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  • Senate candidates in town for event Saturday

    The Women's Network, which bills itself as Advocates of Democratic Principles, selected Shelbyville for its annual meeting, bringing an array of notable political figures to speak Saturday on key issues faced by the state and country.

    “Shelbyville was selected to host it because we’re a fairly active chapter. We have a good history of bringing in very interesting speakers,” said Marty Lanus, moderator for the event, which will be held at at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Housing cutbacks more families out in the cold

    Insufficient federal funding has frozen the Section 8 Rental Voucher Program, which helps low-income individuals and families find and pay for affordable housing, meaning more and more struggling families in Shelby County are looking for shelter.

    The waiting list in Kentucky closed in January 2008 with nearly 10,000 applicants, and though it is down to 3,500 applicants, it has not reopened.

  • Public hearing on key zone change is Thursday

    Triple S Planning & Zoning will conduct a public hearing Thursday night to discuss a zone change for 114 acres located in and adjacent to the Shelby County Industrial Park that could help the county in its bid for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle plant.

    The zone changes, if approved, would switch two parcels, 150 acres and 64 acres, located north of Interstate 64 and both east and west of Joyes Station Road, from agricultural to heavy industrial – and possibly could establis

  • District seeks public feedback for improvement

    Shelby County Public Schools is seeking the input of staff, family and community members to help design what it is calling the District Improvement Plan.

    This plan is a sort of comprehensive guide to help staff improve student achievement through activities that focus on key areas such as academic performance, efficiency and a learning environment.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 11, 2009

     Senate candidates scheduled

  • Southville to hold special election for winery

    Ferenc Vegh and Lisa Davis can't wait until Nov. 24.

    That's the day they find out whether or not they will get the go-ahead to start plans to build a winery to go with the vineyard they established last year.

    A special local-option election will be held Nov. 24 for the Southville Voting Precinct (B-101), which will allow voters to decide if they would like for the Vegh-Davis Vineyard, located at 5916 Hempridge Road, to be allowed to operate as a winery.

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  • It's time to light up downtown Shelbyville

    From wandering carolers to horse-drawn carriage rides, the annual Celebration of Lights kicks off the holiday season in downtown Shelbyville on Saturday.

    "It's the perfect time for families to get out and roam the streets and go into shops and start their holiday festivities," organizer Harriet Massey said. "The weather's going to be pretty, and we're going to have a great time."

  • County gets $222,000-plus Homeland Security grant

    Shelby County officials learned last week that they had been awarded a Homeland Security Grant of $222,918.

    The money will be used to complete for new electronic equipment, including three receivers, three microwave links and the construction of a tower, which will improve communications for first responders in the county and surrounding areas.

    Emergency Management Director Charlie Frazee said these communications upgrades would improve reception greatly.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 6, 2009

     Women’s network to hold  

     first event in Shelby Nov. 14