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  • Severe thunderstorm pounding Shelby

    Severe weather is pounding Shelby County as the National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning. A tornado watch continues.

    The storm front sweeping across Kentucky has spawned tornadoes in the southern part of the state with reports of injuries at a plant in Hopkinsville. Trees are down, and there is severe lightning.

    A high wind advisory continues for the county, with gusts in the 40 mph range or higher. And large damaging hail is a possibility, too.

    Here is an update from the state office of emergency management.

  • News Briefs: April 1, 2011

    Shelby’s unemployment rate

    at 9.3 percent for February

    Shelby County’s unemployment in February was 9.3 percent – seventh best in the state – and among the 93 counties that improved over its performance from  February 2010, this according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Rates increased in 24 counties and stayed the same in three.

  • March Madness hits Shelby County

    The Bluegrass State is well known nationally for its love of basketball, and TV ratings prove it.

    The Louisville-area had a Nielsen rating between 37 and 44 for the University of Kentucky’s victory over North Carolina on Sunday, pretty close to the 45-52 rating for this year’s Super Bowl, annually the largest television audience.

    So there’s no doubt most TV sets will be tuned in at 8:49 p.m. Saturday, when the ‘Cats take on the University of Connecticut in an NCAA semifinal game at Houston.

  • If it’s the IRS calling, it’s probably a scam

    Scammers have chosen the tax-return season to perpetuate a new ruse, and officials warn residents not to fall for it.
     

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said his office has had reports from residents who say they have received phone calls from someone claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service employee.

  • Shelby one of healthiest counties

    Shelby County is one of Kentucky’s healthiest counties.

    A national study, the County Health Rankings, released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, places Shelby County 12th among the state’s 120 counties for its healthfulness.

    The study examined a number of health factors such as health behavior, clinical care, social and economic factors and the physical environment, as well as mortality and morbidity (quality of life).

  • Special election today on whether to grant country club a liquor license

    A special election will be held Tuesday to allow the Shelbyville Country Club to sell liquor by the drink

    The election will only be for precinct G-103 in Shelbyville and voting will be held 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said in order to have the election, the club needed to get a petition from those living in the area, which members did.

    “They needed a hundred and forty signatures, but the petition actually had more names than that on it,” she said.

  • EARLIER: State police seize records at car lot

    Kentucky State Police troopers converged on Ethington Auto Sales on Midland Trail in Shelbyville on Thursday morning to execute a search warrant for company records.

    Troopers collected paper and computers from the dealership in an investigation of whether titles were being filed for owners of vehicles bought and sold at the dealership.a

  • KSP troopers seize records at Ethington Motors

    Kentucky State Police troopers converged on Ethington Auto Sales on Midland Trail in Shelbyville on Thursday morning to execute a search warrant for company records.
    Troopers collected paper and computers from the dealership in an investigation of whether titles were being filed for owners of vehicles bought and sold at the dealership.

  • WLKY, Kroger holding Amazing Race tryouts tonight

    If you've ever wanted to fight your way around the world, you'll have a chance to earn a spot tonight when you can receive help making tapes for submission to The Amazing Race from 6-8 at the Kroger Marketplace store on Boone Station Road.

    Staffers from WLKY-Channel 32, Louisville's CBS affiliate, will help contestants make tapes at the store this evening, and lines started forming early.

  • News Briefs: March 30, 2011

    Coleman to be honored
    for diversity efforts

    Former Shelby County resident Rev. Louis Coleman, a civil rights activist who also was director of the Justice Resource Center, will be honored in May with the Arthur M. Walters Champion of Diversity Award by the Louisville Urban League.