.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • News briefs: Oct. 28, 2011

    Shelby’s unemployment

    rises, still among best

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.1 percent in Septembers, but it still ranks as the 10th-best rate in the state.

    Shelby’s rate in August had been 7.7 percent, the county’s lowest in several years, but it inched back up in September, though it remained slightly lower than a year ago (8.3 percent).

  • Election 2011: Farmer vs. a farmer to replace Farmer as ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert "Bob" Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • City still reviewing zoning on bypass

    The Shelbyville City Council hasn't put the idea of rezoning 73 acres on the southeast corner of Harrington Mill Road and the Shelbyville Bypass to rest.

    During a workshop Wednesday with the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, council members heard from Executive Director Libby Adams and President Bobby Hudson that availability of industrially zoned land in Shelby County is both misleading and lacking.

  • City attorney Chuppe to step down in December

    After 16 years sitting alongside mayors at Shelbyville City Council meetings, city attorney Frank Chuppe is stepping away from the chamber.

    The city announced last week that Chuppe would be leaving as city attorney at the end of the year.

    "Frank has done an excellent job as city attorney over the last 15 years," Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said. "I'm going to miss him. He made my job easier with his advice."

    Chuppe, who is a partner in the firm Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville, isn't retiring.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Students’ information now available on the go

    Parents, guardians and students at Shelby County schools now can access more school information on the go.

    Earlier this month, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the addition of the Campus Mobile Portal App to tie in with the Infinite Campus Parent Portal that already was offered statewide.

  • 3 more Shelby bridges need repair, replacement

    Three bridges in Shelby County require immediate and significant repairs because they fall below the state’s level of tolerance for their stability, and dozens more would be eligible for federal money for repair or replacement.

    That was the evaluation of Department of Transportation engineers who this summer completed their biennial inspections of the county’s 132 bridges and three railroad trestles.

  • What goes into a bridge inspection

    If you ever see a guy in a safety harness hanging suspended from a bridge, chances are good he’s not doing it for sport.

    He could be a bridge inspector.

    The state’s 52 certified bridge inspectors examine all of Kentucky’s 14,000 bridges every two years, and they just finished Shelby County’s inspection this summer.

  • Emergency management’s Frazee retires Monday

    Monday is the last day that Charlie Frazee will be at his job of nine years as Shelby County’s emergency management director.

    Frazee, who has a long career in emergency management, both in Shelby County and at the state level, will be retiring at the end of the month because of health reasons, he said.

    Paul Whitman, deputy EMA director, said he has worked along Frazee since he was appointed deputy director in 2004, but their friendship goes back ever further than that.

  • Emergency management’s Frazee retires Monday

    Monday is the last day that Charlie Frazee will be at his job of nine years as Shelby County’s emergency management director.

    Frazee, who has a long career in emergency management, both in Shelby County and at the state level, will be retiring at the end of the month because of health reasons, he said.

    Paul Whitman, deputy EMA director, said he has worked along Frazee since he was appointed deputy director in 2004, but their friendship goes back ever further than that.

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound at Bullskin Creek to be closed tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.2) from 6 p.m. until midnight tonight.

    The bridge deck will be patched.