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  • Shelbyville City Council: Door closed on Fairness Ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council has decided not to follow up on several requests to adopt a Fairness Ordinance for the city.

    At the council’s meeting on Dec. 5, Mayor Tom Hardesty announced in his report, according to minutes from the meeting, that neither he nor the council planned to take any action on the proposal.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County approves budgets for sheriff, clerk

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved Tuesday the 2014 budgets for the sheriff and county clerk's offices, with little change from last year's budgets.

    Both departments showed a slight decrease in their planned expenses.

    County Clerk Sue Carole Perry's office will spend $10,017,805, which is about 4.5 percent – or $900,000 – lower than 2013. The revenue from the county clerk’s office comes from license-plate renewals, fees for deed transfers and delinquent taxes.

  • 2 arrested in chase made for TV

    A Louisville man who has a history of stealing TVs from Walmart found himself in a bit of a quandary recently when he tried to walk out of Shelbyville’s store with two large models in his shopping cart.

    The man hadn’t paid for the sets, officials said, and he suddenly found himself with a law enforcement officer in front of him and another behind.

  • Community Christmas serves 900 plus

    Multiply a thousand smiles by a dozen times, and you would have some idea of the joy a simple task like passing out Christmas gifts to children in need can bring.

    With temperatures dipping with the setting sun, two dozen volunteers and organizers of Community Christmas, formerly known as Christmas at Claudia’s, worked steadily for 2 hours Tuesday night, bustling back and forth to bring toys and gifts out to children and their families who drove up to Shelby Industries on Pearce Industrial Road, where the event has been conducted these past two years.

  • News Digest: Dec. 18, 2013

    Pipeline company says it has half of its needed easements

    The company planning to build a natural gas liquids pipeline that would go through Kentucky has secured easements for a little more than half of the 182 miles of new construction, representatives told a crowd Monday night.

    All the easements needed for Bracken and Owen counties have been acquired, company representatives said, The Herald-Leader reported.

  • EARLIER: Oldham Grand jury doesn’t indict 2 Shelby County men for murder

    LA GRANGE – An Oldham County Grand Jury failed Friday to indict two men from Shelby County for conspiracy to commit murder.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, and Casey Endicott, 18, both of Shelbyville, had been charged in October with that crime and several others during an arrest of eight people by La Grange Police.

    When the Grand Jury returned its indictments on Friday, the conspiracy to commit murder and possession of cocaine charges were dismissed.

  • Sheriff’s office gets clean tax audit

    State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office recently released a clean review of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s handling of the county’s 2012-13 tax receipts.
    The audit found there were “no instances of noncompliance” and “no matters involving internal control or its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses.”

    Auditors conduct two audits annually on the sheriff’s office, one on the tax account and the other on the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Sigma Stretch looks to connect 2 facilities

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday will hear about plans from yet another industry that wants to expand.

    During the commission’s regular meeting, at 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville, representatives from Sigma Stretch Film will present an amended development plan that proposes an additional 6,008 square feet that would connect a 114,736-square-foot facility to another 255,0000-square-foot facility.

  • Santa hopping around Shelby

    The weather last weekend forced a number of downtown Shelbyville Christmas events to be canceled, including the annual Christmas parade on Main Street, and others were moved or rescheduled.

    But for the next two few weekends there are events scheduled around the county, which may be closer to home for some.

    The Finchville Ruritan Club brings back its family-focused Christmas Party on Saturday.

  • 2014 candidates: Primary: May 20

    U.S. Senator: Mitch McConnell (R), Matt Bevin (R), Gurley Martin (R), Alison Grimes (D)

    U.S. House District 4: Thomas Massie (R)

    State Senate District 20: No filings

    State House District 58:Brad Montell (R)

    State Supreme Court District 6:Michelle Keller

    Appellate District 6: Alison Jones, Joy A. Moore, Justin Sanders

    Circuit Judge District 53 (nonpartisan):Charles Hickman