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  • 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.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 15, 2011

    Drugs

     

    Chad Daniel Bruner, 31, of 1588 Lena Court in Shelbyville was arrested July 7 at that address and charged with having a prescription controlled substance not in an original container. He was also served with a bench warrant from Indiana on an unstated charge.

     

    Traffic

     

    Bobby W. Stevenson, 30, of 320 Webbmont Circle was arrested July 6 on 8th Street and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • I-64 work rescheduled for tonight

    Two westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 23 and 28 will be switched today, July 13, beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.  The work was originally scheduled to take place Tuesday but was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.
     
    The lane switching process, which will route vehicles onto newly constructed road surface, will last until Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 a.m.  Once switched, the two outside westbound lanes currently used by motorists will undergo reconstruction as part of a lane widening project.