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  • News Briefs: July 22, 2011

    Gov. candidate David Williams to speak to Shelby County Republicans

    Kentucky Senate President and Governor candidate David Williams will speak and answer questions at the Shelby County Republican Party's next meeting at 7 p.m. on July 28 at the Stratton Center. The meeting is open to all registered Republicans. Donations of food items will be collected for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. For more information, contact party chair Jennifer Decker, 502-773-2326.

    State receives 2 education awards

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen jewelry

    Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information about a theft of jewelry that occurred between July 1 and July 12 in the 300th block of Coors Drive.

    At that time, two rings worth more than $500 were taken from the victim’s bedroom. One was gold with 10 diamonds, and an opal stone, while the other was gold with a diamond waterfall design.

    It is believed that a visitor to the victim’s home took the rings, as there was no indication of a burglary.

  • Sheriff’s office receives good audit

    The sheriff’s office has all its ducks in a row, at least as far as its finances are concerned, according to a state report.

    State Auditor Crit Luallen’s office reported that the annual audit of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office revealed no instances of noncompliance, and no matters of material weaknesses.

  • EARLIER: Scrap metal plant squeaks through Triple S

    A small, but vocal crowd showed up for a controversial zoning request at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    Despite the opinions of those that came out for the meeting, the commission voted 4-3 in favor of the changing the Midwest Metals 10-acre property at 478 Kentucky Street from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2). Taking the first step in clearing the way for a scrap metal and recycling center to open on the property.

  • Shelby Countians are stuck on hot-and-sticky for a few more days at least

    The good new is temperatures are not expected to climb over 100 degrees, but the bad new is, they won’t have to in order to be deadly.

    That’s the opinion of meteorologist Joe Sullivan with the National Weather Service, the agency that issued a severe heat warning for the entire state of Kentucky through 9 p.m. Saturday.

    The danger lies with high humidity, or the dew point, Sullivan said.

  • Simpsonville hires new maintenance worker

    After weeks of sharing the maintenance work at city hall, Simpsonville City Commissioners voted to hire a new maintenance person during Wednesday’s meeting.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said he appreciated many people working around the office since there hadn’t been a maintenance man while City Administrator David Eaton and Public Works/Sewer Superintendent Bryan Romine had been doing interviews for the position over the past few weeks.

  • Sheriff’s office ‘has training in the works’

    In the wake of the self-proclaimed “regretted action” of Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed Bart and Renee Lewis’ pet Labrador, Daisy, several training facilities in Shelby County say they will offer classes to law enforcement concerning dealings with domestic animals and their potential to use aggressive behavior.

  • EARLIER: Special prosecutor appointed for Ethington case

    The state attorney general has appointed a special prosecutor in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto in Shelbyville.

    Henry County Attorney Jenny Harrod will now prosecute the case for the Kentucky State Police.

    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset, face 169 counts – two of them felonies – for failure to process paperwork properly in the sales of autos.

    The pair had a court appearance in Shelby County District Court Thursday for the purpose of assigning Harrod to the case.

  • Road warriors? 3 Titans teams looking for ways to get home

    Early last week Collins football coach Jerry Lucas joked that if the field at Titan Stadium wasn’t repaired soon he was going to get t-shirts printed up for his team with the words “Road Warriors” emblazoned on them.
    As it turns out, he may need those shirts after all. And he won’t be the only one.

  • Collins field ‘highly unlikely to be ready’ for Aug. openers

    Shelby County Superintendent James Neihof remains optimistic that the district will not have to foot the bill for the repairs to the Collins High School football/soccer field.

    Neihof told the Board of Education that “all the companies involved with the field are reputable bonded and insured companies,” he said. “And we are confident that the matter will be resolved in a positive way, albeit not as fast as any of us wants.”

    That came during his Superintendent’s report during Thursday’s regular board meeting.