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  • Helping the helpers

    John Sherman Clark makes the bands that hold Dean's Milk containers together when they ship. He gets up in the morning excited to work, to contribute to society like thousands of others in the city.

    But what sets him apart are the obstacles he has to overcome to do it all. Clark has Down syndrome and lost his sight in 2003.

  • EARLIER: Serial arsonist arrested for setting 9 fires

    James Aaron Clark, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested Wednesday on nine arson-related charges, after admitting that he set the fires as a way to relieve stress.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said that Clark is charged with one count of first-degree arson, a felony that carries a penalty of 20 years to life, three counts of second-degree arson, also a felony, and seven counts of criminal mischief related to the fires in Shelby and Henry counties.

  • Board to discuss redistricting plans

    Lora Floyd is still hoping her children won’t be sent to a different school next year.

    Floyd, who has a kindergartener and second-grader at Simpsonville Elementary School, is one of the 35 local parents who were notified last month that their child might be redistricted to Southside Elementary School because of overcrowding at Simpsonville.

    The proposed redistricting, which will effect close to 60 children, would take effect next school year.

  • 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.