Local News

  • Poole sentenced to 7 years for embezzlement

    Linda Poole, a Bagdad woman who pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to stealing more than $110,000 from her employer, has been sentenced to 7 years in prison.

    Poole, 59, was sentenced Friday by Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, with her attorney, John Taylor, in attendance.

    Poole had pleaded guilty to 11 counts of theft of more than $10,000, 2 counts of theft under $10,000 and 7 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Event kills your deadly household products

    Garages are often filled with stacked-up cans of turpentine, bags of old fertilizer and half used bottles of pesticides and rodent poisons because homeowners aren’t sure how properly to dispose of them.

    But Shelby County residents can bring all their dangerous, poisonous and flammable items to the second Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 120 Midland Boulevard, near Hardee’s and Tractor Supply.

  • Shelbyville woman charged with arson

    A Shelbyville woman is behind bars, charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire in her apartment.
    Mallory Taylor, 26, was arrested Sept. 25, the day after her apartment at 205 Lynne Acres was damaged by fire, police say.

    A Shelbyville Police report said that Taylor intentionally set fire to a roll of toilet paper that started a blaze in her bedroom, causing damage to the room. That was the second fire that day, police said, with the first occurring only a short time earlier.

  • Business briefcase: Oct. 4, 2013

    Gentrup’s research project honored by vision group

    Dr. Ashley Gentrup, a post-doctoral pediatrics and vision therapy resident at Bowersox Vision Center in Shelbyville, is a recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Scientific Project award from The American Public Health Association’s Vision Care Section.

    The award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of eye care in the public health field.

  • Shelby graduation event reaches for helping hands

    Shelby County can point with pride to examples of its generous helping hands – with every month seeming to bring new opportunities to raise funds, raise awareness for a cause, or help a local resident in need – and now organizers of Project Graduation are hoping to tap into that willingness to help.

  • EARLIER: Vexing Veechdale curve to get fix

    SIMPSONVILLE – A problem with that sharp, narrow bend on the southwestern end of the new segment of Veechdale Road is going to be straightened out a bit.

    That curve, just northeast of the railroad crossing on KY 1399, was constructed as part of a half-mile or so of new road that meanders from Buck Creek Road through the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, and it has been a concern since it opened on Sept. 22.

  • EARLIER: Shelby woman heads health-insurance co-op

    FRANKFORT, Ky. ­– A Shelby County resident is heading a little-known but key part of federal health reform in Kentucky, a new kind of health insurance – a cooperative that is neither public, like Medicare and Medicaid, or run for profit, like traditional insurance companies.

    Janie Miller is CEO of the Kentucky Health Cooperative, which began to offer coverage this week, with the opening of the state health-insurance exchange.

  • News Digest: Oct. 4, 2013

    Contract workers, guard

    feel pinch of fed shutdown

    Forty employees under contract with Adecco have been laid off from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training because of the federal government shutdown.

    The partial shutdown – created by a budget impasse in Congress – enters its fourth day today, with no immediate solution in sight. Offices in the USDA/FSA complex on Breighton Boulevard in Shelbyville are the principal immediate impacts in Shelby County.

  • Bogard’s suit vs. library is settled

    Former children’s librarian Sherry Bogard’s wrongful-termination lawsuit against the Shelby County Library and Executive Director Pam Federspiel has been settled out of court.

    An agreed order of dismissal with prejudice was filed on April 3, meaning both parties agreed to dismiss the suit and an agreement was reached. The document recording the dismissal was not available at the time it was entered into the record.

    Bogard said she could not comment on any agreement made with the dismissal.

  • 3rd Street in Shelbyville to close Friday for repairs

    Shelby County road officials plan to close a short section of 3rd Street this morning for road improvement purposes in an area where numerous accidents have occurred, they said.

    The construction will be located where 3rd Street becomes Old Mount Eden Road, in the vicinity of Elmo Head Park, stretching to the back entrance of Grove Hill Cemetery.

    The work will begin at 8 a.m. and should be completed before noon, Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry told magistrates at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.