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  • Man charged with biting infant child

    A Shelby County man has been charged with child abuse because Shelbyville police say he bit his infant son on the face.

    Froylan Rios-Campos, 19, of 461 Midland Blvd., was arrested at 11 p.m. Tuesday at his residence and charged with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

    A report by the Shelbyville Police Department says that Rios-Campos’ 9-month old son had multiple bite marks on the side of his face and that the marks had been visible for four days. The incident allegedly happened on July 9.

  • Volunteer dog walker collapses, later dies

    In a tragic twist of fate, a Simpsonville resident collapsed Monday while doing something he loved to do – walking a dog.

    Robert G. Jones, 85, died the next day at the Baptist Healthcare facility in Louisville.

  • WICHE: Continuing to fight the predators

    It seems only fair to share an update to the story since so many of you have been kind enough to lament my troubles with predation on the laying hens and the pastured broilers. If you missed the column from a few weeks back, it basically chronicled some owl and fox attacks on our pastured poultry we raise for meat down in the nut grove and our egg-laying hens that range freely around the barn and house during the day.

  • Simpsonville's budgets $1 million flush

    SIMPSONVILLE – If you are a resident of this city, take heart: Your city coffers are in good shape as a new fiscal year gets under way.

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday passed on first reading a budget amendment for fiscal 2012-13 that shows the city performed better than expected and, despite spending significantly on public works projects and adding a new department, will finish with more than $1 million in the bank.

  • County dips its toe into water runoff program

    Shelby County is going to have to start monitoring the cleanliness of storm water that runs into area streams – at least within a small portion of the county for now.

    The Kentucky Department of Water, based on the 2010 Census, has declared Shelby County a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) community, similar to Shelbyville.

  • Slow start for campaign to build women’s shelter

    A camping fundraiser for a new women’s shelter in town wasn’t quite the success event organizer’s were hoping for.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Public hearings coming on trash

    Shelbyville City Council decided during a special called meeting on Thursday to hear from the public before making further plans for curbside trash and recycling pickup.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said at least one, if not more, public hearings would be held in the near future for the public to vocalize their opinions and concerns.

    “They know how we feel,” Hardesty said. “But we want to know how they [the public] feels.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: New security deal with schools OKd

    This coming school year a new arrangement will be in place regarding school security, with officers reporting directly to principals instead of the superintendent.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates approved the 2013-14 agreement between the county and Shelby County Public Schools after hearing from Sheriff Mike Armstrong about the changes in the way that officers will relay information about any incidences or issues to school personnel.

  • Shelby County School Board: Compromise OKd in pay scale for subs

    The Shelby County School Board approved on Thursday a 2013-14 pay schedule for substitute teachers that included budget cuts that will save the district more than $143,000.
    However, the decrease in pay is less than what had been proposed in February that would have saved the district $200,000. That initial change was part of a large proposal from the district’s budget committee that included eliminating nearly $2 million and about 26 jobs from the district's budget.

  • Spending Your Tax Dollars: New law doesn’t mean new oversight

    Legislation signed into law May 1 by Gov. Steve Beshear that is touted to bring more transparency to special taxing district won’t really change dramatically the way those districts tax the public or spend the money they receive.