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Today's News

  • Magistrates set May 19 as deadline For trash prices

    A meeting Tuesday set for Shelby County magistrates and solid waste haulers to discuss the possibility of publishing rates ended with very little information and some confused haulers.

    Legislative Committee members met with representatives of four trash/recycling companies – Legacy, Republic, Rumpke and Waste Management – and asked that they make a two-year commitment to a price, which will be published by the committee.

    “What’s in it for us?” asked Tim McNally with Waste Management.

  • Garbage ordinance isn’t ready for the curb

    Although Mayor Tom Hardesty and City Attorney Steve Gregory had believed the contentious curbside garbage and recycling franchise ordinance would be ready for the April 17 meeting of the Shelbyville City Council, it will not be discussed this week.

    In fact, the council will not meet due to lack of an agenda; instead opting to cancel Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

    Both Hardesty and Gregory said that they want more time to make sure the ordinance is right.

  • Democrats honor Collins at annual campaign kick-off

    Shelby County Democrats routinely kick-off the campaign season with the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    But next year, they plan to celebrate local heritage with a famous Shelby Democrat.

    Shelby County Democrat Party chair Fielding Ballard announced Thursday during the annual event that next year’s dinner will be labeled the Martha Layne Collins Dinner.

  • Transcending spiritual boundaries

    A Protestant church in Shelbyville has embraced a traditionally Catholic tradition and added a somewhat unique twist.

    Church members at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike, have been very receptive to having the Stations of the Cross set up in the sanctuary, and what’s more, they even constructed them all by hand, said pastor Dave Charlton.

  • State road project will repave 4 county roads

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to accept a state-funded road plan that will cover the repaving of four county roadways.
    Matt Bullock, the chief engineer for district 5 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, presented the Rural Secondary Road Program. The budget for the program is set by accounting $6,500 per mile for the 133 miles of county-maintained roads, and includes $3,862 for the county judge’s expenses.

    Bullock said those figures have not changed in the past several years.

  • ATC could see more staff with increased state funding

    With $30 million proposed in the state budget for career and technical education, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said Thursday he’d like to see that turned into more staff.

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 16, 2014

    Danville tables

    Fairness Ordinance

    The Danville City Commission Monday voted to table a first reading of a proposed fairness ordinance until recent documents pertaining to the legalities of the ordinance can be reviewed and a workshop held to discuss those legalities.

    The ordinance is similar to one that has been proposed to the Shelbyville City Council by the Shelby County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. Shelbyville officials have said they do not plan to act on proposed ordinance.

  • 2 SCHS students selected for Gatton Academy

    Shelby County High School sophomores Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen have made history, but at the rate they’re going it may not be the last time.

    Hughes and Saarinen have been selected to join the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University, and it is the first time that two Shelby County students were selected in the same year.

  • Feeding Shelby’s hungry

    Five food banks dot the landscape in Shelby County, each operating on its own timeframe and with its own set of standards and guidelines on who is served.

    As a collective, the food banks provide more than 1,400 people with food each month, and the groups are talking about working together to make sure all the needs are met.

    However, when approached with the idea of joining forces, each says a divide and conquer mentality seems to work better due to the circumstance surrounding each food bank.

  • Legislators dish politics at chamber breakfast

    About 50 people turned out Wednesday morning to hear local lawmakers discuss this year’s legislative session at a breakfast sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

    The crowd wanted to hear views from Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) on such topics as hemp, heroin, and road construction.