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  • News Briefs: Sept. 22, 2010

     SCHS Homecoming, Pep Rally for Life

  • News Briefs: Sept. 17, 2010

     State’s jobless rate up to 10 percent

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 10 percent in August from a revised 9.9 percent in July 2010, according to figures compiled by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. That rate is .8 percentage points lower than the 10.8 percent rate recorded in August 2009 for the state. The 10 percent rate matches June.

  • School board looking at 'green' buses

    Shelby County High School is navy blue and gold, and Collins is light blue and black, but Shelby County Public Schools is making a push for green.

    Earlier this year, the district, in conjunction with five other school districts, hired an Energy Manager to help control utility costs throughout the district and find new ways to help the district save money.

    Sherman Adams will give his first report on the state of energy management to the school board at Thursday's School Board meeting.

  • Junkyard owner in compliance with court order

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  • Sept. 11 ceremony set for Saturday

    Shelby County's firefighters and EMS workers will again mourn the loss of those killed in the terrorists' attacks on September 11, 2001.

    Ike Russell, the Shelby County EMS Honor Guard Commander, said the group has honored those who lost their lives every year since the attacks.

    This year the ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Christian Church.

    The Shelby County EMS and Fire Department honor guard will be on hand to present the flag, and there will be a Table of Honor Ceremony at the beginning of the presentation.

  • County antes up for winter

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  • News Briefs: Sept. 15, 2010

    Parks phones may be down Tuesday The Shelby County Parks offices are having new phones installed on Tuesday, and that means you could get a busy signal.

  • Citizens to respond to sidewalk plan

    As the Shelbyville City Council and Mayor Tom Hardesty have pushed to get residents to repair sidewalks throughout town, some have had enough.

    On the agenda for Thursday's 6:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall, Rich Lane will speak against the city's requests.

    Hardesty has been after residents to repair sidewalks all summer, citing the issue of public safety.

    Sidewalks are supposed to be maintained by property owners, and are not the property of the city.

  • EARLIER: Shelby man charged with slashing girlfriend

     A former Shelbyville resident with a history of domestic violence was arrested and charged Saturday with the brutal murder of his girlfriend, who is also from Shelby County.

  • EARLIER: City continuing sidewalk crackdown

    The City of Shelbyville is drawing close to finishing the sidewalk campaign originally started in the spring.

    During Thursday's City Council meeting Thursday, Mayor Tom Hardesty and Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell said the second round of letters are on the way to home owners, giving more information and directing questions to Herrell.

    The city is giving homeowners notice to get sidewalks fixed as a matter of public safety. Sidewalks throughout the city are maintained by the property owners, not the city.