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  • 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.

  • Cornerstone seniors earn $669,356 in aid

    Cornerstone Christian Academy graduated a class of eight Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church.

    Those seven earned a staggering $669,356 in scholarship money, including Valedictorian Kaitlyn Grunder and Audra Cronen's scholarships, worth about $175,000 each.

    All seven graduates earned some scholarship money, ranging from Grunder and Cronen to $2,500 grants.

    The following seniors, listed with their diploma, graduated:

    Lyla Abild – general diploma

    Tiffany Aldridge – advanced college prep diploma

  • GRADUATION 2011: The final rite of a new era

    Words such as ecstatic, happy, proud and excited were tossed around, with quotes from Dr. Seuss, Christopher Robin and Nemo that focused on grasping the future ahead.

    On Saturday, Shelby County’s first double graduation day in more than 30 years went off without a hitch.

    There may have been two classes graduating, but the excitement came from Simpsonville, Shelbyville, Bagdad, Pleasureville and Waddy, with several of the same faces turning up at both commencements — including both parents and students.

  • Shelby’s contributions to Crusade decline

    Shelby County’s fire departments, other organizations and countless volunteers helped raise more than $5 million for this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children.

    In its 58th year, the Crusade raised $5,301,881, topping 2010’s total of $5,301,182 – with $56,437.33 coming from collections in Shelby, based on information on the Crusade’s Web site.

    “The community really stepped up because it’s been a couple rough years,” said Dawn Lee, president of the Crusade.

  • Annual health fair offers free screenings

    JHS Men’s Health Fair

    What:Free health screenings for men

    When:8 a.m.-noon, Saturday

    Where:Jewish Hospital Shelbyville

    Appointment scheduling: Call 502-647-4341 or visit www.jhsmh.org/menshealthfair

    When Tony Carriss was diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated, he realized helping other men’s health was an important proactive step for the fight against cancer.

  • County OKs jail agreement with Anderson

    Anderson County inmates soon will be doing their time in Shelby County, possibly by the end of the month.
    That was the expectation of Shelby County Judge Rob Rothenburger after magistrates approved an agreement at last night's fiscal court meeting to allow Anderson County inmates to be housed at the Shelby County Detention Center.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court had approved the same contract yesterday morning in an unanimous vote, which will pay Shelby County $30 per inmate per day, the same amount they have been paying to house them in Franklin County.

  • City gives 1st OK to Sunday alcohol sales at country club

    The Shelbyville Country Club has seen its first step approved to sell alcohol on Sunday after the Shelbyville City Council voted unanimously last Thursday to approve a first reading of an ordinance to allow it to do so.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said there was no opposition to the matter at the council meeting.

    “But that’s not surprising, as the only two people in the audience were the police chief and the fire chief,” he said.

  • News briefs: June 8, 2011

    Firecracker sales
    tops list of new laws

    Starting today, you can buy your July 4th fireworks legally in Kentucky. Roman candles, firecrackers and bottle rockets can be sold and used here, legalized by a bill passed during the last legislative session.