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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Trash prices to be presented

    After more than a year and a half of discussions, planning, committee sessions and public input, the trash and recycling franchise may finally come to fruition – at least soon.

    Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street, will include a discussion and possible vendor approval, Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – State auditors to meet with board

    Thursday’s school board meeting opened up with a report from Shelby County Public School’s Superintendent James Neihof.

    Neihof updated the board members on several happenings within the district, including the recent release of the State Auditor’s Examination, which was initiated per request of the district following the suspected fraud within the finance department. 

  • UofL President stops at Shelby, Collins

    Friday morning, University of Louisville President James Ramsey stood before juniors and seniors at both Collins and Shelby County high schools, stressing the importance of continuing education beyond high school.

    “We live in a changing, international, global economy and education is more important than ever,” Ramsey said.

    Each fall, Ramsey, along with other UofL representatives, visits between 10 and 20 schools around the area. And while he has been to SCHS in the past, Friday was his first visit to Collins.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Oct. 10, 2014

    SCACC candidate forum cancelled

    The Shelby County Animal Care Coalition's (SCACC) candidate forum that was scheduled for Monday at the Stratton Center has been cancelled due to a lack of response/interest. The forum had been scheduled to provide candidates an opportunity to comment on animal rights before the November election.


    Seeking questions for candidates

  • 2014 Election: Poll workers still badly needed, officials say

    Based on a broad ballot with a hot national race, election officials in Shelby County are predicting a good turnout for the Nov. 4 General Election, and because of that they are appealing to the public to come out and work at the polls.

    “We need both parties – we have eighteen empty spots,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

    Shelby County has 34 precincts and each of those requires four poll workers, two Republicans and two Democrats.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County hires new road supervisor

    An icon at the Shelby County Road Department, Carl Henry is retiring after more than a decade as supervisor. Henry made the decision public during the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Tuesday.

    Henry has put in more than 27 years working roads at the state and county levels. When he hangs up his hat in November, he will do so knowing that the Shelby County Road Department is in good hands, he said, when he steps down to turn the reigns over to Craig Myatt.

  • Chamber unveils new payment structure

    Members of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will soon be required to adhere to a new structure of payment.

    At the beginning of the year, the Chamber will be changing their payment and enrollment structure.  Existing clients will soon be converted into a new type of membership, not one that pertains to the type of business, but rather the services desired.

  • Ruritan Club to host first Bagdad Fall Fest


    Bagdad will have its first ever Fall Festival Saturday and event planners Austin Redmon and his wife Emma, promise “a fun filled day of community fellowship and attractions!”

    The festival will be hosted by the Bagdad Ruritan Club and begin at 7:30 a.m. with a Country Ham Breakfast at the Ruritan Club building, 5632 Elmburg Road. The cost of the breakfast is $7 per person.

    At 8 a.m. vendor’s booths will be opened to the public outside of the Ruritan grounds and will remain open until 1.

  • School board ready to vote on new voting districts


    An hour-long meeting may have finally brought resolve to an issue that has been lingering for more than five years.

    Tuesday evening, a special called meeting was held in order to establish new school board voting district boundaries.

    Due to population shifts and because the district boundaries have not been reestablished since 1999, the amount of voters in each district are off balance by more than 10-percent, and have been so for many years.

  • State auditor says Anglin had “too much access”

    In April, Shelby County Public Schools uncovered suspected fraudulent activity that resulted in the theft of nearly $600,000.

    Former payroll manager Benita Anglin was indicted for the theft on Aug. 20 and awaits her first trial date on Nov. 3.

    Immediately following the discovery, Superintendent James Neihof alerted the proper authorities and an audit by the Kentucky State Auditors Office was initiated per request of the district.