37 likes chances at State Tournament

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 Coach Jim Wiley said his team met one of its goals last week when it earned a spot at the State Tournament, but the team’s work isn’t done.

    “You play all year to get a shot at State, and that’s what we’ve got right now,” he said. “We just have to play like we’re capable of, and I think we can win it.”

    The tournament started Tuesday, and Shelby faced Owensboro at Paducah in the opening round.

  • School may be out on the calendar, but is it really?

    If Alice Cooper had recorded his heavy metal anthem “School’s Out” in the new millennium rather than decades ago in the old one, its reprise may not have resonated for the nearly 40 years it has.

    Because judging from what I see, school really isn’t out for the summer.

    We’re now two weeks from the first bell of the fall – another fallacy of today – and it hasn’t seemed to be much of a vacation for the kids, much less the adults.