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  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Road projects get OK

    One county road is scheduled to be repaved and three others will receive box culverts this summer, projects that have been needed for a while, officials say.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates on Tuesday accepted a bid of $60.80 per ton from Louisville Paving for the resurfacing project for Mill Circle Road, located in a subdivision off Harrington Mill Road.

    County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said he expects the $42,000 project, slated for mid-June, to take only one day, because the road is only three-quarters of a mile long.

  • KY 55 Yard Sale starts Thursday

    The KY 55 Yard Sale will get under way Thursday, and this annual event’s organizers in Finchville say this year’s sale – the fifth – promises to be better than ever.

    How do they know?

    Well, if the merchandise piling up at Finchville Baptist Church is any indicator, it ought to be a recorder-breaker, said Jay Tigner, pastor of the church.

    “We have just tons of stuff here already, and I do mean tons,” he said.

  • Shelbyville takes no action on zone change

    Shelbyville City Council member Shane Suttor, moving quickly, decisively and perhaps to some surprisingly, brought a quick final answer to the question that Desilets LLC had been asking officials for months: No, the city would not grant the company a zone change for its plant.

  • News Digest: April 17, 2013

    Shelby County schools receive  $15,000 in 2 PLTW grants

    Shelby County Public Schools has received a $15,000 grant to continue the biomedical sciences program at Shelby County High School, through Project Lead The Way. A $50,000 grant was also awarded to fund a new biomedical sciences program for PLTW at Collins High School.

  • Torn cable lines disrupt Internet and E-mail

    Shelbyville Police say a convoy of semi-tractor trailers that went down Washington Street about 1 a.m. Friday was responsible for snapped cable lines that stretched along two blocks of the street and even pulled some people’s cable boxes loose from their buildings.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: New warehouse/distribution center on tab for Kingbrook

    Two development plans and an addition to an existing building will be considered by the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday night.

    Those new enterprises are part of an agenda that features several old business issues, too.

    The largest new plan is for a new 259,000-square-foot office/warehouse distribution center coming to Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Special meeting set to hear Desilets’ request

    The Shelbyville City Council will reconvene Tuesday at a special time to continue discussion of the request for a zone change for Desilets, LLC.

    The company, which operates an injection molding operation at 310 Martin Luther King Street and facing Washington Street, has requested that its property be rezoned to Light Industrial (I-1) from Downtown Commercial (D_C).

  • 2-part benefit to help old clinic, ‘new’ shelter

    Saturday will be dedicated from daylight until nearly midnight to fundraisers that will benefit two Operation Care facilities, one of which you may know – Mercy Medical – and one whose name may be totally new – Omega House.

    These fundraisers, consisting of a 5-kilometer run downtown in the morning and a gala dinner and dance at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in the evening, will be the beginning of a tradition, said Jeff Johnson, director of Operation Care, who last year replaced the retired Judy Roberts.

  • EARLIER: Garbage talks advance to rates, billing

    As soon as a joint meeting between Shelbyville and Shelby County officials convened Wednesday night to discuss potential curbside trash collection for residents, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty got right to the point.

    "We want curbside pickup, and we feel like a single system for the city and the county in a two-tiered system would be the best approach," Hardesty said.

  • UofL's Slaughter: More history to be made

    Shelbyville’s Antonita Slaughter made history Tuesday night – becoming the first woman from the county to play in a NCAA Division I national championship basketball game.

    If she has her way, she will do it again next year but with a different result.