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  • Shelby soldier injured in explosion in Afghanistan

    Army Staff Sgt. William Scott Lear, 34, of Shelbyville is in critical condition at a military hospital in Germany for injuries received in an accident in southern Afghanistan.

    Lear, who had only been in Afghanistan for a short time, has a fractured skull, crushed eye socket and broken ribs, said his father, Doug Lear.

    He was able to speak with his wife, Jane, via telephone earlier today.

  • Shelby Industries owes $5,000 in discharge fines

    A special called meeting of the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission Friday morning resulted in Shelby Industries owing almost $5,000 in fines.

    Shelby Industries had requested the meeting in hopes of reducing the already levied fines for discharging levels of zinc well over the allowed limits.

  • Parents signing contracts for summer school effort

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said preparations for summer school have been taking up a lot of time.

    He told the school board at its meeting Thursday that principals have been dealing face-to-face with families to achieve signed contracts with parents for summer school participation.

  • Shelbyville City Council to hear annexation request from Rubles

    The Shelbyville City Council finally will get a first reading on annexation of about 70 acres that sits just northwest of the Shelbyville Bypass and south of Harrington Mill Road at Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall.

    The property, owned by Tom Ruble and his brother, Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble, is part of the Interlocal Agreement between the city and Shelby County, so the city does not have to ask the county before annexation. The Rubles requested the annexation last month.

  • Board chooses firm to design new schools

    The Shelby County Board of Education finally settled on an architect for the district's two new building projects.

    K. Norman Berry Associates has been selected to serve as the architect for both the new school on the Southside location and the new early childhood center at the Northside location.

  • Thou shalt not post Commandments on door

    Last week a paper copy of the Ten Commandments once again found its way to a place of prominence: the front door of the Shelby County Courthouse.

    The 8-by-11-inch copy was taped to the inside of the door, next to the sign banning food and drink.

    Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller, who took down a framed copy of the document after Shelby County resident Linda Allewalt took issue with it being posted in the driver’s license office, said he had seen the copy on the front door of the courthouse but didn’t know who put it there.

  • County’s budget has cuts to EMS

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger’s recommendations for the county’s budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year won’t include any tax increases, but it would mean a significant tightening of the belt for Emergency Services and no pay increases for county employees.

    When the Shelby County Fiscal Court met on Monday, in lieu of Election Day on Tuesday, magistrates received a copy of the proposed budget to take home and study.

  • News briefs: May 18, 2011

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  • EARLIER: Primary Election 2011: Rob Rothenburger falls to James Comer in first statewide race

    After a vigorous go at his first statewide race, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he is not too despondent at his defeat at the hands of state Rep. James R. Comer of Tompkinsville in the Republican primary for commissioner of agriculture.

  • EARLIER: Bancroft pleads guilty to girlfriend’s murder

    LAWRENCEBURG – Gary Bancroft is almost certain to spend at least the next several decades in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court to murdering his girlfriend.