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  • Putnam pleads guilty to robbery at Simpsonville PD

    When Terry Putnam appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney Brian Butler, he pleaded guilty to a theft that had shocked the community in November 2015.

    Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of thousands of dollars as well as guns and drugs from the Simpsonville Police Department, quietly pleaded guilty before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman.

    “I’ve explained it [consequences] to him and he wants to proceed with this,” Putnam’s attorney, Brian Butler told Hickman.

  • County votes to change ambulance policy
  • Liquor license interest growing

    Two more county businesses have applied for a liquor license following B&N Food Mart in Bagad filing in late December.

    Walmart and Buck Creek Liquor Store have filed, the latter being in Simpsonville. Marvin Goetz, enforcement officer for Shelby County’s Alcohol and Beverage Control department, said the three businesses are in varying stages in the process of getting a license.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Budget first look shows deficit

    The Shelby County Board of Education took its first peek at the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and learned that starting with a deficiency could be likely.

    District Director of Finance Susan Barkley presented to the board the draft budget for Fiscal Year 18 (the 2017-18 school year), the first step in the budgeting process, and said they anticipate about $250,000 more in expenditures than in revenues at this point.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Resolution ready for fiber agreement

    Shelbyville is one step closer to high-speed fiber optic internet access.

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday, it will hear a resolution authorizing the city to enter into a franchise agreement with Fiber Technologies Network, LLC.  This will be the first company to enter into an internet telecommunications agreement with the city since an ordinance was established over the summer requiring such.

  • Lockdown prompts procedural changes

    After a request from police, several Shelby County schools were placed on lockdown last week following reports of shots fired in the area of Rocket Lane – where Shelby County High, the Area Technology Center, JCTC, Wright Elementary and East Middle schools are located.

    And while no shots were fired on school grounds and the incident was cleared in less than one hour, the precautionary lockdown while police searched for the suspects left many questions from parents and guardians of students at the schools.

  • Putnam pleads guilty to Simpsonville PD robbery

    Terry Putnam, the former Simpsonville Police officer standing trial in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the Simpsonville Police Department, has plead guilty to the crime.

    Putnam entered the open plea Tuesday morning. With an open plea, the judge will decide his sentence. That court date has been set for March 6.

  • UPDATED: Fire at Shelbyville Dollar General under control

    Firefighters responded to a structure fire at Dollar General in Shelbyville on Mt. Tabor Court, off Boones Station Road near Kroger, at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. The fire was under control by just before 1:15 p.m., and Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said one person as being treated for what they believe was smoke inhalation.

    Baker said they are still unsure how the fire started.

  • Shelby unemployment office could close next month

    Shelby County’s unemployment office is slated to either close or have reduced hours as early as February as part of a state consolidation to save millions of dollars and will eventually result in 12 hubs scattered throughout the state.

    The nearest one to Shelby County would be located in Louisville.

    Andy Hightower, policy advisor for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, said that much collaboration must be done before the move takes place, which will involve 31 unemployment centers.

  • Simpsonville shooting investigation continues

    An investigation is continuing into a fatal shooting in early December at Simpsonville Baptist Church in which a Shelby County Deputy Sheriff shot and killed a burglary suspect inside the church.

    The Shelby County Coroner pronounced Dylan M. Dalzell, 22, of Shelbyville dead at Simpsonville Baptist Church after being fatally shot by Deputy Corey Williams. Three others were arrested on burglary charges.

    Investigators said Thursday that the investigation, being conducted by the Kentucky State Police, has lagged somewhat due to a temporary shortage of personnel.