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  • County property tax to hold steady

     The county tax rate will stay the same this year, as determined by the Shelby County Fiscal Court last week. 

  • Republic bank robbed; suspect still at large

     Police were still looking Tuesday night for a man who held up Republic Bank on Midland Trail in Shelbyville on Tuesday afternoon, and they are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

  • Simpsonville bumps property tax 4%

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved at a special meeting Thursday morning a half-cent increase in its property taxes for 2010.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday night at Simpsonville City Hall, commissioners passed the first reading of an ordinance to establish the tax rate at .097 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Agencies applying for help

    Some city and county agencies in Shelby soon will have some help bouncing back from a storm in mid-July that put residents through a harrowing 24 hours and left them with a lot of damage. Although no help will be forthcoming from FEMA for individual property owners, many local agencies, such as city and county fire departments, Shelby County Fiscal Court and others, will be receiving some reimbursement for their efforts in recuperating from the storm, Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said. “The FEMA team has been here for a couple of wee

  • Two parades highlight Labor Day celebrations

    From morning to noon to night, Shelby County will be rocking with Labor Day celebrations on Monday.

    Waddy hosts the biggest day, starting at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast on the Ruritan Club grounds, but you can't eat too much because a 5K Fun Run starts at 8 p.m.

    Greg Darst, the club's treasurer, said the Waddy Labor Day parade a celebration has deep roots.

  • Preschool teacher saves 3-year-old from choking

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  • News Briefs: Sept. 3, 2010

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  • I-64 westbound to be closed tonight

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office has announced the temporary closure of the left lane on westbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 45 and 46.  The lane closure is scheduled for tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and will allow for bridge deck repairs.

     The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Building a new school Part 2I: Diverse schools are absent of diverse leaders

     When Shelby County Public Schools redistricted to split the population before opening Martha Layne Collins High School, the goal was simple: have both schools mirror the county’s population.

  • Former Shelbyville man arrested for murder of girlfriend

    An Anderson County man, formerly of Shelbyville, has been arrested and charged with murder of his girlfriend, whose name is expected to be released later today.

    Gary Bancroft, 33, was arrested after police found the body of his girlfriend, also 33, in a container at their residence on Bardstown Road.

    Kentucky State Police said the murder is thought to be related to domestic violence.