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  • 2 men charged with armed robbery

    Two teens have been arrested and charged with invading a home and attempting to rob four people at gunpoint.

    Desmond C. Sebring, 18, of Shelbyville and Marcus D. Box, 19, of Eminence are each charged with four counts of first-degree robbery in an incident that occurred Jan. 17 at an apartment on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    Box also is charged with six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with six businesses that he is accused of having broken into around that same date, along with three accomplices.

  • Woman left by road soon be released to family

    A woman who was beaten severely in November and thought brain dead in December soon may be released from the hospital.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and badly beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby on Nov. 5, has been at the University of Louisville Hospital since that time.

    Escareno was in a coma for nearly two months and showed signs of improvement on Christmas Day by moving her toes, just days after doctors had told her family they didn’t think she ever would wake up.

  • New date in court for owners of Ethington

    The owners of Ethington Auto, charged with 169 counts of failure to process paperwork properly on the sale of autos, were in court briefly Thursday, only to receive a new court date set for May.
    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset appeared in Shelby District Court for a pre-trial conference with their attorney, Sam Carl of Louisville, to receive a new court date of May. 18.

  • News briefs: Feb. 17, 2012

    Cars parked illegally at Shelbyville

    Post  Office now are being towed away

    If you have been using the parking lot of the Shelbyville Post Office while you were doing business at the Shelby County Judicial Center, you might want to rethink that.

    The post office has started to have any vehicles not in the lot for post office business towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Power lines to stay put in 1st phase of Simpsonville's downtown project

    Simpsonville’s downtown project is going to look a little different than planned.

    Because so much time has passed since the city received in 2009 a $320,000 Transportation Enhancement Program federal stimulus grant, the plan to relocate utility poles from the south side of U.S. 60 is going to have to be abandoned, City Administrator David Eaton told the city commission at its meeting Wednesday.

  • Simpsonville moves to abolish sewer board

    Simpsonville is moving ahead to abolish its sewer board and turn control of the system over to its city commission.

    Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the first reading of an ordinance that eliminates a board that has been in place since 1981. Vicky Wise, the sewer commissioner, did not attend the meeting, nor did any member of the sewer board.

    Mayor Steve Eden said it was time to make this move because the city no longer needed that intervening body to screen sewer issues in separate meetings.

  • EARLIER: Shelby has new Congressional slot

    Shelby County constituents can start packing their political bags again.

    On Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear approved the new congressional map, which under emergency clause became law with his signature, sending Shelby County back to its old home in the 4th District.

    Shelby was in the 4th District in 1996 but moved to the 2nd after redistricting in 2002.

    The proposal passed through Kentucky's Senate and House before being signed by Beshear.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation of Wesley property to be considered

    The Shelbyville City Council finally will close the chapter on one annexation and open the book on another at Thursday's regular meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    The council will hear the second reading of an ordinance that would annex into the city a 70-plus-acre farm on the southwest corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom's Way and a second tract comprised of a railroad, which borders the property to the south.

  • Public preschool facility would house 150

    The Shelby County Board of Education got its first look at the proposed plan for the new Northside Early Childhood Center during Thursday's meeting at West Middle.

    The school, which will be used for two daily sessions of preschool, each with a capacity of 150 students, will sit on the lot of the old Northside Elementary School on College Street, between 8th and 9th streets.

  • Shelby County School Board: 3 new teachers to be required

    Shelby County Public Schools continued with its preparations for the 2012-13 school year with the district's school allocations presentation to the school board during its meeting Thursday.

    Revised growth projections show the district now growing by 98 students – down 22 students from the previous projections – and the district projects a need of 3.8 more teachers in the coming year to help handle the increased growth. The increase is nearly identical to the 3.7 teacher positions recommended last year.