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  • Shelby man dies of heart attack in dump-truck wreck

    An auto accident Wednesday involving a dump truck smashing into some trees was the result of the driver having a heart attack, the coroner's office said.

    Donald McIntosh, 63, died of a heart attack, which caused him to run off the road and wreck his dump truck, Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said.

    "The medical examiner's officer called me this morning [Thursday] and told me that Mr. McIntosh had died of a heart attack," Ivers said.

  • EARLIER: H1N1 vaccine arrives in Shelby

    The H1N1 flu vaccine is now available in Shelbyville, health department officials said Thursday.

    "I just got a shipment in yesterday and have sent it out to the hospital  [Jewish Hospital Shelbyville] and various physicians here in Shelbyville," said Renee Blair, executive director of the North Central District Health Department.

    Blair said that some places, such as the hospital, only are inoculating their health-care workers.

  • Fiscal Court supports spaying for feral cats

    Shelby County magistrates agreed Tuesday night to enter into an agreement with Operation Catsnip and Woodstock Animal Foundation for a spay/neuter program for feral cats.

    At the urging of Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton, who also heads up the county’s animal shelter, they voted to spend $2,000 for the program.

    "We funded this program last year, and we want to do so again this year," Newton said.

  • Montell prefiles to change retirement plan for state legislators

    For years Kentucky Retirement Systems has been falling into a hole, and State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) says it’s time to make some tough decisions to bring it out.

    One thing he wants the state to look at is Bill Request 86, which he prefiled for the 2010 session. The bill would change the retirement plan for legislators elected on or after July 1, 2011.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 28, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment

    drops in September

    Shelby County’s unemployment dipped slightly in September to 9.6 percent, which makes it one of the top rates in the state. The rate was 10 percent in August.

  • SCHS football game changed from Friday to Thursday

    Because of predicted weather, the Shelby County High School football team will play its regular-season finale at Oldham County on Thursday at 7 p.m., instead of Friday as originally scheduled.

  • EARLIER: City Center proposal greeted with open arms

     

    Extra chairs had to be brought out for last minute seating, and there were still several people standing in the back as more than 100 strong crammed into the Stratton Community Center on Monday night to hear about a potential downtown "City Center.”

    Presenter Leon Mooneyhan said he was pleasantly surprised as he watched the overflow crowd pour in.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Catalpagreen

    Catalpagreen Subdivision, to be located next to the new Martha Layne Collins High School got its go-ahead from local planners in July.

  • March For Babies won't be held in Shelby

    There will be no March for Babies in Shelby County this year.

    This annual event, which had been scheduled for Oct. 3, fell through this year because of problems on the state level.

    The last couple of years, this event has raised $18,000 to $20,000, which supports programs in the community that help expecting mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies and supports research concerning ill or premature babies.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDDATE: Judicial Center coming along well

    Anyone who travels up and down Main Street on a regular basis can't help but notice that construction on the new Judicial Center has really been coming along lately.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the construction progress has been amazing when one considers how inclement the weather has been this year.