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  • EARLIER: Fire involving nanny now being investigated

    State fire officials have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire in which nanny Alyson Myatt risked her life to rescue a 5-year-old from a burning home.

    The fire, which destroyed the house on Golden Rod Court on March 23, apparently had started in a ceiling fan in a bathroom, Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard Tucker said.

  • Eaton, Hornback win primary

    Shelby County candidates David Eaton and Paul Hornback built big leads on their home turf and hung on in late results in Bullitt County to win their state Senate primaries.

  • Council postpones discussing KLC financing plan

    The Shelbyville City Council decided not to discuss or vote on entering an Interlocal Finance Corporation with the Kentucky League of Cities at Thursday's meeting.

    With several questions still to be asked and answered, Mayor Tom Hardesty decided to remove the resolution from the city's agenda.

    Instead the meeting's agenda included just the second readings on ordinances to amend the positions of Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, Deputy City Clerk, Accounts Payable/License Clerk, Receptionist/Clerical and Property Maintenance. All ordinances were passed.

  • Simpsonville may arrange early payment for sewers

    The City of Simpsonville might get paid early for the balance due on the sewer connection it developed for the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center, just west of town.

    Earlier this year the city completed a connection of the center onto its sewage system, and the landlord for the property, the Lincoln Foundation, is scheduled to pay $160,000 in two $80,000 installments by December 2011.

  • Shelby wet and mostly mild

    The rains came down and the floods came up in Shelby County this weekend, but the houses upon the rocks stood firm.

    For the most part, that sums up the impact locally of the flooding rains that caused death and calamity across Kentucky and other Southern states this past weekend.

    Shelby County was drenched with nearly five inches of rain, but the greatest problem was closed roads, limited access and houses that became castles for their residents.

  • Investigation of fire involving nanny's rescue is closed

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  • Schools could OK energy job


  • News Briefs: May 12, 2009

     Democratic gathering tonight

    The Shelby County Democratic Party will have its annual Jefferson-Jackson Day event at 6 p.m. today at Science Hill Inn in Shelbyville. U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway and a representative of candidate Dan Mongiardo are expected to attend, among other candidates. Members of the Democratic Party are invited to attend.


    Multi-Purpose seeks board members

  • Little boy from fire to remain with foster father

    In an ongoing custody battle for the little boy saved from a burning house by his nanny, a Shelby Family Court Judge has granted sole custody to J.B. Hawes, the man who has raised the boy from infancy.

    Judge John David Myles has also ordered that the mother, Dazurae White Blankenship shall be granted visitation, and she is also ordered to pay child support to Hawes.

    Aden Allen Hawes is 5 years old and has remained with Hawes throughout the process.

  • Voting officials ready for election 2010