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  • News briefs: Feb. 15, 2012

    Governor introduces bill

    to add gaming, casinos

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s expanded gaming bill introduced Tuesday would authorize a statewide vote to amend the state’s constitution to allow expanded gaming in up to seven locations in Kentucky.
    The bill would allow Kentucky voters to approve a constitutional amendment that would authorize up to five casinos at racetracks and two at stand-alone locations at least 60 miles from the nearest racetrack.

  • 3 shots created Williams' 6 wounds

    Two medical reports on the shooting death of Trey F. Williams included confusing information about the number of times Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum fired her weapon.

    The reports, written by state medical examiner Dr. Amy Burrows-Beckham based on her examination of Williams’ body at the Urban County Government Center on Nov. 20, cites six gunshot wounds.

    But Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers, who attended the autopsy, said that Williams was shot only three times, but some of those shots created separate wounds.

  • Bruner pleads not guilty in circuit court

    Mark Bruner stands in Shelby Count Circuit Court on Friday  while a court worker processes his paperwork.

    A Taylorsville man charged with assaulting a Shelbyville woman last fall pleaded not guilty Friday to the charge in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Mark Bruner, 38, was charged with assault in the beating of Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and severely beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby Nov. 5.

    Bruner was arrested 10 days later in Taylorsville in connection with the assault.

  • Pleasureville's issue about clerk’s pay linked to letter about chickens

    PLEASUREVILLE – A brouhaha over the Pleasureville City Clerk’s salary may have started over a letter about chickens.

    For the fourth month in a row, payroll policies and the actions of the city clerk took center stage at the Pleasureville City Commission meeting.

    After a second reading of an ordinance that will amend the salary range for the city clerk’s position to $10,000 to $30,000, the commission approved the reading, 3-1, with Commissioner Pam Bramblett casting the lone opposing vote.

  • 30th District Tournament basketball schedules

    The schedules for the 30th District basketball tournaments were decided earlier today and the Collins boys' and girls' teams will play the Shelby County boys' and girls' teams in a doubleheader Feb. 22 at Anderson County.

    The Titans girls' squad, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, will take on the third-seeded Rockets at 6 p.m. that evening with the Collins boys' squad, which is also the No. 2 seed in the tourney, facing off against No. 3 seed Shelby County around 7:45 p.m.

  • Titans’ free shots aren’t easy

    LOUISVILLE – For the Collins boys’ basketball team, it came down to taking and making Wednesday night.

    The Titans had trouble taking care of the basketball and making their free throws in a 61-58 loss at Fairdale.

    “It was two simple things: turnovers and making free throws,” Collins Coach Chris Gaither said. “If we do those things, we win this game.”

  • Rockets find a new spark

    Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons let the tiger out of the cage in practice on Monday.

    His team followed suit Tuesday night.

    Playing one of their best games of the season, in one of their biggest games of the season, the Rockets beat Spencer County, 73-66, in a key 30th District game at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • Parsons to tiptoe through next game

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons said Wednesday night that he was getting a pedicure.

    Was he joking or being serious?

    You can find out tonight when Parsons coaches sans shoes for the Rockets’ Homecoming game against University Heights at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Blazers coach Randy McCoy will be shoeless too for a good cause – the Christian Appalachian Project.

  • Shelby’s schools hope to make a big splash

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams enter this weekend’s Region 3 meet with high expectations.

    The 2-day competition begins at 12:30 p.m. today at Woodford County High School and continues Saturday, with the finals starting around 2 p.m. The top 18 individuals and relay teams qualify for the second day of competition, then the top two finishers in each event automatically qualify – while others may qualify based on their times – for the Feb. 23-25 State Meet at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Feb. 9, 2012

    Thursday (Feb. 9)

    7 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg at Cornerstone Christian.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Collins at Moore.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, North Oldham at Shelby County.

    Friday (Feb. 10)