Local News

  • Shelbyville keeps property tax level for third year

    Shelbyville City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance Thursday night levying ad valorem property tax rates for the calendar year of 2009.

    The property tax rate proposed this year is 27.5 cents per $100 assessed real property - the same as the last two years. The rate is expected to produce 1,972,111 - nearly $16,000 more than last year.

  • Rep. Guthrie here today

     With the debates about health-care reform, the economy and environmental issues raging, citizens have been showing up across the country to voice their concerns to their leaders.

    Today, that conversation arrives in Shelbyville, when U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) visits for meetings with several groups, including one public forum.

  • New spay/neuter clinic developed for county

    Through kind donations, tedious fundraising, and grant money, there’s a new spay/neuter clinic in Shelby County.

    With support primarily from Lifebridge for Animals and other donors, the clinic was opened last month inside the Shelby County Animal Shelter building at 266 Kentucky Street in Shelbyville.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 19, 2009

     Continuing delays

    on I-64, elsewhere

    If you travel I-64 around Shelbyville during the evening or early morning hours, be alert to continuing possible delays.

  • Shelby County on display at State Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair traditionally has been home to a good time, but it also serves as a way to show off Shelby County to the rest of the state — and this year's fair is no exception.

    The fair opened Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, with rides, concerts, the World's Championship Horse Show, competitions and exhibits.

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  • You can meet with Guthrie on Friday

    Shelby Countians will have a chance Friday to address national issues with their elected congressman.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be in Shelbyville as part of a tour of the district he is completing during Congress’s summer break.

    The day will be highlighted by a session at 3:30 p.m. when he will spend about an hour taking questions from the public during an event at the Kentucky Farm Bureau office on Mount Eden Road.

  • Bypass meeting: 'Good progress'

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville) said they felt that their meeting Friday morning with Transportation Cabinet officials the contractors of the Shelbyville Bypass went very well.

    "I feel like we made really good progress today," Montell said after the meeting at the Transportation office in Frankfort.

  • 'Basics' help hospital fight superbug

    While some doctors say the C. diff “superbug” is becoming a bigger problem for hospitals across the country, officials at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville say it’s on the decline among their patients because they’ve gone “back to the basics.”

  • Ramp closings on I-64 this week

     If you travel I-64 around Shelbyville during the evening or early morning hours, you might have to find some alternate routes.

    The repaving project that has been under way between the Simpsonville and KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) exit will expand to cause some ramp closings during the next few nights.

    Here’s what the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says you can expect: