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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office receives good audit

    The sheriff’s office has all its ducks in a row, at least as far as its finances are concerned, according to a state report.

    State Auditor Crit Luallen’s office reported that the annual audit of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office revealed no instances of noncompliance, and no matters of material weaknesses.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports July 22, 2011

    DUI

    Lloxo Ramos-Perez, 34, of 93 Mount Eden Road No. 1 was arrested April 27 on Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator’s license, reckless driving, giving a false name or address to a police officer, no other state registration receipt and failure to appear in court.

     

    Traffic

    Noe Lopez Ramirez, 28, of 5211 Eminence Pike was arrested May 1 on Ellis road and charged with no operator’s license.

  • EARLIER: Scrap metal plant squeaks through Triple S

    A small, but vocal crowd showed up for a controversial zoning request at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    Despite the opinions of those that came out for the meeting, the commission voted 4-3 in favor of the changing the Midwest Metals 10-acre property at 478 Kentucky Street from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2). Taking the first step in clearing the way for a scrap metal and recycling center to open on the property.

  • Shelby Countians are stuck on hot-and-sticky for a few more days at least

    The good new is temperatures are not expected to climb over 100 degrees, but the bad new is, they won’t have to in order to be deadly.

    That’s the opinion of meteorologist Joe Sullivan with the National Weather Service, the agency that issued a severe heat warning for the entire state of Kentucky through 9 p.m. Saturday.

    The danger lies with high humidity, or the dew point, Sullivan said.

  • Father joins son aboard aircraft carrier

    Kerry Magan did not get to wear a flowery Hawaiin shirt on a recent cruise from Honolulu to San Diego.

    But while it may have been a pleasure cruise to Magan, the ship was none other than the USS Carl Vinson, a well-known aircraft carrier, on which Magan’s youngest son, Lt. Jacob Magan, is stationed.

    Magan, who owns and operates Kerry P. Magan Consulting Engineers PLC in Shelbyville and was a Pvt. in the Army, enlisting in 1969, explained how it all came about.

  • Simpsonville hires new maintenance worker

    After weeks of sharing the maintenance work at city hall, Simpsonville City Commissioners voted to hire a new maintenance person during Wednesday’s meeting.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said he appreciated many people working around the office since there hadn’t been a maintenance man while City Administrator David Eaton and Public Works/Sewer Superintendent Bryan Romine had been doing interviews for the position over the past few weeks.

  • Sheriff’s office ‘has training in the works’

    In the wake of the self-proclaimed “regretted action” of Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed Bart and Renee Lewis’ pet Labrador, Daisy, several training facilities in Shelby County say they will offer classes to law enforcement concerning dealings with domestic animals and their potential to use aggressive behavior.

  • Two Shelby natives leading investor regulation move

    Since congress hasn’t made a plan as to who will regulate the United States’ investment-advisory firms, two Shelby County High School graduates, Tyler Roberts and Tyler Montell, are building a plan for regulation with Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO).

  • Kentucky Ag Report: July 22, 2011

    Celebrate Ky. farmers' market week

    Kentucky farmers' market vendors will take a well-deserved bow when Kentucky celebrates Farmers' Market Week July 24-30.

    "Kentucky's more than 150 farmers' markets offer a wonderful bounty of delicious, nutritious Kentucky Proud foods," Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. "They also offer something you can't get anywhere else - the chance to meet the people who produced the food you're buying.

  • EARLIER: Special prosecutor appointed for Ethington case

    The state attorney general has appointed a special prosecutor in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto in Shelbyville.

    Henry County Attorney Jenny Harrod will now prosecute the case for the Kentucky State Police.

    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset, face 169 counts – two of them felonies – for failure to process paperwork properly in the sales of autos.

    The pair had a court appearance in Shelby County District Court Thursday for the purpose of assigning Harrod to the case.