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  • Candidates meet at forum Monday

    An election year tradition returns to the campaign trail on Monday night when the Shelby County Organized for Preservation and Enhancement and The Sentinel-News conduct their 2012 Candidate Forum.

    The questioning of candidates in key races will be at 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Center in Shelbyville, continuing a partnership that SCOPE and The Sentinel-News began in 1988.

  • Shelby County has bucketfuls of Halloween treats

    Shelby County friends have no shortage of activities to mark the Halloween season.

    There are family events at local farms and at the library, scary haunts on Main Street and at Red Orchard Park, a costume party fundraiser for local animal-rescue agencies and the usual candy gathering around trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating sites.

  • Burry withdraws from Shelbyville City Council race

    Bob Burry said Friday that he is removing his name from the race for Shelbyville City Council because of illnesses in his family.

    Burry, a Republican who was attempting his second run for city council, said it just wasn’t fair to the city or the other candidates to stay in the race.

    “I can’t emotionally do this [run for the council],” he said. “I don’t want to draw votes that would go to someone else. It wouldn’t be fair to the voters or the other candidates.”

  • Election2012: Shelby County School Board: Kurt Smith

    Kurt Smith is taking his first shot at public office as a candidate for the Shelby County Board of Education, District 5, and he said his biggest goal is retention.

  • Election2012: Shelby County School Board: Brenda Jackson

    With 24 years served on the Shelby County Board of Education, Brenda Jackson certainly has more experience than anyone associated with the board, but she said she still sees more and more room for growth in the district’s abilities and expectations.

  • Amendment would guarantee you can always hunt and fish

    If voters are still be deciding between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney or which of the 10 Shelbyville City Council candidates to choose on Nov. 6, they might also be surprised to see a constitutional amendment on the ballot.

    And the amendment might strike them as odd, as well.

    It seems the proposed Personal Right To Hunt and Fish amendment was quietly passed through the state House and Senate, right to the ballot for voters to decide.

    “There was really no debate at all, that I recall,” said Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville).

  • EARLIER: Shelby County officials worried about KY 55 jam

    Traffic concerns around the Interstate 64 construction at Exit 32 surfaced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, an issue that magistrates and department heads agreed is of paramount importance.

    The main problem, County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said, is that big trucks are having trouble negotiating turns from KY 55 onto Old Brunerstown Road because of the construction that has restricted to two lanes some parts of the road north of I-64.

  • Disabled boy to get van in November

    Nov. 10 will be a day to light up the life of Margaret Hall, and not simply because it’s the same day as the annual Christmas Tree lighting in downtown Shelbyville.

    That’s when she is going to receive at last a specially equipped van for her son, Glenn, who is confined to a wheelchair.

    “It’s great,” she said. “I’m so excited, and so grateful to the entire community.”

  • EARLIER: Triple S delays vote on 2nd outlet mall

    Following the same pattern it used in July, Triple S Planning Commission on  Tuesday night tabled until Nov. 20 a zone change request for a second proposed outlet mall in Simpsonville.

    A crowd of about 100 people turned out for at a public hearing at Stratton Center as the commission considered a request for a zoning change and the development plan from Trio Property Development and its partner, Paragon Outlets Development, for a parcel east of Buck Creek Road and south of Interstate 64.

  • News briefs: Oct. 17, 2012

    No driver’s license service on Oct. 25

    Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky’s new driver’s license will require a 1-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk’s office on Oct. 25.

    Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller previously had alerted the public to this delay, but state Transportation Cabinet officials distributed a formal announcement on Tuesday.