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Today's News

  • Students hospitalized when bus overturns

    The scene was horrific, a school bus lying overturned in a field, windshield crushed, the back emergency exit door hanging open and cries and screams from terrified students being loaded into waiting ambulances.

    George Blakeman, director of transportation for Shelby County School, paused as he looked at the bus and the deep trench the vehicle had gouged in the turf of the field on Aiken Road.

    “It’s just a miracle, but we don’t think anyone is badly hurt,” he said.

  • Cemetery caretaker arrested for selling plots and keeping money

    A caretaker at Bagdad Cemetery has been arrested for theft of cemetery property, as well as from individuals, police say.

    Gerald Kincaid Jr., 30, of 5177 Elmburg Road, was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $10,000.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s detective Jason Rice said that Kincaid took $1,350 from a man, on the pretense of selling him three grave lots for himself, his son, and his wife, who was ill.

  • School officials in holding mode on snow day relief

    Shelby County School officials say they are waiting to see what would happen with legislation proposed as a “snow day relief” bill for school districts.

    “We’re just in a wait and see mode about what the final thing will say, because it’s already changed two or three times from what they said it would be,” said Dave Weedman, director of student services for Shelby County Public Schools.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage discussion back on agenda


     

    Just as Shelby County Fiscal Court is moving forward with a very scaled back plan to help county residents with trash collection, the Shelbyville City Council has its plan back on the agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting.

    The council will have another discussion of the plan at Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

  • County to start stocking up salt… again

    Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry was one of the few road crews that didn’t worry about running out of salt this year.

    Because of excess storage space, something Henry fought for for just this reason, he added 1,500 tons of salt to the roughly 2,000 tons he already had.

    That paid off, as Henry was able to even sell some to Shelbyville when they ran low. To date, his crews have used 2,300 to 2,500 tons of salt, including about 75 tons on Monday.

    Now he’s looking at stocking up again, incase another epic winter follows this one.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 19, 2014

    Adopt-a-highway’s Shelby County Spring Clean Week is March 17-23

    Volunteers will be out in force this week cleaning Shelby County’s highways. for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week this week.

    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

  • Van overturns, but no injuries

    No one was injured Tuesday in a crash at noon at Freedom’s Way and Midland Industrial Road.

    Shelbyville Police Sgt. Garry Kuhlman said he did not yet know the details of what caused the two-vehicle collision, or how a van driven by Joseph Robinson of Eminence ended up overturned on its side. He was not injured, nor was the other driver, Kara Capps, also of Eminence. Shelby County EMS crews responded, but did not transport either driver.

  • I-64 construction to take 5 more months

    Officials confirmed this week that the Interstate 64 widening project scheduled to be finished this spring has been pushed back to August.

    The main reason for the delay isn’t solely due to an unusually harsh winter, but instead a request from the state for additional work. The change order to add the new work that moves the completion date to August has not been completed and approved, yet.

  • Judge Armstrong says goodbye

    After 16 years on the bench, Shelby District Judge Linda Armstrong will preside for the last time today.

    At her retirement reception Wednesday, Armstrong glanced around at the room overflowing with friends and colleagues, and reflected on her retirement.

    “I have mixed feelings,” she said. “I am really ready to spend more time with my family, but I will miss it,” she said, taking in both the people and her courtroom beyond.

  • Dueling e-cigarette bills have Shelby connections

    Two new bills introduced in the General Assembly have taken aim at the electronic cigarette industry.

    Both Senate Bill 109 and House Bill 309 prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and have bipartisan support, but the two go about the process in very different ways.

    The main difference is how the product could or would be taxed.

    While a 6 percent sales tax is inevitable, HB 309 would allow the products to be taxed at a higher rate, like cigarettes.