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Today's News

  • News Briefs: March 31, 2010

    Shelby’s unemployment 9.5% in 2009

    Annual unemployment in Shelby County finished 2009 at 9.5 percent for 2009, up from 5.9 percent at the end of 2008.

    That was indicative of the trend across the state, where unemployment rose in every county. The state’s annual rate was above 10 percent in 95 of the 120 counties. That number was seven in 2008.

    In the metro Louisville region, only Oldham County (8.6 percent) had a lower rate than Shelby.

  • New business: New U salon

    Address: 803 Taylorsville Road, Shelbyville.

    Who we are: Master stylists include owner Treba King as well as Kate Roberts, Debbie Brunner and Patsy Lewis.

    What we do: The shop offers a variety of services including hair cuts for women, men and children, as well as coloring, highlighting, permanents, fused extensions and graffiti extensions. Also available are waxing, facials, cosmetic application and special up-dos.

    The facility also features a bridal package, which includes a private suite in which brides can dress.

  • Hanging up the closet

    Sylvia’s Closet, the longtime consignment shop for children in downtown Shelbyville, is for sale – but it’s not going to be closed.

    Norma Reidy, who has owned the boutique at 416 Main Street for 9½ years, 5 at that location, says it’s time for her to make a change, but she’s not going to, well, close up shop.

  • News Briefs: March 26, 2010

     Collins Family Info Night

  • A story of victory that we all can share even in defeat

    Sometimes the home team doesn’t have to bring home the hardware for a champion to be special. You root, root, root for the home team, but if they don’t win it isn’t always a shame.

    And thus we can and should embrace the victory by Shelby Valley in the 2010 Sweet Sixteen as just a bit sweeter than the winner in a routine year.

  • WICHE: Carefully planned fire restores grass prairie

    Back in 2007 we installed a 5-acre, tall-grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program. Each that group assists a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways.

  • Road workers are plugging away the potholes

    This past winter has been rough on Shelby County's roads, but officials say crews have been working hard to get them back into shape.

    "They freeze and thaw over and over again, and that cracks the pavement, because a freeze swells, and a thaw draws," County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said.

    "We typically fall behind in our maintenance work in the winter because we are too busy with snow and ice issues, so when the weather warms up again, we start working to repair the damage to the roads caused by winter weather."

  • EARLIER: City bringing back rental inspection fee

    The Shelbyville City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that will bring back the city’s inspection fee on rental properties at Thursday’s meeting.

    The $20 fee was dropped by the city in 2007 when a group of property owners complained that the city was just looking for revenue.

    “We changed it then so that the inspection would just be included with their business license,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said. “But the group that wasn’t paying then, still isn’t paying now.

  • EARLIER: For openers: Ballard will be tough

  • EARLIER: 'All I could think of was I had to get him out'

    A little boy is safe today thanks to the heroic efforts of his nanny, who ran barefoot through a wall of flames to rescue him from a burning house.

    Although badly burned, Alyson Myatt of Shelby County carried the 5-year-old out of the house and took him to a neighbor’s home, where she called 911, Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard Tucker said.