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  • Progress, near misses and catastrophes define 2009

    Presidential inauguration

    The year started with a bang with Barack Obama's historic inauguration as the nation's first African-American president.

    Thirty-nine Shelby Countians journeyed to Washington D.C. to witness the 56th presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.

    The group left Shelbyville amid falling snow and were held up due to a 40-car pile up on the interstate, but that didn't diminish their spirits.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 24, 2009

     Unemployment rate

    down from October

    Shelby County’s unemployment dropped slightly in November, down to 9.6 percent, a decrease of .3 from October, the second consecutive decline in Shelby County.

    Like every other county in Kentucky, Shelby has a much higher jobless rate than one year ago, when 6.1 percent of the workforce was without jobs.

  • Shelbyville has picked up 4,100 bags of leaves

     

    As Shelbyvillians awoke to the first snow of the season Monday, attention turned to keeping roads clear of the slippery white menace.

    Yet few residents may realize the extensive work that had been done during the past couple of months to protect the city from another annual hazard: leaf season.

  • Shelby County has seen a medley of changes this decade

    The first decade of the new millennium yielded plenty of interesting changes for Shelby County, from a boom of growth in businesses, population and infrastructure, to busts in jobs, tobacco and the housing sector.

    Shelby County rode the waves of American advances in technology, while setting itself apart in areas like the horse industry. Shelby leaders weighed in on the biggest changes of the past 10 years.

    Economic, population growth

    In terms of sheer growth, the past decade was the biggest for the City of Simpsonville, Mayor Steve Eden said.

  • Those we lost in 2009: Casey, Chatham, Davis

     

     

  • Holiday Gift Guide

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  • EARLIER: Wesley Apartments to be demolished for bypass commerce

    As construction of the Shelbyville Bypass progresses toward completion in 2010, one adjacent property is preparing to have changes of its own.  

    The area surrounding Wesley Apartments, perhaps Shelbyville's oldest complex, has been rezoned, clearing it to be redeveloped for commercial business.  

  • EARLIER: Triple S OKs changes for Harley, Wesley, Simpsonville

    In a special meeting Tuesday to observe findings of fact and transcript for five zone changes made in the last month, Triple S Planning Commission needed only minutes to make their approval of each.

    "In accordance of our zoning regulations, the commission is required to create a findings of facts and OK it, and the same with the transcripts created from the meetings,” Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said.

  • EARLIER: Shelby schools leery of state’s budget cut

    Kentucky schools have faced budget cuts consistently in recent years, and on Monday the Kentucky Department of Education informed superintendents around the Commonwealth that another $20 million could be cut from this fiscal year.

    Budgets are still being reviewed, but these potential cuts would fit with Gov. Steve Beshear's plan to reduce state spending by 6 percent.

    If the cuts are made, they would impact 32 programs, such as gifted and talented programs.