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  • News Briefs: Aug. 28, 2009

    Obama-advisor McKenzie speaks Saturday

  • EARLIER: County reviews comprehensive plan

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court held a workshop Wednesday night to review the Goals and Objectives of the county’s new Comprehensive Plan.

    The workshop was held at the request of Magistrate Michael Riggs, who said at a fiscal court meeting on July 19 when the document came up for a first reading that he wanted  the court to examine it further before adopting it.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 26, 2009

     Kiwanis meeting

    The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets noon Thursday at the Stratton Community Center.  Mayor Tom Hardesty will be the speaker. Lunch is provided, and guests are welcome. Please call 633-3750 for lunch reservations.

     

    Humanities grant

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville releases its list of 'domestic pets'

    Chickens in the city of Shelbyville are not considered "domestic pets."

    Shelbyville City Council amended an existing ordinance Thursday relating to the keeping of animals in the city limits to define better which animals are considered "domestic pets."

    That more specific list includes domestic dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, chinchilla, hamster, gerbil and ferret. The proposed list originally included mouse, rat and reptile, but the council decided to scratch those from the list.

    Chickens were never on it.

  • Shelbyville keeps property tax level for third year

    Shelbyville City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance Thursday night levying ad valorem property tax rates for the calendar year of 2009.

    The property tax rate proposed this year is 27.5 cents per $100 assessed real property – the same as the last two years. The rate is expected to produce $1,972,111 - nearly $16,000 more than last year.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 21, 2009

    Obama-advisor McKenzie speaking here

  • Shelbyville Horse Show

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  • Shelbyville keeps property tax level for third year

    Shelbyville City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance Thursday night levying ad valorem property tax rates for the calendar year of 2009.

    The property tax rate proposed this year is 27.5 cents per $100 assessed real property - the same as the last two years. The rate is expected to produce 1,972,111 - nearly $16,000 more than last year.

  • Rep. Guthrie here today

     With the debates about health-care reform, the economy and environmental issues raging, citizens have been showing up across the country to voice their concerns to their leaders.

    Today, that conversation arrives in Shelbyville, when U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) visits for meetings with several groups, including one public forum.

  • New spay/neuter clinic developed for county

    Through kind donations, tedious fundraising, and grant money, there’s a new spay/neuter clinic in Shelby County.

    With support primarily from Lifebridge for Animals and other donors, the clinic was opened last month inside the Shelby County Animal Shelter building at 266 Kentucky Street in Shelbyville.