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  • Squire Boone statue supporters push on

    The group trying to raise funds to build a Squire Boone statue for Shelbyville has taken another big step forward.

    The Squire Boone Society met with Sam Compton, the president of the Boone Society, and his wife, Carolyn, on Wednesday to discuss any help the society could provide in raising the $100,000 required to build a statue of Boone, Shelbyville’s founding father.

  • JHS chief says no change in care

    The merger of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary Healthcare with Catholic Health Initiatives has many in Shelby County still scratching their heads about what it means for their medical care.

    In fact, the potential for changes in the medical care to which they had become accustomed have left many across the commonwealth confused.

    There has been much talk of the Catholic Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs), but what those rules mean remains a mystery to many outside the religion and the medical field.

  • Shelby Countians like farms, don’t know impact

    Shelby County residents think it’s important to have farmland and preserve that heritage, although they don’t really know what its value is.

    That was a key point found in a poll commissioned by the Shelby Area Rural Conservation group and conducted last fall among 300 residents in the county.

    About 30 people turned out Wednesday night at the Shelby County Extension Office to hear those results from Martha DeReamer, CEO of Matrix Group, which gathered the data.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County to lease space to non-profit

    The county has plans to lease a facility it owns on Frankfort Road to a non-profit counseling agency.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted unanimously to lease property that was formerly occupied by the Shelby Center for Disability Services at 536 Frankfort Road to the Serenity Center for $1 a month.

    The former agency vacated the property last year when it lost its funding.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports March 9, 2012

    DUI

    Thomas A. Porter, 36, of 111 Clear Creek Road in Finchville was arrested Jan. 18 on Ellis Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, leaving the scene of an accident and falsely reporting an incident.

    Lynn M. Starks, 55, of 678 Travis Road in Taylorsville was arrested Jan. 19 on Van Dyke Mill Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

     

    Theft

  • Simpsonville City Commission sets October finish for downtown sidewalks

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton took a metaphorical walk on the wild side of the street during the city commission’s meeting Tuesday night when he told commissioners that he hoped to have the new downtown sidewalk project completed by the end of October.

    “We’re meeting with our engineers [American Engineers Inc.] and putting together a schedule,” Eaton said. “With the electricity thing out of the way, we’ve got all our OKs on the sidewalks from the state.”

  • Simpsonville will throw new money at old gym

    The city of Simpsonville is going to throw some serious bucks at the upkeep of its old gymnasium with a goal of making it more of a valuable tool for the community.

    The city commission approved at its meeting Tuesday night two contracts and the pursuit of a third to make needed repairs to the building, which is nearly 100 years old but still facilitates various sports activities, voting, community dinners and other organizations that want to rent it out.

  • Bagdad woman pleads not guilty in theft case

    A Bagdad woman charged with embezzling more than $115,000 from her employer pleaded not guilty Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury recently indicted Linda C. Poole, 57, of 7345 Elmburg Road in a total of 20 counts related to thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

    The indictments were for 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000; 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and 7 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. No attorney appeared with her before Judge Charles Hickman.

  • News briefs: March 9, 2012

    Rural survey results

    to be presented tonight

     

    The results of a survey conducted by Shelby Area Rural Conservation will be revealed to the community at 6:30 tonight in a presentation in meeting room B at the Shelby County Extension Office. A mixer session will be followed by the presentation at 7.

    SARC commissioned the Matrix Group from Lexington to do a random survey of Shelby County residents to get their ideas on including farmland in a balanced growth plan for Shelby County.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Cost of school lunches could be on the rise

    The Shelby County Board of Education will look ahead to next year when it meets Thursday.

    Although the location would be right, with the meeting moving to Southside Elementary, 728 Gingko Drive, the board will not take up any information on the new Southside building project. However, the board will look at a possible increase in the cost of school lunches next year.