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Two Shell stations sold

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By Lisa King

Two of the three local Shell gas stations have been sold, but the new owners have yet to be identified.

An employee at Road Ranger's corporate headquarters confirmed that the stations on Taylorsville Road and Midland Trail have been sold, but said she does not know who the new owners are or how long the two stations will be closed.

A sign on the door at the Taylorsville Road Shell says, "Closed for Inventory," and the clerk inside declined to talk to a reporter.

The assistant manager at Shelbyville's third station, located at Fairway Crossing, "Betty," said to her knowledge, her store has not been sold. The store has been owned by Road Ranger for two years, she said. Prior to that, it was owned by Jack Helmick for seven years.

The employee at Road Ranger, who declined to give her name, said more details will be available when media spokespeople return after Jan. 1.