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  • Shelbyville City Council: 2nd annexation of bypass land up for final OK

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a second reading Thursday on annexing for the second time roughly 70 acres that sits on the southwest corner of Harrington Mill and Freedom's Way and the adjoining land, which has the railroad track on it.

    Just before the holidays the council voted to annex the Ruble property for the second time, this time with the railroad property as well to make it contiguous with current city property in Midland Industrial Park.

  • Report says Shelby trails state's college-bound student rate

    Shelby County is right on average with the state in producing college-going students, according to a report released on the class of 2010.

    The Kentucky P-20 Data Collaborative, a coalition of educational groups, released last week the Kentucky High School Feedback Report for College-Going Students in the class of 2010.

    It showed that of the 427 students graduating from Shelby County Public Schools in 2010, 60.2 percent went on to college, with 61.6 percent going on from Shelby County High School.

  • Governor kills hospital merger involving JHS

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear delivered a blow to the proposed hospital merger involving Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, University Hospital in Louisville and Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns the Lexington-area's St. Joseph Health System.

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare also owns Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • Important stories from 2011: Repairs for I-64 ramp haven’t been finalized

    Just because the calendar flipped over into a new year doesn’t mean that critical items facing Shelby County automatically got a fresh start.

    In fact, there are several significant items that have carried over into 2012, most notably the state’s plan to repair the dangerous eastbound acceleration lane from KY 55 onto Interstate 64.

  • Simpsonville horse up for top honors

    SIMPSONVILLE– A few years ago,  on a fairly concealed farm off Webb Road in Simpsonville, a young colt was learning the how to compete in the graceful arenas of the American Saddlebreds.

    No one could predict his invincible 5-gaited run. No one knew he would become a World’s Champion of Champions. And certainly no one envisioned his rise this month to an even more elite circle in the equine world.

  • News briefs: Dec. 30, 2011

    Taylorsville’s emergency

    E-mail alert back in action

    Nixle, the alert service used to provide Taylorsville residents with text message and E-mail alerts in emergency situations, is back in action. Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis sent a message to former subscribers a couple of weeks ago to let them know the service was back in use.

    “Taylorsville Police are back on line with Nixle,” the alert said. “We will try to keep you updated on community events. Tell your friends to register.”

  • Shelby County Public Schools : 6 teachers earn board certification

    Shelby County Public Schools announced Wednesday that six new teachers had earned their National Board Certification, brining the district's total to 54.

    The district's press release showed Shelby County High School and Painted Stone Elementary each with two teachers  earning the national recognition this year: Karin Ceralde and Julia Webb and Molly Davie and Heather Fallen, respectively.

    Also earning their certification were Amy Vest from Southside Elementary and Kimberly Lewis from Wright Elementary.

  • 2012 Legislative preview: Choosing top issues is no huge gamble for legislators

    The 2012 Kentucky Legislative session begins on Tuesday, and lawmakers from around the state already have lined up a lot to talk about.

    Talks already have started on redistricting, which is mandated every 10 years by the census, and some 200 bills have been pre-filed, not to mention that Gov. Steve Beshear has suggested several topics that he thinks should be considered.

  • Shelby’ rain falls short of record

    It looks like Shelbyville will come up just short of its record rainfall, despite cities all around it surpassing their wettest years.

    On Dec. 6 Shelbyville Municipal Water Manager Tom Doyle had the city with 72.3 inches of rain. Although that number was 7 inches more than Louisville’s record rainfall for the year, it was still short of Shelbyville’s record of 75.3 inches set in 2004.

    But the rain hasn’t stopped.

  • Unpaid property taxes can escalate

    If you haven’t paid your property taxes this year, time is running out to avoid issues associated with delinquent bills – including the possibility that a complete stranger could secure an interest on your home.

    To avoid any late charges, property taxes must be paid by Saturday. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, which is charged with collecting the revenue, is open today for walk-in customers, but Sheriff Mike Armstrong said mailed payments postmarked no later than Dec. 31 will be also be honored.