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  • News Briefs: Dec. 18, 2009

     State unemployment drops

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate declined .7 percentage point to 10.6 percent in November 2009 from a revised 11.3 percent in October 2009, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported. November 2009’s jobless rate is 3.4 percentage points higher than the 7.2 percent rate recorded in November 2008.

  • Accident injures driver and 3 children

    4 injured in accident on Smithfield Road

    Driver of vehicle carrying 3 children expected to be charged

      By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    A driver who overturned her vehicle with several children inside is expected to incur charges in that accident, police say.

    Buffy C. Flanagan, 36, of Greenwood Court in Shelbyville had children ages 5, 7 and 11 in her SUV on Tuesday when she swerved to avoid hitting a truck that was stopped on Smithfield Road.

  • City approves several streets for city road system

    The Shelbyville City Council voted Thursday night to accept several new streets into the city road system.

    This would allow the city to be able to maintain these roads and include them in such activities as repairing potholes and winter maintenance, including salting and snowplowing.

    At the request of its public works department, the council approved these streets:

  • City approves several streets for city road system

    The Shelbyville City Council voted Thursday night to accept several new streets into the city road system.

    This would allow the city to be able to maintain these roads and include them in such activities as repairing potholes and winter maintenance, including salting and snowplowing.

    At the request of its public works department, the council approved these streets:

  • Scathing KLC audit likely won't affect relations in Shelby

     

    A stinging audit of the spending practices of the Kentucky League of Cities likely won’t affect Shelby County’s two cities’ relationship with that organization.

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  • Wills case continued to Dec. 23

    A Shelby County woman charged with embezzling $600,000 of escrow accounts from her employer has delayed her scheduled appearance in Shelby Circuit Court until Dec.

  • 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.