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Local News

  • News briefs: July 15, 2011

    Traffic signal at Collins HS

    to be activated Wednesday

    The newly installed traffic signal at Discovery Boulevard and U.S. 60 – in front of Collins High School – will become active on Wednesday, if weather permits.

    The signal was installed at the request of Shelby County Public Schools officials because of long backups of cars exiting Discover Blvd. on school days. There is no other access road to the school.

  • Scrap metal company asks for zoning change

    A scrap metal recycling company will stand before the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday, asking for a zone change to build a facility on Kentucky Street.

    Midwest Metal Corporation, a privately owned metal processing company that accepts aluminum, scrap metal, copper and brass, is asking for the zoning change from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2) on a roughly 10-acre parcel of land at 478 Kentucky Street.

  • Helping Robbie Phillips 'break through that wall'

    On Nov. 6, 2008, members of the Phillips family saw their lives changed tragically, and now they're hoping for a change just as big to start on Aug. 10.

    On that November morning, Robbie Phillips, then 14, was found hanging in his grandparents' home after having tried to commit suicide. He was revived after being found with no pulse but received a severe anoxic brain injury.

    Phillips is now in good health, but he is confined to a bed or wheel chair and still has a feeding tube.

  • Sales, entries good for Jubilee

    Economic gaps had seemed to have been plaguing the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee in previous weeks, but as of midweek, 23 tables have been sold for the kickoff breakfast and event sponsors haven’t been difficult to find.

    Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director Eileen Collins, who oversees the Jubilee, said a seat is $20 and a table is $120 for the breakfast, and within the past week people have been reserving them.

  • Multi-Purpose has $400K for weatherization program

    By TOM BARR

    Landmark News Service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Not often is there a surplus of federal funds to assist those in need.

    However, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, which serves Shelby, Bullitt and Spencer counties, has money appropriated for its weatherization program.

    Now, Kim Embry-Hill, the agency’s executive director, is looking for applicants to take advantage of the funding.

  • 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.

  • 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.