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  • News Digest: April 24, 2013

    Stormy, cooler weather

    pushes away spring temps

     

    A cold front were to have invaded parts of Kentucky overnight and possibly will produce thunderstorms today.

  • Calf killed in another attack in Waddy

    A calf that was killed Wednesday night in a mauling attack in Waddy is not the work of a pit bull that was taken into custody in January as a suspect in earlier attacks, and later released after no hard evidence could be found to implicate him, officials say.
    That puts the investigation into the maulings back to square one, said Animal Control Director Rusty Newton.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Old McDonald’s to be torn down, rebuilt

    Shelbyville residents on the east side of town could soon have a wrench thrown into their lunch plans.

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a development plan that will see the McDonald’s in Governor’s Square Shopping Center at the southeast corner of Mount Eden Road and U.S. 60 torn down and rebuilt.

  • SCHS’ Terry named top teacher

    Maggie Terry, an educator of 20 years, has been named Teacher of the Year for Shelby County.

    Terry, an algebra teacher at Shelby County High School, received an engraved trophy and flowers at a ceremony Tuesday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House from her principal, Eddie Oakley, and Superintendent James Neihof.

    Terry, who also was named Shelby County High School Teacher of the Year, was selected by a team of administrators from Shelby County School’s Central Office, led by Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Lisa Smith.

  • Focus on nature

    A large number of people have been busy as bees – literally – to make sure that Earth Day, to be celebrated on Saturday in Shelby County, is a huge success.

    The event, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Red Orchard Park, will feature a wide range of earthy activities, mostly related to recycling.

  • Legislators review pension, hemp bills at chamber breakfast

    Pension reform and the legalization of hemp, two issued addressed in the recent state Legislative session, were the key topics discussed Thursday by state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) at a meeting in Shelbyville.

    Montell told a crowd of about 50 people in Stratton Center for a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce that he was pleased with the pension reform bill, Senate Bill 2, that passed near the end of the session in mid-March.

  • Suit against Robert Myles dismissed in Anderson

    A lawsuit filed against Shelby County resident and part-time City of Lawrenceburg attorney Robert W. Myles was dismissed Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court but is expected to be refiled in Shelby Circuit Court.

    The lawsuit claimed that a security agreement created in 2004 by Myles for a Shelby County couple was inadequate for the couple to recoup more than $100,000 from the sale of livestock and other items on a 3-year balloon payment.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County officials decide against mandatory trash pickup

    Shelby County officials, under fire from three residents at a meeting Wednesday night, appear to have softened their position on whether to implement mandatory curbside garbage/recycling pickup for county residents.

    Members of the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee, who have been spearheading aggressive plans for such a system, said after the gathering at Stratton Center that they have dropped the idea of a mandatory service, citing concerns with billing issues and a burden on senior citizens.

  • News Digest: April 19, 2013

    Kentucky’s unemployment

    bumps to 8 percent in March

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 8 percent in March from 7.9 percent in February 2013, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary March 2013 jobless rate was .2 percentage points below the 8.2 percent rate recorded for the state in March 2012.

  • Vowels named Simpsonville mayor pro tem

    The resignation last month of longtime Commissioner Scott McDowell left a gap in the city’s hierarchy that Mayor Steve Eden moved Wednesday to plug.

    McDowell, whose job forced him to relocate to Florida and Eden to appoint Michael Hesse to fill his seat, had been the city’s mayor pro tem, and Eden nominated Commissioner Cary Vowels to be his substitute. Commissioners approved unanimously, although Vicky Wise was absent.