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	Staff at the Sheriff’s Office presented Sheriff Mark Hervey with this token of their appreciation for 41 years of service to the citizens of Shelby County.  Hervey retired effective at the end of 2016.
    COUNTY – Mention the Dixie Shanahan case, and Mark Hervey can’t help but express a twinge of sadness about the whole situation.  In his 42 years of law enforcement work, never had he been involved in such an emotionally-charged case that divided the Shelby County community back in 2003-04.    “...
    COUNTY – Shelby County has approved a new job creation incentive plan is hoped to help small businesses in the county grow and prosper in the future.    The county’s board of supervisors has voted unanimously to approve the plan, targeted to small and entrepreneurial businesses (businesses with...
    COUNTY – Shelby County has approved an amendment to its urban renewal plan, which will allow the county to recoup costs through tax increment financing for specific bridge replacements and/or improvements.    The county’s board of supervisors unanimously approved the amendment, along with an...
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    REGIONAL – The annual weather summary from the Farmers Almanac says this winter will be colder than normal with more snow than average    If December is any indication of the rest of the winter months to come, then the almanac may be spot on with its predictions.  Bitter cold temperatures and...
    ELK HORN - Forty years ago spectators wondered if the big crane could lift the two 3,500 pound, 67 foot crossbars some 80 feet into the air and place them in position on the historic Danish Windmill.  It was a breeze and from Dec. 29 - Jan. 4 those old wings will be coming down.      Removal of...
New homes have sprouted up in the Dye St. development in north Harlan over the last few years.  There are many lots available for purchase at a reasonable price.  Contact city hall at 755-5137 for an information packet.  (File photo)
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan is actively marketing available lots in its G.H. Christiansen subdivision in north Harlan, and recently has put together a marketing packet of information for anyone interested in building a home in the community’s newest subdivision. In recent months six lots have...
    COUNTY – Elected officials and their deputies in Shelby County will see a 2.25 percent salary increase and a potential one percent additional increase next year based on performance review under a proposal approved by the county’s board of supervisors Tuesday, Dec. 20.    The supervisors...
Historical Society announces staff expansion
    HARLAN – The board of the Shelby County Historical Society (SCHS) has approved the hiring of a Grants and Development Coordinator.    Museum Manager Nathan Buman said, “The Grants and Development Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the organization’s grants, fundraising and membership...
"We would like to recruit more members for 2017.  If you are interested in making a difference in your community, consider volunteering as a firefighter."  -- Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen
    HARLAN -- Shelby County residents saw a mild November turn quickly into a brutal December, a harsh reality that winter is here and with it comes snow, ice and plunging temperatures into the single digits below zero this past month.    With the winter months upon us, local emergency officials...
    COUNTY -- There are two ways to win in the Harlan Newspapers’ First Baby of 2017 contest. The first baby born at Myrtue Medical Center will be the recipient of several great prizes from greater Shelby County merchants. And the person to predict the time and date of the first baby born will win...

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