Local News

  • EARLIER: Bypass: Signs of coming change

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  • School tax to increase by 1.2 cents

    The Shelby County Board of Education wouldn't give Superintendent James Neihof the full 2-cent increase on property taxes he was requesting, but the board did commit to the funding Neihof is looking to add.

    After hearing public input against the increase and a lengthy debate Thursday night, board members decided against the 2-cent request, instead voting in favor of a 1.2-cent increase for personal property and real estate taxes and a 4-percent increase for public services, which includes utility companies and railroads.

  • Shelbyville will continue zoning process

    The Shelbyville City Council will begin to wrap up some ongoing business at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

    The city will have a first reading for an ordinance that will set building quality standards on the Shelbyville Bypass, which now has been delayed possibly into 2011.

    The standards will be the same as the overlay district set on Mount Eden, Boone Station and Frankfort roads. The standards say only quality materials can be used for new construction, such as brick-and-mortar buildings.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 25, 2010

    Guthrie in town Thursday

    U.S. District 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Shelbyville) will host a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

  • Magistrates hear request for City Center funding

     Leon Mooneyhan has a vision.

    Tuesday night he shared it with about 30 people who showed up to hear him speak about his City Center project at the Stratton Center.

  • Guthrie hears about immigration

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  • Habitat launches house on Ardmore

    Habitat For Humanity has a new house under way in Shelby County – its third in a year – and a family waiting to move in.

    Construction is under way at Lot 12 on Ardmore Lane, just west of Shelbyville, with the plan for completion for early next year, Habitat Executive Director Amy Nation said.

  • Schools Part 3: Shelby companies contribute

    A $51 million project can feed a lot of life into a small economy.

    However, as Martha Layne Collins High School begins its first year, not much of that money will end up back in Shelby County.

    For the school and athletic complex, only few local companies were used. Just four companies with local offices were included in the construction of Collins and the athletic complex.

    But the school district and board have little say in which subcontractors are used.

    The process begins with the selection of the architect through a Request for Proposal.

  • EARLIER: Wade’s retirement not mandated to investigation

    The surprising retirement announcement of Citizens Union Bank CEO Billie Wade on Friday was not mandated by the state’s examination of the bank.

  • CUB: Lawsuit is 'without merit'

     Officials of Citizens Union Bank issued a statement Thursday that said the lawsuit filed against them last week by former CEO Billie Wade was “without merit.”