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Today's News

  • News Briefs: Nov. 6, 2009

     Women’s network to hold  

     first event in Shelby Nov. 14

  • Lady Rockets have to fight tough region

    The girls’ Class 3A, Region 4 cross country meet will be a tight one.

    Three teams – Assumption, Sacred Heart and Oldham County – have all been ranked in the state’s top 6 all season. That leaves the other six teams fighting for one spot.

    The teams will settle on the course at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

    Individual favorites

  • Community Datebook Nov. 4, 2009
  • Montell prefiles bill to create charter schools

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is a fan of charter schools. Too bad Kentucky law does not allow for them.

    "Charter schools are usually among the top performer in school districts," he said in a press release. "These high performers are setting important examples about what public schools can achieve, often with under-served students."

    That's why Montell has prefiled Bill Request 79 to change current legislation.

  • $47k given in Partnership Grants

    The Shelby County Community Foundation presented its annual Partnership Grants on Monday night at Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville.

    The public charity was able to distribute approximately $47,000 to organizations that benefit the community. Representatives from the 27 organizations that applied for grant funds showed up, and five were pleasantly surprised to learn that they would receive some of the money.

    The grants were:

  • County to design new Web site

    For anymore who has experienced frustration at not being able to access links to county agencies on the county's Web site, there's good news and bad news.

    The good news is that plans are in the works to address this issue.

    The bad news is that it won't be done until the summer of 2010.

    The problem with www.sheblycountykentucky.com is browser-related, Shelby County Human Resources Director Gail Renfro said.

    "When we set up our Web site, we set it up for Internet Explorer, because everybody had Internet Explorer," she said.

  • Simpsonville Lions Club announces two charitable projects

    The Simpsonville Lions Club  is announcing two upcoming projects which will serve two areas of the community.

    The first is called the Third Annual “No Child Left Behind.”

    This goal of this project is to attempt to make sure that no child in the 40067 zip code  (Simpsonville) will go without a toy or game, or in the case of older children, personal items, for Christmas.

  • New courtyard to be built on west side of courthouse

     Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved two new sidewalk projects, one at the courthouse and the other on Hospital Drive.

  • County takes over incomplete roads

    Some county residents who live on unfinished county roads won't have to worry about being snow- or ice-bound this winter.

    Streets in three uncompleted subdivisions will be finished off by the county before winter arrives, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    And that's important, because until the streets are finished, county road workers can't enter them to remove snow and ice and do preliminary winter treatments.

  • New fire station will double as additional voting precinct location

    Voters in the northern part of the county soon will have a new voting location.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to make a new county fire station handicap accessible, which would qualify the site to act as a suitable location for a voting precinct.

    Station 5 at 7370 LaGrange Road, with its 6,000 square feet, would become the new location for voting precinct E-102, which had been located at West Middle School.