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  • Shelby’s Court appears headed back to Derby

    Jon Court is on schedule to get a second chance at the Kentucky Derby.

    Court, the professional Thoroughbred jockey from Shelbyville, who two years ago had his first mount in horse racing’s Super Bowl, is slated to be back at Churchill Downs next Saturday (the first one in May) and on the back of Will Take Charge in the 139th Run for the Roses.   

  • Plant sale organizers rooting for big turnout

    A new location for this year’s Master Gardeners Plant Sale will enable the event to take place whatever the weather, organizers say, a plus in light of this spring’s unpredictable conditions.

    The plant sale, which no longer will include an art show, will be staged at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office on Frankfort Road.

  • EARLIER: Next step for garbage is to build the new facility

    Now that mandatory curbside pickup for county residents is no longer being considered, plans for a new solid-waste facility will move ahead without further delay, officials say.

    The county’s 109 Board, the entity in charge of solid waste in the county, met Wednesday to iron out details for a facility that would replace the Convenience Center in Waddy and the Recycling Center on 7th Street, to serve as a combined service.

  • News Digest: April 26, 2013

    Brassfield, North Country to lose power this afternoon

    If you live in Brassfield or North Country developments, get ready for a power outage this afternoon.

    Shelby Energy Cooperative posted a Facebook announcement Thursday that it was shutting down power in those neighborhoods at 1 p.m. to facilitate the replacement of the underground switching cabinet.

    The outage is planned for 1.5 hours, but the announcement stressed that the repairs could change that duration

    Customers with questions are directed to call 800-292-6585.

  • Head-on collision injures Pleasureville couple

    A Pleasureville couple was taken to the University of Louisville Wednesday morning after being involved in a head-on crash on Cropper Road.

    Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Gerald Wooldridge said that Wanda and Richard Watts, both in their 50s, were traveling eastbound on Cropper Road, and Stacy Johnson, 27, of Shelbyville was traveling westbound a couple of hundred yards west of the intersection of Bagdad Road and Cropper Road at 7:15 a.m., when Johnson’s vehicle began to hydroplane because of heavy rain.

  • Shelby County School Board: Diplomas, goals highlight agenda

    This Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education will award diplomas to students who previously had given up their chances at a graduation.

    Started in the 2011-12 school year, the diploma recovery project allows students that were one-time dropouts the opportunity to receive a diploma from their former school by attending evening courses and using online resources and testing through COMPASS to earn credits toward graduation.

  • Want a GED? Get it now

    If you are lacking a high school diploma and thinking of going the alternative route, officials are urging you to get started –  now.

    Starting in 2014 the cost of earning a high school equivalency through the General Education Development (GED) exam will double to $120, and the test will be changed to align better with the new common core standards and college and career ready standards being adopted nationwide.

  • Residents told they can’t fill old station

    Shelbyville Code Enforcement officials on Tuesday shuttered a commercial property on Main Street that had been serving as an impromptu home.

    Nick Riner and a roommate had spent several nights in the former Gulf Station on the corner of 10th and Main streets while waiting for a the cottage on the corner of 10th and Washington to be cleaned up, they say.

    Riner is the son of former Shelbyville resident Tom Riner, who is also the state representative for District 41, which encompasses part of Metro Louisville.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville will continue with curbside pickup plan

    The once solid solid-waste and recycling plan being developed by officials from Shelbyville and Shelby County again will be a fragmented effort among three government bodies.

    Members of the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee made it official Thursday, saying that it was not moving forward with a curbside plan and leaving the city of Shelbyville and the 109 Solid Waste Board to fend for their own plans.

  • Shelbyville man arrested in beating of girlfriend

    A Shelbyville man who is charged with second-degree assault in the beating of his girlfriend was arrested Tuesday after fleeing from police, Shelby County Sheriff's Det. Jason Rice said.

    Rice said Ronnie Palmer, 37, got into an argument with his girlfriend Monday at their home on Mill Circle Road and the argument became physical. The couple went to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.