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Shelby County Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 4:33pm. 1201 Views, 0 Comments.

shelby county kentucky chamber of commerceThe Shelby County Kentucky Chamber of Commerce published their upcoming events schedule from now until the end of the year.  The schedule is as follows:

11/28 – Kehrer Family Medicine Open House

12/1 – Shelby County Life Open House

12/4 – Membership Committee meeting

12/8 – Nest Feathers Open House

12/8 – Shelbyville / Shelby County Parks – Breakfast with Santa

12/11 – Shelby County Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting

12/11 – Customer Appreciation Day from Office Depot

12/13 – Young Leaders Institute

12/24 – 1/1/2008 -  Shelby County Kentucky Chamber of Commerce CLOSED for the holidays

You can always find the home searches in the area at Shelbyville Homes and you can search all of the…

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30 Year Mortgage Rates Lowest in 6 months

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 4:27pm. 1455 Views, 0 Comments.

30 year mortgage rates lowest in 6 months30 year mortgage rates are the lowest that they have been in 6 months.  The rates dropped to an average of 6.20% for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage.  The previous week, they averaged 6.24%.

This is the lowest rate that they’ve been since the week of May 10 2007 where they were at 6.15%.

15 year mortgages also dropped to 5.83%.  The prior week, the 15 year fixed rate mortgage was at 5.88%.

5 year adjustable rate mortgages were down to 5.88%.  The prior week, they were 5.96%.

1 year adjustable rate mortgages were 5.42%.  The previous week, they were 5.50%.

Its a great time to buy real estate in Louisville Kentucky.  Search for homes for sale in Louisville Kentucky now – and see if you can lock in a good deal today! For anyone that…

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Kentucky Employment Rate Increases in October

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 4:24pm. 1465 Views, 0 Comments.

kentucky employment rate increasesThe Friday November 23 2007 edition of the Shelbyville Kentucky newspaper, The Sentinel-News reported that the Kentucky employment rate saw increases in the month of October.

The unemployment rate for Kentucky was 6.1% in September.  In October, the unemployment rate was 5.6%.

Across the United States, the jobless rate has been fairly constant recently maintaining at 4.7% through September & October 2007.

Of the 11 major non-farm job classifications, 4 of them saw employment increases for the month of October.

6 of the major non-farm job classifications saw decreases for employment.

1 remained unchanged.

A net change of 100 jobs decrease was seen in October 2007 for Kentucky’s non-farm employment.  The total is currently: 1856500 jobs.…

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Soft Real Estate and Housing Market May Affect Charities

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 4:11pm. 897 Views, 0 Comments.

soft real estate and housing market may affect charitiesAccording to the Louisville Kentucky newspaper, The Courier-Journal, the soft housing market may affect persons that you wouldn’t normally consider:  the homeless.

Most of the persons that donate to charities and help them through the winter months, are also the persons most likely to be feeling some of the fallout from the real estate markets and mortgage industries.  Add in rising food and energy costs, and many persons with disposable incomes to help out others, may start feeling the pressure that they need to help themselves first.

And then add in more persons in need of charitable assistance this year – many charities are reporting up to a 25% increase in persons in need this year.

Then add in the recent drop in the stock market (the S&P…

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Rural Development Office provides Home Repair Loans

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 4:07pm. 1831 Views, 0 Comments.

rural development office provides home repair loansThe Shelbyville Kentucky newspaper, The Sentinel-News, had an article today about the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Office is going to be providing home repair loans for very low income applicants in the following counties:

Shelby County

Henry County

Oldham County

Spencer County

Franklin County

Trimble County

Applicants desiring to make application for the program, can apply at the Rural Development Office located at 90 Howard drive in Shelbyville Kentucky.

The maximum possible loan under this incentive program is $20000 with the interest set at 1% with a loan term not to exceed 20 years.

The uses for the home repair loans can be for a variety of needs including:

Gutters

Doors

New Septic…

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Shelby County Planning Commission Meeting

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 3:55pm. 1546 Views, 0 Comments.

shelby county planning commission meetingThe Shelbyville Kentucky newspaper, The Sentinel-News, announced the Shelby County Triple S Planning Commission meeting for a public hearing set for Tuesday November 20 2007 at 6:30 pm to review possible landscaping and buffering changes that may impact various developments in Shelbyville, Simpsonville and elsewhere.

2 years ago, the Triple S Planning Commission implemented new landscaping rules and protocols that required a minimum amount of plants, trees or shrubs to serve as a landscaping buffer for different zoning classifications (as an example: commercial buffered from residential).

The Executive Director for the Triple Planning and Zoning Commission, Ryan Libke, has proposed some changes to the landscaping and buffering rules that are currently…

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