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  • Appointment leads to battle (on court)

    At the fiscal court meeting Tuesday, magistrates appointed a new paramedic/administrative major to Emergency Services -- a position that has been surrounded by controversy over the hiring process.

    When the opening for the position was announced in May, two fiscal court magistrates, Cordy Armstrong and Allen Ruble, had allegedly stated at a public meeting that a particular employee be fired and another should be hired to provide funding for the deputy EMS director's position.

  • Schools to have interim principals

    Two local schools will have interim principals at their helm next school year.

    Late last month, Gary Kidwell and Lisa Smith, former principals at Shelby County High School and Painted Stone Elementary School respectively, left their posts to take jobs with the school district's central office.

    Due to the short period of time between the principals leaving the schools and the start of the school year, interim principals will have to be appointed for next school year.

  • Stallion showcase - Saddlebred breeders show off their boy stars

    The big strapping boys were the stars of the show Friday morning and they did their stuff for their audience. They pranced, they strutted, they struck a pose and drew admiring oohs and aahs from the crowd.

  • False alarm: Sunken vehicle not connected with Ethington

    A possible lead in the missing Maxine Ethington case has turned out to be false, according to Shelbyville Police.

    When a sunken vehicle was discovered in the Ohio River in Milton, Ky. in Trimble County, divers were sent down to investigate on Wednesday, according to Shelby County Police detective Bruce Gentry.

  • Corn, Carbon, Cash - Carbon trading program could help local farmers

    If the weather holds, Paul Hornback is set to bring in a healthy crop of corn this fall.

    Hornback, who farms 1,700 acres of corn locally, said the corn fields in Shelby County not only produce a great product, but also help remove harmful carbon emissions from the air.

    Previously, Hornback had viewed the environmental benefits of farming as an added benefit, but this year, he is set to profit from the amount of carbon that the corn consumes.

  • Zoning to hear ag divisions

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will decide on three agricultural division next Tuesday night. Commissioners will vote on:

    An agricultural division of Homestead Acres on Clark Station Road.

    An amended agricultural division of Rutledge Farm East on Dover Road.

    An agricultural division of Masonic Homes of Kentucky on Frankfort Road.

    They will also consider approving the building plat of Charles and Helen Crabtree on Colt Run Road and a building extension of Villas at Cardinal Club Estates.

  • Finchville woman dies in auto crash

    A Finchville woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle automobile accident on Fisherville Road.

    Faye Sanders, 85, of Clark Station Road, died at the scene of the accident which happened at about 1:30 p.m.

    Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice said that Sanders was a front-seat passenger in a 2002 White Mercury SUV with four other occupants, all of whom were members of the same family.

  • Two people hit by bullets in gun battle

    A local man has been jailed following a shooting that occurred Tuesday night on Berea Street that left two people injured.

    Tyrran Harris, 19, of 110 Berea Street, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly exchanging gunfire with two men in a crowd of at least eight people, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Two bystanders, a woman and a six-year-old boy, were hit by gunfire and required medical treatment. The woman, Hardy Gwentessa, 26, of Shelbyville, was grazed by two bullets.

  • College adds education, weekend classes

    Becoming a teacher just got a little bit easier for local students.

    Starting this fall, the Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby County campus will offer courses in education instruction.

    Dr. John Wieland, campus director, said the campus added the classes in order to give students more options on their path to becoming a classroom teacher.

    "The fact that we are offering this opportunity will allow some folks in the community to pursue a career as a teacher," he said.

    These courses will help "jump start" the students' credit hours, he said.

  • New events on tap for this year's 'Jubilee'

    Everything should be just ducky for this year's Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    A new event added this year will be the Jubilee Saddlebred Duck Race. It's a chance to root for your favorite duck to swim, or rather float, across the finish line first, earning $300 for the win. Second place gets $200 and first place gets $100.

    "The last place duck will get a surprise gift," said Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director and duckmaster Eilene Collins. "But they don't get to keep the duck."