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  • Standoff ends in Shelby man’s death

    In the cold, dark pre-dawn hours Wednesday in a south Shelbyville neighborhood, the sound of gunshots split the night when a man barricaded in his home for hours finally opened fire at police.

    Del Aukerman was killed after the 7-hour standoff with police at his home at 139 Gray Hill Court that began when officers tried to serve him with a warrant on misdemeanor charges.

    When police approached the house to gain entrance shortly before 2 a.m., Aukerman opened fire, and police fired back, killing Aukerman in his home.

  • KentuckyOne layoffs hit JHS

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville went through a round of layoffs on Monday, sources familiar with the hospital told The Sentinel-News, but company officials declined to specify the impact parent company KentuckyOne Health’s systemwide staff reductions would have on its campus here.

    Sources were able to confirm that several different departments were affected by the layoffs, but exact numbers and positions were unspecified.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Distillery zoning being explored

    The city of Shelbyville is taking this idea of having a distillery to heart.

    City Attorney Steve Gregory noted at Thursday’s city council meeting that he and Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty have been working with Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke and Commission Chair George Best on a potential zoning amendment that would expand the possibilities for distilleries within the city limits.

  • Shelby County School Board: New buildings to get full attention at meeting

    The Shelby County Board of Education will check the progress of the district’s two newest additions when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, for its regular meeting.

    The board will hear an update from architects K. Norman Berry and Associates on both the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and on the progress at the new Southside Elementary School.

  • City garbage discussion shows recycling to be extra charge

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday clarified another piece of its proposed curbside garbage and recycling ordinance during a discussion at its regular meeting.

    Residents will have to pay an extra fee for recycling.

    Council member Mike Zoeller brought up the question, regarding how the ordinance states that recycling would be offered but at an additional cost to the customer, much like house or backdoor service.

  • Shelby woman's mission is to save cats

    After dark, when most of us have had our dinner and settled down for a cozy evening in, Sandy Hill and friends are out feeding and checking on the welfare of colonies of feral cats throughout our county…just because as far as they’re concerned, it’s the right thing to do.

    These people are volunteers, and most of them have full-time jobs and families. But somehow, they manage to squeeze in time for this something they believe in – and not only is their time donated, but so is the food they offer to the cats.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Feb. 26, 2014

    Opposition mounting to bill

    to allow heavier tractor-trailers

    A bill is making its way through the Kentucky General Assembly that would increase the maximum weight for tractor-trailer trucks from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds and allow trucks hauling poultry and agricultural products to travel on all state and local roads is drawing mounted opposition.

  • Bullitt police say Pleasureville man threatened schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Pleasureville man.

    Randall Eugene Carman, 43, was taken into custody on Wednesday without incident by the Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff's Department.

    The arrest came after Carman had allegedly made threats directed at the staff of the Bullitt Alternative Center, located behind Bullitt Central High School.

  • Oldham man caught after chase through Shelby

    LAWRENCEBURG – A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across Shelby County and two other counties on Tuesday afternoon after the man allegedly was found to be trafficking heroin in Anderson County.

    According to Lawrenceburg Police Det. Jeremy Cornish and Det. Mike Schell, city police were conducting a drug sting involving suspect Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

  • No students appear injured when Shelby County bus collides with truck

    No students were reported injured Friday afternoon when a Shelby County Public Schools bus was involved in a traffic accident on KY 55 at the intersection with Pearce Industrial Boulevard.

    Shelbyville Police officers on scene reported that Bus No. 2523 appeared to collide with a pickup truck that was stopped at the intersection.

    The driver of the truck, whose name was not released, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville because he was complaining of chest pains.