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Today's News

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 27, 2009

    Billy Bryant of 488 Cedarmore Road in Bagdad was indicted for third-degree sodomy.

    Bruce A. Boerner of 1741 Robin in Shelbyville was indicted for third-degree assault, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police second-degree, fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Mathew J. Hornback of 5824 Vigo Road in Bagdad was indicted for first-degree bail jumping.

    Larry E. Farmer of 3361 LaGrange Road in Smithfield was indicted for second-degree burglary.

     

  • EARLIER: City sets date for public input session for East End study

    The Shelbyville City Council has set dates to gather public input on the study it is doing on the East End of Shelbyville, 4th Street all the way to Mount Eden Road.

    The first meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, with a follow-up meeting on recommendations to be held on Sept. 8.

  • County to take up address ordinance

     

    Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider Tuesday a first reading of an ordinance that would dictate how residents must display house numbers.

    That ordinance, which replaces one passed in 1990, further revises a standard submitted by the E-911 Board on July 8. Magistrates will consider it at 10 a.m.

    The E-911 Board voted that residents should be required to post addresses on their homes and on one side of their mailboxes.

  • EARLIER: New requirements for posting house numbers

    Most people probably never think about their number being up.

    But soon a county-wide ordinance could require that residents give the matter their utmost attention.

    No, county officials aren't asking people to start making burial arrangements. Rather, the revised ordinance requiring house numbers to be more visible is designed to avert a tragedy.

    "A lot of people don't understand the importance of proper addressing," said Shelbyville Police Maj. D. Goodwin, who is also vice chair of the E-911 Board.

  • Doug Langley named top farmer

    Kentucky Farm Bureau announced that Shelby County farmer Doug Langley is its “Farmer of the Year.”

    Langley is a tobacco, grain and beef cattle farmer, who with his wife, Robin, and children, Bruce, Christopher and Elaine, operate 5,200 acres of owned and rented land. This year, the Langleys will raise 200 acres of burley tobacco, 2,800 acres of corn, 2,400 acres of soybeans, and 60 acres of wheat.

  • New housing OKd next to Collins High School

    Triple S Planning & Zoning Commission gave its preliminary approval Tuesday for a new housing development on Discovery Boulevard, next to the new Martha Layne Collins High School.

    This 53-acre tract, to be called Catalpagreen, would consist of 95 lots for single-family homes and include more than 20 acres of open space.

    The property is owned by WAZE Development Company, LLC, of Louisville and is the first phase of is portion of the Arlington-Ardmore development project, which encompasses 440 acres.

  • Shelby family ignores flu concerns, heads to China for new daughter

    A family from Shelbyville isn't letting the swine flu scare, or an ocean, keep them from their new daughter.

    Mike and Cynthia Pettit of Sherrie Drive, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Marlee, are on their way to China today, where they'll be meeting 18-month-old Maggie.

    And though this is their second trip to China — they found Marlee through an adoption agency when she was 10 months old — this time around brings a new set of concerns.

  • EARLIER: Peebles is coming to Shelbyville

    Shoppers for name-brand clothes soon will have another option if they want to buy locally. Peebles is coming.

    Peebles will open a department store in Shelbyville on Aug. 20, said Barry Lester, new store development administrator for the company.

    Peebles will occupy the space formerly leased by Goody's in Village Plaza on Midland Trail.

    Peebles bills itself as a specialist “in bringing nationally-known, brand-name apparel, accessories, footwear and cosmetics to small towns and communities across the U. S.”

  • News briefs: July 22, 2009

     Public meetings set

    in study of east end

    The City of Shelbyville and Triple S Planning Commission are working on a small area plan for Shelbyville's East End. Two public meetings are being held during the creation of this plan.

    A public workshop is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. The meeting is to develop a vision and identify issues.

  • Simpsonville woman loses twins in car crash

    Mount Washington Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a tragic Wednesday afternoon accident that may have resulted in the death of unborn twins.

    The accident on KY-44 East involved pregnant mother Jennifer E. Smothers, 20, of Simpsonville. She sustained serious injuries, according to Mount Washington fire officials.

    The driver of the other vehicle involved was Melissa D. Caudill, 40, of Mount Washington. She sustained serious injuries but was later released from the University of Louisville Hospital, according to Mount Washington Police.