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  • News Briefs: May 7, 2009

     

    Schools set committee

    to name its facilities

  • No standing by on sidewalk repair

    The City of Shelbyville is still hoping residents will fix the sidewalks in front of their homes, rental properties and businesses instead of forcing the city to take action.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty had wanted to begin taking care of the problem areas by now, but he said the city is running behind.

    “We want to give people at least 30 days after they receive a letter to get things in order,” he said.

  • County to help people get unclaimed money

    Some Shelby Countians are unaware that they are entitled to money they don’t know about.

    Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach told magistrates at the Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday night that he estimated the amount of unclaimed money in Shelby County to be in the thousands.

  • JCTC graduation set for Monday

    Jefferson Community and Technical College will hold its May graduation ceremony May 10 in Louisville.

    Lisa Brosky, marketing and communications director, said the

  • Rain, flooding pounds Shelby

    Floodwaters were subsiding Monday morning, but not before some harrowing hours during the weekend's deluge.

    Surging floodwaters closed roads and isolated houses -- one reader on The Sentinel-News Facebook page reported that her home had become a castle because of the moat around it.

    Shelby County had received unofficially about 5 inches of rain as of Sunday, and in the southern areas those totals were higher.

  • Webb Named President of KACTFO

     

    Shelby County Treasurer Paula Webb officially has begun her term as president of the Kentucky Association of County Treasurer’s and Finance Officers.

    Webb and her fellow board members were sworn into office on April 16at the annual KACTFO conference held at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville commission gives final OK to raises

    In a special, 3-minute meeting Monday afternoon at Simpsonville City Hall, the Simpsonville City Commission gave unanimous approval to pay increases for its members.

    The raises, which would go into effect in January, call for the mayor’s monthly stipend to increase from $400 to $800 and the four commissioners’ from $250 to $350.

  • News Briefs: April 30, 2010

     Collins High selected

    for engineering program

    Martha Layne Collins High School officially was selected for the Project Lead the Way program Wednesday.

    "We are fortunate to be among the schools selected. This was a major undertaking that will have a major academic impact on our students," said Anthony Hatchell, Collins' principal.

  • City may consider KLC finance plan

    Shelbyville City Council is planning to hear a resolution to join the Kentucky League of Cities' new Interlocal Finance Corporation at Thursday’s meeting.

    But Mayor Tom Hardesty said on Tuesday that the resolution may be taken off the agenda.

  • KLC asks council to join finance corporation

    The Kentucky League of Cities has proposed that Shelbyville be one of the first in the state to join the group's new Interlocal Finance Corporation.

    Garrett Drakeford, the director of financial services for KLC, previewed for the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday details of the agreement and invited the city  to join Williamstown as the two inaugural members.