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  • Shelbyville clean-up starts Monday

    If you’ve been looking to get rid of that old fridge or that worn out plaid recliner taking up space in the basement, now’s your chance -- at least in Shelbyville.

    Shelbyville’s Public Works Department will be offering pickup service for the city’s citizens all next week.

  • 9-year-old dives in to save little sister from drowning

    A peaceful Sunday afternoon at Lake Shelby nearly turned into a tragedy for the Hernandez family.

    When 6-year-old Gabriella Hernandez fell into the water as she and her sister were playing near the dam, 9-year Isabella didn’t hesitate, her mother said.

  • EARLIER: Junk yard slips through the cracks

    For years people have wondered about the junk piled up at 546 Burks Branch Road, just north of the 4-way stop where 7th Street meets Eminence Pike, and as it turns out, that junk should have been cleaned up years ago.

    In June 2005 former code enforcement officer Joanne Bemiss alerted property owner Arthur Gerald Butler that he was in violation of a zoning codes for having an illegal junkyard in an area zoned commercial.

  • Warrant issued for junkyard owner

    The junk piled up at 546 Burks Branch Road may not be cleaned up for a while longer.

    On Thursday a warrant was issued for the arrest of its owner, Arthur Gerald Butler, who has been in violation of zoning codes for having an illegal junkyard in a commercial area since 2005.

  • News Briefs: April 9, 2010

    Scout finance campaign kicks off

    David Bowling, Friends of Scouting Chair for Shelby County, says a campaign to raise money for scouting in the county will kickoff at 11:30 Tuesday with a luncheon at the Waldridge Center.

    Former Kentucky basketball star and current radio commentator Mike Pratt will be the guest speaker.

  • Ethington Auto clears out junk

    Donnie Ethington said he has cleared 185 cars of the Ethington Auto Sales property on Midland Trail, and he hopes that’s enough.

    According to Ryan Libke, the Triple S Planning and Zoning executive director, the car lot is in the clear.

    Triple S had been after Ethington Auto Sales since late last year to clean up two lots full of junk cars, which by zoning rules defined the car lot as a junkyard.

  • ALSO: Nanny gets $20,000 from Ellen

    Alyson Myatt, a Shelbyville nanny who has been hailed a hero after running through flames to save a 5-year-old from a burning house, received $20,000 from Ellen DeGeneres and a cruise from a company sponsor during an appearance on the television show Thursday.

  • EARLIER: Boy saved from fire at center of custody dispute

    The little boy saved by his nanny from a house fire on March 23 is now the subject of a custody battle between his mother and the man who is his legal guardian.

    Family Court Judge John David Myles heard testimony in the case Tuesday and said he would rule in 10 days if 5-year-old Aden would remain with his custodial guardian, J.B. Hawes, or be returned to the custody of his mother, Dazurae Blankenship.

  • County to get funding for inmate work program

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to two programs for the detention center that will be funded by the state.

    Jailer Bobby Waits outlined the programs to magistrates at Tuesday night’s meeting of the court.

  • KACo, KLC now more accountable

    The Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities, two organization whose management and spending habits have been under scrutiny, will must operate in the public eye.

    On Wednesday, Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law two Senate bills that will ensure those organizations and others like them that rely on public money will conduct their business operations under the light of public scrutiny.