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Today's News

  • New officer brings PD up to full force

    Shelbyville's finest is one more officer strong as of Wednesday, when David Aikin of Louisville joined the force.

    Aikin has spent the past 15 years as a police officer in Los Angeles, where he did everything from bike and beach patrol to detective work.

    He went to the LAPD straight from the military police after a 12-year Naval career, and said he is now looking forward to living and working back in his home state.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville buys a house

    The City of Simpsonville is a new homeowner.

    In a specially called session Friday afternoon, the Simpsonville City Commission approved unanimously the purchase of a home at 107 Old Veechdale Road, which is directly across the street from city hall.

    The property, a rental house owned by EKS LLC, a company owned by Keith Stratton of REMAX/Performance Realty, came on the market last week, and commissioners eagerly agreed to buy it for $140,000.

  • Jewish hospital employees lose jobs

    The impact of the nation’s economic recovery was felt keenly in Shelbyville on Thursday when eight employees at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville lost their jobs as part of a significant reduction by the hospital chain.

    Michael Collins, president and CEO of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, said the eight positions are among 500 positions that will be eliminated throughout the Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HealthCare system, which includes the local hospital and three in Louisville.

  • Waddy teen pleads not guilty

    A teenager from Waddy pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming from an auto accident that killed her best friend.

    Jeana Searcy, 19, appeared in Shelby Circuit Court, charged with reckless homicide in the death of Samantha Mathus-Cooper.

  • EARLIER: Teen charged in wreck that killed her best friend

     A Shelby County teenager has been charged in connection with an auto accident last spring that left her best friend dead just days before their high school graduation.

  • Injured man released from hospital

    A Waddy man injured in a single-vehicle crash on Frankfort Road east of Shelbyville Tuesday afternoon has been released from the hospital.

    Police initially did not know the identity of Marcus Ray, 41, because he had no I.D. on him and was unconscious when officers arrived, Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Meadows said.

    Ray had been airlifted to the University of Louisville Medical Center.

    Meadows said Ray was driving a 1994 Saturn eastbound on Frankfort Road when he ran off the right side of the road.

  • Business Briefcase March 5, 2010

     AFB makes appointments

    American Founders Bank is pleased to make the following personnel announcements:

  • Tomatoes playing catch-up at Wendy's

    Yes, we have no tomatoes. We have no tomatoes today.

    Well, the signs at Wendy’s restaurants in Shelby County sort of say that.

    They tell customers that tomatoes only will be available on certain items and by request because of a worldwide tomato shortage.

  • Cornerstone wants to burst onto bigger stage

    Cornerstone Christian Academy's World Awareness Proclamation Day celebrated the school's commitment to moving beyond being what it considers the region's best-kept secret.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) applauded the school for following the simple motto "In God We Trust."

    ""It's important to do that whether you're building a capitol building or a school," he said. "To teach people to go out and spread the word is a valuable asset to the community."

  • EARLIER: Get ready to be counted

     

    Local residents are needed to help with the final phase of the 2010 Census count.

    At the grand opening of the Covington Census Office on Friday, manager Chad Linna said he and his staff have begun recruiting enumerators and field supervisors in each of the 18 counties in the Northern Kentucky region his office serves.