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  • News Briefs: April 9, 2010

    Scout finance campaign kicks off

    David Bowling, Friends of Scouting Chair for Shelby County, says a campaign to raise money for scouting in the county will kickoff at 11:30 Tuesday with a luncheon at the Waldridge Center.

    Former Kentucky basketball star and current radio commentator Mike Pratt will be the guest speaker.

  • Ethington Auto clears out junk

    Donnie Ethington said he has cleared 185 cars of the Ethington Auto Sales property on Midland Trail, and he hopes that’s enough.

    According to Ryan Libke, the Triple S Planning and Zoning executive director, the car lot is in the clear.

    Triple S had been after Ethington Auto Sales since late last year to clean up two lots full of junk cars, which by zoning rules defined the car lot as a junkyard.

  • ALSO: Nanny gets $20,000 from Ellen

    Alyson Myatt, a Shelbyville nanny who has been hailed a hero after running through flames to save a 5-year-old from a burning house, received $20,000 from Ellen DeGeneres and a cruise from a company sponsor during an appearance on the television show Thursday.

  • EARLIER: Boy saved from fire at center of custody dispute

    The little boy saved by his nanny from a house fire on March 23 is now the subject of a custody battle between his mother and the man who is his legal guardian.

    Family Court Judge John David Myles heard testimony in the case Tuesday and said he would rule in 10 days if 5-year-old Aden would remain with his custodial guardian, J.B. Hawes, or be returned to the custody of his mother, Dazurae Blankenship.

  • County to get funding for inmate work program

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to two programs for the detention center that will be funded by the state.

    Jailer Bobby Waits outlined the programs to magistrates at Tuesday night’s meeting of the court.

  • KACo, KLC now more accountable

    The Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities, two organization whose management and spending habits have been under scrutiny, will must operate in the public eye.

    On Wednesday, Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law two Senate bills that will ensure those organizations and others like them that rely on public money will conduct their business operations under the light of public scrutiny.

  • Shelbyville approves rental inspections, fee

    The Shelbyville City Council approved Thursday the second reading of an ordinance that will reinstate the rental inspection fee.

    The ordinance was dropped in 2007 after several landlords complained that the city was just looking for revenue.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said when the ordinance was dropped, the city moved the inspection into the business license, but the same group that had balked at paying for inspections was continuing to refuse through the business license.

  • April Fool: Bypass work doesn’t resume

    April Fool's Day, the opening construction day for work on the Shelbyville Bypass, dawned bright and sunny.

    But the equipment sat motionless, except for a stray truck or two being checked out by a mechanic.

    Well, at least contractors Kay and Kay are consistent.

  • New developments to carry own water weight

     

  • EARLIER: Fund set up for 'hero nanny'

    Alyson Myatt is recuperating at home with her family after being released Wednesday from the burn unit at the University of Louisville.

    A fund has been set up for Myatt to help her pay medical expenses she incurred after being badly burned saving the life of a 5-year-old boy she carried from a burning house.

    People may make donations on Myatt’s behalf at Republic Bank in a fund called Aly Myatt Hero Nanny.