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Local News

  • Traffic issue on KY 55 resurfaces

    Congested traffic near a construction zone that surfaced last fall again is drawing the attention of county and state officials.

    Shelby County District 7 Magistrate Mike Whitehouse, who brought up last fall what he said was a dangerous traffic situation at the entrance of Martinrea Heavy Stamping, where he works, reiterated his concerns to a representative of the Transportation Cabinet at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • News Digest: June 7, 2013

    Men’s Health Fair

    expects large turnout

    About 300 men are expected Saturday to take part in Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s 13th annual Men’s Health Fair, which is from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital, at 727 Hospital Drive.

    Free screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer screening, skin cancer screening and the PSA (prostate specific antigen) – a screening to detect prostate cancer in men. The screenings are valued at about $1,400.

  • Simpsonville sidewalk bids may be considered on June 19

    For nearly five years the Simpsonville City Commission has been sitting on ready to get its spiffy downtown sidewalks constructed and open for the public’s feet.

    That feat may be a bit closer by the end of this month, because commissioners hope soon to entertain and let bids for the final contracts on the project.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Vigo, Back Creek to be resurfaced

    Funding has been allocated to repave Vigo Road and Back Creek Road, the top two projects this summer in a state-funded annual program.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve recommendations made for the Transportation  Cabinet’s 2013-14 Rural Secondary Road Program for Shelby County.

    Transportation Chief District Engineer Matt Bullock was on hand at the meeting to outline the plan.

  • Shelbyville looking to get tough on properties in disrepair

    The city of Shelbyville is adding more teeth to its ordinances relating to code enforcement – including a new way to collect on fines its inspectors levy.

    During a special called meeting Tuesday the council conducted the first reading of an ordinance that would strengthen the city’s ability to enforce its code enforcement regulations on properties that have fallen into disrepair, mostly lawns and overgrown areas and the collection of trash, rubbish or junk cars left on lots.

  • Shelby woman in fair condition after head-on collision

    One person remains hospitalized in fair condition following a 2-vehicle, head-on collision Monday afternoon that sent both drivers and two passengers to the hospital.

    Penny Conner, a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, remains at the University of Louisville Medical Center. All others involved were treated and released following the collision at the intersection of Midland Trail and Old Finchville Road.

  • Relay for Life teams grow in Shelby County

    Much like this year’s summer blockbusters, the 2013 Relay for Life of Shelby County is shaping up to be bigger and better than the year before with its theme of “Lights, Camera, Cure.”

    The event featuring food, a parade and movie-themed costume contest will begin at noon on Saturday at Shelby County High School.

    As of Tuesday, 35 teams have registered for this year’s event and in the process have raised more than $31,000 and counting for the American Cancer Society.

  • Finchville scout troop to shut down

    In the wake of Boy Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay scouts, at least one Shelby County troop will be shut down.

    Bill Pacey, who has been a leader with scouting for 17 years and since 2000 has been the scoutmaster off Troop 137 in Finchville, said he will shut down the troop as of Dec. 31, the day before the BSA’s decision goes into affect.

  • Crusade totals up in Shelby, statewide

    Collection totals for this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children increased significantly from last year, both statewide and at the local level.

    The telethon’s $6 million goal was exceeded, bringing in $6,001,342 over last year’s $5,189,348, with Shelby County totaling $147,588, compared to $138,560 in 2012.

  • Health fair offers men key, free tests

    Two survivors of prostate cancer are urging men all around the community to do all they all can not to fall victim to the disease.

    And in this case, Tony Carriss and Wade Hembree said, the prevention is simple: Just come out to the 13th annual Men’s Health Fair being held at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville from 8 a.m. to noon on  Saturday morning.