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  • Neihof receives positive evaluation

    Students aren’t the only ones who get report cards.

    After six months on the job, Superintendent James Neihof received a performance evaluation from the Shelby County School Board last Thursday night.

    He passed with flying colors.

    Neihof, who took office in June, received only positive marks on his evaluation and was noted for meeting or exceeding all of the board’s expectations.

  • Shelbyville City Council OKs raises

    The Shelbyville City Council approved the first readings of three separate ordinances Thursday night that increase the pay scales for the police department, fire department and city employees.

    Both the police ordinance and the fire ordinance show salary increases of 1.5 percent.

  • State police to crack down on drunk drivers during holidays

    Every year law enforcement officials make a plea to those who drink to stay off the roads.  Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said that though drunk driving is a horrible crime any day of the year, statistics show that the holiday season is by far the worst period for crashes involving alcohol.

    He added that 25 people died on Kentucky roadways between December 20 and December 31 last year.

  • Frozen pipe shuts off water to resident

    The combination of a low Guist Creek Lake and freezing temperatures shut down the water supply to a handful of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer customers early Monday morning.

    The low lake levels left exposed about 80 feet of iron pipe that supplied water to four residences on Farm Lake Court. With air temperatures dropping into single digits and wind-chill readings below zero Sunday night and Monday morning, water in the pipe froze solid.

  • Stumbo still banned from schools

    The Shelby Circuit Court has upheld the ban of a former teacher from school property.

    On Monday, Judge Chuck Hickman overruled Scott Stumbo’s request for a temporary injunction on the ban that the Shelby County Public School System has put on him from attending school events and extracurricular activities.

    Stumbo, who was accused of sexually harassing two students in 2006, has not been allowed to be on school property since February 2007.

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  • The right moves

    The Shelby County chess team often has been underrated by its opponents this season, perhaps in more ways than one.

    But at chess there's no real question about this team: It's undefeated.

  • Christmas @ Claudia's set for Sunday

    Christmas @ Claudia's set for Sunday

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    This Sunday, Christmas @ Claudia's will gladden the hearts of many Shelby Countians.

    The $30,000 charitable event will serve 1,500 people from the Shelby County community. 

    Tom and Cherry Settle, owners of  Claudia Sander's Dinner House where the event will be held, donate all food and their facility to host the event.

  • Shelby County sloshes throw snow and ice

    After working all day Monday salting and plowing, the roads of Shelby County were in pretty good shape Tuesday, Road Supervisor Carl Henry said.

    "We were out all night and we got about an inch of snow in town, and as much as four inches about 15 miles out down the interstate," he said.