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  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Budget set at $18.1 million

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved the second reading Tuesday of what County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger called, “a balanced budget” of $18.1 million.

    The budget contained no surprises, with the few changes that were made since the first reading already having been discussed. Those include a 2 percent raise for county employees, up slightly from the 1.76 percent increase Rothenburger had suggested, and a $50,000 transfer from the EMS fund, which will mean one less new ambulance in the fleet. Deputy EMS Director Jeff Ivers said he could work with that.

  • Shelby County School Board: MAP scores show students making slow progress

    The good news that school officials relayed at Thursday night’s school board meeting is that MAP scores for spring 2013 show that the majority of students are maintaining or showing improvement in reading and math from last school year.

    The not-so-good news is that improvement is not substantial enough,said Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith, who presented MAP scores to the board for a comparison of scores for the school year, and a look at they differ from last year’s.

  • EARLIER: Shelby teen found drowned in Clear Creek

    A teenager who was last seen planning a night of fun at the Shelby County Fair was found facedown in a creek Monday morning by a railroad employee.

    Family members of Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad told WAVE-Ch. 3 that when the teen told her brother, Josh Lane, of her plans to attend the fair on Saturday night that was the last conversation anyone had with her.

  • Shelby man protests switch from Insight to Time Warner

    The migration from local cable, Internet, and phone service provider Insight to Time Warner Cable is under way in Kentucky, but if one local protestor is to be believed, everything isn’t going 100 percent smoothly.

    The swap began Monday, and those who previously used Insight as their phone provider were required to reset and then complete their voicemail setups in order to receive voicemails.

    Former Insight Internet users, starting this Monday, will have to complete an Internet and E-mail registration process in order to continue having access.

  • Shelby County Fair: Cows mooove in to open show

    Cows of all breeds, shapes and sizes paraded around the livestock facility within the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Thursday, officially marking the beginning of the Shelby County Fair.

    The district dairy show, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting for much of the day, saw more than 140 heads of cattle pass through the barn doors. Girls and boys from all across the state and 20 from Shelby County competed. The show is conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and staffed and supported by the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office.

  • UPDATED: I-64 will be closed at KY 55 in Shelby County next 2 nights

    A new overpass is open and new ramps off Interstate 64 onto KY 55 in Shelbyville are open.

    Now it's time for the big disruption, with lane closures and detours for the next two nights when the old overpass will be demolished.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have said that the eastbound lanes of I-64 will be closed tonight, beginning at 7, and the westbound lanes will be closed Tuesday at the same time. Both will reopen at 5 the following morning -- if weather and other elements cooperate.

  • Shelby suit to go before Supreme Court today

    Shelbyville attorney Mark Dean will have his day today in the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    Attorneys for Dean, who sued Commonwealth Bank & Trust for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling millions of dollars from him, and the bank will present oral arguments at 10 a.m. before all seven state supreme court justices at the Kentucky Supreme Court in Frankfort in the case of Mark Dean vs. Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co.

  • News Digest: June 14, 2013

    Redistricting special session looms for General Assembly

    The prospect of spending at least five days in Frankfort later this year is something state Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) said he finds unappealing.
    “I don’t like special sessions,” Thayer told The News-Graphic.
    But like it or not, another special session looms over Thayer because the Kentucky General Assembly, yet again, has been unable to complete its business during a regular session.

  • Frankfort man dies on I-64 in Shelby when truck crashes into garbage truck

    A Franklin County man was killed on I-64 yesterday when he ran into the back of another vehicle in his pickup truck.

    Kentucky State Police investigators have identified the victim as Charles E. Moore, 38, of Frankfort. KSP spokesperson Ron Turley said the fatal crash happened at 3:34 p.m. Thursday when Moore, who was traveling westbound on I-64, drove his Toyota pickup truck into the rear of a large recycling truck driven by William Gram of Indiana at about the 35 mile marker.

  • U.S. Open not close to No. 1 for Brandon Brown

    Lloyd Brown still remembers when his son, Brandon, was just a teetering toddler tagging along with him to the golf course, where he often parked himself on the putting green. 

    “He was three or four years old, and he’d sit there and just putt and putt and putt,” Lloyd Brown recalled.

    As the younger Brown got older, the stakes, albeit imaginary, began to grow.