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  • Montell seeks to crack down on illegal aid

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is taking dead aim at employers who hire people in the country illegally.

    Montell this week prefiled a bill that he said he hopes will reduce the number of employees who are in Shelby County illegally by putting more restrictions – and potential penalties – for those who do the hiring.

    Montell announced Wednesday that he will introduce BR 58 at the 2012 legislative session that would require all employers with more than 11 workers to use E-Verify, a system that checks Social Security numbers for authenticity.

  • Shelbyville sued for injury, employment

    Two lawsuits have been filed against the City of Shelbyville, one involving an injury and the other by a police officer who says he has been treated unfairly by the department.

    Richard Babiarz, a former police sergeant who is now a patrolman, filed suit Oct. 10 against the city, Mayor Tom Hardesty and the Shelbyville Police Department.

  • Democratic Bus Tour comes to Shelby Thursday

    Instead of stumping to a crowd of people strolling through Veterans’ Park on a lazy autumn afternoon, a bus full of Democratic candidates seeking statewide office ended up making their platform in the basement of the Shelby County Courthouse, out of the rain and gusting wind.

    A small crowd of about 25 people crowded into the hallway outside the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon, and most of them were candidates and courthouse employees. Maybe half of them were from the public, including Democratic magistrates Tony Carriss and Hubie Pollett.

  • News briefs: Oct. 21, 2011

    Georgetown pursuing

    veterans museum

  • Tire Amnesty days are Friday and Saturday

    Shelby County residents have two more days to dispose of used tires through this year’s Tire Amnesty Days program.

    Unwanted tires may be dropped off at the Shelby County Road Department at 406 Kentucky St. today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The service began on Thursday, and is offered by the Division of Waste Management in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, with assistance from county government and the Transportation Cabinet.

  • State Auditor: Political veteran Edelen, newcomer Kemper vie

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

     

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he has had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Simpsonville Police handling fewer calls, more cases

    Simpsonville Police Chip Minnis gave the Simpsonville City Commission a present at its meeting on Wednesday.

    Minnis, chief since the summer, provided commissioners with a 17-page report on crime in the city in 2010.

    “I didn’t realize you hadn’t received the report,” said Minnis, who took over for veteran chief Scott Chappell. “You’ll have the report for 2011 in January.”

  • News briefs: Oct. 19, 2011

    Sherman Minton repairs

    to take 135 work days

  • MAP results show ‘deflating’ trends

    Members of the Shelby County Board of Education heard good and bad news in the reports about the results from its two key standardized testing programs that were delivered during Thursday’s meeting at Heritage Elementary.

    News about the statewide KCCT test, reported last week, was almost all positive because each school and the district’s 2011 test results bested their own 3-year averages and state results.

    But this fall’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing came with mixed results.

  • Shelby County School Board: Martin, Zepeda are student reps

    The Shelby County School Board welcomed its two new student reps at Thursday’s meeting: Gwen Martin from Shelby County High School and Ashley Zepeda from Collins.

    Martin is a senior at SCHS with a 4.6-weighted grade-point average. She’s is the former junior class president and Technology Student Association vice president and treasurer. She now serves on the student council and is a Governor’s Scholar, along with a four-year member of Beta Club and several other activities.