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  • Workers lose jobs, not hope

    In the last month, more than 300 local workers either lost their jobs or were notified they would soon be laid off - just in time for Christmas.

    While the holidays might be less than cheery for these workers, some are hoping next year will bring more to be merry about.  

    After Terry Gaines was laid off from Martinrea Heavy Stamping this year, she knew this would be the last year that a factory job paid for her Christmas.

  • Woman killed on Eminence Pike

    A Henry County woman died shortly after an automobile accident that occurred as she headed into Shelbyville Saturday morning, according to Jason Rice, a detective with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    Karen Montgomery, 32, was traveling south on Ky. 55,  Eminence Pike just before 6:30 a.m. when her car was struck by a car traveling north.

  • 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.