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Today's News

  • Cold weather leaving some in trouble

    After nearly 570 Shelby County residents received help with heating bills last year, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is expecting even more to apply for aid this winter.

    Multi-Purpose already handed out more than $165,000 to help families with heating costs in the November and December subsidy program. Now, with the county still covered in snow and firmly entrenched in the coldest part of the winter, the agency just started the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

  • Double-header at Oldham County a delight for boys, girls teams

    BUCKNER -- Both Shelby girls and boys basketball teams came away with wins at Oldham County High School Friday.

    The girls won 74-57 in the first game of the night. Shelby trailed early in the first but turned that around to a 21-11 lead in the first quarter.

    Lady Rocket senior Marissa Raisor went out with an ankle injury in the second quarter. She's expected to be out for more than a week. Her teammates rallied on the floor without their defensive leader.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Norris Beckley

    After sitting on the Shelbyville City Council for four years in the 1980s, Norris Beckley is looking to return.

    In a written release, Beckley said he’s excited about a possible return and noted his main goal would be to help bring good paying jobs to the city.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Shane Suttor

    After spending two terms on Shelbyville’s City Council, there is still more Shane Suttor said he would like to accomplish.

    Suttor filed to run for his third term and said he hopes to help the city maintain its fiscal responsibility.

    “We need to continue to control our costs,” he said. “We’ve done a good job keeping taxes low and maintaining or improving our services to the community.”

    Suttor, a Democrat, noted the hiring of a full-time city engineer as one way he and the council have made strong financial decisions.

  • EARLIER: Tapp won’t seek re-election in 2010

    State Sen. Gary Tapp said Tuesday he would not be a candidate for re-election when his term expires in 2010.

    “I've been there 12 years, and that's pretty much enough,” Tapp said. “I want to spend more time with my business and with my family.”

  • EARLIER: Hornback: County has marijuana problem

    At a forum with the Shelby County Republican Party on Thursday night, state Senate candidate Paul Hornback was the guest speaker, and the subject of marijuana came up.

    One questioner wanted to know if Hornback favored legalizing marijuana.

    "I am against it," he said, adding that he did not think it would possible to keep track of where it would be grown and how it would be used. He said that marijuana grows all around the county on the farms of unsuspecting farmers.

  • Anti-drug video featuring students to premiere Jan. 29

    You can see the anti-drug video starring local middle and high school students starting today at a movie theater in Shelbyville.

    This 90-minute video, titled The New Cool, will feature 16 students from East and West middle schools and Shelby County High School denouncing drugs and alcohol and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

    Elizabeth Lafferty of Shelby Prevention, helped the students with the video and took them to an International Drug Prevention Conference in Louisville.

  • A piece of the fabric of Shelby County becomes a man of the cloth

    This is a scene that might be played out in any town, large or small.

    On a recent weekday, around a lunch table at a popular eatery near the courthouse, sat a judge, a magistrate, a court officer, a banker, a retired businessman, a would-be public official and a newspaper editor.

    In some circles this would be called a power lunch, and in fact each person has a significant role in Shelby County’s power structure.

    All the names at the table were important, just not so important to this story.

  • What we think: More candidates improve process

    The slates pretty much are in place for our election year, and we wish we would have more candidates on our ballots.

    Yes, we have some races that have drawn significant interest – the District 20 state senate race prime among them – but in so many places we have leaders who will move directly to November or, more likely, remain in the roles they have.

    The upside of this process is that Shelby County has strong leadership.

  • Court Reports: Feb. 2, 2010

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