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  • Montell prefiles to change retirement plan for state legislators

    For years Kentucky Retirement Systems has been falling into a hole, and State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) says it’s time to make some tough decisions to bring it out.

    One thing he wants the state to look at is Bill Request 86, which he prefiled for the 2010 session. The bill would change the retirement plan for legislators elected on or after July 1, 2011.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 28, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment

    drops in September

    Shelby County’s unemployment dipped slightly in September to 9.6 percent, which makes it one of the top rates in the state. The rate was 10 percent in August.

  • SCHS football game changed from Friday to Thursday

    Because of predicted weather, the Shelby County High School football team will play its regular-season finale at Oldham County on Thursday at 7 p.m., instead of Friday as originally scheduled.

  • EARLIER: City Center proposal greeted with open arms

     

    Extra chairs had to be brought out for last minute seating, and there were still several people standing in the back as more than 100 strong crammed into the Stratton Community Center on Monday night to hear about a potential downtown "City Center.”

    Presenter Leon Mooneyhan said he was pleasantly surprised as he watched the overflow crowd pour in.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Catalpagreen

    Catalpagreen Subdivision, to be located next to the new Martha Layne Collins High School got its go-ahead from local planners in July.

  • March For Babies won't be held in Shelby

    There will be no March for Babies in Shelby County this year.

    This annual event, which had been scheduled for Oct. 3, fell through this year because of problems on the state level.

    The last couple of years, this event has raised $18,000 to $20,000, which supports programs in the community that help expecting mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies and supports research concerning ill or premature babies.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDDATE: Judicial Center coming along well

    Anyone who travels up and down Main Street on a regular basis can't help but notice that construction on the new Judicial Center has really been coming along lately.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the construction progress has been amazing when one considers how inclement the weather has been this year.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 23, 2009

     Candlelight vigil for Duckett set for Nov. 9

     

    The family of murder victim James Duckett is holding a candlelight vigil has at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Rockbridge United Methodist Church at 5317 Rockbridge Road.

    Duckett, who lived across the street from the church and worked there, was murdered one year ago on that date. His killer remains at large.

     

    Mooneyhan to address Rotary

  • News Briefs: Oct. 21, 2009

      

    Hempridge Road closed Saturday

    The Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 714, Hempridge Road, Saturday for drain installation. It will be closed to through traffic near the intersection of KY 53 with KY 44 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

  • Schools' planning committee taking shape

    When the Shelby County School Board meets Thursday night at East Middle School, it will take action on a number of agenda items that aim to get the local planning committee put in place and functioning.

    “This is the committee that is put together of school people as well as parents, community and business people, to establish the next set of the facility plan,” Community Relations Coordinator Duanne Puckett said.

    Those agenda items that will be taken action on include: