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  • Decision could come in Dean suit

    The Kentucky Supreme Court could announce a long-awaited decision Thursday in a high-profile case involving a lawyer and his bank.

    Oral arguments took place in June in the suit that Shelbyville Attorney Mark Dean in 2009 brought against Commonwealth Bank & Trust for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling million of dollars from him.

    The Supreme Court publishes its decisions monthly, with November’s announcement coming Thursday. A decision had been expected in October.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Animal Shelter to get help from No Kill Mission

    Shelby County’s Animal Shelter will get a little help from a volunteer animal group to take care of animals that are up for adoption.

    Magistrates agreed Tuesday to enter into an agreement between the shelter and the Shelby County No Kill Mission to let the mission take the responsibility for all pets housed at the shelter for longer than 5 days.

  • Poole to ask for shock probation

    The last time Linda Poole went before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, she had begged unsuccessfully for leniency, and now she is ready to make a second stab.

    Poole will appear in court Friday to ask for shock probation.

    In a high-profile embezzlement case, Hickman on Oct. 4 sentenced Poole to 7 years in prison for stealing more than $200,000 from her employer, a crime to which Poole in August had pleaded guilty.

  • Dead teen’s family pursuing transcripts

    On the day that family and friends commemorated the second anniversary of when Trey Williams was shot to death in a confrontation with Shelbyville Police, his parents continue to fight in court for access to the records a Shelby County Grand Jury’s reviewed to  exonerate the police officer who fired the fatal shot.

    Clifton Court in Shelbyville, the site of the tragedy on Nov. 19, 2011, was awash in a sea of flickering candles Tuesday night, as about 100 people gathered for a vigil for Williams, who was 18 when he died.

  • Sunday's storms soak Shelby

    Shelby County escaped the violent weather that spawned dozens for tornadoes across the Midwest and parts of Kentucky.

    Rains poured overnight and into Sunday morning, and creeks and tributaries swelled out of their banks, blocking some roads and cutting off exits for some property owners.

    No significant damage was reported, although two accidents Sunday morning on Interstate 64 near Simpsonville were said to be weather-related and required two Eastwood firefighters to be transported to the University of Louisville Medical Center.

  • News Digest, Nov. 20, 2013

    Pollett to be sworn in as KaCO’s 1st VP

    Shelby County Magistrate Hubert Pollett will be sworn in as first vice president of the Kentucky Association of Counties at its 39th Annual Conference and Exposition at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. He will take the oath of office Thursday, at the banquet and installation of officers.

    Pollett will serve on KACo’s executive committee and board of directors. He is also president of the Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association.

  • Shelbyville to review appointments

    The city of Shelbyville is planning to return lots of familiar names to familiar roles.

    When the city council gathers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, its members will consider recommendations to fill 13 slots of various boards and commissions for terms of varying lengths.

    Shelbyville City Clerk Inez Harris said Tuesday that of those 13 appointments, there really was only one new role: Council member Jon Swindler would give recommended for a 3-year term on the Shelbyville Water & Sewer Commission.

  • Three remain at large in Shelby armed robbery

    Police are trying to locate three suspects they consider armed and dangerous who at gunpoint robbed a convenience store early Friday morning.

    Shelbyville Police said that shortly after 1 a.m., three men entered the Circle K fuel and food store at 1631 Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville, and one of them, apparently wielding a silver handgun, robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • Two injured in Simpsonville crash in stable condition at UofL

    Two men who were seriously injured in a crash that happened Sunday morning on I-64 in Simpsonville are recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Donald Lewis, 40, and Kenneth Sandlin, 47, both of Berea, are listed in stable condition, hospital offficials said.

    Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said that the accident happened shortly after 7 a.m. Simpsonville and Eastwood Fire departments had responeded to a non-injury rollover accident and was preparing to clear the scene when the Eastwood fire truck was struck by a passenger car. 

  • Longtime banker Nichols moves to CUB

    Belinda Nichols, a 34-year employee of Commonwealth Bank & Trust, starts a new job today in a key role with another Shelby County bank.

    Nichols, formerly market president and chief interim retail officer at CB&T, is now a senior vice president at Citizens Union Bank.

    Nichols, a Shelby County native who lives in Bagdad with her husband, Les, and has been with CB&T since high school, said that even though management “hated to see me go,” she is looking forward to an exciting new challenge at CUB.