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  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates say no to EMS cuts

    When it came time Tuesday night to approve a first reading of the county budget for next year, Shelby County magistrates didn’t care for the cuts in EMS that Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger had proposed in May.

    To offset a projected drop of $300,000 in EMS revenue, Rothenburger called for temporarily shutting down EMS stations in Simpsonville and Peytona, leaving the EMS headquarters to answer all calls. He did not include any layoffs.

  • Asbestos found in Fire Station 1

    The discovery of asbestos in the building has forced the Shelbyville Fire Department’s main fire station at 11th and Main streets to close for several days.

    The shutdown began Wednesday and could continue at least through the weekend.

    “We’ve had some major plumbing issues, and when the plumber came in to do the work, he found asbestos, and we had to shut down to remove that,” Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding said.

  • Todds Station residents want to know about parking

    A dozen or so residents of the Todds Station development showed up Tuesday night to get some answers from the Simpsonville City Commission, and when they left, basically all they knew was that the city didn’t really have a dog in their fights.

    Much like those who had questioned problems last summer in Rolling Ridge, these residents wanted to know what the city could and would do to help them in a dispute with the officers of their homeowners association.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Murderer Bancroft’s sentencing likely to be highly charged

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of Frances Renee Mobley has waited since last September to tell her murderer exactly what they think of him, and this week they’ll almost certainly get their chance.

    Gary Bancroft will be sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court, but first he will be forced to listen to what will be highly emotional impact statements family members of Mobley, who last September died when Bancroft slashed her throat, stuffed her into a trash bag and hid her in the bathroom of his trailer on Bardstown Road.

  • Cornerstone seniors earn $669,356 in aid

    Cornerstone Christian Academy graduated a class of eight Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church.

    Those seven earned a staggering $669,356 in scholarship money, including Valedictorian Kaitlyn Grunder and Audra Cronen's scholarships, worth about $175,000 each.

    All seven graduates earned some scholarship money, ranging from Grunder and Cronen to $2,500 grants.

    The following seniors, listed with their diploma, graduated:

    Lyla Abild – general diploma

    Tiffany Aldridge – advanced college prep diploma

  • GRADUATION 2011: The final rite of a new era

    Words such as ecstatic, happy, proud and excited were tossed around, with quotes from Dr. Seuss, Christopher Robin and Nemo that focused on grasping the future ahead.

    On Saturday, Shelby County’s first double graduation day in more than 30 years went off without a hitch.

    There may have been two classes graduating, but the excitement came from Simpsonville, Shelbyville, Bagdad, Pleasureville and Waddy, with several of the same faces turning up at both commencements — including both parents and students.

  • Shelby’s contributions to Crusade decline

    Shelby County’s fire departments, other organizations and countless volunteers helped raise more than $5 million for this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children.

    In its 58th year, the Crusade raised $5,301,881, topping 2010’s total of $5,301,182 – with $56,437.33 coming from collections in Shelby, based on information on the Crusade’s Web site.

    “The community really stepped up because it’s been a couple rough years,” said Dawn Lee, president of the Crusade.

  • Annual health fair offers free screenings

    JHS Men’s Health Fair

    What:Free health screenings for men

    When:8 a.m.-noon, Saturday

    Where:Jewish Hospital Shelbyville

    Appointment scheduling: Call 502-647-4341 or visit www.jhsmh.org/menshealthfair

    When Tony Carriss was diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated, he realized helping other men’s health was an important proactive step for the fight against cancer.