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  • County hears sidewalk update

    The sidewalks of Shelby County were a main topic of discussion at Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting, and neither magistrates nor the audience sidestepped some of the hot issues surrounding the situation.

    "We've been fortunate to get grants to help us with these projects, because sidewalks not only add an important aesthetic quality to our community, but they are also essential for public safety," Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

  • Annual audits show county finances in order

    The county's finances are in good shape, according to annual audits released by the state auditor's office.

    You may have seen ads published recently in The Sentinel-News stating that several departments in Shelby County have passed their annual audits, and that fulfills the state’s role in ensuring the public’s money is being handled properly.

  • News Briefs: March 12, 2010

     Shelby student advances in geography bee

  • Former employee sues parks board

    After spending almost 15 years as an employee for Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation, Danny "Kac" Newton is suing the board that oversees parks about the way he was fired in October.

    Newton, who was Assistant Parks Director and Athletic Director before being demoted and suspended in September, filed a suit Feb. 1 in Shelby County Circuit Court claiming that the Shelby County Parks Board terminated him because of his age and did so in conjunction with illegal, closed-session meetings.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville buys a house

    The City of Simpsonville is a new homeowner.

    In a specially called session Friday afternoon, the Simpsonville City Commission approved unanimously the purchase of a home at 107 Old Veechdale Road, which is directly across the street from city hall.

    The property, a rental house owned by EKS LLC, a company owned by Keith Stratton of REMAX/Performance Realty, came on the market last week, and commissioners eagerly agreed to buy it for $140,000.

  • Jewish hospital employees lose jobs

    The impact of the nation’s economic recovery was felt keenly in Shelbyville on Thursday when eight employees at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville lost their jobs as part of a significant reduction by the hospital chain.

    Michael Collins, president and CEO of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, said the eight positions are among 500 positions that will be eliminated throughout the Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HealthCare system, which includes the local hospital and three in Louisville.

  • Waddy teen pleads not guilty

    A teenager from Waddy pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming from an auto accident that killed her best friend.

    Jeana Searcy, 19, appeared in Shelby Circuit Court, charged with reckless homicide in the death of Samantha Mathus-Cooper.

  • EARLIER: Teen charged in wreck that killed her best friend

     A Shelby County teenager has been charged in connection with an auto accident last spring that left her best friend dead just days before their high school graduation.

  • Injured man released from hospital

    A Waddy man injured in a single-vehicle crash on Frankfort Road east of Shelbyville Tuesday afternoon has been released from the hospital.

    Police initially did not know the identity of Marcus Ray, 41, because he had no I.D. on him and was unconscious when officers arrived, Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Meadows said.

    Ray had been airlifted to the University of Louisville Medical Center.

    Meadows said Ray was driving a 1994 Saturn eastbound on Frankfort Road when he ran off the right side of the road.

  • EARLIER: Get ready to be counted

     

    Local residents are needed to help with the final phase of the 2010 Census count.

    At the grand opening of the Covington Census Office on Friday, manager Chad Linna said he and his staff have begun recruiting enumerators and field supervisors in each of the 18 counties in the Northern Kentucky region his office serves.