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  • County battles increase child abuse

    Last year 151 children in Shelby County were confirmed to have been abused physically, sexually or through neglect. And what truly disturbs those who work with children is that each year many more abuses go unreported.

    Most people in the community are unaware of the number of child abuse cases that happens here. That is not so for Beverley Hilger, whose passion is helping local children. As an advocate for abused children, Hilger sees the reality of the child abuse in Shelby County every day.

  • Simpsonville approves annexation

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved annexation of approximately 10 acres of land on the south side of I-64 at its Wednesday meeting.

    The land, owned by the Walters family, lies east of Buck Creek Road and parallel to the interstate. The family had asked the city to annex the property last month.

  • Triple S approves ag divisions

    Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission met Tuesday and recommended approval of several agricultural divisions in the county:

    * approved an amended agricultural plat request from the Thomas E. and Mary Mudd farm at 191 Mudd Road.

    * approved a final plat request from Estates of Notting Hill for 17 tracts to be built on 92.3 acres on Shelbyville Road at the Jefferson County line.

  • Woman sought as witness in murder investigation

    Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who may know something about a Shelby County murder investigation.

    The investigation involves a Lexington woman, Tonya Nicole Brown, 25, who allegedly threw her baby in the trash in a Shelby County dumpster last week. Brown, who had just given birth to a full-term baby girl, put her daughter in a plastic bag before putting the child in the garbage on Sunday, April 6.

  • The physics of floating

    After spending a couple of weeks researching the construction and physics behind hovercrafts, East Middle School student Jessica Alcantara was rewarded for her study of those flying machines by getting to take a ride in one.

    Kathie Wrightson, EMS Talented and Gifted teacher, said she invited local hovercraft enthusiast John Mills to bring his homemade hovercraft to EMS on Thursday as a reward for her students' hard work in class.

  • County to get new zoning map

    For the first time in 14 years, the county will soon have a new zoning map, which was presented to the Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    Ryan Libke, executive director of Triple S Planning Commission, gave magistrates a copy of the new map, which is on the agenda for approval at a future fiscal court meeting.

    If the county approves the new map, it will be the first official Shelby County Zoning map adopted since 1994.

    Libke said that all county zone changes made since that time will be indicated on the new map.

  • Simpsonville clerk elected president of state association

    Simpsonville City Clerk Debbie Batliner was sworn in as president of the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association (KMCA) in a ceremony in Louisville Wednesday.

    Batliner will serve as president of the 321-member organization for the next two years. KMCA represents city clerks from most of the state's cities. The organization offers networking and educational programs to help city clerks keep up with the latest technology and reporting rules from Frankfort. Batliner succeeds Sandy Doane, Eminence city clerk.

  • Shelbyville man arrested for incest

    A Shelbyville man was arrested Friday, April 11, and charged with four counts of incest.

    Roy I. Cissell, 54, of Shelbyville, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after being indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury.

    The arrest took place after a year-long investigation by KSP, according to KSP detective Kevin Calhoon, who said that the investigation is continuing and that more charges could be forthcoming.

    Calhoon added that the victim, whose sex or age he could not reveal, was a juvenile at the time the offense occurred, "years ago," and is still a juvenile.

  • Driver wrecks after falling asleep at wheel

    A Henry County woman was injured Tuesday afternoon when she crashed her vehicle, crossing into oncoming traffic and flipping her car upside down.

    Carolyn S. Beverly, 54, of Wallace Road in Lockport, Ky., lost control of her Chevy Tracker after falling asleep at the wheel, according to Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Riley Kennedy.

    "She was headed west but after she flipped the car, she ended up facing east, upside down," he said, pointing to the smashed Tracker which rested against a guardrail on Frankfort Road.

    Kennedy said Beverly was lucky.

  • Health fairs on tap

    Two local organizations are hoping to promote healthy lifestyles within the community at two upcoming wellness events.

    The third annual Woman's Wellness Fair will take place April 22 at Claudia Sanders. The fair, which is sponsored by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, is coordinated by the hospital's ladies auxiliary.