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  • EMS to review county's ambulance policy

    A policy instituted by the Shelby County Fiscal Court in July will be up for review next week by the county's Emergency Medical Servies Committee, offficials say.

    Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the policy of transporting only patients that meet certain criteria to out of county hospitals, may need revision.

    Several people have questioned the change, and wondered why they were not receiving the same service they had previously.

  • Ison takes over fiscal court

    Shelby County Fiscal Court officials started 2017 on a positive note, with newly appointed Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison laying out his vision for the next two years, as he serves the remainder of the outgoing Rob Rothenburger’s term.

    “I am very honored to serve with you, work with you and be a part of the team,” he told magistrates and department heads assembled at the Stratton Center Tuesday night.

  • Mentoring program getting off the ground

    About one year after the youth coordinator position was created, and only nine months after being hired, Mitchell Tinsley is about to give birth to a promising concept in helping kids not only avoid drugs, but also gain a positive attitude toward life.

    “We’ve got some ideas on the table about working with kids, and a lot of people I’ve been working with are really open to ideas that I have coming into this year, so we are right on the cusp of getting some things done,” he said.

  • Police arrest 3 in connection with shooting at business

    Shelbyville Police are urging the public to come forth if anyone has any information about a shooting that took place at a business Thursday night.

    In the manner of a drive-by, someone shot through the window of Fit 4 Less in Village Plaza on Midland Trail, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Gentry.

    No one was injured, he said, but stressed that the incident was not limited to the shopping center.

  • Police seek arrest in holiday thefts

    Shelbyville Police say a string of recent thefts and break-ins have included a substantial amount of equipment from the Shelby County Road Department as well as some other locations.

    They are seeking the public’s help in locating the person(s) responsible for the thefts – the incident at the road department occurred on Christmas weekend – a vehicle was also stolen in that break-in, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Gentry.

  • House fire displaces family

    A family has been displaced after a house fire Saturday night.

    No one was injured in the blaze that broke out at 10:55 p.m.at 179 Plantation Drive, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He added that crews from his Station No. 2 were on the scene, assisted by the Shelby County Fire Department.

    The family is being assisted by the Red Cross and is currently staying with neighbors. Crews were on the scene for three hours, Baker said.

    He added that the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

  • Remembering those we lost in 2016

     

  • Celebrate safely

    On Saturday, as we bid farewell to 2016 and welcome the New Year, we’ll congregate with friends around bottles of bubbly and sing praises of anticipation for all 2017 may bring.

    But unless you want to sing Auld Lang Syne from your hospital bed or jail cell, it’s important to bear in mind some safe practices for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    One unique issue first responders deal with each Dec. 31: amateur drinkers

  • Looking back on 2016

    It has been said, ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’  However, for many of us as we reflect on 2016, those feelings may be reversed.

  • Lawmakers to explore variety of issues in January

    With 2017 just around the corner, when lawmakers gather in Frankfort next week for the new legislative session they will consider a variety of topics from pension issues to education reform to economic development.

    Newly elected 58th District State Representative Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) said he foresees an emphasis on the latter.