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  • News Briefs: Aug. 27 2010

      

    Shelby’s unemployment rises

    Shelby County’s unemployment rose by 1 percent in July, up to 9.8 percent. That’s the same as it was for July 2009.

    Shelby was one of only nine counties in Kentucky whose rates did not decline year-over-year, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • From South Africa to Shelby

    South Africa has for years impacted the Saddlebred industry with horse and human talent, and the new Singing Hills Stable in Shelbyville is a prime example of that country’s growing influence on Shelby’s scene.

    Gene and Annalize van der Walt are the managers and part-owners of the 22-acre training and breeding operation located off Taylorsville Road, coming to Shelby County from their native homeland following an 8-year stop in Oregon.

  • Bypass completion date: Likely 2011

    Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet officials said Monday that the Shelbyville Bypass, expected to open by Labor Day, likely won’t be ready until 2011.

    Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for District 5, said that a state inspection of the bypass has revealed some major problems in its construction that will necessitate an extensive overhaul of the project, including the possibility that all the concrete on the 4.5-mile road would have to be replaced.

  • Girls soccer: Collins nips SCHS, 2-1

    The Shelby County vs. Collins rivalry continued Monday night at the Shelby County Athletic complex with a match-up between the two school’s girls’ soccer teams, and Collins won a close victory, 2-1.

    All the scoring came in the first half, with Collins getting the winner when SCHS goalie Gwen Martin saw pressure coming towards her in the box and grabbed the ball but was not able to keep her momentum and fell into the net.

  • County approves bids for Finchville, Mulberry projects

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  • EARLIER: Bypass: Signs of coming change

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  • Pharmacy employee gets probation for drug theft

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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.

  • Looking Back: August 27, 2010

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • SCHS vs. Tates Creek

    Shelby County High School’s football season didn’t start the way any member of the Rockets’ faithful wanted, but as is the case following any loss, a chance at redemption is just the next game away.

    Still licking its wounds from a 54-27 thumping from visiting Nelson County on Friday, SCHS will make the long journey to Lexington on Saturday to take on Tates Creek in the Fayette County iHigh Football Frenzy at Henry Clay High School.