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  • Rotary competing to win money for scholarships

    The Shelbyville Rotary Club has been doing its best to help Shelby County's students earn money for college.

    Since 1985 the club has handed out more than $334,000 in scholarships, and now members are hoping to add $250,000 more to that total.

    But this time they'll need your help.

    Rotary and the Shelby County Public Schools are partnering to compete in the Chase Community Giving Contest.

  • Guthrie, leaders: There are jobs

    In a still struggling economy, business owners, employers and workers like to know how the government is working to help them. That's why U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) was at the Kentucky Farm Bureau office in Shelbyville on Thursday to host a job discussion with area business and community leaders.

    About 25 people showed to speak with Guthrie before he headed to the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club's meeting for another discussion.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Edwards asks for OK to move even larger

    Edwards Moving & Rigging is expanding for the third time in three years, according to an amended development plan the company has filed with the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Edwards Moving is requesting a change to their plan to add two additional warehouses, one of 18,000 square feet and the other a 7,200 square foot building, said Ryan Libke, Triple S executive director.

    A message left for at Edwards Moving was not returned by press time.

  • Election 2012, President, lots of local races on tap

    With six statewide races complete, election officials now turn their focus toward what will be a busy year in 2012.

    Not only will a new president and vice president be elected – along with a new U.S. House of Representatives – but there will be a significant slate of elections in Shelby County as well.

    Candidates don’t have to file for office until after Jan. 1, but the slate would include court officers, city council races and some school board seats.

  • EARLIER: Assault victim remains critical

    A Shelbyville woman who was brutally assaulted Saturday is showing some improvement although  she still has not regained consciousness, a member of her family said.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, is still listed in critical condition at the University of Louisville Medical Center after being left on the side of Mount Eden Road after being severely beaten.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Eric Hettinger said no arrests have been made in the case, and her assailant remains still at large.

  • News briefs: Nov. 11, 2011

    Simpsonville gets

    grant for records

    The City of Simpsonville has received a $1,908 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The grant funds will be used to transfer valuable permanent records to security microfilm.

  • I-64 widening at Simpsonville nears completion

    You’ve seen the dividers move, the lights go up and some new pavement go down, and you’re probably thinking that the Interstate 64 widening project is just about completed.

    This widening project, from four lanes to six, west from the Simpsonville (Exit 28) to the Jefferson County line, has been under way for two years, and the finish line definitely is in sight.

  • Shelbyville man dies in tractor-trailer crash

    A Shelbyville man was killed Wednesday morning when the tractor-trailer in which he was riding swerved off Fisherville Road and crashed into trees and a yard.

    James Jacobs, 38, of Cherry Lane was dead at the scene at the corner of Veechdale and Fisherville roads. The driver of the truck, Lonnie Monroe, 43, of Shelbyville, was treated and released at the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Holiday season arrives Saturday

    Shelby County officially kicks off the Christmas spirit on Saturday with the 24th annual Celebration of Lights in downtown Shelbyville.

    The event, sponsored by SMART (Shelbyville Merchant Association of Retail Trade), looks to be one of the biggest the city has seen, with almost 60 booths already reserved.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City gives first OK to heftier business fines

    The City of Shelbyville will have a second reading on an ordinance that will fine businesses $500 for not filing or paying occupational taxes.

    The Shelbyville City Council passed the first reading of the ordinance, which will provide more than, as Mayor Tom Hardesty put it, "a slap on the hand" for offending local businesses.