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  • 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.

  • EARLIER: New legislative session begins with many questions

    Lawmakers opened Tuesday what no doubt will be a busy General Assembly.

    With the budget and all its problems looming, the state house and senate will look to make changes in education and several other areas.

    Gov. Steve Beshear got a jump Monday by releasing his proposal to balance the state's budget. It appears to use creative cuts and not make a big slice in education, as had been feared.

    But that doesn't mean there won't be education reform.

  • EARLIER: 3 berths open as election deadline nears

     With just four days remaining before the deadline to file for the primary elections in May, at least three posts remain vacant with no candidates in line.

  • Icy treachery for traffic

    Shelby County looked more like tundra than bluegrass Tuesday morning, with cars stuck everywhere, wheels spinning on glassy roadways and students getting a day at home.

    "It was terrible," Simpsonville Police Chief Scott Chappell said. "We had cars stuck everywhere, and even a guy who went over a guard rail and flipped over."

  • News Briefs: Jan. 22, 2010

     Frankfort church members home from Haiti

    The last two members of a mission team from Capital City Christian Church in Frankfort that had been stranded in Haiti returned safely around midnight Wednesday.

    Doug Riddell and Raymonde Jacques landed at the Cincinnati airport. Twelve other members of the team came home on Tuesday.