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  • Woman files suit against Masonic Home for negligence against mother

    A Shelbyville woman, Darlene Eberle, filed suit No. 30 against Masonic Home Shelbyville, claiming that her mother, Helen McCarthy, was injured while a resident at the home.
    The suit filed in Shelby Circuit Court claims that McCarthy fell on Dec. 16, 2010, receiving a laceration to her forehead, and also on Jan. 10, 2011, when she fractured her hip and left wrist.

  • EARLIER: Some of animals found in Henry may have been sold in Shelby

    CAMPBELLSBURG – Henry County Animal Control officials on Monday seized more than 100 dogs and as many as 100 other animals from buildings on a property located at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    The animals were being kept in crates and cages in a single-wide trailer, a camper, outdoor kennels and a large outbuilding.

    The stench emanating from the property could be detected from the road.

  • Shelby County School Board: Shelby dropouts now have new way to finish

    Shelby County Public Schools is hoping to jumpstart the careers of students who jumped out of school a little too early.

    The district will begin a pilot program on Jan. 3 that will help students who dropped out of school before graduating finally earn their diplomas.

    This program differs from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) program in that students actually earn Shelby County diplomas instead of an equivalency.

  • Building Shelby Part 1: New judicial center is no cheap facility

    The new Shelby County Judicial Center is designed to last 100 years, and at a little more than $220,000 per year, taxpayers have to hope that the facility holds up.

    The calculator on that debt service begins Monday, when the first gavel will fall at this 58,000-square-foot, federal-styled, brick facility at the corner of Main and 4th streets in Shelbyville.

  • Building Shelby Part 1: State is building new centers

    Since its judicial center construction program began in 2000, the AOC has had such projects approved for half of the commonwealth’s 120 counties. Many projects have been for new, standalone buildings, but some have been for courthouse additions and renovations.

    Of the 40 projects approved since 2005, only seven were done in counties larger than Shelby. And of those 24 have been completed, and 16 remain in various stages of construction.

    The seven larger projects, their counties, costs, square footage and date of completion are:

  • News briefs: Dec. 14, 2011

    School districts receive bad news
    about $57.5 million educational shortfall

    Local school officials around Kentucky will soon find out how much money they stand to lose in a $57.5 million shortfall to state education funding.
    Education Commissioner Terry Holliday told superintendents in an E-mail Friday that the Kentucky Department of Education would announce mid-year cuts later this month, The State-Journal reported.

  • Ethington Autos owners go before licensing group

    The owners of Ethington Auto, already under indictment on 169 counts for failure to process paperwork properly on the sale of autos, now will have to face the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission on Thursday.
    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset were indicted this past summer. Two of the charges were felonies, for selling or receiving cars with removed or altered VIN numbers, and the rest were all misdemeanors.

  • Building Shelby Part 1: Entering building to be like airport

    When Shelby County’s new judicial center opens on Monday, people will find that security will be at a much higher level.

    In fact, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong, said it will like nothing the county has every experienced previously in that regard.

    “Make no mistake about it, it will be an extremely secure facility,” he said.

    “It will take some getting used to, both for us and for the public. People have been used to just going into the courthouse in a casual manner and that is no longer going to be case.”

  • Police hold coat drive

    The Shelbyville Police Department teamed up recently with Sam Meyers Cleaners in Shelbyville to help needy families have warm coats to wear this winter.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said the event was a project undertaken by the department’s advisory board, which collects more than 50 coats plus numerous sweaters and blankets for the needy.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear’s 2011 inaugural address

    Thank you, Jane, for your love and support, and for being such a great First Lady.  Thank you to our sons, Jeff and Andy, and their families, for making us so proud.

    And thank you to Jerry, Madeline and Sidney Abramson, for agreeing to join us in leading this state over the next four years.

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    We began this day with solemn prayer, and we will bring it to an end, late this evening, with ceremonial music and dancing.  Inaugurations, after all, are a collage of tradition and hope.