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  • News briefs: May 30, 2012

    Collins senior awards

    event set for tonight

    Collins High School will celebrate a year of success tonight with its annual Senior Awards Night, starting at 7 o’clock in the school’s theater.

    The school will honor seniors who have secured scholarships and won academic awards, as well as announce the male and female athletes of the year and celebrate students who have achieved Kentucky Skills Standard certificates.

  • Shelby County School Board: ‘Tighter’ budget could get worse

    The Shelby County school board approved a bleak budget on Thursday, although it balances, and according to Greg Murphy, the district director of finance, it could get worse.

    “I think last year I used the term razor thin, and this year it’s even tighter,” Murphy told the board in his report. “The budget balances, and our revenue exceeds our expenses, barely.

    “And the next two years could be even more difficult. The second year of the biennium has the potential to be very, very difficult.”

  • Diploma program showing results

    Shelby County Board of Education meetings are rarely as crowded and as uplifting as Thursday’s edition.

    The boardroom at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville, was packed with smiling faces despite the looming budget discussion that was on the agenda.

    But before the board and administration could get knee deep in figures they were presented with an early graduation candidate, one that has shown as much or more perseverance than those that will line up at Shelby County and Collins high schools this coming weekend.

  • Shelbyville plugging spot with help from county, state

    The city of Shelbyville has been forced to stop inspecting new construction after former Building Inspector and Chief Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Tennill left his position.

    Tennill recently had missed work for a few long stretches of time because of illness, and he could not be reached for comment.

    The empty position leaves the city without a building inspector, but Darrell Willard has remained as the city’s code enforcement officer, dealing with local code enforcement.

  • Firefighters gearing up for Crusade for Children

    Even with the economy not yet back up to par, fire departments around Shelby County are hoping that the community will remember the children as firefighters continue their collection efforts this week for the 59th WHAS Crusade for Children.

    “We began our collection efforts in Cropper [last week], and we will be continuing in our other areas Wednesday and Thursday,” Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said.

  • 2-car crash claims unborn baby on KY 44

    A pregnant Taylorsville woman was severely injured and her unborn baby killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening on KY 44.

    Cortney Stump, 21, of Taylorsville was a passenger in a Dodge Ram pickup truck operated by Alex T. Franklin, 19, of Waddy, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    The Dodge failed to negotiate a curve approximately 2.7 miles west of Taylorsville on KY 44, crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Suburban head-on, the news release said. The Dodge was traveling west; the Suburban was traveling east.

  • Teen injured on railroad track

    A teen who was injured on a railroad track shortly before midnight Sunday night has been charged with criminal trespass for being on the track, illegally, police said.

    Shelbyville Police Maj. D. Goodwin said the teen, 17 years old, was walking along the tracks on Bailey Avenune when he fell and hit his head. He was taken to the hospital and treated for the injury.

    The police report, made out by officer Jeff McClellan, said that the teen was intoxicated.

    The track belongs to Norfolk Southern Railroads.

     

  • Halls in top 10% of voting

    The Hall family still has hope to win a new van through Mobility Awareness Month.

    Margaret Hall’s 14-year-old son Glenn was born with a rare chromosomal disease, partial trisomy 6Q, that has left him confined to a wheelchair.

    Since she can’t afford a van, Hall entered her son’s story into a national contest in which the top three vote-getters will receive a fully-customized 2012 wheelchair-accessible van.

  • SCHS students net nearly $1 million

    Mired in state testing and final exams, Shelby County High School students and their families were able to take some time to celebrate on Wednesday.

    SCHS students reported 28 scholarships, totaling nearly $1 million, and more are expected to be divulged in the final week of school.

    About 75 students filled the front of the SCHS Theater and took turns being recognized for their hard work and preparation for the next stage of their lives.

  • EARLIIER: Case is back on in huge pot bust in Southville

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and inexplicably set free by federal authorities has been indicted again on those same charges.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds.