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  • Monroe gets new court date on manslaughter charges

    A man charged with manslaughter in a 2011 crash received a new court date of July 1 during a disposition hearing Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Lonnie Monroe, 45, of Shelbyville originally was arrested Sept. 24 by Kentucky State Police and charged with murder in a tractor-trailer accident from November 2011 in which a passenger in his truck was killed. On Oct. 4, that charge was amended to second-degree manslaughter, which is a Class C felony that carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison.

  • News Digest: May 22, 2013

    Collins awards night set;

    graduation to be streamed

    Collins High School will have its Senior Awards Night at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. That’s when scholarships and other honors will be presented.

    Following that on Saturday is commencement exercises at the two high schools.

    Shelby County High School’s program will be at 1 p.m. in Mike Casey Gymnasium, and Collins will have graduation at 7 p.m. in the school’s gym.

  • Shelby watching steps in joint regional sewer concept

    LOUISVILLE – It is an issue that will not go away for local communities – and the environmental standards are only going to get more strict – but should communities such as Shelby County decide to be part of a regional waste-water program?

    That is a question posed to local officials during a recent meeting of possible participants in a program approved by the General Assembly in 2011.

  • 2 children transported in wreck

    Two children were transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Monday afternoon after a 2-vehicle crash on Taylorsville Road.

    A pickup truck, driven by Jeffrey S. Sweasy, 47, of Bardstown rear-ended a passenger car in heavy traffic shortly before 4:30 p.m. near the Interstate 64 interchange.

  • Storm-water runoff could be drain on Shelbyville

    The city of Shelbyville is under the microscope for the rainwater that bounces off the pavement in your driveway, skitters across your fertilized lawn and disappears untreated into the storm drain at the low point of your cul de sac.

    And City Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell is tasked with making darn sure you know that every drop of runoff water is being monitored by the federal and state governments and the city is liable for how clean it might be.

  • Shelbyville take steps for Blue Gables renovation project

    The plan to rehabilitate the old Blue Gables motel in downtown Shelbyville looks to be closer to a done deal.

    The Shelbyville City Council on Thursday approved two resolutions in which the city of Shelbyville would agree to be the intermediary – and, thus, perhaps liable for some expense – to allow a group of business people to acquire and rehabilitate the old motor court at the corner of 8th and Main streets.

  • Shelbyville ordinance would crack down on teen parties

    Longtime educator Mike Zoeller, a member of the Shelbyville City Council, is passionate about an ordinance, passed on first reading by the council during its meeting Thursday night, that would fine adults who allow minors to consume alcohol and drugs on their property.

    The ordinance, which is a copy of a measure adopted in January by Shelby County Fiscal Court, is stricter than the requirements of Kentucky Revised Statutes because it does not require proof that the adults provided the intoxicants, only that they were present when the substances were consumed.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Property owners want commercial site on Benson

    A small zone change will be the first topic the Triple S Planning Commission takes on at its regular meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Center.

    The request from Samuel and Dorothy Woods is to rezone a .657-acre tract on Benson Pike in unincorporated Shelby County to General Commercial (C-3) from Residential (R).

  • Shelby County Parks Board’s decision leaves swim team adrift

    About 100 board members and supporters of the Shelby Sharks – about a third of them children – stormed out of a meeting Tuesday night, muttering in anger and some even shouting at members of the Shelby County Parks Board, protesting the board’s decision on a new contract with the swim team that could mean its end in Shelby County.

  • News Digest: May 17, 2013

    Schools name teacher Allan to replace Duanne Puckett

    Ryan Allan, who has used his marketing skills to sell industrial products and his passion for education to teach children, will get a chance to use both in his new role as the public relations coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools. Allan was named to replace Duanne Puckett, who is retiring May 31.

    Superintendent James Neihof is excited to have Allan, a third-grade teacher at Clear Creek Elementary, join the administrative team at school district’s central office.