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  • Industrial climate heating up

    As 2017 gets underway temperatures may be cooling down but industry in Shelby County is hotter than ever and Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the economic forecast for the year looks to stay hot.

    “We had lots of industries that either expanded or finished an expansion last year,” she said.  “It seems like all of the industries are stable and growing.”

    As we reflect upon the past 12 months, there’s no doubt Adams’ observation is on point.

  • Fatality claims Henry County man

    Police say speed a factor in deadly crash

    One person was killed and another was injured in a deadly crash Friday afternoon in western Shelby County.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell pronounced Brandon Charles Baker, 20, of Henry County, dead at the scene of the accident on Lucas Road. His girlfriend, Ashley Cox, 18, of Smithfield, was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Two different fires leave both families homeless

    Two familes have been left homes after house fires in Bagdad and  Shelbyville Thursday and Friday nights.

    Although no one was injured, a house fire on Christianburg Road Thursday night had devastating consequences for Bill and Amy Bryant, who were left homeless, said fire officials.

    Several fire agencies assisted the Bagdad Fire Department, including Shelby County and East 60 fire departments at the blaze that broke out at about 6 p.m. in the 600 block of Christianburg Road.

  • Outlet Shoppes gets new manager

    Debbie Griesinger arrived at her job as mall manager of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass just in time to celebrate the holidays.

    Now’s that she’s rung in the New Year, she said she plans to kick her long-range vision for the mall into high gear.

  • Couple flees after burglar tries to get in bed

    A Louisville man has been arrested after breaking in a house and ordering the homeowners at gunpoint to let him get in bed with them, police say.

    Alexander J. Lee, 26, is charged with first-degree burglary and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The incident happened shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday when Lee unlawfully entered the couple’s home at 618 3rd St., according to a Shelbyville Police Report.

  • EMS to review county's ambulance policy

    A policy instituted by the Shelby County Fiscal Court in July will be up for review next week by the county's Emergency Medical Servies Committee, offficials say.

    Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the policy of transporting only patients that meet certain criteria to out of county hospitals, may need revision.

    Several people have questioned the change, and wondered why they were not receiving the same service they had previously.

  • Ison takes over fiscal court

    Shelby County Fiscal Court officials started 2017 on a positive note, with newly appointed Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison laying out his vision for the next two years, as he serves the remainder of the outgoing Rob Rothenburger’s term.

    “I am very honored to serve with you, work with you and be a part of the team,” he told magistrates and department heads assembled at the Stratton Center Tuesday night.

  • Mentoring program getting off the ground

    About one year after the youth coordinator position was created, and only nine months after being hired, Mitchell Tinsley is about to give birth to a promising concept in helping kids not only avoid drugs, but also gain a positive attitude toward life.

    “We’ve got some ideas on the table about working with kids, and a lot of people I’ve been working with are really open to ideas that I have coming into this year, so we are right on the cusp of getting some things done,” he said.

  • Police arrest 3 in connection with shooting at business

    Shelbyville Police are urging the public to come forth if anyone has any information about a shooting that took place at a business Thursday night.

    In the manner of a drive-by, someone shot through the window of Fit 4 Less in Village Plaza on Midland Trail, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Gentry.

    No one was injured, he said, but stressed that the incident was not limited to the shopping center.

  • Police seek arrest in holiday thefts

    Shelbyville Police say a string of recent thefts and break-ins have included a substantial amount of equipment from the Shelby County Road Department as well as some other locations.

    They are seeking the public’s help in locating the person(s) responsible for the thefts – the incident at the road department occurred on Christmas weekend – a vehicle was also stolen in that break-in, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Gentry.