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  • News Briefs: Sept. 23, 2009

    Board will review Collins items

    The Shelby County Public Schools board will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary.

    The board will consider:

  • EARLIER: A new concept for a City Center

    The desire to build a conference center in Shelby County is about to take on an entirely new visual concept.  

    Leon Mooneyhan, former superintendent of Shelby County Public Schools and chief executive officer of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), will present plans Monday for a City Center, which offer significant conference space and a larger community theater in downtown Shelbyville.  

  • 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.

  • Fall Sports

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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.