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  • Volunteers help care for animals during Louisville flood

    Employees and volunteers at the Shelby County Humane Society are always helping out animals in need in the county. But when flood waters filled the Metro Animal Services shelter in Louisville last Tuesday, they went out of their way to lend a helping hand. 

    Several people took supplies to Louisville and helped care for the animals, which had been relocated to the fairgrounds, said Nancy Guilliom, volunteer coordinator for the Shelby County Humane Society. 

  • 'One of the best shows in U.S.'

    The parties have ended, the food is gone and the show is over until next year, but attendees say the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show was a show fitting the anniversary.

    Officials say it was one of the best crowds ever for a show that attracts people from all over the country.

    Pam Ray, president of the board of directors for the Shelbyville Horse Show, said Friday and Saturday brought some of the biggest daily crowds the show has ever had.

    “We've never used as many bracelets as we did on Saturday,” Ray said.

  • Child found wandering on roadway

    A toddler was found wandering in the middle of Mount Eden Road early Friday morning.

    The child, approximately 2-3 years old, was walking in the middle of the roadway on the bridge next to the I-64 ramps around 3 a.m., according to Chevron employees.

    A truck driver traveling down the road saw the toddler and stopped his truck in the middle of the road, in order to block traffic to keep the child from being struck a car, said Lori Witt, an employee at the nearby Chevron Station.

    The truck driver brought the child into the station and called police.

  • Toddler found wandering at night in road

    Toddler found wandering at night in road 3-year-boy rescued by trucker   By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    A toddler found walking out in the middle of Mount Eden Road at 3 a.m. has been reunited unharmed with his parents.

    Three-year-old Jonathan Purvis had apparently gotten up in the middle of the night and somehow unlocked the front door of his home and walked outside, unknown to his parents, who were sound asleep, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.

  • EARLIER: County finishes review of plan

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  • School Board OKs tax increases

    The Shelby County School Board approved on Thursday new tax rates for the year 2009-2010 following a brief public hearing in which one citizen voiced his concerns on the proposed increase.

    As a 1982 SCHS graduate and longtime Shelby County resident, Terry Johnson told the board that the county’s school taxes are already among the highest in state – as much as a quarter more than many surrounding counties.

  • School board, public to consider tax increase

    Seeking more revenue to keep up with the growth of county schools, the Shelby County Board of Education will consider raising the 2009 school property tax at its meeting Thursday at Wright Elementary, but not until it holds a public hearing at the meeting’s 7 p.m. start.

    The proposal is for an increase to 66.6 cents on real property and 66.6 cents on personal property. The revenue produced by such rates would be around $19.4 million, a 6 percent increase from 2008.

  • Shelby Countians' chief concern: health care

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  • News Briefs: Aug. 28, 2009

    Obama-advisor McKenzie speaks Saturday

  • EARLIER: County reviews comprehensive plan

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court held a workshop Wednesday night to review the Goals and Objectives of the county’s new Comprehensive Plan.

    The workshop was held at the request of Magistrate Michael Riggs, who said at a fiscal court meeting on July 19 when the document came up for a first reading that he wanted  the court to examine it further before adopting it.