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  • Hilliard takes over at Young

    The Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center in Simpsonville once again has a new director, and he said he is looking to make the center among the best in the nation.

    Carl Hilliard, who has worked as the executive director for numerous Job Corps centers, including the Cincinnati Job Corp Program, was welcomed Thursday morning as the new executive director by the center’s staff and community supporters.

    The center has seen two directors come and go in the past two years.

  • Retooled Shelby County employment office now open

    The glass is not half empty, but half full – that’s the state’s new focus on what traditionally have been called “unemployment offices,” including a new office for Shelby County that will open Monday.

  • EARLIER: Many questions remain in Shelby girl's drowning death

    Significant questions remain in the days after a 15-year-old girl was found drowned in an industrial area along Clear Creek in Shelbyville.

    How did Jackleen Nicole Lane, 15, of Bagdad, whose body was spotted floating Monday morning by a Norfolk Southern Railroad conductor, end up in such a lonely, secluded place after a family member said she was headed to the Shelby County Fair?

    What led to her drowning – apparently a few days earlier, based on autopsy results –  without any sign of an injury that might have incapacitated her?

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show results: June 19, 2013

    Listed: Horse, owner, rider

    5-Gaited Amateur

    1.     I’m Royalty Too, Fish Creek Stables, Brittany McGinnis

    2.     Cheerful Memories, Pamela Slater, Andrew Slater

    3.     Heir Assault, Ed/Candi Aversenti, Candi Aversenti

    4.     Callaway’s Bookmark, Silver Brook Stables Inc., Jo Ann Griffin

    Junior Roadster Pony

  • News Digest: June 21, 2013

    Beshear sets special session on redistricting for Aug. 19

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday called a special session for state lawmakers in August to deal with legislative and judicial redistricting. The move had been anticipated.

    The governor chose not to include congressional redistricting for the session, he said.

    “I have today issued a proclamation calling the Kentucky General Assembly into special session on Aug. 19, 2013, to address legislative and judicial redistricting," Beshear said in a statement from his office.

  • Cost of Simpsonville's sidewalks to be a big steeper

    The Simpsonville City Commission had to open its wallet a bit wider – about $150,000 wider – Wednesday to accept the low bid for completion of its downtown sidewalk project.

  • I-64 bridge demolition delayed in Shelby County.

     Demolition of the old KY 55 bridge over Interstate 64 was delayed for one day because of severe weather Monday night.

    The bridge is now coming down completely tonight rather than Tuesday, if weather allows.

  • Old favorites and renewed tradition for 151st Shelby County Fair

    Cows mooed, chickens clucked, engines roared and the sun shone and even a surprise visit from a state official highlighted the first weekend of the 151st Shelby County Fair, as people from all over the county made their way to the fairgrounds.

    Saturday marked the final day for dairy cows, which had been shown in various competitions since Thursday. Melissa Reeder and two of her children all participated.

    “We've been here all week,” Reeder said. “We're exhausted.”

  • Shelbyville City Council: Blue Gables work continues

    The Shelbyville City Council moves back to its regularly scheduled time this week with a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington Street.

    While the council will continue to work on some past business, it also will entertain two new resolutions pertaining to the efforts to obtain a Community Development Block Grant for the purchase of the old Blue Gables Motel on the corner of Main and 8th streets. The resolutions are for Fair Housing and on Antidisplacement and relocation assistance plans.

  • News Digest: June 22, 2013

    JHS, KIPDA offering

    smoking cessation program

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, in partnership with the KIDPA Rural Diabetes Coalition, is offering a free community smoking cessation class that will be begin next Wednesday and continue for 12 weeks. Each session is 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    Participants will discuss a variety of science-based, proven methods to smoking cessation, which include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded.