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Today's News

  • News Briefs: Feb, 3, 2009

     Anti-bullying, school violence program  set for  Feb. 12

  • SOUDER: How a state senate bill and a Super Bowl ad expose the truth

    As we were heading out the door for a meeting at church one recent Sunday evening, I overheard our 10-year-old daughter telling her 9-year-old brother (in her best parental tone), “Chase, put the football back!”

    In no uncertain certain terms, she wanted to make it clear to her brother that he shouldn’t bring his football along to the meeting.

  • Donald Farabee: 1950-2010

    “He was one heck of a nice guy!”

    Donald Farabee died Wednesday at his home after a battle with cancer, and Bruce Langley, his friend and former co-worker, cheerfully remembered Farabee’s personality.

    Farabee, 59, was known as a man of many roles, but those who knew him said his unifying characteristic in all roles was his kindness and easy-going nature.

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 29, 2010

     Kiser named top realtor

    Wesley Kiser with Coldwell Banker Larry K. Rogers Realty was named Realtor of the Year by the Shelbyville Board of Realtors at its luncheon last week. Kiser has been licensed since 2001 and a full-time agent since 2003.

     

    Seven Counties earns accreditation

  • 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.