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  • News Digest: Dec. 18, 2013

    Pipeline company says it has half of its needed easements

    The company planning to build a natural gas liquids pipeline that would go through Kentucky has secured easements for a little more than half of the 182 miles of new construction, representatives told a crowd Monday night.

    All the easements needed for Bracken and Owen counties have been acquired, company representatives said, The Herald-Leader reported.

  • EARLIER: Oldham Grand jury doesn’t indict 2 Shelby County men for murder

    LA GRANGE – An Oldham County Grand Jury failed Friday to indict two men from Shelby County for conspiracy to commit murder.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, and Casey Endicott, 18, both of Shelbyville, had been charged in October with that crime and several others during an arrest of eight people by La Grange Police.

    When the Grand Jury returned its indictments on Friday, the conspiracy to commit murder and possession of cocaine charges were dismissed.

  • Sheriff’s office gets clean tax audit

    State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office recently released a clean review of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s handling of the county’s 2012-13 tax receipts.
    The audit found there were “no instances of noncompliance” and “no matters involving internal control or its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses.”

    Auditors conduct two audits annually on the sheriff’s office, one on the tax account and the other on the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Sigma Stretch looks to connect 2 facilities

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday will hear about plans from yet another industry that wants to expand.

    During the commission’s regular meeting, at 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville, representatives from Sigma Stretch Film will present an amended development plan that proposes an additional 6,008 square feet that would connect a 114,736-square-foot facility to another 255,0000-square-foot facility.

  • Santa hopping around Shelby

    The weather last weekend forced a number of downtown Shelbyville Christmas events to be canceled, including the annual Christmas parade on Main Street, and others were moved or rescheduled.

    But for the next two few weekends there are events scheduled around the county, which may be closer to home for some.

    The Finchville Ruritan Club brings back its family-focused Christmas Party on Saturday.

  • 2014 candidates: Primary: May 20

    U.S. Senator: Mitch McConnell (R), Matt Bevin (R), Gurley Martin (R), Alison Grimes (D)

    U.S. House District 4: Thomas Massie (R)

    State Senate District 20: No filings

    State House District 58:Brad Montell (R)

    State Supreme Court District 6:Michelle Keller

    Appellate District 6: Alison Jones, Joy A. Moore, Justin Sanders

    Circuit Judge District 53 (nonpartisan):Charles Hickman

  • News Digest, Dec. 13, 2013

    Pipeline officials to take questions in Anderson
    Those with questions about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline can attend a special meeting Monday night at Lawrenceburg to get answers.

    It will be a special called session of Anderson County Fiscal Court, which will begin at 6 p.m. and include a 15-,minute presentation from pipeline officials, followed by questions from the audience. The session will be at the Anderson County Extension Office, in the county park just north of Lawrenceburg.

  • On eve of freedom, man escapes Shelby County jail

    An inmate from the Shelby County Detention Center working at the state highway garage grabbed a truck and took off Wednesday – the day before he was scheduled to be paroled.

    Andrew Joseph Wilson, 21, of Richmond escaped while on work release Wednesday by

    stealing a vehicle that was found ditched in Anderson County.

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said it was ironic that the parole board granted Wilson parole the day after he escaped.

  • Shelbyville Optimist Club won't serve Christmas dinner this year

    For only the second time in more than 20 years, a long tradition of holiday service will be interrupted this year: The Shelby County Optimist Club won’t be having its annual Christmas Day dinner and delivery.

    The tradition of preparing and delivering hot dinners to needy families on Christmas Day began in 1994 and has served an average of 700 people each year.

  • Election 2014: Magistrate Whitehouse won’t seek 7th term

    Longtime Shelby County Magistrate Mike Whitehouse formally announced what had been expected: He won’t seek a seventh term.

    Whitehouse, a Democrat who has served for 27 years as magistrate in District 7, which is in the Finchville area, said his decision was prompted by increased obligations to his local UAW union at Martinrea Heavy Stamping, of which he was recently named president.