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  • Simpsonville picks engineer for sidewalks

    The Simpsonville City Commission has taken its first action to initiate the construction of tony new sidewalks for its downtown corridor.

    Just a few weeks after being granted a $320,000 federal matching stimulus grant to build the sidewalks, city commissioners on Wednesday selected American Engineers Inc. (AEI) to be the project engineer.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 29, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment flat

    Shelby County’s unemployment remained flat in December at the same 9.5 percent it was in November, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported. Unemployment rates in all counties but Union were up from December 2008, when Shelby posted 6.9 percent.

  • Cold weather leaving some in trouble

    After nearly 570 Shelby County residents received help with heating bills last year, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is expecting even more to apply for aid this winter.

    Multi-Purpose already handed out more than $165,000 to help families with heating costs in the November and December subsidy program. Now, with the county still covered in snow and firmly entrenched in the coldest part of the winter, the agency just started the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

  • 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.