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  • News briefs: Dec. 21, 2011

    Road crews are ready

    as winter rolls in
    Though no severe weather is in the forecast, with today being the first official day of winter, city, county and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews say they are prepared to combat snow-covered and icy roads whenever they occur.

  • Gregory replaces Chuppe a Shelbyville's city attorney

    For the first time since 1996, Shelbyville has a new city attorney.

    Frank Chuppe served in an emotional and respectful final meeting with the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night, then Mayor Tom Hardesty introduced his replacement.

    Shelbyville resident Steven Gregory, who formerly worked for the FBI and in government roles, will take over at the council’s first meeting on Jan. 5 for Chuppe, who retired because of new demands at his private law practice.

  • UPDATED: Henry couple to face 218 counts each in animal abuse

    EMINENCE – U.S. Marshals have arrested a woman suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

  • What you need to know about your new judicial center

    What will be in the new Shelby County Judicial Center?

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Zoning recall requestnot being considered

    The Triple S Planning Commission has laid out a brief and somber agenda for Tuesday's December meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Stratton Center.

    The commission will review and vote on the budget – of which commissioners received a preview during the November meeting – review the 2010 audit and the only new business will be the potential subdivision of an agricultural plat on Hickory Ridge Road.

  • Montell's new bill would create an 'alert' for missing people with disabilities

    Last fall, when Debi McMurray saw that a young autistic boy was lost in Mercer County, she was heartbroken.

    "I was watching Channel 3, and Dawn Gee said that an Amber Alert couldn't be issued for this child because he wasn't abducted. I thought it covered everything," she said. "I just couldn't believe that the most vulnerable people [those with developmental disabilities] were not covered."

    The news hit McMurray even harder because her son, Chase, 22, is a severe autistic and is non-verbal.

  • EARLIER: Elusive Henry couple facing hundreds of animal-cruelty charges

    EMINENCE – Warrants have been issued for Terri and Ken Smith of Campbellsburg on 218 counts of animal cruelty each, said Dan Flinkfelt, animal control officer for Henry and Trimble counties.

    The couple’s whereabouts have been unknown since Monday evening, when Flinkfelt and local law enforcement officials raided their alleged puppy mill at 25 Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    It is believed that the Smiths were selling some of the animals at the Shelby County Flea Market in Simpsonville.

  • News briefs: Dec. 14, 2011

    Shelby has finalists for

    top equestrian awards

    Shelby County has finalists for two of the most prestigious honors in equestrian sports.

    Janice Giles of Pleasureville is one of eight horse people contending for Equestrian of the Year, and CHThe Daily Lottery of High Hickory Farm in Simpsonville is one of six vying for Horse of the Year in voting by the United States Equestrian Federation.

  • Ethington must wait to learn license’s fate

    The owners of Ethington Auto will have to wait for a month before finding out whether their license to operate their dealership on Midland Trail could suffer because of numerous charges they face concerning their business practices.
    Donnie Ethington, 70, was on hand with his attorney Sam Carl but minus his business partner, William Ledford, 84, who was under the weather, on Thursday at the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission headquarters for hearing to determine whether the owners would be fined, their dealership’s license revoked, they would be put on probation or face no punishment at all.

  • Building Shelby Part II: Big changes afoot when judicial center opens

    There is a lot of buzz about the opening Monday of the Shelby County Judicial Center and the opportunity of doing business in a new, hi-tech environment when the brand new Shelby County Judicial Center opens Monday.

    But many people who frequent the courthouse also say they are feeling a little nostalgic about leaving a familiar environment behind for a new one, and some are even a little nervous about new procedures they are not sure they are going to be completely comfortable with.