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Today's News

  • CITY COUNCIL: Donna Eaton

    Donna Eaton has filed to run for a third term on the Shelbyville City Council.

    Eaton, currently the only woman on the council, said in a prepared statement that she has never voted for a tax increase on city citizens, and she wants to continue that record.

    “My major goal for the future, if re-elected, is to continue to keep taxes low on working families,” she said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Dec. 17, 2009

    Christopher D. Fields, 21, of 305 Lynne Acres in Shelbyville was arrested Dec. 16 at that address on two bench warrants—one each  from Gallatin and Harrison counties.

    Lisa Downey, 37, of 908 Main St. in Shelbyville was arrested Dec. 16 at 11 Main St. (Hot Spot Liquor) and charged with alcohol intoxication in public. At that time, she was also served with a bench warrant from Henry County for failure to appear in court.

  • Football: 2 Rockets earn All-State honorable mention

    After earning 10 all-district team spots, the Rockets had two members gain attention with The Associated Press All-State Team. Offensive lineman Matt Axline and kicker Matt Nakatani both received honorable mention spots. They were two of only nine Louisville-area players to receive votes for the first or second teams and honorable mention.

  • Shelby schools could oppose state proposal

    When the Shelby County School Board meets Thursday it will consider the approval of a Resolution of Opposition to a proposed plan that would allow the state to capture local school district contingency funds to help with its projected fiscal shortfall for the 2010-12 fiscal biennium.

    Kentucky state law requires local school districts to maintain a contingency fund equal to at least 2 percent of their annual budgets.

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 11, 2009

    Lowe, Myles named to Speed board

    The Speed Art Museum announces the appointment of Todd P. Lowe of Shelby County as

    Chairman of The Speed Board of Governors. The museum also welcomes new board members,

    Julie Ballard, Robert E. Kulp, Jr. and Woodford Van Meter, M.D., National Board members Brice

  • Girls come up short at Dunbar

    The SCHS girls’ basketball team tried to rally late in the game at Dunbar Tuesday, but the Lady Rockets came up short, 85-70.

    Dunbar (6-2) slowly pulled away throughout the first half and pushed the lead to 22 in the third quarter before Shelby County started to claw back in to the game.

    The Lady Rockets cut the lead to 13 but could get no closer.

    Although the loss dropped Shelby to 1-4 on the season, SCHS Coach Phillip Conder isn’t discouraged.

  • County completes circle on Harley land

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted on a zoning issue Tuesday morning just as it had three months ago to the day – but this time the result was the opposite.

    Magistrates unanimously approved a motion to rescind a 150-acre zone change from agricultural to industrial for the Shelby County Industrial Park, one of the parcels targeted to attract Harley-Davidson.

  • EARLIER: It's time to get ready for winter weather

    If you've ignored the wooly worms and the squirrels and all the other dire forecasts that a cruel winter may be upon us, Shelby County Fiscal Court wants to make sure you don't miss the news.

    Magistrates proclaimed this week as Winter Weather Awareness week, and that's more than just a slogan to Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee, the man who proposed it.

  • WICHE: Here’s how to have a homemade holiday

    I’m considering a predominately homemade holiday. My friend Pernilla suggested that all gifts should be ones that can “be used up” for a good purpose. So, something one could eat, use to cook with, to bathe with; perhaps something we could decorate with and when finished it would be a good addition to the compost pile? 

  • Fiscal Court approves sheriff's 2010 budget

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to accept the 2010 budget submitted by Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong that included a slight increase from 2009.  Armstrong’s 2010 budget is projected to include $1,310,200 in tax receipt