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  • Questions remain about how merger affects JHS

    The long discussed hospital merger finally went through on Friday, although not exactly as planned.

    After Gov. Steve Beshear last week had vetoed a merger between Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, Saint Joseph Health System and University Hospital in Louisville because of complications between public and private institutions and separation of church and state, but on Friday JHSMH and St. Joseph's, which is owned by Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, announced their merger.

  • How Collins’ turf field went bad

    On July 8 the Shelby County Board of Education invited representatives from all the principal companies that built the Collins High School multipurpose athletic to come to the school and peel back the turf for a first look at why this year-old surface had developed soft spots that left it unusable.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation ordinance removed from agenda

    Much to the surprise of many, the Shelbyville City Council did not discuss or have the second reading of the ordinance to annex property at the southwest corner of Harrington Mill and Freedom’s Way.

    The second reading of the annexation of the 70-plus acre Ruble property and the railroad track land that is contiguous to it was removed from the agenda sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

    New Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the agenda change was a precaution to make sure everything is as it should be.

  • Shelby County School Board: Budget for 2012-13 to get its 1st review

    With a new year comes a new budget.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get its first look at the 2012-13 draft budget at Thursday’s meeting at the district offices at 1155 Main Street.

    A new board chair and vice chair will lead the meeting into always dicey budget discussions.

    The current 2011-12 working budget shows the district having to cover more than $625,000 in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding from the state. However, that number will not be fully known until the end of the school year.

  • Guthrie ‘listens’ and he hears a lot

    A crowd of about 75 people turned out Thursday night at Stratton Center to listen to U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie during one of his 21 county “listening sessions.”

     “We’ve been busy today; we’re already been to Hart, Bullitt and Spencer counties,” said Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), who said he still had stops Friday in Edmonson, Grayson and Breckinridge counties.

    He was there to listen to the constituents of the district, and they were there to listen to him.

  • 3 arrested in 2nd meth bust in 3-day span

    Three people were arrested Thursday at the second bust related to methamphetamine in Shelby County within three days.

    Pamela F. Perry, 52, Earle C. Perry Jr., 31, and David L. Seaton, 47, all of 2282 Vigo Road, were arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Investigation into shooting remains open

    A week after a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville Police officer was justified in shooting and killing a teen in his grandmother’s home, the investigation remains open.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Ben Wolcott said last Tuesday after the hearing that he expected to wrap up the investigation into the shooting of 19-year-old Trey Williams by Shelbyville Police officer Suzanna Marcum by the end of the week, but he said yesterday that had not been done.

  • Men charged in sex cases get new court dates

    New pre-trial dates have been set for two men charged with sex-related crimes against children.

    Mark Hawks of Lawrenceburg is facing more than 100 child pornography charges in Shelby and Anderson counties.

    In Shelby Circuit Court on Monday, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set Jan. 20 as the next scheduled court date for Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Dr.

    Henry Telles, 25, of Shelby County, is charged with multiple counts of child molestation.

  • Shelby woman found dead in motel

    A Pleasureville resident was found dead in a hotel room in Shelbyville early Saturday morning.

    Connie Joelene Landers, 32, died at the Best Western Motel from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Shelby County Coroner Jeff Iver, who worked the scene, said Shelby County EMS was called to the scene in the early morning hours and discovered Landers’ body. He released no further details.

    Family members said that Landers had been distraught over long-term chronic pain.

  • Spencer man found shot to death in barn

    A Bardstown man found dead in a barn off Bowman Lane with a single gunshot wound through the head has left the community shocked, neighbors unsettled and the perpetrator at large.

    The investigation of Daniel D. Cahoe's suspicious death started late Thursday evening after he was found slumped over in an empty barn in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. But what was once considered a death investigation has now been classified as a homicide investigation by Kentucky State Police.