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  • Longtime clerk sues school board

    A longtime accounts payable clerk has filed suit against the Shelby County Board of Education, claiming she was unfairly demoted after taking medical leave and that her pay was cut, as well.

    Tammy White of Shelbyville alleges in her suit, filed March 12 against the board, that she developed health problems last year and had to take a medical leave from Feb. 28 to March 2; she had also taken a month and a half medical leave in the spring of 2011.

  • National Envelope shutting its doors

    After 42 years a longtime Shelby County company will close its doors in June because of a conflict with the building’s landlord, company officials say.

    Cenveo, headquartered in Texas, last year, purchased National Envelope Company, which has been located at 252 Pearce Industrial Road since 1972.

    A spokesperson for Cenveo announced the plant’s closing on Friday.

  • Soothing the savage beast

    One of Jeremiah Easley’s fondest memories as a boy was catching snapping turtles and giving them a new home in the baby pool in his backyard in Shelbyville.

    While it provided excellent foreshadowing for his future in veterinary science, now Easley is a long way, both figuratively and literally, from those snapping turtles.

    A veterinarian specializing in large animal surgery at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Easley now spends his time operating on large exotic animals, such as lions, tigers and bears.

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 9, 2014

    CASA benefit is Friday

    The Feast for Futures to benefit CASA of the River Region will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. The event, organized by former JCTC Shelby County Campus student Kim Hinkle, will raise funds for a scholarship to JCTC Shelby County. The cost is $35, with $10 going directly to the scholarship fund, and includes entrance and dinner. There will also be a silent acution.

  • Shelby County school board: Short agenda for board’s regular meeting

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet with a very short agenda at 7 p.m. Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at the district’s central office, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Along with reports and discussion, the board will entertain an interagency agreement with the Department of Juvenile Justice.

    The district has signed the agreements in the past to help fund $90,000 in personnel and operating costs at the Education Center at Cropper.

  • Diesel spill backed up interstate Tuesday

    A diesel fuel spill from an broken down tractor-trailer  caused a backup in the eastbound lanes of I-64 late Tuesday afternoon.

    Officials say the spill occurred from a broken axle on the semi.

    There was no timeframe for when the congestion would be cleared up, but officials said the spill was nearly cleaned up by 6 p.m.

  • No injuries from weekend flooding

    Shelby County avoided major problems from flooding Friday morning,  but heavy rains overnight put some roads underwater.

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said the heaviest flooding occurred along Scott Station and Antioch Roads and in the Lucas Road area, near the Henry County line.

    “We had some pretty heavy rains, but we’ve been very lucky, especially when you consider the mud slides that have been going on all around us and in southern Indiana,” he said.

  • Minor accident ties up Midland Trail for short period

    Traffic was tied up for a short time on Midland Trail Monday afternoon, after a crash that sent one person to the University of Louisville Hospital with a non-life threatening injury, said Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers.

    The accident occurred at 3:50 p.m. and emergency crews had cleared the scene by 5:15 p.m., said Shelby County 911 dispatchers.

  • Louisville man stable at UofL after bypass crash

    A Louisville man was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the Shelbyville Bypass shortly before Friday.

    Shelbyville Police said Ronald F. Femi, 58, suffered a head wound and four broken ribs.

    The crash happened at the intersection of Freedom's Way and Midland Industrial Road.

    Krystal M. Hardin, 35, of Shelbyville, and three children in an SUV were not injured, except for a bloody nose suffered by one of the children.

  • Fiscal court will request prices from garbage haulers

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee will meet with area garbage and recycling haulers on April 15 to try and nail down a price for county residents, without setting a franchise agreement or soliciting formal bids.