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  • County to hire three 911 operators

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted to approve the hiring of three part-time 911 telecommunicators at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

    Amanda LaMaster, Jennifer Hanlon and Catlin Hartlow were appointed to the position of 911 telecommunicator, which is a part-time position which pays $10 per hour.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 27, 2010

     School district's finance meeting

    The Shelby County School District will have a Finance Corporation meeting Thursday following the Board of Education meeting at Central Office.

     

    Financial Aid Night

  • Schools bill may have sidelined Montell's effort

    Kentucky took a step toward trying to attain nearly $200 million in federal funds for school reform this week when both the Senate and House passed HB 176.

    That bill, sponsored by Rep. Carl Rollins (D-Midway), would give school districts the right to close low-performing schools and to reopen them under the management of an educational management organization.

  • Local church members to go to Haiti

    Members of two local churches have plans to journey to Haiti to aid local relief efforts there.

  • 3 hurt in bus accident

    Three Shelby County students were transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with minor injuries Thursday morning after the school bus on which they were riding was involved in a single-vehicle accident.

  • Donald Farabee: 1950-2010

     

    “He was one heck of a nice guy!”

    Donald Farabee died Wednesday at his home after a battle with cancer, and Bruce Langley, his friend and former co-worker, cheerfully remembered Farabee’s personality.

    Farabee, 59, was known as a man of many roles, but those who knew him said his unifying characteristic in all roles was his kindness and easy-going nature.

  • East End concept to become reality

    The East End Study that will one day give Shelbyville’s eastside a new look is ready to be put in action.

    After Triple S Planning and Zoning approved the study and its suggestions last Tuesday, Shelbyville City County followed suit Thursday: It will adopt the plan as soon as possible. If an ordinance is needed, the plan will have to have two readings and won't be put in action until Feb. 18.

  • Tax assistance available at local agencies

    Some Shelby Countians have caught a break with the IRS.

    If you have a family income of $49,000 or less, or a single income of $15,000 or less, and those who are over 60 years of age, you qualify for free tax preparation from two local agencies who receive grants by the IRS, the AARP Foundation and the Metro United Way.

  • Roads slick, schools closed

    UPDATE 9:40 a.m.: Black ice and a layer of snow caused numerous accidents and road blockages and created a very treacherous Tuesday morning in Shelby County. Ice and about an inch of snow caught road crews by surprise, spawning those accidents and forcing Shelby County schools to be closed. Vehicles were sliding without even moving along U.S. 60, and a car was upside down on Buck Creek Road. Long lines of backups kept vehicles from moving up and down hills.

  • City Council will hear group's smoke-free plea

     

    The "Make Shelbyville Restaurants Smoke Free" group will get its say Thursday at the Shelbyville City Council meeting.