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  • Beware of deer everywhere

    Dustin Shouse of Shelbyville contemplated the mangled deer draped across the hood of his car. “It scared me to death,” he said, lifting the animal’s antlers. “It jumped right into the car.

  • Substance abuse program gets $67,800 federal grant

    Some federal stimulus money has found its way to Shelby County through a one-time grant of $67,800 that was awarded to the Shelby County Substance Abuse Treatment Program.

    SAT was presented the 2009 ARRA Justice Assistance Grant by Gov. Steve Beshear during a presentation in Frankfort on Wednesday.

    The funds must be used within one year.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 30, 2009

     Hardesty resting at home

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty went home from the hospital Saturday and is doing well. It is not known when he will return to the office, as he continues to recover from recent major surgery. Hardesty was hospitalized on Oct. 19 and underwent emergency, life-saving surgery for bleeding ulcers.

  • Demand for H1N1 vaccine high

    Though the H1N1 flu vaccine is being distributed to medical facilities by the North Central District Health Department as quickly as it arrives, those dosages are not keeping up with the demand in Shelby County. New shipments arrive weekly, typically several hundred to just more than a thousand, officials say, but requests for vaccinations are going unmet because so many people have grown concerned about the strain of flu that has claimed 11 lives in Kentucky. Distributing to primary-care physicians, OBGYN’s and pediatricians has proved the most efficient

  • 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.