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  • Shelby baby home for a healing holiday

    Christmas at home was the doctor’s order for Addison Miles.

    Leave the hospital and spend time with family, doctors wrote the prescription for her future, which includes another bone marrow transplant, the third of her 22 months of life.

    But her family, Rachel and Danny Miles of Finchville, along with her sister, Abby, have been trying to stay “cautiously optimistic,” said her doting grandfather, David Miles.

  • News briefs: Dec. 26, 2012

    Will we be walking

    in Winter Wonderland?

     

    Will our days after Christmas be white?

    A strong winter story powering across the Midwestern United States threatens to bring some measureable snow to Shelby County on tonight or Thursday.

    Forecasters were predicting several inches for states approaching the region, but it was not clear whether the heavier parts of the storm’s output where going to dip far enough south to cross the Ohio River and impact north-central Kentucky.

  • Sammy Mobley pleads not guilty in rundown case

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Waddy man charged with attempting to run over his uncle’s girlfriend with a motorcycle was arraigned in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday morning.

    Waddy resident Sammy F. Mobley, 36, faces a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane, allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is from Mount Eden.

  • News briefs: Dec. 21, 2012

    Legislators say tax reform

    not likely this session

    State legislators will return to Frankfort next month with several issues to be debated.

    However, they are not confident that tax reform will make the cut in the short session.

  • Beware your holiday spirit being stolen

    Everyone is shopping for the holidays right now, and unfortunately, that includes those who prefer a five-finger discount, police say.

    “We usually see crimes such as burglaries and stealing from cars go up this time of year because criminals know people have extra goodies around during the holidays,” Shelbyville Police Maj. D. Goodwin said.

    Is there a way to avoid becoming a victim of holiday crime?

    Goodwin said there are several ways to greatly reduce your chances of being robbed.

  • EARLIER: 2 leads come up empty in Waddy animal attacks

    The planned autopsy on a calf that was one of the mysteriously attacked animals in Waddy has been cancelled.

    Tony Carriss, the magistrate for District 6 who has helped gather information and lead an investigation into the attacks, said he went to look at Robert Green’s calf just before noon on Tuesday, but another animal had attacked it since its death on Sunday.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: McDonald’s set for first store update

    The McDonald’s on Isaac Shelby Drive will get a facelift to start the new year.

    Representatives from McDonald’s and American Engineering were on hand Tuesday night to discuss the renovation, which was approved unanimously by the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Along with a complete redesign of the interior, this store will add 258 square feet, renovate the existing building, add a second drive-through lane and rework the parking lot to improve traffic flow.

  • Judge dismisses case against Bailey

    Citing insufficient evidence, District Judge Linda Armstrong on Thursday dismissed without prejudice a felony charge of theft against Roy T. Bailey Jr., in conjunction with the auto sales business.

    A criminal complaint filed by Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Fred Rothenburger was served on Bailey, 45, on Oct. 31, charging him with theft by failure to make required disposition of property, according to court records.

  • Christmas events fill stomachs and souls

    The last weekend before Christmas is upon us, and there is no shortage of holiday happenings to fill your days and your spirit.

    As you might expect, there are a number of special events offered by churches during these next five days. In addition, there are family-friendly events and service opportunities, too.

  • Shelter marketing animals as gifts

    "A kitten under the tree is always a good way to start Christmas morning,” Shelby County Animal Control Supervisor Bradley King said.

    This has been another successful year for the shelter, with more animals placed in new homes than in any previous year, but the shelter is pushing adoptions as a holiday gift, too.

    “We’ve not killed any adoptable animal in almost five years,” King said. “So we’ve been successful, but it continues to be a challenge.”