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  • No charges made in skate-park altercation

    Shelbyville Police said Thursday they were not aware of charges being filed in the investigation of a fight earlier this month at the skate park in Shelbyville.

    SPD Chief Robert Schutte had said Wednesday that the altercation involving several juveniles had been referred to Shelby County Attorney Hart Megibben for evaluation.

    "I don't know anything more than I did the other day," Schutte said.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 18, 2009

     Unemployment hits 11.1 percent in state

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate was 11.1 percent, making it the same as July 2009’s rate after it was revised slightly upward. The Office of Employment and Training said the jobless rate for August 2009’s also matched the August 1983 rate of 11.1 percent and was 4.4 percent higher than the 6.7 percent rate recorded in August 2008.

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  • News Briefs: Sept. 16, 2009

      

    Historian at library Thursday

    Betty Gorin, historian, lecturer and author, will be at the Shelby County Public Library at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday to speak about the raids of Confederate general John Hunt Morgan. Her book "Morgan is coming!" describes the raids north of Morgan who probably passed through Henry and Shelby counties on an escape from prison in Ohio.

  • Tourism director to travel to England

    It isn't often that someone gets a free trip to England.

    But when Katie Fussenegger heads across the ocean Thursday, officials hope all of Shelby County will benefit.

    Fussenegger, co-director of the Shelbyville-Shelby County Tourism Commission, was selected by Rotary International to be one of five Kentuckians to do a work-study program abroad with all expenses paid by the organization.

  • Beshear visits Shelby Wednesday

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear makes a stop today at one of Shelby County’s most prominent farms, the home on Taylorsville Road of Kentucky Farmer of the Year Doug Langley.

    Beshear will be there at noon to discuss his Farm Energy and Efficiency and Renewable Energy partnership in Shelby County.

    Chosen Farmer of the Year in June, Langley raises 200 acres of burley tobacco, 2,800 acres of corn, 2,400 acres of soybeans and 60 acres of wheat. He and his family also raise 2,000 head of cattle annually.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 11, 2009

     Eaton completes  training course

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton will be presented with a bronze level award for completing the Public Officials Essential Skills Institute Program, a training course to help local officials expand their knowledge on a variety of issues relevant to communities and the public.

  • Sept. 11 ceremony at Shelby Christian tonight

    It has been 8 years since America was plunged into the depths of fear and disbelief when suicidal Al-Qaeda terrorists caused the deaths of nearly 3,000 people on our own shores on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Shelby County EMS director Steve Wortham has vowed that those deaths in New York and Washington, D.C., should not be forgotten.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 9, 2009

     2010 legislative calendar set

    A schedule for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2010 session was approved today by legislative leaders. The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 5 and adjourn April 13. It is expected to last 60 working days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

  • Hi Point property taxes come before city council

    Shelbyville City Council will hear a first reading Thursday night on property taxes for residents in the Hi Point area in east Shelbyville.

    If this annual ordinance adjustment passes, there are 53 lot owners in Phase I of that development who would pay $1,629.46 per lot in property taxes.

    The action is known as the Clear Creek Public Improvement Bond, and City Clerk Inez Davis explained that this is an annual process because of the bonds were structured on those lots back in the 1990s.