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  • Woman dies after swerving to avoid bicycle on I-64

    A Lexington woman injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday on Interstate 64 has died of her injuries, and police are asking for the public's help in getting more information on accident that caused her death.

    Kawthur Suleiman, 23, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where she was airlifted after a crash just east of Shelbyville that afternoon, Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Calhoon said.

  • EARLIER: Deputy who shot pet dog likely not trained for situation

    Some of the details about the shooting June 18 of a family pet by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy remained unknown Tuesday, though one factor is emerging clearly: Law enforcement officials in Kentucky typically do not receive training in dealing with animals.

    Daisy, a Labrador dog owned by Bart and Renee Lewis of Shelbyville, was shot by an unidentified deputy who was responding to a tripped burglar alarm at their home on Eagle Pass around 8 a.m. that Saturday.

  • Surprises sprout in fair’s big horse show field

    A surprising number of entries and some surprising results highlighted the  final days of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said the number of exhibitors increased so much this year that some classes almost had to be split.

    “This was the largest turnout of horses we’ve ever had,” he said. “We had twenty-five or twenty-four horses in the ring at the same time.”

  • Road closing surprises some

    A last-minute announcement of road closings because of repairs to railroad crossings surprised both residents and some officials this week.

    Employees of RJ Corman Railroad Corp., which is making the repairs to its tracks on the north side of Shelby County, erected signs late last week that announced the closing of Todds Point Road (KY 1848) in Simpsonville on Monday to replace the crossing.

  • News Briefs: June 29, 2011

    Shelby County earns grant

    for dead animal removal

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $7,500 at its monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Shelby County, fulfilling a request by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers.

  • EARLIER: Tab for Collins athletic field repair: $360,682

    Although clearly hesitant to invest more than a quarter of a million dollars to fix the athletic field at Collins High School,  school board officials voted Thursday night to do so – despite the fact that the engineer who spoke to the school board admitted that the field may be beyond repair.

  • Man slightly injured in rollover wreck

    Michael Roberts of Shelbyville was dazed and scratched up but said he just wanted to go home and take it easy after walking away from an accident Monday morning in which he flipped his Chevy Trailblazer four times.

    “Just put new tires on that thing, too,” he said at the scene, looking at his battered vehicle and picking a cup up from the ground. “Spilled my coffee, too.”

    After being checked out at the scene by Shelby County EMS, Michaels told paramedics he was OK and did not need to go to the hospital.

  • Shelby man helps off duty police officer save woman

    Michael Nethery of Shelby County was having a quiet dinner with his family at a local restaurant when he was suddenly called upon to do something that most people never even consider—save someone’s life.

    He was recognized for his unselfish actions by the Kentucky State Police who awarded him the Kentucky State Police Commissioner’s Award, an honor bestowed upon civilians who have exhibited acts of bravery and heroism.

  • Todds Point Road to be closed at RR crossing

    The railroad crossing on Todds Point Road (KY 1848) in Simpsonville will be closed Monday and Tuesday while workers replace the crossing.

    Signs posted on Todds Point late last week warned of the closing.

    RJ Corman, which is rebuilding its railroad bed through Shelby County and beyond, had not listed Todds Point Road as one of the crossings affected by its work.

    Motorists must use alternate routes -- such as Antioch Road to Scott Station Road or Aiken Road to Webb Road to reach U.S. 60 in Simpsonville.

  • Woman dies of injuries from I-64 accident in Shelby County