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  • News briefs: March 28, 2012

    House, Senate include housing

    for Abramson in compromises

     

    House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut a $30,000 annual living expense for Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, one of the few noteworthy agreements between the Republican Senate and the Democratic House on the first full day of negotiations over a 2-year, $19 billion budget. House and Senate leaders met three times Monday to work out differences between the two budgets.

  • Shelby County Police Reports March 30, 2012

    DUI

    Carlos Mendez Hernandez, 33, of 221 A St. was arrested March 10 at 10th and Main streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, disregarding a traffic control device, no operator’s license and fleeing or evading police.

     

    Public Intoxication

    Robert C. Crawford, 38, of an unknown address was arrested March 2 at 10th and Washington streets and charged with public intoxication.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports March 30, 2012

    DUI

    Karen M. Shelby, 43, of 1881 Pea Ridge Road was arrested Jan. 22 at Fairway Crossing and Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, careless driving and operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license. She

     

    Theft

  • Donation to fire department

  • Fire destroys house in Pleasureville

    A blaze that began in a kitchen destroyed a house in Pleasureville on Sunday night, despite joint efforts by the Bagdad and Henry County Fire Departments to extinguish it.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said that a call came in at 5:05 p.m. that a house was on fire at 950 Maddox Onan Road near the Shelby/Henry County line.

    He said that the fire started when Charles Ganglur, the owner of the house, came to talk to the tenant who lived there.

  • Barn-leveling tornado creates another storm

    Once again, Shelby County escaped almost unscathed during the latest tornadic episode to hit Kentucky, which blew across the county on Friday afternoon.
     

    Although the F-1 tornado that the National Weather Service reported roared through Finchville at 100 miles per hour that afternoon caused no injuries and little property damage, it left some residents quite shook up.

    The reason?

    Some said they didn’t hear a tornado siren go off, they said.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: March 27, 2012

    Tuesday, March 27

    5 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Spencer County at Shelby County.
    5 p.m.: High school track & field, CHS & SCHS in SCHS All-Comers meet.
    6 p.m.: Softball, Shelby at Anderson County.
    6 p.m.: Softball, Collins at Southern.
    6 p.m.: Baseball, Boyle County at Collins.
    6:30 p.m.: Baseball, Henry Clay at Shelby County.

    Wednesday, March 28

  • Behind the doors of the Charles Todd House

    In restoring their 182-year-old home near Eminence they bought in 1983, Lawrence and Sherry Jelsma have kept almost all of its original features, and the effect is startlingly akin to being transported back in time.

    One can almost see the women with their long skirts sweeping the floor and hear the clop of horses' hooves along the brick walkway that still graces the front of the stately old brick home.

  • I-64 lanes could be closed each night this week

    Lane closures are scheduled on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of  paving.

    Lane closures are planned for Monday – Saturday from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. The roadway could be reduced to one lane during the evenings.

    The work schedule could change because of weather.

  • Datebook: March 23, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.