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  • Shelby may miss big snow/icing problems

    Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Louisville say that although Shelby County is under a winter weather advisory, they don’t foresee much in the way of inclimate weather.

    Meteorologist Robert Szappanos said on New Year’s Eve that a wintery mix could come through the area, with a little of the same for New Year’s Day.

    “We don’t expect much accumulation, maybe a half inch or less,” he said.

    The forecast for today, the first day of 2013, is for some light snow or rain, he said.

  • School district is dark in shutdown

    If Shelby County Public Schools buildings look even darker than usual this week, it’s because they are.

    For the first time, the district has instituted a furlough week for administrators during the holiday break. This cost-saving measure that allows the district to save on administration salaries and on utility bills at the schools by dropping the energy consumption to the lowest levels possible.

  • Shelby lost many prominent contributors in 2012

    On Sunday afternoon at Simpsonville Christian Church, some friends of the late Ernie Threlkeld are getting together to jam during a special musical service.

    Threlkeld would smile at that. As a lifelong music teacher, band leader and performer, Threlkeld was the consummate music man in Shelby County.

    Threlkeld, 74, who grew up in Simpsonville as the son of a woman who taught hundreds to play the piano, died in 2012, one of a long list of Shelby Countians who passed away this year.

  • Shelby’s leaders not worried about 'fiscal cliff' – for now

    There is no doubt that Shelby Countians, like the rest of the country’s citizens, will feel the thud if our nation’s leaders can’t keep the government from toppling over the fiscal cliff by Monday. And our local leaders are much more worried about the individuals in the county than they are about our local governments.

  • Woman in Henry animal abuse case sues county

    Terri Smith, the Henry County woman who was charged with animal hoarding and operating a puppy mill, now has filed two suits against the county and its animal control officer for how her case was handled.

    Read the full story at http://www.hclocal.com/content/smith-files-suits-against-county

  • News briefs: Dec. 28, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment at 6.2 percent in November

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate continues to be among the lowest in the state.

    Shelby recorded 6.2 percent unemployment in November – tied for seventh best in the state – in statistics released this week by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    That’s the same rate Shelby County reported for October and continues to be lower than in November 2011. Shelby had a 6.3 percent unemployment rate in September.

  • Penis amputation case may go to Kentucky Supreme Court

    A Waddy man who lost a battle in the state Court of Appeals on Friday may not be giving up his fight to have his doctor held accountable for amputating his penis.

    The attorney for Phillip Seaton said Wednesday that he may go to the Kentucky Supreme Court, if necessary, to seek relief against Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort, who twice has been vindicated for deciding to amputate Seatons’ penis during a circumcision in 2007.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Council not ready to accept Clifton Court

    The Shelbyville City Council wrapped up its 2012 session Thursday in a meeting that prepared some agenda items for the New Year.

    After reviewing a request to accept Clifton Court into the city’s road system, the council passed the request to the Public Works Committee and also tabled a vote to update the ordinance pertaining to solicitation licenses.

  • Council praises Matthews for contributions

    At the year’s final Shelbyville City Council meeting Thursday, Mayor Tom Hardesty finished the agenda by awarding outgoing council member Alan Matthews with a certificate as an Ambassador to the City.

  • Toys, food flow on Christmas Eve

    While shoppers dashed for some last minute gifts on Christmas Eve, people in a couple of places in Shelbyville were already in the giving mode.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center and Centenary United Methodist Church each held a holiday meal on Monday, MPCAA with a community-wide meal created by the Optimist Club and church in conjunction with God’s Kitchen.