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Today's News

  • A new prescription for health-care reform

    Today, please hold my hand, sing “Kumbaya” and come along as I jump wide-eyed and lucidly into the shark-infested depths of discussing health care and its potential reform.

    Yes, this is a discussion that has been evolving for decades.

    Yes, it is moving at a pace that only the 3-toed sloth can appreciate.

  • CONSTABLE: Everett Rogers

    Everett Rogers is running for constable in Shelby County’s District 7.

    Rogers, a Democrat, is retired from the Kentucky Truck Plant Division of the Ford Motor Company.

    When asked why he was running for constable, he said, “My goal is to give back to the community by helping and serving the citizens of District 7.”

  • Former employee sues parks board

    After spending almost 15 years as an employee for Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation, Danny "Kac" Newton is suing the board that oversees parks about the way he was fired in October.

    Newton, who was Assistant Parks Director and Athletic Director before being demoted and suspended in September, filed a suit Feb. 1 in Shelby County Circuit Court claiming that the Shelby County Parks Board terminated him because of his age and did so in conjunction with illegal, closed-session meetings.

  • 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: