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  • NEWS DIGEST: Jan. 24, 2014

    Kentucky’s unemployment

    at 8 percent in December

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8 percent in December 2013 from a revised 8.2 percent in November 2013, according the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • African group will visit Shelby County church

    Imagine the scene: 20 children, ages 7-15, 9 adult chaperones, from East Africa, on a 6-month road trip, gathering in Finchville for the weekend.

    These elements make for an extraordinary event taking place on Sunday morning, when Finchville Baptist Church welcomes the Asante Children’s Choir for a 90-minute service of worship and song.

  • Shelby County School Board: New school vision coming

    Superintendent James Neihof said he is ready to introduce a plan that can reshape the vision, along with some of the common practices, of Shelby County Public Schools.

    “When I say my plan, this comes from the Strategic Leadership Team, so it’s eighty-plus [people] strong,” he said. “This is the plan we’ve put together. The BIG Goals will still be our motto, but our vision and our mission will come from Inspired Learning, Leading and Living.”

  • Parks to start work on grant for Clear Creek Beltway

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation representative Clay Cottongim attended Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting to get the city’s support and blessing for a project that has been in the works for nearly 15 years.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Zone change gets OK after discussion

    Two weeks after holding off on a decision, the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to rezone an almost-5-acre parcel at the corner of Midland Industrial and Freedom’s Way to Commercial.

    The council and Mayor Tom Hardesty invited the property owner, Tom McGinnis, Industrial Foundation CEO Bobby Hudson and Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke and Chair George Best to the meeting to answer any questions, but it only heard from McGinnis, his representative and Hudson.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County joins Simpsonville for Buck Creek hearing

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Tuesday to ask the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission to hold a public hearing for an amendment to zoning regulations to include a portion of Buck Creek Road in a proposed design overlay district in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that move is necessary because there is one parcel on Buck Creek that is not technically in Simpsonville’s city limits.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Jan. 22, 2014

    Shelby County Parks sets first public forum tonight

    Shelby County Parks & Recreation is hosting a pair of public forums for the athletic programs at Clear Creek park. They will be at 7 tonight and 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Waldridge Center in Clear Creek Park.

    The invitation is open to all coaches, children, parents, family members etc. Each forum is identical, so if you can't make the first date, you have a second chance.

  • I-64 eastbound in Shelby County limited Wednesday night

    If the snowy and icy roads on Tuesday morning didn’t slow you down, be prepared for a possible full stop tonight – at least on Interstate 64.

    The state Transportation Cabinet will close the right lane of I-64 eastbound from 10 p.m. tonight until about 2 a.m. Thursday in the widening zone between Simpsonville and Shelbyville.

    This will allow crews working on the project to install new bridge beams over the bridge across Bullskin Creek that were delivered this week.

  • WINTER 2014: ‘It’s going to get bad again’

    Roads conditions improved slowly over the course of the day Tuesday, from chaotic in the early morning hours – with even tow trucks getting stuck on icy roads – to a more passable state by evening – but not passable enough to send children to school in the morning.

    The winter storm that dumped from two to four inches of snow on Shelby County during a 12-hour period from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. caused travel problems for many motorists, causing one road to shut down temporarily and another to be backed up, police say.

  • Shelby's MLK service in larger building

    Shelbyville’s 15th annual Martin Luther King Day service will be Monday, and organizers say they are hoping for a great turnout now.

    “We have always had a pretty good crowd, but we are hoping that this year will be even better,” said Robert Marshall, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church at 212 Martin Luther King St. in Shelbyville, where the service will take place at 1 p.m.