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  • County to upgrade mobile EKGs

    Shelby County’s Emergency Services would be able to modernize its cardiac care equipment to a remarkable degree by the end of the year, thanks to a recent Homeland Security Grant.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton told Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday morning that a $175,990 grant will enable the county to buy six 12-lead cardiac monitor and defibrillators.

    The machines, which  cost $30,000 each, will revolutionize his agency’s cardiac care, EMS Director Todd Early said.

  • Lane of I-64 eastbound closed today near Waddy

    One lane of Interstate 64 eastbound near Waddy will be closed today to allow for repairs.

    The state's Department of Highways says the plan calls for one eastbound lane to be closed at Mile Marker 40 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow for cross-drain repairs.

    The times of this work could vary based on conditions.

  • Oldham resident killed in crash

    Sean Holland was a teenager who wanted so badly to be a firefighter that for two years he has been devoting a lot of his spare time to learning that job, serving as sort of a  junior firefighter.
    But that dream ended abruptly Saturday afternoon, when Holland became the first person to die in accident connected with the new Shelbyville Bypass.
    The car he was driving ran the red light at the intersection of La Grange Road and Freedom’s Way and was struck broadside, triggering a 3-vehicle collision that left him dead at the scene.

  • SPD officer Gentry settles case with Oldham County

    Oldham County government has reached a settlement with Shelbyville Police Sgt. Bruce Gentry, who a jury awarded $600,000 for his discrimination suit against the county's police department.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 11, 2011

    Joint Project Graduation
    scheduled for SCHS, Collins

    The 2011 graduating seniors from Shelby County and Collins high schools will have a joint Project Graduation to be held at Shelby County High School on June 11 (date pending more snow days).
    Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors, to provide a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free.
    Volunteers are needed for 2-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food between the hours of 11 p.m.-5 a.m.

  • Patients in Shelby now down to 1 MRI option

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville already has started making changes at its Stonecrest Diagnostic Imaging, formally known as Diagnostic Imaging Shelbyville.

    On Wednesday, just two days after a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine was installed at the hospital to replace a 5-year-old one that had broken, workers removed the MRI from Stonecrest to  transfer it to another facility owned by Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare.

  • SCHS captures academic district

    The split to two high schools hasn’t impaired the ability of Shelby County’s academic teams.

    Shelby County High School won the Governor’s Cup district competition on Jan. 29 at Henry County High School with two first-place team finishes and four individual top finishes, and Collins added another individual first-place finish.

  • Craig to go to court next Friday

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    A long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville charged with stealing thousands of dollars from her employer will be heading back to court Friday.

  • Woman poisoned by gas improving

    A Shelby County woman hospitalized for two weeks  after being overcome by carbon monoxide, is beginning to show signs of recovery.

    Jennifer Lewis, 35, who was discovered unconscious along with four family members at her home on Beech Street in the Meadowbrook subdivision on Jan. 27, remains unconscious at Jewish Hospital Louisville, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said, but family members are expressing more hope in recent days.

  • Animal groups unite for fund raising event

    The groups that support animal care in Shelby County are getting together Saturday for their first joint fundraiser, and those animals may be getting a big boost.

    Only a handful of tickets remain for Monarchs, Mutts and Meows at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, which will benefit five groups that support the no-kill efforts in Shelby County.