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  • EARLIER: County to rescind zone change for Harley

    Now that it's official that Harley-Davidson is not coming to Shelby County, Shelby County Fiscal Court has put the wheels in motion to rescind the zone change for the larger parcel of the property that had been earmarked for the company's motorcycle plant.

    At a special-called meeting on Monday, magistrates agreed to put the matter on the court's agenda for their next regular meeting, which is Tuesday.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that date was suggested by County Attorney Hart Megibben.

  • Health-care debate equals confusion

    Pained bewilderment – that’s a pretty common expression when the phrase “health-care reform” comes up.

  • Schools are closed today

    Snow was just beginning to fall in parts of Shelby County early this morning, but Shelby County Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy already have been closed today.

     Forecasters say that 2 to 4 inches will fall during the winter storm that is striking North Central Kentucky today. Most of the snow was expected to accumulate by evening, when the winter storm warning will expire at 7 p.m.

  • County appoints 2 to library board

     

    County appoints

    2 to library board

     

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

  • News Briefs: Jan. 6, 2010

    Shelbyville tree pickup

    The Shelbyville Public Works Department will be picking up live discarded Christmas trees.  You must have "all" lights and decorations removed from the tree, or it will not be picked up.

  • Simpsonville to see new garbage trucks

     f you live in Simpsonville and see a different garbage company’s truck servicing your street, don’t fret.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden told the city’s commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night that the company with which the city contracts for garbage removal was transferring the work from one of its subsidiaries to another.

  • The outlook for 2010

    The Sentinel-News: What kind of changes do you anticipate for the county in 2010?

  • Shelbyville outlook for 2010

    The Sentinel-News: How will the city of Shelbyville change in 2010?

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty: There are many construction projects we’re looking forward to. Firehouse No. 3 will be completed here soon. That’ll offer better fire protection out in that part of the community.

  • Progress, near misses and catastrophes define 2009

    Presidential inauguration

    The year started with a bang with Barack Obama's historic inauguration as the nation's first African-American president.

    Thirty-nine Shelby Countians journeyed to Washington D.C. to witness the 56th presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.

    The group left Shelbyville amid falling snow and were held up due to a 40-car pile up on the interstate, but that didn't diminish their spirits.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 24, 2009

     Unemployment rate

    down from October

    Shelby County’s unemployment dropped slightly in November, down to 9.6 percent, a decrease of .3 from October, the second consecutive decline in Shelby County.

    Like every other county in Kentucky, Shelby has a much higher jobless rate than one year ago, when 6.1 percent of the workforce was without jobs.