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Today's News

  • What we think: Deputy’s actions require transparency

    The tragic intersection last week of a family pet protecting her home and a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy investigating a blaring alarm has left us more sad and concerned about the silence after the alarm than the grisly details of what happened while it was sounding on July 18.

    Certainly there’s our sadness for the family of Bart and Renee Lewis of Shelbyville, who lost their beloved pet dog Daisy as a horrible byproduct of an event that can be all too frequent in any neighborhood.

  • Datebook: June 29, 2011

    Public meetings
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.
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  • EARLIER: Tab for Collins athletic field repair: $360,682

    Although clearly hesitant to invest more than a quarter of a million dollars to fix the athletic field at Collins High School,  school board officials voted Thursday night to do so – despite the fact that the engineer who spoke to the school board admitted that the field may be beyond repair.

  • Man slightly injured in rollover wreck

    Michael Roberts of Shelbyville was dazed and scratched up but said he just wanted to go home and take it easy after walking away from an accident Monday morning in which he flipped his Chevy Trailblazer four times.

    “Just put new tires on that thing, too,” he said at the scene, looking at his battered vehicle and picking a cup up from the ground. “Spilled my coffee, too.”

    After being checked out at the scene by Shelby County EMS, Michaels told paramedics he was OK and did not need to go to the hospital.

  • Shelby man helps off duty police officer save woman

    Michael Nethery of Shelby County was having a quiet dinner with his family at a local restaurant when he was suddenly called upon to do something that most people never even consider—save someone’s life.

    He was recognized for his unselfish actions by the Kentucky State Police who awarded him the Kentucky State Police Commissioner’s Award, an honor bestowed upon civilians who have exhibited acts of bravery and heroism.

  • Todds Point Road to be closed at RR crossing

    The railroad crossing on Todds Point Road (KY 1848) in Simpsonville will be closed Monday and Tuesday while workers replace the crossing.

    Signs posted on Todds Point late last week warned of the closing.

    RJ Corman, which is rebuilding its railroad bed through Shelby County and beyond, had not listed Todds Point Road as one of the crossings affected by its work.

    Motorists must use alternate routes -- such as Antioch Road to Scott Station Road or Aiken Road to Webb Road to reach U.S. 60 in Simpsonville.

  • Woman dies of injuries from I-64 accident in Shelby County

  • 2011 Tiny Tot pageant will be Friday

    The 2011 Tiny Tot pageant will be held in Floral Hall at 7 p.m. Friday. All 2-year-olds can check in at 6:30 p.m., and 3- and 4-year-olds can check in at 7 p.m. Flowers and decoration donated by Pathelen Gift and Flower Shop. Crowns and prizes are sponsored by Shelby County A&M Association. Decorations donated by Shelby Christian Church. The pageant is sponsored by Danielle Dixon with RE/MAX Performance Realty.

     

    The participants are:

     

    2-year old boys:

  • Dreams

  • On campus: June 24, 2011

    UK dean’s list
    Jon Collins was named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the spring 2011 semester. He is a sophomore studying secondary education-social studies education in the college of education. The school recognizes students who have achieved a 3.5 GPA and above. He is the son of Matt and Peggy Collins of Shelbyville.