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  • ID on your phone could be a scam

    A new scam is making the rounds of Shelby County, and this one is more effective than most at bilking people out of their money – so much so that law enforcement officials are warning residents to be on their guard.

    “We have had several citizens here in the county that have actually been taken in and sent money – these people are that convincing,” Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 7, 2014

    Touched Twice needs volunteers

    Touched Twice, the free medical clinic that makes its fifth stop in Shelbyville next Saturday, needs some help.

    Organizers said this week that they need about 200 additional volunteers to help move people through the clinic, which is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church Shelbyville, 1516 Midland Trail.

    Guests of Touched Twice are served on a first-come, first-served basis, and volunteers are needed to staff each area of the clinic.

  • Mount Eden woman defends her kennel

    MOUNT EDEN – Laura H. Pope, who operates Matrix Kennels and Kev-Lar Kennels in Mount Eden, says she is an animal lover who works hard to care for the 105 animals on her 111-acre property off of Van Buren Road.

    Pope explained her ex-brother-in-law, Kevin Bailey, owns the kennels and that she is the kennel manager. In an interview at her property on Feb. 21, Pope said a news report that aired in mid-February on WDRB-Ch. 41 in Louisville, describing her kennel as a puppy mill, was false.

  • Atlanta outlet manager to take over Simpsonville mall

    SIMPSONVILLE – The Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, set to open next summer next to Interstate 64, has its manager.

    Dan Davilla, manager of the outlet mall Horizon Group Properties opened last summer in Woodstock, Ga., will transfer to handle the final months of that company’s newest project.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said Tuesday at a meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission that Davilla was “in town last weekend looking for a house.”

  • SCPS has second bus accident in past month

    By Todd Martin and Lisa King

    A Shelby County Public Schools bus accident on Hempridge Road on Wednesday afternoon sent five students to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    No cause has been given for the accident, but witnesses said that bus No. 1294 slid off of the road and went through a fence, hitting some mailboxes.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said the EMS staff reported no major injuries to the students.

  • Widening of Buck Creek Road brings much activity

    SIMPSONVILLE – The outlet mall under construction at the southern end of this city is only the most-discussed aspect of a bevy of activity along Buck Creek Road.

    “Everybody’s busy around here,” Mayor Steve Eden told commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night. “It’s exciting.”

  • Election 2104, State Senate: McCurdy ready to challenge for 20th District

    Gary “Tony” McCurdy says he’s tired of Kentucky’s lawmakers looking at the small picture and wants to see a more proactive approach.

    That led him to run against Ben Chandler in the 6th District U.S. Congress race in 2008.

    “There wasn’t a Republican running against him, and I knew he could be beaten,” he said. “So I decided to run.”

    Although he lost by 3 percent to Jon Larson in the primary, McCurdy, a conservative Republican, did get the itch to serve.

  • Shelby County School Board: Change will help Southside lead 21st Century classrooms

    As the school district puts the finishing touches on the new Northside Early Childhood Center, it made a bold new change at the new Southside Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in the 2014-15 school year.

  • Wound clinic to be back at JHS

    The day after the announcement that Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s Wound Healing Center was a casualty of cost-cutting measures, Dr. Rod McMillin said he would be able to keep the operation open.

    McMillin said he and JHS CEO Michael Collins came to an agreement on Friday that would allow him to lease space at the hospital to keep the clinic open. The staff now will be employees of McMillin’s Louisville Wound Care Associates, where he is the president and CEO, instead of working for the hospital.

  • Shooting investigation will take weeks

    The yellow tape has been taken down, and all that’s left at 139 Gray Hill Court in Shelbyville to remind passersby that a man died there in a shootout with police is a bullet-riddled front door and window.

    Police investigators say it’s too soon to say what really happened the night that Del Aukerman, 57, opened fire on police and was shot to death when they returned fire.