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  • EARLIER: Nation Bros. to stop dead animal pickup today

    Starting today, farmers may want to work doubly hard to keep their cattle, horses and other livestock healthy; there's no good place to send them if they die.

    Nation Bros., which has a contract with the county to pick up and render dead livestock, has notified Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger that its last day of business will be today.

  • EARLIER: FDA rule may halt dead-animal disposal here

     The buzzards and coyotes may be cheering, but county officials and livestock producers are concerned about a new FDA regulation that may put the region's only dead livestock disposal service out of business.

    Nation Brothers Inc.'s Gabe Nation said he may be forced out of business if a new FDA regulation requiring the removal of brain and spinal cord tissues from any bovine over 30 months of age goes into effect.

  • Free eye screenings for kids set for March

    Staff Photos by Lisa King

    Barbara Edwards with the Lions Club does an eye scan of Odin Schak (held by Shauna Schak) and Nova Schak, 4.

     

    Maria Stivers examines an image of a child's eyes that was taken by the Lion's Club last week.

        Here’s how to get your child’s eyes checked for free  

    Lions Club sponsors program to check children 1-5 for common maladies that need early treatment.

  • Jewish Hospital reveals new ER, gets new grant

    A ribbon has been cut on a new present for the community.

    After five years of development, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville unveiled its freshly renovated and expanded emergency room.

    Michael Collins, president and CEO of the hospital, reflected on the project before a room full of supporters in the hospital's community room Wednesday afternoon.

    Collins said he and other officials began brainstorming in 2004 as the emergency department was having between 17,000 and 18,000 visits per year in a space designed for a capacity of 15,000.

  • EARLIER: Schools to get huge boost

    School officials remain cautiously optimistic about an influx of cash that Shelby County schools should receive as a piece of the pie served up by the Obama Administration.

    Shelby County schools would receive nearly $2 million from the $305 million in federal stimulus funds that will be distributed to public schools throughout Kentucky during the next two years.

    The stimulus bill, entitled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was signed into law Tuesday by the president.

  • Widow sues restaurant in husband's death

     The wife of a man who died two days after eating at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Easter Sunday last year has filed a wrongful death suit against the restaurant.

    Carol Maupin of Louisville filed suit Jan. 23 in Shelby Circuit Court “to recover damages from Claudia Sanders for the wrongful death of David Maupin.”

    Maupin, 72, and his wife, son and daughter-in-law ate at the establishment on March 23, 2007, and Maupin died on March 25.

  • Creators of Edistyminen take special national award

    The East Middle School creative team behind the development of the future city of Edistyminen may not have made it into the top five for the National Engineers Week Future City Competition Finals, but that doesn’t mean it came home empty-handed.

    Just days ago, local eighth-graders Zach Brown, Logan Johnson and Sam Saarinen went on an all-expense-paid trip with volunteer engineer/mentor Tony Harover and volunteer coach Beth Dunn to present their future city design of Edistyminen to judges in Washington D.C.

  • Murder warrant issued in shooting

    The man who was wanted for questioning in Wednesday night's shooting of Joel Mena, 17, is now wanted for murder.

    Shelbyville Police said Friday that a murder warrant has been issued for Salomon Caballero Gomez, who they believe gunned down Mena in the middle in Shelbyville Wednesday night.

    Police say Gomez should be considered armed.

    Originally, police released the name of  Santiago Caballero, but they now believe that name to have been an alias.

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  • Obama's housing package: Will it help in Shelby?

    President Barack Obama announced a plan Wednesday that aims to help homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages and rescue the country’s declining housing market.

    Though there is rampant discussion about how well it might work, there is one consensus of opinion: It's too early to tell.