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Today's News

  • Associates in Pediatric Therapy has new audiologist

    Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a new audiologist, Amy Oliver.

    She provides complete hearing evaluations for both pediatric and adult patients and is trained to perform tympanometry, Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions testing and pure tone audiometry testing within a sound booth.

    Oliver recently completed her doctor of audiology degree from Salus University. She also holds state licensure in the department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as well as Hearing Instrument Specialists.

  • Shelby County Court Report: July 1, 2009

    The following cases were hears by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Shaun E. Drane, two charges of theft by unlawful taking under $300 - plead guilty - 6-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    Martin Gonzales, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance and no operator's/moped license - plead guilty - 12-month sentence, serve 4 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $894 fine and costs.

    Victor Manuel Lagunes-Hernandez, no operator's/moped license - guilty 30-day sentence.

  • Leggett & Platt likely out by end of July

    Leggett & Platt, once the county's largest employer, is down to a skeletal crew and within a few weeks even they will be gone.

    “We've got 16 workers left,” Plant Manager Doug Allen said. “They're moving assets and getting ready to close.”

    Allen said the plant will “probably be closed by the end of the month.”

    The company will keep a small presence in Simpsonville – an engineering staff and design team – for the foreseeable future, he said.

  • Two injured in Clear Creek Park firework display

    Two girls are back home and doing well after some debris from the final fireworks display fell into the crowd watching the Independence Day celebration at Clear Creek Park on Sunday night. Myria Grantham, 8, had a burn on her arm but is doing fine now, said her mother, Lisa Grantham. Another girl had metal shavings in her eye, said Steve Wortham, Shelby County EMS chief, who responded to the accident. Lisa Grantham said both were taken to the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where they were treated and released that night. “There were j

  • Michael: Another legend who will live on in a single word

    Word spread by e-mail, phone and Facebook. It was a bolt of lightning, and each of us simply wanted to touch it and pass it along. Thursday night before the sun was close to the horizon, we learned that Michael Jackson was dead. If you’re younger than 25 or older than 65, you may not care so much.

  • We congratulate: A local guy who did the right thing

    Much has been written recently about the spendthrift ways in which the Kentucky Association of Counties has taken care of taxpayers’ money.

    The Herald-Leader in Lexington has examined – exhaustively – the spending practices of many organizations funded by taxpayers, and KACo, as it is known, has been squarely under its lenses.

    That group, a coalition of county officials from across Kentucky, has spent thousands on such frivolous concepts as tickets for board members to the Kentucky Derby and the Ryder Cup.

  • News briefs: July 3, 2009

     Holiday closings

    Some local offices and businesses have changed schedules because of the Independence Day, holiday.

    The changed times are: U.S. post offices: Closed Saturday. Shelby County Court House and Annex: Closed today. Shelbyville City Hall: Closed today. Simpsonville Town Hall: Closed today.

    Banks: Citizens Union, American Founders, Chase, U.S. and Republic banks, closed Saturday; State Farm Bank, closed today and Saturday.

  • Fireworks business expected to boom this weekend

    Ryan Combs expects business to pick up today and tomorrow at his fireworks tent in the Shelbyville Walmart parking lot.

    But officials warn residents to be careful when celebrating Independence Day.

    Combs, who is from Lexington, said he's seen a lot of people come by to look at fireworks this week but expects them to come back this weekend to make their purchases.

  • EARLIER: Fireworks at Clear Creek Park set for July 5

    Fireworks will soon take to the skies of Shelby County in celebration of America's independence, but, unlike years past, you won't have the freedom to watch them from the luxury of your patio.

    "This year the fireworks will be a lot different," Shelbyville-Shelby Co. Parks & Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said. "We're not going to have some of the large shells that go way up in the air, but it's going to be a constant show. It'll be almost like a grand finale for twenty minutes."

  • 2 girls injured at fireworks show

    Two girls were slightly injured Sunday night at the Independence Day fireworks display at Clear Creek Park. The last explosion of the evening landed near the girls, burning one the arm of one and sending fragments into the eye of the other. They were transported to the emergency room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where they were treated and released.