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  • News briefs: March 28, 2012

    House, Senate include housing

    for Abramson in compromises


    House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut a $30,000 annual living expense for Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, one of the few noteworthy agreements between the Republican Senate and the Democratic House on the first full day of negotiations over a 2-year, $19 billion budget. House and Senate leaders met three times Monday to work out differences between the two budgets.

  • Donation to fire department

  • Fire destroys house in Pleasureville

    A blaze that began in a kitchen destroyed a house in Pleasureville on Sunday night, despite joint efforts by the Bagdad and Henry County Fire Departments to extinguish it.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said that a call came in at 5:05 p.m. that a house was on fire at 950 Maddox Onan Road near the Shelby/Henry County line.

    He said that the fire started when Charles Ganglur, the owner of the house, came to talk to the tenant who lived there.

  • Barn-leveling tornado creates another storm

    Once again, Shelby County escaped almost unscathed during the latest tornadic episode to hit Kentucky, which blew across the county on Friday afternoon.

    Although the F-1 tornado that the National Weather Service reported roared through Finchville at 100 miles per hour that afternoon caused no injuries and little property damage, it left some residents quite shook up.

    The reason?

    Some said they didn’t hear a tornado siren go off, they said.

  • I-64 lanes could be closed each night this week

    Lane closures are scheduled on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of  paving.

    Lane closures are planned for Monday – Saturday from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. The roadway could be reduced to one lane during the evenings.

    The work schedule could change because of weather.

  • Collins’ multipurpose field taken down to the dirt

    Collins High School’s multipurpose athletic field has hit yet another snag as it lies awaiting repair: The dirt beneath it isn’t suitable.

    The field, which was closed for use 10 months ago after soft spots were found underneath the turf, is now just dirt, with the entire turf and drainage system removed and the original hope that it would be finished by the end of March is now not possible. The field cost $868,000 when the school opened in 2010.

  • Simpsonville hopes to ‘light up’ downtown sidewalks

    If all goes according to plans, the south side of U.S. 60 in Simpsonville will have a charming new look by the time the holiday lights are turned on next fall.

    That’s the timetable and concept under which the Simpsonville City Commission heard a presentation from Joe Grider of HNB, the firm that is engineering the construction of its new Village Center sidewalk project.

  • Catalpagreen officially dead

    A dream came to an official end Tuesday night for the developers of Catalpagreen.

    Or maybe it was more like a nightmare, as the Triple S Planning Commission voted unanimously to grant a request to revoke the subdivision plat.

    The development by WAZE Development Company, LLC of Louisville, which was to be located next to Collins High School, was to have encompassed 440 acres and hundreds of homes, situated on the east side of Discovery Boulevard.

  • SENTINEL NEWS EXCLUSIVE: How Williams’ case was investigated

    A few days after a grand jury in Shelby County cleared a Shelbyville Police Officer of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of teenager Trey F. Williams, attorneys representing Williams’ family asked a pointed question about that finding.

    The grand jury had returned its decision that officer Suzanna Marcum was not guilty of murder, and attorney Ann Oldfather of Louisville, co-counsel with attorney Frank Mascagni, said she wondered why the grand jury wasn’t offered options other than murder, such as manslaughter or reckless homicide.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Tire center OK'd with some limits

    The Triple S Planning Commission gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a development plan for Ken Towery’s Retail Tire Center, planned for 1801 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, although commissioners declined to grant some waivers that developers requested.

    The tire center, to be located on property that is zoned commercial, will feature a 6,607-square-foot building, with 67 parking spaces.