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  • Victim's family to murderer Bancroft: 'Burn in hell'

    LAWRENCEBURG – Moments away from being sentenced to 70 years in prison, Gary Bancroft listened as family members of the woman he murdered had their say.

    Then Bancroft did the unthinkable: He smiled.

    That momentary smirk nearly ignited an already tension-wracked courtroom as deputies and family members had to restrain the slain woman’s father after he rose to his feet and yelled at Bancroft.

  • EARLIER: Admission at the fair: Sometimes it will be free

    Stung by a litany of complaints, concerns and poor attendance in 2010, members of the Shelby County Fair Board have responded with some dramatic changes for this year’s event, which opens Thursday.

    Ray Tucker, vice president of Shelby County A&M, the organization that owns the fairgrounds and puts on the fair, said there were a lot of complaints about last year’s event because of high admission prices and high ride prices, but things are changing.

  • Workshop will focus on neighborhood crime

    On Monday, a workshop aimed at cutting down on neighborhood crime and improving the quality of life in residential areas will take place at the Shelby County Extension Office.
    Elizabeth Pulliam, director of Shelby Prevention, said the workshop is the third one to be conducted by her non-profit organization.

    “This is our third networking summit; our other two were directed toward other non-profits and service providers,” she said. “But this one, we really want to use to get information out to community members.”

  • Shelby Prevention focusing on crime

    On Monday, a workshop aimed at cutting down on neighborhood crime and improving the quality of life in residential areas will take place at the Shelby County Extension Office.
    Elizabeth Pulliam, director of Shelby Prevention, said the workshop is the third one to be conducted by her non-profit organization.
    “This is our third networking summit; our other two were directed toward other non-profits and service providers,” she said. “But this one, we really want to use to get information out to community members.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates say no to EMS cuts

    When it came time Tuesday night to approve a first reading of the county budget for next year, Shelby County magistrates didn’t care for the cuts in EMS that Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger had proposed in May.

    To offset a projected drop of $300,000 in EMS revenue, Rothenburger called for temporarily shutting down EMS stations in Simpsonville and Peytona, leaving the EMS headquarters to answer all calls. He did not include any layoffs.

  • Asbestos found in Fire Station 1

    The discovery of asbestos in the building has forced the Shelbyville Fire Department’s main fire station at 11th and Main streets to close for several days.

    The shutdown began Wednesday and could continue at least through the weekend.

    “We’ve had some major plumbing issues, and when the plumber came in to do the work, he found asbestos, and we had to shut down to remove that,” Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding said.

  • Todds Station residents want to know about parking

    A dozen or so residents of the Todds Station development showed up Tuesday night to get some answers from the Simpsonville City Commission, and when they left, basically all they knew was that the city didn’t really have a dog in their fights.

    Much like those who had questioned problems last summer in Rolling Ridge, these residents wanted to know what the city could and would do to help them in a dispute with the officers of their homeowners association.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Murderer Bancroft’s sentencing likely to be highly charged

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of Frances Renee Mobley has waited since last September to tell her murderer exactly what they think of him, and this week they’ll almost certainly get their chance.

    Gary Bancroft will be sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court, but first he will be forced to listen to what will be highly emotional impact statements family members of Mobley, who last September died when Bancroft slashed her throat, stuffed her into a trash bag and hid her in the bathroom of his trailer on Bardstown Road.