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  • News Briefs: Dec. 16, 2009

     Animal shelter applications sought

    The Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board is seeking applications from county governments for shares of $3 million in grant money to provide funding for animal shelter construction and improvements.

  • Shelby schools could oppose state proposal

    When the Shelby County School Board meets Thursday it will consider the approval of a Resolution of Opposition to a proposed plan that would allow the state to capture local school district contingency funds to help with its projected fiscal shortfall for the 2010-12 fiscal biennium.

    Kentucky state law requires local school districts to maintain a contingency fund equal to at least 2 percent of their annual budgets.

  • County completes circle on Harley land

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted on a zoning issue Tuesday morning just as it had three months ago to the day – but this time the result was the opposite.

    Magistrates unanimously approved a motion to rescind a 150-acre zone change from agricultural to industrial for the Shelby County Industrial Park, one of the parcels targeted to attract Harley-Davidson.

  • EARLIER: It's time to get ready for winter weather

    If you've ignored the wooly worms and the squirrels and all the other dire forecasts that a cruel winter may be upon us, Shelby County Fiscal Court wants to make sure you don't miss the news.

    Magistrates proclaimed this week as Winter Weather Awareness week, and that's more than just a slogan to Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee, the man who proposed it.

  • Fiscal Court approves sheriff's 2010 budget

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to accept the 2010 budget submitted by Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong that included a slight increase from 2009.  Armstrong’s 2010 budget is projected to include $1,310,200 in tax receipt

  • Frankfort Road accident victim dies

    A Frankfort woman who had been in critical condition since being injured in a single-vehicle auto accident Wednesday has died. Clarice Agnes Barber Burch, 46, of Frankfort, died Saturday at the University of Louisville Hospital, where she had been airlifted following the accident late Wednesday afternoon.

  • EARLIER: Harley: If we move, it will be Shelby

    A surge of hope mixed with optimism is pulsing through Shelby County — and Kentucky — today, little more than a day after Harley-Davidson officials announced Shelby is their remaining option as a site for their largest production facility. That plant could remain in York County, Pa. — where it has been since 1976.

  • Injured passenger in fatal accident may go home today

    The high school student injured in that fatal accident in Shelbyville on Dec. 1 may go home today.

    Driver Ashley Ford was killed, and David Baker was hurt seriously when a pickup truck struck Ford's car just west of the fairgrounds.

    Baker, who had to be airlifted to the University of Louisville Medical Center with unspecified injuries, said Tuesday he is doing much better.

  • Schools to offer H1N1 vaccines before winter break

    The long-awaited opportunity for Shelby County Public Schools students to be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus finally is becoming a reality.

    Consent forms are due today from parents who would like their children to receive those vaccinations. An informational packet and form were sent home Monday with students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 11, 2009

     Computer monitors available

    Triple S Planning & Zoning has two computer monitors it is willing to donate to a qualified nonprofit agency. The monitors are a 19-inch Relisys and a 15-ionch dwell. They are used but working. If you are interested, please contact Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke at Rlibke@shelbypz.com or at 633-1718.

     Ministry fundraiser