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Today's News

  • CITY COUNCIL: Frank Page

    Frank Page said he decided it’s time for him to give a little back.

    “Shelbyville has been very, very good to me,” he said. “I always felt that if I had the chance, my duty would be to give something back. City council is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

    Page, a Republican, has lived in Shelbyville for most of his life, graduating from Shelby County High in 1984 and then Brescia College in 1989. He has helped serve the community in a number of ways, from committees to campaigns.

  • New construction is down, but real estate sales rise

    Despite the housing market’s crash at the beginning of our ongoing recession, real estate has remained a major player on the economic field in Shelby County.

    And with stimulation from the federal government, that market seems to be climbing back.

    Compared to 2008, the final six months of 2009 saw a substantial increase in sales, and the county's real estate market was up about $8.4 million.

  • Committee looking to extend city's sidewalks

    Shelbyville is hoping to help residents better navigate the city on foot.

    The recently completed East End Study put a big focus on better sidewalks throughout shopping and dining areas and connecting with the county's parks system, but that project is a long-term one.

    So instead of relying and on those ideas and focusing solely on the East End, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said is looking to improve sidewalks throughout the city by developing a master plan.

  • Simpsonville picks engineer for sidewalks

    The Simpsonville City Commission has taken its first action to initiate the construction of tony new sidewalks for its downtown corridor.

    Just a few weeks after being granted a $320,000 federal matching stimulus grant to build the sidewalks, city commissioners on Wednesday selected American Engineers Inc. (AEI) to be the project engineer.

  • U.S. REP.:: Ed Marksberry

    OWENSBORO – An official with the Daviess County Democratic Party filed papers to run for the 2nd District congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    Ed Marksberry filed his paperwork at the secretary of state's office in Frankfort. The 2nd District sprawls from Owensboro to the outskirts of Louisville, including Shelby County.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 29, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment flat

    Shelby County’s unemployment remained flat in December at the same 9.5 percent it was in November, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported. Unemployment rates in all counties but Union were up from December 2008, when Shelby posted 6.9 percent.

  • Highway deaths nearly doubled in Shelby in 2009

    Nearly twice as many people died on Shelby County roads in 2009. There were nine deaths in Shelby, up from five in 2008, which is in stark contrast to statewide numbers released by the Transportation Cabinet on Tuesday. Those figures indicate 44 fewer people were killed in Kentucky last year, the fifth consecutive year of decline. Preliminary figures indicate 782 people lost their lives, down from 826.

  • Lady Rockets rally when Raisor goes down

    BUCKNER -- Losing starter Marissa Raisor midway through the second quarter Friday night against Oldham County  could have devastated the Lady Rockets.

    As a senior, Raisor rarely gets replaced, and she runs much of Shelby County's defense, her steals tending to spark the team.

    But as her ankle swelled to the size of a softball, Raisor didn't have to watch her team struggle against the Lady Colonels. The Lady Rockets seemed to play harder.

  • STATE SENATE: John Spainhour

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – It's a matter that government can do better; it's a matter that government must do better.

    With that in mind, John Spainhour has jumped into the ring as a candidate for the 20th District state senate seat. The position is open at year's end as incumbent Gary Tapp opted to not run for re-election.

  • WICHE: Considerations for new and existing orchards

    When it comes to the home orchard, some planning is a good must. Some fruit is easier then others, and it is often hard to discern in the catalogs which apple variety, blueberry or persimmon will do well in Kentuckiana.

    My No. 1 rule is the more information a catalog provides the better. Gathering as much information as possible is the key to success when it comes to fruit trees.