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Today's News

  • EMS goal: 'To help alleviate pain and suffering'

    The EMTs and paramedics were sitting on kitchen chairs and couches trying to get through an accreditation meeting when the first call came in.

    It was from the Sheriff's Office, wanting to know if EMS could transport a 90-year-old heart patient who was being picked up on a mental inquest warrant. It's not a run the EMS usually makes, but given the frailty of the man, Director Steve Wortham gave Janet Morris the go-ahead to tell the Sheriff's Office they would make the run.

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  • East Middle School student posts 'kill list'

    For the second time in less than two weeks, a student at East Middle School has been arrested for threatening other students.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said that on Monday a student was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening after writing a "kill list" on a bathroom wall at the school.

    The list consisted of three names, including that of the student who wrote it, he said.

    Armstrong said that 12 days ago, a different student, also at East Middle, was also charged with terroristic threatening in similar incident.

  • County says weeds won't cut it anymore

    Staff photo by Lisa King

    This house located on Washington Street is one of many that is in foreclosure and has over-grown weeds on its lot.

      County says weeds won't cut it anymore   Fiscal Court plans to enforce ordinance; City also cracking down on unkempt lawns     By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    The grass may be greener on unmowed lawns, but the weeds are also taller.

  • Teen indicted for attempted murder

    Jesse A. Loving, 19 has been indicted on charges of criminal attempted murder. The charges, along with two others, stem from an incident on April 8 in which Loving allegedly fired several shots at a deputy sheriff who was trying to serve him with a warrant.   The deputy, Brian Miller, was not injured.

    According to the indictment, Loving "intentionally or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, wantonly attempted to cause the death of Deputy Brian Miller."

  • County to chip storm debris

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to spend $22,100 to hire Horizon Opportunities, LLD to turn a 10,000-cubic-foot-pile of brush from the ice storm into 1-inch chips.

    Magistrates had approved the measure previously at the request of County Road Superintendent Carl Henry, who told them that having the job contracted was much less expensive than the county buying its own chipper to get rid of the pile of debris at the county road facility on Kentucky Street.

    Besides that, the operator needs special training to operate it, he said.

  • Foundation taking pulse on local industries

    Despite a brutal first quarter for many industries, Pegasus Packaging experienced a 27 percent rise in business, said co-owner Steve Meador.

    Growth for the local outsourcing company came, Meador said, as industries looked for ways to save even small amounts of money in a tough economy.

    “When things were good, they weren't looking so much at savings, but now they are trying to save everywhere they can,” Meador said. “So now they’re looking at what we can do for them.”

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 22, 2009

    Christopher L. Coffman, 26, of Louisville, was arrested Tuesday on Mount Eden Road and charged with alcohol intoxication.

    Joseph L. Feldman, 25, of Louisville, was arrested Tuesday on Mount Eden Road and charged with DUI first offense.

    Marcia Payne, 21, of Shelbyville, was arrested Wednesday at Lynn Acres and charged with disorderly conduct and hindering apprehension.

    Charles H. Lee, 36, of Albany, Ky., was arrested Wednesday on Taylorsville Road and charged with DUI second offense.

  • Be afraid, be very afraid

    I recently heard a story about trumpet legend Louis Armstrong, who grew up in rural Louisiana in the early 1900s.

    Armstrong told about how his Aunt Haddie Mae sent him down to the pond to fetch a bucket of water.  As he leaned over to get the water, an alligator surfaced and nearly scared him to death.

  • Former Budd employee oversees job growth

    Steve DeBoer knows how hard it is to be out of work. He has experienced the struggles first hand.

    "I was once employed by The Budd Company [for six years], and I know the area has taken a pretty good hit lately," he said.

    Now after climbing the ladder to the position of Regional Branch Manager at Liberty National Life Insurance Company, he said he is excited to announce an opportunity for 100-plus people to find work at the company's new Branch Office in Louisville.