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  • Shelbyville City Council: Water company requests increase

    The Shelbyville City Council will hear the first reading Thursday of a proposed water and sewer rate increase.

    The increase is to cover the rising costs of chemicals and operations, Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said.

    “Compared to the surrounding cities, we’re still much cheaper,” Doyle said. “It’s just getting harder and harder to balance the budget.”

  • Wills won’t be home for holidays

    Jody Wills won’t be home for Christmas because her latest plea for leniency from the court has been turned down.

    Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman denied Wills’ request for shock probation, made by her attorney, Bill Stewart, on July 23.

    Stewart had stood in for Wills, who was incarcerated and couldn’t make her request in person, as she had done with Judge Steve Mershon in 2010, when Mershon stunned the courtroom with his leniency after a tearful plea from Wills for mercy.

  • Court date for Bruner moved to next year

    A status hearing for Mark Bruner has been rescheduled for Jan. 7 in Shelby Circuit Court, as well as a jury trial date of March 11.

    Bruner was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence against him in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno on Nov. 5, 2011.

    Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville was arrested 10 days after Escareno, 24, was found by passersby brutally beaten, stabbed and barely alive, on the side of Mount Eden Road about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • 1 person slightly injured in I-64 crash Tuesday

    One person received minor injuries in a 1-vehicle crash between Mile Markers 32 and 33 on Interstate 64 at shortly after noon Tuesday.

    A vehicle driven by Andrea Smith of Shelbyville flipped as she was traveling eastbound on I-64. The vehicle came to rest on its side.

    She was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

  • Facebook complaint leads to arrest of sex offender

    A Shelby County man who is a convicted sex offender has been arrested and charged with several offenses, one of them a felony, relating to distributing obscene matter to a minor using social media. 

    Anthony T. Bradford, 41, was arrested Monday and charged with being aregistered sex offender who has been prohibited from using social-networking Web site, Internet messaging or chat room programs used by minors;, distributing obscene matter to a minor, both misdemeanors, and prohibited use of electronic communication to procure a minor, a Class D felony.

  • EARLIER: Titans take off toward state championship

    The Collins High School football team took off Bowling Green in a swirl of celebration Friday morning.

    After a team breakfast in the gym, the Titans were greeted by the entire Collins’ student-body, fans and parents as they boarded the bus to travel to the KHSAA Class 4A State Championship.

    A few members and coaches from the Shelby County High School state championship team were on hand to see the team off and Chris Warford took a few minutes to talk to the Titans before they left.

  • EARLIER: 1987: Shelby holds off Boone County in final: A blueprint for Bluebirds?

    Almost exactly 25 years ago, on Nov. 28, 1987, a Shelby County team went into the state championship game as a big underdog against a powerhouse Northern Kentucky squad.

    And before the Collins High School Titans take the field tonight against the favored Highlands Bluebirds, the players should take a minute to reflect on that Shelby County High School team, the one and only state championship football team from the county.

  • EARLIER: Titans fever sweeping the county

    Fans are snatching up tickets and T-shirts just as fast as they can for Collins High School’s first trip to the KHSAA Class AAAA Championship game tonight in Bowling Green.

    The school had already sold more than 300 tickets by Wednesday afternoon, and the booster club had placed a second order for more state-bound shirts with the Titans’ own hashtag, #titanstoBG.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville to accept public comment on 2nd outlet mall

    There will be different players, but likely the same script will be followed by the Simpsonville City Commission on Tuesday night, when plans for a second outlet mall in the city gets first review for final approval.

    That’s when commissioners could consider the first reading of an ordinance to grant zone changes and approve plans from Trio Property and Paragon Outlet to build a mall on the southeast corner of Interstate 64 and Buck Creek Road.

  • Police help as construction intensifies

    Motorists may be getting used to seeing police patrols holding up the traditional red STOP signs and doing other traffic control at the KY 55/Interstate 64 interchange, like they have been doing for the past couple of weeks.

    That’s because construction crews working in that area sometimes need that sort of help, said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.