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  • 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.

  • EARLIER: Some landlords upset with city’s inspection fee

    A few landlords in Shelbyville are upset that the city has plans to reinstate a $20 inspection fee on rental properties.

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a second reading of the ordinance on Thursday; the first reading was on March 18.

    Landlords Terry Nethery and Calvin Walker both say they believe the ordinance to be unconstitutional  and say the city is just out to claim more revenue.

  • EARLIER: Ethingtons have until March 1 to clean up junk cars

    Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission has given Ethington Auto Sales and Ethington Brothers Inc. one last chance to clean up two areas on Midland Trail that are by definition junkyards.

    The two organizations received final notices about the properties on Jan. 29.

  • EARLIER: New bypass completion projection: Labor Day

    The Shelbyville Bypass, which contractors said in August was about 80 percent complete, may not be finished until the fall of 2010, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers said last week.

  • Searcy gets April 1 court date

    Jeana Searcy, 19, of Waddy appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on March 1 for a disposition hearing on charges of reckless homicide in the death last June of her best friend, Samantha Mathus-Cooper.

    She was arraigned before Circuit Judge Charles Hickman nearly two months after she was indicted in connection with the death of Mathus-Cooper, 18, who was killed in a car accident last June in which Searcy was driving.

    The accident happened just a few days before the two girls were supposed to graduate from high school.

  • EARLIER: County may help church refinance community center

    Shelby County may embrace an unusual new financial partner: a church.

    At its meeting on March 16, Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider issuing bonds to help Shelby Christian Church refinance $4.5 million in debt the church has on the multipurpose auditorium and fellowship hall it built in 2004.

  • News Briefs: April 2, 2010

     Spring clean-up in Shelbyville

  • EARLIER: 'I'm here, Allie, I'm in my bed'

    Swathed in bandages and surrounded by cards and notes, Alyson Myatt talked Monday about the past week of her life, reliving again the terror of the night that transformed her from nanny to nationally famous heroine. She spoke from her hospital bed in the burn unit at the University of Louisville Medical Center, where she has lived since March 23, when she rushed barefoot through flames to carry 5-year-old Aden Michael Gray to safety. She still suffers from second- and third-degree burns on her feet and hands and now lives under a limelight of national media atte

  • News Briefs: March 31, 2010

    Shelby’s unemployment 9.5% in 2009

    Annual unemployment in Shelby County finished 2009 at 9.5 percent for 2009, up from 5.9 percent at the end of 2008.

    That was indicative of the trend across the state, where unemployment rose in every county. The state’s annual rate was above 10 percent in 95 of the 120 counties. That number was seven in 2008.

    In the metro Louisville region, only Oldham County (8.6 percent) had a lower rate than Shelby.

  • News Briefs: March 26, 2010

     Collins Family Info Night