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  • Car and ambulance collide on Taylorsville Road

    An ambulance en route to the hospital with a patient collided with a car Monday afternoon on Taylorsville Road.

    The accident occurred on Taylorsville Road just north of the interstate entrance/exit ramps when an ambulance traveling to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with a patient collided with a car.

    According to Sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy, the car pulled out in front of the ambulance at the intersection of Tayorsville and Old Brunerstown roads.

    “I guess they just didn't see it,” he said.

  • Some advice, Mr. President

     

    If President Barack Obama tries to follow all of the advice of local leaders, he will indeed be a busy man -- and perhaps a miracle worker.

    When asked what advice they would give Obama, local leaders said he needs to stimulate the economy but not increase the budget deficit and not raise taxes. He needs to keep us safe and take the war to terrorists. He needs to review federal education legislation and help local schools, businesses and farmers, they said. And be his own man, unswayed by the extreme elements within his party.

  • County gets weather radios with grant

    Staff photo by Lisa King

  • Group headed to see Obama

    Deborah Jordan is on cloud 10.

    She is three days away from leading a group from Shelbyville to the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama, and she says she “can hardly wait to on the bus.”

    Jordan, president of the local NAACP, said the inauguration of the first African American U.S. president is one of the most historic events in her lifetime.

    She said she wouldn't dare miss it.

    "I just can't express how excited I am," she said.

  • LG&E, KU settles rate cases, typical bill to decrease

    The proposed rate changes that Kentucky Utilities filed last summer would've raised the average residential electricity bill by 7.3 percent.

    Now it looks like customers won't have to pay quite as much.

    A settlement announced Tuesday in the Louisville Gas and Electric/Kentucky Utilities Company rate cases would mean slightly higher rates for customers starting as soon as next month, but the rates would be a bit less than .

  • Coleman to receive posthumous

    The late Rev. Louis Coleman will be honored on Thursday as the 2009 recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award.

    The annual award ceremony will be hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission at 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.

    The award is given to an individual within the Commonwealth of Kentucky who embodies the spirit and energy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • SCHS changes cell phone policy

    Shelby County High School has changed its student cell-phone policy in order to tackle a growing problem of cellular usage during class.

    Though the policy change stops short of completely banning cellular devices, it does absolutely prohibit their usage during the school day.

  • 8 teachers pass National Boards

    Students aren’t the only ones who are glad when they pass a test.

    Last Thursday night the Shelby County School Board celebrated with eight local teachers who passed the National Board Certified Teachers exam this year.

    The exam, which is administered by the National Board Professional Teaching Standards, is a benchmark for excellence in education.

    Superintendent James Neihof said the teachers in the district who have passed the national board exam are “among some of the best we have.”

  • Road department gets ready for bad weather

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger announced that crews from the Shelby County Road Department will be out in force on Monday,  pre-treating the county roadways with de-icing material in preparation of the Canadian Clipper System that is due to arrive in the Ohio Valley on Tuesday.

    With the possibility of the frigid cold temperatures and mild-to-moderate snow accumulations, Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry will get a jump start in anticipation of the potentially hazardous weather conditions.

  • Bad weather predicted for midweek

    After a prediction of really nasty weather for Monday night by the National Weather Service fizzled out, Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said Tuesday he still planned to have road crews on standby.

    “They're saying we've got some snow moving in, not a big deal, but if the temperature drops the way they say it's going to, the roads could get really slick,” he said.

    The road crew had put spread 4,500 gallons on brine over county roads and the inner city on Monday night, about $500 worth, Henry said.