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  • EARLIER: Oldham officials says verdict was ‘horrendous’

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele said he “almost threw up” when he heard the county’s police department had lost the discrimination suit brought against it by Shelbyville Police Sgt. Bruce Gentry.
    A federal court jury ruled last week that OCPD had illegally and willfully used Gentry’s commitment to military service as its reason for withdrawing a job offer.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 28, 2011

    Shelby unemployment
    now among state’s best

    Shelby County had one of the best jobless rates in Kentucky for the month of December, state officials say.
    Shelby’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent, which tied it for ninth-best. Fayette and Woodford lead the way with 7.5 rating.
    Rates continue to fall from 2009, with 84 counties showing improvement, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported.
    Shelby’s rate was .9  better than in December 2009 (9.4) and the same as in November.

  • State agrees to install traffic light for Kroger

    The State Transportation Cabinet has changed its mind about installing a traffic light on Boones Station Road (KY 55) and Williamsburg Road, which will be the north entrance to the new Kroger development.

    In a letter dated Tuesday to Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty, Jeffery Wolfe, the director of the Division of Traffic, stated that the cabinet will now "seek formal approval to install the device as part of the permit for the entrance to the new Kroger development."

  • Legislative session: Your serve, House

    The second part of the 2011 legislative session that starts Tuesday is setting up to be dandy.

    When the session adjourned on Jan. 7 for a 3-week break, the Senate had just pushed several bills through during a week that is normally reserved for getting settled.

    Now, all the pressure the Republican-led Senate put on getting bills passed early will push that pressure on to the Democrat-led House to focus on immigration, tax code reform, education, government transparency and the state pension plan.

  • EARLIER: Family escapes carbon monoxide

    A family of five appears to have escaped death or serious injury Thursday when they were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes in their home.

    Two adults and three children were transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after they were discovered in unconscious or semiconscious states at about 5 p.m. in their bedrooms at 1120 Beech Street in the Meadowbrook subdivision.

  • Son of firefighters saves house

    The older son in a firefighting family is its hero today after saving his home from a preschool blaze.

    Wyatt Brookshire, a 14-year-old student at Shelby County High School, was home alone Thursday morning, getting ready for school, when he heard the second-floor smoke alarm go off.

  • Tractor trailer overturns on interstate

    The driver of a tractor trailer was hospitalized with unspecified injuries when his rig overturned on Interstate 64 on Tuesday night.

    The accident happened shortly before midnight on I-64 eastbound at the 34-mile marker.

  • EARLIER: State OKs incentives to boost Martinrea

    State economic development officials on Tuesday gave the stamp of approval to a multimillion-dollar upgrade at Martinrea Heavy Stamping that will bring 150 new jobs to  Shelbyville.

  • Atmos outage caused by a simple 'mistake'

    A mistakenly closed valve caused hundreds of Atmos gas customers in Shelbyville to lose service on that frigid night in December.

  • Martinrea expansion to add 150 jobs

    FRANKFORT  -- Martinrea Heavy Stamping in Shelbyville will add 150 jobs as part of its restructuring to build parts for the new Ford Escape model that will be built in Louisville.
    The Kentucky State Economic Finance Authority approved Thursday $3 million in incentives for the project, which will cost $12 million.
    The jobs, which will bring employment to the plant to approximately 215, will pay an average of $25 per hour.