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  • EMS headquarters has new home

    More space, better facilities and quicker access to Shelby’s outlying communities via I-64 – all reasons why Emergency Medical Services personnel are thrilled with their new headquarters they moved into two weeks ago, officials say.

    “The bays and all the ambulances and equipment is kept in the same building and we have more room for office space and classroom training facilities, as well as storage space; it’s great,” said EMS Director Todd Early.

  • News Digest, Sept. 13, 2013

    Hemp commission plan: State will move ahead

    The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission, which includes state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) on Thursday directed Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff to begin writing regulations governing industrial hemp production in the commonwealth and voted to serve notice to the federal government that Kentucky is moving forward.

  • Anderson man dead in head-on collision

    For the second time in less than a week, a traffic accident has claimed a life in Shelby County, this time, James Walker, a 57-year-old man from Lawrenceburg.

    A second man, Jonathan Denning, 28, of New Albany, Ind., was taken to the University of Louisville with unknown injures.

    The accident happened at about 11 a.m. in the 7400 block of Frankfort Road, as Denning, who was driving east in a Freightliner dump truck, lost control of the vehicle when he lost tire tread, KSP spokesperson Kendra Wilson said.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City chooses Prospect as site for water tower

    The Shelbyville Municipal Water Company and Shelbyville City Council have decided on a site for the new downtown water tower, but the negotiations are not complete.

    After a closed session at the end of Thursday’s meeting, the council reconvened and voted to acquire three tracts of land at the end of Prospect Avenue, not far from where the school district and county have been working on a second entrance to the new Southside Elementary School.

  • Shelby County School Board: How ready are students for college, careers?

    The Shelby County Board of Education will take a look at its past, present and future Career Readiness.

    Kerry Fannin, who has returned to the district as director of secondary schools, will have a report on the topic for the board at its meeting Thursday at Painted Stone Elementary School, 150 Warriors Way in Shelbyville.

  • EARILER: Health-care queries get some answers

    More than 100 people crammed into Stratton Center’s main community room Thursday, avid for news about how the Affordable Care Act would touch their lives and their wallets.

    The presenter, Shelby County native Kerri Richardson, communications director for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, said she was amazed and pleased at the number of people who turned out to hear heroverview of the state of the uninsured in Kentucky, as well as how the Affordable Care Act works.

  • Men’s shelter holds sleep-in-box

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless and have to sleep outdoors in a cardboard box?

    Well, Friday night could be your chance to find out.

    The Open Door of Hope’s annual fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library at 8th and College streets in Shelbyville.

  • Several indicted on felony assault charges

    Assault charges, which drew significantly in Shelby County in 2012, were the basis for three indictments issued recently by the Shelby County Grand Jury.

    Brittany Smith, 23, an inmate at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women, was indicted for third-degree assault for allegedly assault a corrections officer at the prison.

    According to court records, on June 14, Smith, threw feces, urine, or other bodily fluid, on Sgt. L. Ogletree and Officer L. Johnson at the prison.

    The charge, a Class D felony, carries a penalty of 1 to 5 years in prison.

  • Taste and Tunes has hot weather for annual event

    The Annual Tastes and Tunes fundraiser held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds had a hot backdrop for patrons who enjoyed a wide variety of food and music Monday night, with temperatures soaring as high as tastebuds and eardrums.

  • News Digest, Sept. 11, 2013

    Auditor warns about letter

    directed at state retirees

    If you are a retiree from state government, beware an act of fraud that is aimed at you.

    Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has alerted law enforcement authorizes to a fraudulent letter that has been sent to retirees in Kentucky.