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  • 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.

  • 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.