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  • Car runs through Goody's

    No one was injured when this vehicle crashed through the front door of Goody’s Family Clothing in Shelbyville around 7:30 p.m. Monday. The store manager, Tanya Jones, said no one was in the vehicle, which crashed through the store’s vestibule area. “It apparently just came out of gear,” she said. Jones said the store is open for business. It is not known who owns the van, and Shelbyville Police said they did not have a report on the incident.

  • Driver injured when coal truck overturns

    The driver of a dump truck hauling coal was hospitalized after overturning his truck and spilling his load Thursday night.

    An accident report from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office said David Byrd, 49, of Sulphur was traveling north on KY 395 between Vigo and Benson roads shortly before 9 p.m. when he Byrd moved over to let another vehicle pass and the right rear tires of his truck dropped off the roadway.

  • 6 lanes of I-64 open to Jefferson

    If you have driven west of Simpsonville on Interstate 64 this week, you likely have enjoyed finding the new complement of six lanes open to and from downtown Louisville.

    The widening project, begun in 2009, is more or less complete, at least sufficiently so that the barricades are down, the speed zones gone and menace of work-driven slowdowns and closures eliminated.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • Mail delivery to slow down

    The United States Postal Service appears to be ready to take hold of the snail mail moniker.

    The USPS officially filled documents this week to request an opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on changing first-class mail requirements. However, the commission's opinion is non-binding.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Raises for firefighters, police get 1st approvals

    The Shelbyville City Council quickly wrapped up a short agenda during its regular meeting Thursday at city hall, approving unanimously the first reading of ordinances that will raise the pays scales by 1.5 percent for city police and firefighters.

    Earlier this year the city approved a cost-of-living increase for all other city employees.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty also informed the council that the city was close to finding a new city attorney.

    Frank Chuppe, who has been the city attorney for 15 years, is retiring at the end of the year.

  • Fast asks for shock probation

    Joshua Fast of Crestwood, sentenced in June to second-degree burglary and reckless homicide, has asked to be considered for shock probation.

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman sentenced Fast in June to 10 years in prison, 5 years for the homicide charge and 5 years for the burglary, for his participation in the events surrounding the shooting death of David Fletcher of Shelbyville in October 2008.

  • Woman sentenced in murder-for-hire gets shock probation

    A woman who tried to set up her former fiancé’s murder has been released from jail on shock probation after serving about six months of a 10-year sentence.
     

    Tracy Sandoval, 23, of Frankfort was sentenced in July after she pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation to commit murder.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland opposed the motion for shock probation filed by Sandoval’s attorney, Max Comley.

    “Had her wishes been carried out...Antonio Cruz would be dead right now,” Cleveland said.