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  • EARLIER: Ousted Bogard to get belongings, but that’s the end

    When recently fired children’s librarian Sherry Bogard finally was given an opportunity to defend herself before Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Shelby County Public Library’s board of directors, the only thing she asked was that the rest of her belongings be returned.

    That appears to be all she is going to get.

  • Shelby County School Board: 3-year MAP analysis shows scores increasing

    Shelby County Public Schools is seeing some promising trends as it continues to compile more data from the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests.

    Lisa Smith, the district’s chief academic officer, presented a 3-year comparison to the school board during Thursday’s meeting.

  • Firefighter for a day

  • EARLIER: Triple S delays outlet mall call

    Residents and developers will have to wait until August to see if the Triple S Planning Commission will recommend a zone change that will allow a planned outlet mall on the south side of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville.
    More than 100 people showed for the public hearing portion of the planning and zoning meeting, and although a few showed support for the Horizon Group’s planned 50-acre and 363,000 square-foot development, most were there to voice their concerns.

  • News briefs: July 18, 2012

    Heat warnings return

    but Thursday could cool

    Just when we were getting some relief from the heat, it’s back.

    The  National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory Tuesday for the western two-thirds of Kentucky. Heat indices from 100 to 105 degrees were possible.

    And they will continue to be high today. Those working outdoors are encouraged to take precautions.

  • Sentinel-News wins 9 awards in LCNI contest

    The Sentinel-News has won nine awards – including five first-place awards, more than any newspaper in its class – in the annual judging among Landmark Community Newspapers.

    Staff Writer Todd Martin and Editor Steve Doyle each won two first-place citations, and Staff Writer Lisa King took another in the judging among semiweekly and triweekly newspapers for content published in 2011. LCNI owns 63 newspapers nationally.

  • Shelby County tables city’s annexation request for Speedway property

    A request by the city of Shelbyville to annex the site on Mount Eden Road where Speedway is building a new store is going to require a bit more discussion.

    Acting on a motion by Magistrate Tony Carriss, Shelby County Fiscal Court voted at its meeting Tuesday to table the annexation request until a meeting could be scheduled with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty.

  • 6 injured in 4-car pileup

    Six people were injured – none believed seriously – in a 4-car pile-up Sunday on Eminence Pike at the intersection with Booker Pike.

    All except one have been released from the hospital, and the remaining person is in fair condition.

    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, the accident occurred about 1 p.m. when a 2010 Toyota SUV driven northbound by Susan M. Ellis, 68, of Shelbyville was struck from behind by a 1994 Chevy Bazer driven by Billy J. Carter, 50, of Louisville.

  • Factory worker dies after freak accident at factory

    A factory worker who was accidentally run over by a car driven by a coworker in the plant’s parking lot Friday has died from his injuries.

    Arnoldo Adan Sanchez Roblero, 29, known locally as Omar Vargas, died at the University of Louisville Hospital Friday, about three hours after the accident, which happened just before noon at Kittrich Corporation off Isaac Shelby Drive, said paramedic Jeff Ivers, who is also Chief Deputy Coroner and assistant Shelby County fire chief.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2nd zone change request for commissioners

    A group with five principal partners will request a zone change for the Vistas of Jeptha Knob in the 5900 block of Frankfort Road during Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    The request is to turn seven lots totaling 98 acres currently zoned Residential Estates (RE) to Agriculture. The RE classification lists minimum lot sizes of 1 acre with the principal use as a detached single-family home.