Local News

  • EARLIER: City bringing back rental inspection fee

    The Shelbyville City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that will bring back the city’s inspection fee on rental properties at Thursday’s meeting.

    The $20 fee was dropped by the city in 2007 when a group of property owners complained that the city was just looking for revenue.

    “We changed it then so that the inspection would just be included with their business license,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said. “But the group that wasn’t paying then, still isn’t paying now.

  • EARLIER: 'All I could think of was I had to get him out'

    A little boy is safe today thanks to the heroic efforts of his nanny, who ran barefoot through a wall of flames to rescue him from a burning house.

    Although badly burned, Alyson Myatt of Shelby County carried the 5-year-old out of the house and took him to a neighbor’s home, where she called 911, Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard Tucker said.

  • Trailers for sale or rent

    Don’t worry; There is not a hurricane or tornado coming through Shelbyville anytime soon.

    No, the temporary housing trailers on vacant lots on Breighton Circle aren’t staying long.

    Jimmy Willard, a co-owner of H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers, said the trailers are coming in for auction and should be gone within a month to six weeks.

  • Is new law healthy?

    President Obama signed into law Tuesday an historic new law that dramatically alters America's health care system.

    Almost every American will be affected by the various aspects of the plan that will unfold during the next decade.

  • Downtown cleanup back in full swing

    "I just don't understand why people would throw all this trash down in their own neighborhood," said Chasity Flores, glancing down the railroad tracks at litter as far as the eye can see.

    All this week Flores and seven others from the Shelby County Drug Court program have been participating in the state's 12th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week.

  • News Briefs: March 24, 2010

    Shelby schools place in cup competition

  • School board to set goals, daycare program Thursday

    At its meeting on March 11, the Shelby County Board of Education held a working session to discuss and learn more about the proposed Board Goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    At Thursday’s meeting, the board will decide if the goals presented by Superintendent James Neihof are solid enough. The board  also will discuss and vote on the district’s after-school care program for next year.

    Neihof’s goals follow the district’s 5 Main Things program of Curriculum, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning Community, Intervention and Enrichment.

  • Farm Bureau will host State Senate candidates

    The Shelby County Farm Bureau will kick off the local political season Tuesday.

    The Farm Bureau will welcome the four candidates running for the 20th District Senate seat, occupied by the retiring Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville), at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The district covers Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

  • Wade stepping down at CUB


    Citizens Union Bank announced today that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, will retire from that position and as a member of the bank's board of directors, effective Friday.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

  • Census participation helps Shelby's funds

    Sometime this month you will receive your questionnaire for the 2010 census, and in that form you will hold more power than you realize.

    If you want Shelby County to have more of a presence in national politics and receive more federal tax dollars, all you have to do is fill out the form and return it.