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  • Two firefighters injured battle blaze

    Two firefighters were hospitalized after battling a weekend house fire on Frankfort Road that is being investigated as a possible arson.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said when firefighters arrived on the scene of the fire at 5:01 a.m. Saturday, the two-story home was already burning heavily.

    One of the firefighters, Jerrett Barnes, received head and neck injuries from falling debris when the front facade of the house collapsed, and the other, Captain James Riddle, injured his shoulder when he fell through the floor.

  • I-64 back open
  • EARLIER: Ex-star Casey hospitalized

    Shelby County athletic legend Mike Casey is hospitalized in Lexington fighting complications caused by a significant infection.

    Casey, a former Kentucky Mr. Basketball who starred at Shelby County High School and the University of Kentucky, is being treated at Central Baptist Hospital after his illness triggered his heart defibrillator at least 11 times.

  • Shelby County Community Foundation gives $55,500 in grants

    The Shelby County Community Foundation Monday gave $55,500 to four non-profit agencies.

    The funds went to: Shelby Center for Disability Services, Commerce Enhancement Corp, Shelby County Substance Abuse Treatment, and Hosparus, Inc.

    Each will use the funds differently.

  • Casey is home, feeling 'pretty good'

    Former Shelby County High School and University of Kentucky basketball star Mike Casey is recuperating at home today from a heart episode that hospitalized him for several days.

    Casey has battled heart problems since 1989, and Saturday he was rushed to Southeast Baptist Hospital in Lexington after an apparent infection caused his heart defibrillator to shock him at least 11 times and his blood pressure to fall perilously low.

  • Members appointed to cemetey board

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has appointed five members of the community to serve on the local Cemetery Preservation Board.

  • Triple S meets Tuesday

    Triple S Planning Commission will meet at the Stratton Community Center Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Here's the agenda:

    * A public hearing regarding a zone change of property located approximately .8 miles south of Midland trail on the west side of Mack Walters Road.

    * A public hearing regarding a zone change with waivers for property located on the west side of Ardmore Lane & north of Shelbyville Road.

  • Police warn citizens to beware of theives

    With the temperatures forecast to dip into the 20s this weekend and snow flurries or showers possible, you might feel compelled to dash outside to warm up your car and clear its windows before you’re ready to drive.

    But police urge you not to do this because you may be left out in the cold.

  • Facing the canyon

    Skylar Cannon's life has been an uphill battle.

    She was born with a terminal disease that has attacked the voluntary muscles in her arms, legs and spinal cord.

    The disease, which is called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, has confined her to a wheelchair and has prevented her from doing many of the things that most 13-year-old girls enjoy.

    Yet, despite her setbacks, Skylar has meet her challenges head on.

  • EARLIER: Shelby man murdered; suspect at large

    A Shelby County man is dead, and Kentucky State Police are looking for whoever  may have murdered him.

    James "Jim" Duckett, 43, of 5300 Rockbridge Road in eastern Shelby County, was found Monday in his home by a family member who had stopped to check on him.

    Police believe the suspect fled in Duckett's pickup truck, and though the truck was found late Monday night, the suspect remains at large.

    Police would not say if they know who the suspect might be.