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  • No school in Shelby Monday

    Shelby County Schools will be closed Monday; that decision come through at 5:30 p.m. tonight, said Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman.

    Cornerstone Christian Academy is also closed, joining the ranks of other closings including some public and private schools in Jefferson, Spencer, Henry, Oldham and Bullitt counties. Classes at the University of Louisville  are also cancelled.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Questions emerge about zone change request for bypass

    The Shelbyville City Council passed on first reading Thursday night a zone change request that would allow for three commercial lots near the Midland Industrial Park.

    The matter had come to the council for approval on the recommendation of the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission, who heard the request in November.

  • Shelby County schools back in session on Wednesday

    Shelby Countians awoke Tuesday to temperatures as low as -3, with chill factors lower than -20, but a warming trend expected for today will send students back to classes for the first time since Dec. 20.

    Temperatures climbed toward the teens on Tuesday afternoon as sunshine continued and winds diminished, and that trend was expected to "moderate" there on Wednesday Most school districts in the area, which had taken off on Monday and Tuesday, announced classes would resume.

  • Pro golf tourney coming to Shelby County

    The National Golf Association Pro Tour is coming to Shelbyville, and it’s in large part because of hometown boy Brandon Brown.

    The NGA’s Pro Tour, which bills itself as “the number one developmental tour in the United States,” has a stop at the Shelbyville Country Club on its recently released 2014 schedule. The event will be played May 19-25.   

  • News Digest: Jan. 3, 2014

    Census data shows  growth

    has slowed, lags rest of South

    Kentucky’s growth has slowed to a crawl when compared to the rest of the South it’s lumped in with, according to information released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Kentucky’s population grew just 1.29 percent from the 2010 census, from 4,339,367 to 4,395,295 on July 1.

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate, District 4: Bill Hedges

    Incumbent Magistrate Bill Hedges has filed to run for a second term in District 4.

    A Republican, Hedges narrowly defeated Democrat John Lewis in 2010, when the two vied for the open seat vacated by retiring longtime Magistrate Cordy Armstrong. There had been several candidates in the primary, too.

  • EARLIER: Sub-zero temps, snow expected in winter storm

    Forecasters say a major winter storm that blew into Kentucky over the weekend could bring sub-zero low temperatures, single-digit highs and even some snow Monday night and Tuesday.

    Temperatures plunged to zero by noon Monday, and are expected to fall to minus 3 below zero Tuesday morning, with a high of 13 for Tuesday.

    It won't be as cold Tuesday night, forecasters say, with a low of 12 degrees predicted, and a warming trend of 33 degrees on Wednesday.

    School plans

  • Construction projects continue into the new year

    Several projects of note that arose this year – or were ongoing from 2012 – will continue into 2014, including major construction projects involving solid waste, highways, an outlet mall and even two new schools.

    Shelby County’s planned solid-waste facility is moving closer to becoming a reality, with the next phase coming up being the bidding phase, said Rusty Newton, chair of the 109 Board, the entity that handles solid waste issues for the county.

  • State budget will headline some recurring issues

    The 2014 Kentucky legislative session begins Tuesday, and although 137 bills already have been filed, some familiar story lines figure to be developed during this 60-day session.

    In extended, even-numbered years, the longer session always seems to be headlined by the setting of the state budget, but state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) said he foresees that there also will be time for those old familiars: gambling, health care, educational and state pension reform.

  • Top issues for session

    State pension