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  • New officer joins Shelbyville PD

    The atmosphere was both somber and exciting as Circuit Judge Charles Hickman intoned the words of the police officer’s oath Wednesday to Shelbyville Police Department’s newest officer, Joe Hess, who responded as family and community members looked on.

    The swearing in, which took place in the community room of the police station, returns SPD to full capacity at 23 officers strong.

    Hess, 46, brings more than two decades of law enforcement experience with him, having served 24 years on the Lexington PD as a patrol officer and detective.

  • KY 395 repair project slightly behind schedule

    A state road construction project in Waddy will continue just a little longer than originally planned, officials say.

    Jim Isaman, spokesperson for the Transportation Cabinet, said the realignment of KY 395 near the exchange with Interstate 64 is about 10 days behind schedule due to inclement weather.

    Workers are removing a severe bump and turn at the entrance to the Flying J Truck Stop that has proven hazardous for several years. KY 395 is closed between I-64 and U.S. 60 to accommodate the significant work.

  • Former CEO Wade expands suit vs. Citizens Union Bank

    Former CEO Billie Wade’s lawsuit against Citizens Union Bank is headed for a jury trial next spring – with some new defendants and claims that were added this week.

    Wade, who had led CUB since 1991, left the bank in March 2010 amid state and federal reviews of the bank’s lending practices, and in July 2010 filed suit, charging wrongful termination, that the bank lied about his departure, cost him income and discriminated against him.

  • Tip leads to arrests in auto break-ins

    Some Shelbyville residents who lost possessions in a massive car break-in spree last month may now have the chance to get some of their belongings back, police say.

    Shelbyville Police detectives were able to recover some of the items after a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of three people in connection with a rash of car break-ins off Smithfield Road. Two more arrests are expected.

    SPD Det. Stacy Bruce said the five males, all from Shelby County, range in age from 17 to 24, with four of them being teenagers.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 15, 2011

    Drugs

     

    Chad Daniel Bruner, 31, of 1588 Lena Court in Shelbyville was arrested July 7 at that address and charged with having a prescription controlled substance not in an original container. He was also served with a bench warrant from Indiana on an unstated charge.

     

    Traffic

     

    Bobby W. Stevenson, 30, of 320 Webbmont Circle was arrested July 6 on 8th Street and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • I-64 work rescheduled for tonight

    Two westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 23 and 28 will be switched today, July 13, beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.  The work was originally scheduled to take place Tuesday but was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.
     
    The lane switching process, which will route vehicles onto newly constructed road surface, will last until Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 a.m.  Once switched, the two outside westbound lanes currently used by motorists will undergo reconstruction as part of a lane widening project.   

  • Roof on feed store damaged in storm

    Tapp's Feed Store on Kentucky Street sustained damaged in last night's storm when the structure's roof was blown nearly off. Part of the roof can be seen lying on the ground in the photo. County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said the storm seemed to be the worst yesterday right in the vicinity of his office, which is located next door to Tapp's Feed.

  • Roof on feed store damaged in storm

    Tapp's Feed Store on Kentucky Street sustained damaged in last night's storm when the structure's roof was blown nearly off. Part of the roof can be seen lying on the ground in the photo. County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said the storm seemed to be the worst yesterday right in the vicinity of his office, which is located next door to Tapp's Feed.

  • News briefs: July 13, 2011

    Temps reach scalding 95

    but heat should subside

    Shelby County and the rest of Central Kentucky continued to sere on Tuesday.

    Temperatures at midday in Shelby reached 95, with some vehicle thermometers registering as high as 102.

    And the heat index had that temperature feeling like 105, the third consecutive day of dangerously overwhelming heat.

    Lexington's heat index exceeded expectations and hit 112 degrees on Monday.

  • City of Shelbyville's large insurance payouts push spending up 10%

    The Shelbyville City County closed the book on the 2010-11 budget with the second reading Thursday of an amendment that placed the final year-end numbers.

    The city saw an increase of about 10.5 percent in licensing revenue, but that didn’t nearly cover the hit from the state’s changes in insurance, which saw a 90 percent increase over what the city’s budgeted $623,600, basically doubling the insurance total to nearly $1.2 million.