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  • Shelby Countians question health-care ruling

    The landmark decision by the Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold the nation’s new health-care law likely will have broad impact nationally – and questionable popularity among some Shelby Countians.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s central element, the individual insurance mandate, should stand, with a 5-4 decision against a suit brought by the attorneys general of several states.

  • Shelby Energy annual meeting: Member nominee fails in board bid

    The results from Shelby Energy’s first election that included a member-owner running for a spot on its board of directors weren’t much different than those in past years.

    Sonia McElroy of Milton gathered the proper number of signatures from members to be included on the ballot, but she lost Friday to the incumbent in District III, Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, 1,024-83, during the cooperative’s 75th annual meeting at Henry County High School.

  • Heat rises to record range in Shelby

    Farmers, athletes, firefighters, construction workers and anyone else who spends a lot of time outside is facing a real challenge with temperatures that should approach record highs right through the weekend.

    The high reading fell a little short of that record on Thursday, topping out at 99, but that could be the lowest recording until Monday.

  • Cancer stricken baby to have transplant

    Things finally are beginning to look up for Addison Miles, a critically ill infant who has captured the hearts of her community.

    Her grandfather, David Miles, said the little girl is finally ready for a bone marrow transplant, a living-saving procedure that had to be postponed until her body had reached a certain status.

  • Cancer stricken baby to have transplant

    Things finally are beginning to look up for Addison Miles, a critically ill infant who has captured the hearts of her community.

    Her grandfather, David Miles, said the little girl is finally ready for a bone marrow transplant, a living-saving procedure that had to be postponed until her body had reached a certain status.

  • Large crowd attends librarian’s reading at Clear Creek Park

    Sherry Bogard was back to doing what she loves on Wednesday – reading to children, just not at the library.

    Bogard, who was fired last week by the Shelby County Public Library, where in 2011 she was named the top children’s librarian in the state, looked around at the huge crowd of more than 100 children and nearly as many adults and smiled.

    “Yes, I see a lot of people here from my program at the library, and I really appreciate their support so much,” she said, a tear or two mingling with her smile.

  • Rand Paul to visit Shelby on Monday

    Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be making a couple of stops in Shelby County on Monday.

    His schedule will include an afternoon press briefing at the Stratton Center and an evening speaking engagement with Shelby County Farm Bureau members.

    Jennifer Decker, field representative for Paul in nine counties, said he will be holding a press briefing at the Stratton Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to give the media the chance to speak with him about topics of interest.

  • News briefs: June 27, 2012

    Get ready for temps

    in 100s by Thursday

     

    Forget that cool and wonderful summer day you enjoyed on Tuesday.

    Shelby County Emergency Management officials sent out an alert Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather Service has forecast temperatures to surpass 100 by Thursday.

    In fact, old man summer is about to pull a one-two-three punch on Kentucky, with high temps expected to extend until Monday and make an already bad drought situation worse.

  • Shelby County School Board: Superintendent will receive public review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will make its review of Superintendent James Neihof public at Thursday’s meeting.

    In accordance with state law, the board met with Neihof in closed session during its meeting on  June 14, discussing with him its preliminary evaluation.

    At this week’s meeting, which will be in the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville, the board will present those discussions to the public.

    Neihof, who was hired in 2008, has received very positive reviews in the past two years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City, county will host event for home hazardous waste items

    The Shelbyville Public Works Department has earned a new grant that will allow it to take in household hazardous wastes.

    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council during Thursday’s meeting that the grant, for which the city applied for in conjunction with the county, would create a scheduled opportunity for residents of the city and county to drop items off at Public Works, 787 Kentucky Street.