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  • 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. 

  • News briefs: Jan. 11, 2012

    Redistricting plan could

    gain momentum today

    The state House is expected to act this week on the controversial issue of redrawing the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts.
    House State Government Committee chairman Mike Cherry (D-Princeton) told The Herald-Leaderon Monday that his panel was scheduled to take up legislation to redraw boundaries for the 100 state House districts today.

  • Lane of I-64 to be closed Tuesday night

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at mile point 29, near Simpsonville.

    The lane closure is scheduled for Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. until midnight and will allow for bridge deck patching.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Police bust apparent meth distributor

    What police are calling a major drug bust began in Louisville on Tuesday and ended up with the ringleader being arrested in Shelbyville.

    What’s more, police say they believe the five packages of crystal methamphetamine seized were not manufactured locally but in Mexico.

  • Jewish, Catholic hospital systems form KentuckyOne

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville is now part of a new company – KentuckyOne Health.

    A new merger between Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System was announced Friday, completing the months long saga of a merger that once would have included the University of Louisville Hospital.

    But after Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that he would not allow the merger because it placed a public facility – UofL – into a private consortium that included religious facilities.

  • EARLIER: Work on Collins’ field targets a March finish

    Workers were combing the damaged multipurpose field at Collins High School on Thursday afternoon, removing the small rubber pellets that give the field its soft, grass-like feel.

    The school district and Whittenberg Construction have reached an agreement to repair the field, which began to fail with soft spots were noticed in the turf last spring and was unusable for the entire school year, forcing the Titan soccer teams to play at Clear Creek Park and the football team to share Robert Doyle Stadium with Shelby County High School.

  • There is mixed verdict on early release of felons

    People who work with inmates every day expressed mixed feelings this week about the early release of 1,000 Kentucky prisoners.
    In Shelby County, where 11 inmates were released on Tuesday, Jailer Bobby Waits said he didn’t agree with House Bill 463, passed last spring, which mandates that some non-violent felons be released six months early.

  • Election 2012: Miller is uncontested for circuit court clerk

    Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller said he is enjoying his uncontested status for the coming election.

    “It feels great,” said Miller, a Republican who was elected in 2010 to fulfill the term of Kathy Nichols, who retired. “I really enjoyed campaigning last time, meeting so many new people and seeing others I hadn’t seen in years, but I have to tell you that being uncontested feels great.

    “But I’m kind of still holding my breath, until the filing deadline is passed.”

  • County takes Discovery Boulevard into road system

    Magistrates voted at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court to take Discovery Boulevard into the county road system.

    This would allow the county to maintain the road in the winter and handle ice and snow removal. Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said that even though that road, which leads into Collins High School, was not part of the road system last year, he still made sure it was safe for school children during last year’s school session.

  • Pleasureville City clerk’s salary, records under review

    PLEASUREVILLE – One month after a city commissioner said she would call for an audit of the city, Pleasureville has received a letter from the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts.

    Pleasureville City Attorney Bill Brammell said the city received a letter expressing concerns about the very issues that Commissioner Pam Bramblett raised during the commission’s December meeting.