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  • Sheriff’s office ‘has training in the works’

    In the wake of the self-proclaimed “regretted action” of Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed Bart and Renee Lewis’ pet Labrador, Daisy, several training facilities in Shelby County say they will offer classes to law enforcement concerning dealings with domestic animals and their potential to use aggressive behavior.

  • EARLIER: Special prosecutor appointed for Ethington case

    The state attorney general has appointed a special prosecutor in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto in Shelbyville.

    Henry County Attorney Jenny Harrod will now prosecute the case for the Kentucky State Police.

    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset, face 169 counts – two of them felonies – for failure to process paperwork properly in the sales of autos.

    The pair had a court appearance in Shelby County District Court Thursday for the purpose of assigning Harrod to the case.

  • Road warriors? 3 Titans teams looking for ways to get home

    Early last week Collins football coach Jerry Lucas joked that if the field at Titan Stadium wasn’t repaired soon he was going to get t-shirts printed up for his team with the words “Road Warriors” emblazoned on them.
    As it turns out, he may need those shirts after all. And he won’t be the only one.

  • Collins field ‘highly unlikely to be ready’ for Aug. openers

    Shelby County Superintendent James Neihof remains optimistic that the district will not have to foot the bill for the repairs to the Collins High School football/soccer field.

    Neihof told the Board of Education that “all the companies involved with the field are reputable bonded and insured companies,” he said. “And we are confident that the matter will be resolved in a positive way, albeit not as fast as any of us wants.”

    That came during his Superintendent’s report during Thursday’s regular board meeting.

  • News Briefs: July 20, 2011

    Shelbyville city council sets short agenda, tax workshop will follow meeting

  • Summer school off to fast start

    Shelby County Public Schools' expanded summer school program has had a big turnout this year.

    In reports to the Board of Education at Thursday's meeting, it was reported that almost 350 students are attending the district's summer reading academy.

    The program, which the district started last year for students in grades 1 and 3, expanded this year to add grades 5, 7 and 9.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates hear realignment proposal

    Some voters in the 2012 election might be casting their ballots in a different district.

    That was the report to Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday by a committee whose job was to redefine magisterial districts, a process that is undertaken every 10 years with the new census information.

    The committee submitted its recommendations to the fiscal court Tuesday, and magistrates have 60 days to review it.

  • Witnesses work with police, thwart purse-snatcher

    An elderly woman has her purse back after having it snatched in a parking lot, thanks to heroic efforts from both citizens and police.

    Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said the incident is a good example of what can happen when the public teams up with law enforcement, and when police agencies work together.

    It all started Monday at 4:50 p.m. when Central Dispatch got a call from a shopper at Walmart that a man had snatched an elderly woman’s purse and fled in a white car toward the interstate, Hettinger said.

  • Father, son struck by lightning in Bagdad

    A lightning strike sent a father and his young son to the hospital Sunday evening as storms rolled through Shelby County.

    Shad Hinkley, 40, and his 11-year-old son, who are from the Pleasureville area, were fishing at the farm of Gene Wilder at 7248 Bagdad Road when the incident happened, said Dora Wilder, the mother of Gene Wilder.

    The two were fine by Monday, and Hinkley’s son had already been released from the hospital.

    Hinkley said they were preparing to leave the pond as the lightning started, but they hadn’t been there too long.

  • Injury accident shuts down I-64 at Simpsonville for 3 hours

    A three-car pile up between mile markers 27 and 28 on the interstate involving three cars and 13 people Friday afternoon shut the interstate down in the westbound lane for hours.

    Miraculously, no one was injured, said Kentucky State Trooper  Kenny Stewart, although one man  did say he was considering going to the hospital.

    The crash itself was an odd spectacle, with one car sitting on top of another at a very unusual angle.

    Steward said the accident happened shortly before noon, in the construction zone, which precipitated the crash.