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  • Shelbyville City Council: Group to request fairness ordinance

    The newly formed Shelby County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will ask the Shelbyville City Council to consider a so-called “fairness ordinance” patterned after a equal rights measure passed in three other cities.

    The group, which held its first meeting in September, will present a copy of the ordinance to the council at its regular meeting Thursday at city hall, but the issue for now is only a request.

  • Northside Early Childhood Center: Residents skip meeting but will hear noise

    Shelby County Public Schools invited the public on Thursday to attend an informational meeting on the development and plan for the new Northside Early Childhood Center, which will be built on the site of the old Northside Elementary School at 821 College St. in Shelbyville.

  • 8 organizations share $42,1000

    The Shelby County Community Foundation awarded more than $42,000 in  grant money to eight organizations during its annual presentation Monday at the Shelby County Public Library.

    That money comes from three sources, the H. Augustus and Austine T. Barnett Fund, the Mary Ellen Hackworth Fund and the Moses Ruben Fund for Shelby County.

  • Bailey arraigned on theft charges

    Roy T. Bailey Jr., the baseball coach at Collins High School, was arraigned Tuesday on a felony theft charge related to an automobile sales business he owns.

    Bailey, who appeared with his attorney, Mark Dean, pleaded not guilty to the charge before District Judge Donna Dutton, who recused herself from the case.

    Bailey was given a court date of Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. before District Judge Linda Armstrong.

  • News briefs: Nov. 14, 2012

    EMA to test alert sirens

    at noon on Wednesdays

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the 26 early warning sirens placed throughout the county to provide the public with early notification of severe weather and other conditions.

    The agency has created a schedule to have staff on site of each siren several times a year to ensure that it is working properly.

  • Matthews says ‘I will miss being involved’ on Shelbyville City Council

    There were not too many surprises Tuesday as election results poured in from around the city and county, but one result that may have turned a few heads many in Shelbyville was Alan Matthews’ missing out on his sixth term on the Shelbyville City Council.

    Despite a family history of public service in Shelbyville and for the state and nearly 10 years of service himself on the council, Matthews came up 140 votes short and in eighth place out of 11 candidates on the ballot. The top six earned spots on the council.

  • Obama’s re-election has everyone ‘hoping’

    Although Republican Mitt Romney lost to incumbent Barack Obama in his bid for president, he carried Shelby County, and the mood following the election is somewhat subdued among residents.

     “I’m a Democrat, but I don’t vote the straight ticket,” said Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation. “I’m not really happy about it, but the thing is, we’ve got to live with it for four years, so we might as well make the best of it.”

  • News briefs: Nov. 9, 2012

    State review: Constable ‘outdated, irrelevant’ post

    The office of constable is outdated and irrelevant as an arm of law enforcement and poses potential liabilities for counties, according to a report released Thursday by Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown.

  • Simpsonville give 1st OK for BP property annexation

    SIMPSONVILLE – Another annexation quest related to property adjacent to he outlet mall development south of Interstate 64 passed first reading at the Simpsonville City Commission’s meeting Tuesday night.

    The commission now will consider for final approval on Nov. 21 a request by Robert and Wanda Janes to annex .91 acres at Buck Creek Road and Veechdale Road.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Zoeller questions turning lights at bypass/U.S. 60 intersection

    Council member Mike Zoeller raised a question at the end of Thursday’s regular Shelbyville City Council meeting, one that surely many residents have had cross their minds while waiting for traffic lights to turn.

    “At the intersection of KY 55 [and U.S. 60] and the bypass, can we  get the left turn light to change to yellow instead of red? That way a car can use caution but still turn left if no traffic is coming. They do it Bowling Green and Somerset and other places.”