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  • Shelbyville’s proposed budget has $700K gap

    The Shelbyville City Council heard the first reading of the projected 2011-12 budget on Thursday, and for the first time in at least three years the projected revenue did not cover the city’s expenses.

    “Our appropriations [expenses] are up because we had to budget quite a bit more for retirement and insurance,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

  • School board may choose architects

    The Shelbyville Board of Education should finally choose at this week’s meeting the architects for the two new construction projects it has planned.

    The selections for the new buildings at the Southside and Northside locations are the only action items on agenda for the meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonville Elementary.

    However, the board will recognize the Shelby County High School Marine Corps JROTC air rifle team for its national championship and Heritage Elementary for its School to Career video.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks info on fraud case

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in apprehending those responsible in perpetuating a case of fraud and theft that happened May 2 at the Walmart in Shelbyville.

    Deputies want to identify two people captured by closed-circuit cameras when they were entering the store on May 2.

    In another photograph, detectives have circled a vehicle of interest in a photo of the parking lot taken by the store’s security cameras as being the car they believe these suspects were driving that day.

  • EARLIER: Ethington Auto’s attorney surprised at number of charges

    An attorney representing Ethington Auto of Shelbyville expressed surprise Tuesday when he was told that his clients had been charged with more than a hundred counts instead of a handful.

    Owners of Ethington Auto were arraigned Tuesday morning in Shelby County District Court on 107 charges – including two felonies – of illegal business practices.

    Louisville attorney Sam Carl sounded flustered when he learned of the number of charges from a reporter.

  • U.S. 60-KY 55 intersection gets a look

  • News Briefs: May 11, 2011

    Abramson headlines
    Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

    Former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor with incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, will be the featured speaker tonight for the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner at Science Hill Inn.
    Attorney Fielding Ballard III, chair for the Shelby County Democratic Party, said he expects a good turnout of Democrats and of candidates in advance of Tuesday’s Primary Election.

  • One man’s plea for help for tornado victims in Alabama

    Darrell Biram has a story to tell, a sad and horrific story -- but also one of miracles – about  what he saw when he went to help the people of Alabama deal with the aftermath of last month’s deadly tornadoes.

    Biram is the pastor of Grace Assembly of God, and in conjunction with a church in Hueytown, Ala., and Billy Graham Ministries’ Samaritan’s Purse, he and some members of his little church in Shelbyville decided to do what they could.

  • Archarcharch's injuries require retirement

    Archarcharch, the horse Shelbyville resident Jon Court rode in his first Kentucky Derby on Saturday, is being retired.

    That's the report from the Saratogian in New York. You can read it here.

    http://saratogian.com/articles/2011/05/08/sports/doc4dc76eb9e9af67533598...

    Archarcharch, the 3-year old who came out of the No. 1 hole Saturday in the 137th Kentucky Derby -- Court's first in a 30-year career -- pulled up lame after crossing the line in 15th place.

  • News Briefs: May 6, 2011

    Hornback named to committee
    overseeing tobacco settlement

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed by his colleagues to serve as co-chair of the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.
    This committee reviews matters pertaining to the Agricultural Development Board, including requests to the board for grants and loans.  It also oversees investments that will assist farmers and the administrative, financial, and programmatic activities of the board.

  • Election 2011: Cash, candidates rolling in as primary nears

    Contributions and candidates are gathering their final momentum with the Primary Election a little more than a week away.

    First we have the final campaign contribution reports that show that Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, a Republican candidate in the race for Agriculture Commissioner, is trailing his opponent in fundraising.