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  • Wade stepping down at CUB

     

    Citizens Union Bank announced today that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, will retire from that position and as a member of the bank's board of directors, effective Friday.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

  • Census participation helps Shelby's funds

    Sometime this month you will receive your questionnaire for the 2010 census, and in that form you will hold more power than you realize.

    If you want Shelby County to have more of a presence in national politics and receive more federal tax dollars, all you have to do is fill out the form and return it.

  • Woman dead from Friday's crash

    A Louisville woman was fatally injured Friday morning in a three-car collision on the interstate in Shelbyville that left another woman in critical condition.

  • Bank robbery suspect still at large

    Police said Monday they are still searching for a man who robbed a branch of Commonwealth Bank just after it opened Thursday morning.

    "Our investigation is continuing, but he is still at large at this time," said Maj. D. Goodwin.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that shortly after 9 a.m., the man walked into the lobby of the bank, located at 1502 Mount Eden Road, and demanded money.

    "He walked up to the teller and demanded money," Schutte said, adding that the man implied he had a weapon, but did not pull one out.

  • News Briefs: March 19, 2010

      

    Shelby’s unemployment

    at 10.4 percent in January

    Shelby County’s unemployment rose by nearly a point in January, based on information released Thursday by to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Simpsonville implements zoning plan

    Simpsonville commissioners didn’t take long to perform the city’s business Tuesday night.

    In a 20-minute meeting, they gave final approval to an ordinance placing properties along U.S. 60 under the city’s new Village Center Form District. The ordinance will be published and become official as soon as today.

  • Simpsonville implements zoning plan

    Simpsonville commissioners didn’t take long to perform the city’s business Tuesday night.

    In a 20-minute meeting, they gave final approval to an ordinance placing properties along U.S. 60 under the city’s new Village Center Form District. The ordinance will be published and become official as soon as today.

  • Mount Eden Fire Department gets huge grant

    The Mount Eden Fire Department soon will be getting a new fire truck, thanks to a $165,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The money, which will come from the FY 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, will supply most of the cost of the new truck, Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said.

    "The new truck will cost $190,000, and the grant will pay for $165,000 of that, and we will have to come up with the rest of it," he said.

  • County gets money back from KACo

    Shelby County Fiscal Court received $31,000 Tuesday night from the Kentucky Association of Counties for an upcoming dividend payment, which was presented in check form by KACo insurance agent Larry Denney.

    Joe Greathouse, KACo director of insurance, said the dividend represents an achievement by county governments across Kentucky above and beyond "simply being good" and that the money represented KACo's successful and stable financial position.

  • Shelby falls in close one

    Ballard 90, Shelby 80, final. The Rockets are knocked from the State Tournament by a team that's quickness and athleticism overcomes sometimes sloppy play. Ballard advances to play Warren Central Friday at noon.

    Ballard 86, Shelby 78, 1:02 to play in the fourth. Shelby's pressing, but it hasn't produced a turnover and neither has the offense.

    Ballard 80, Shelby 75, 2:00 to play in the fourth. Johnson fouled out, sending Jones to the line for three free throws, which he hit.