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  • Triple S Planning Commission: Estates of Notting Hill on track with new plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the final plat for the Estates of Notting Hill, phase 1, which has been in development for several years.

    The property straddles the border of Jefferson County on the north side of U.S. 60 and wraps behind some existing house and parcels.

    This development has a new owner, S&R Properties,whose representatives have said they would continue to build the development in phases.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Decline in construction causes projected $40K decline

    Shelby County has seen another huge dip this year in new-home construction, and that is posing a budgetary problem for the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night that new-home construction in the county was down 44 percent from 2010 and that building permits in general were down nearly 40 percent.

  • Montell again prefiles bill to permit charter schools

    State Rep. Brad Montell is committed to the concept of charter schools for Kentucky, and he’s not letting the idea idle.

    Montell (R-Shelbyville) saw his bill to provide charter schools fail to gain traction in the 2011 legislative session, and now he is back for 2012 with a new bill that he prefiled this week.

    Last fall he made the announcement at an event in Louisville, but this time the notice arrived in the form of a press release distributed Wednesday and follow-up interview on Thursday.

  • Assault victim puts up a heck of a fight

    Almost two weeks after she was beaten, stabbed and left by the side of Mount Eden Road, a Shelby County woman hangs to life with the help of machines, and the man charged with assaulting her is behind bars.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma and fights an infection at the University of Louisville, and her closest friends and family continue to express outrage and horror that she was beaten beyond recognition and left with immeasurable injuries.

  • EARLIER: Assault victim puts up 'a heck of a fight'

    Almost two weeks after she was beaten, stabbed and left by the side of Mount Eden Road, a Shelby County woman hangs to life with the help of machines, and the man charged with assaulting her is behind bars.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma and fights an infection at the University of Louisville, and her closest friends and family continue to express outrage and horror that she was beaten beyond recognition and left with immeasurable injuries.

  • Info sought in theft of items worth $6,000+

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a theft that occurred Nov. 7 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at a home on the 4100 block of Bell Avenue in Shelbyville.

    Police says it is unknown how thieves entered the home, as no signs of forced entry were found.

    Burglars stole three digital cameras, a Wii game system and several game cartridges, two laptop computers and a Nintendo DS with 25 games,

    The value taken in this break-in was estimated at more than $6,000.

  • Information sought about a purse snatch

     

    Cutlines:

    Crime Stoppers is asking the public for help in the case of a purse theft from Walmart.

    The purse was taken from a customer’s cart on Nov. 10 while the woman was shopping in the store.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has provided two video surveillance photos taken from the store’s security cameras. One photo is of a suspect in the case, and the other is of the suspect’s vehicle, taken from the store’s parking lot cameras.

  • Light Up Simpsonville chili really is homemade

    If you are looking for Simpsonville City Clerk Debbie Batliner later this week, you may not need a bloodhound to sniff her out.

    That’s because Batliner will be doing what she has done for the past eight years or so: cooking chili and bean soup for the residents who attend the annual Light Up Simpsonville celebration.

  • News briefs: Nov. 16, 2011

    I-64 ramp closure at Simpsonville

    delayed by rain until tonight

  • Francis Maurice ‘Frank’ Goodwin: 1932-2011

    Frank Goodwin literally and figuratively put the Budd Company on the map in Shelbyville.

    Not only was he the first plant manager for the company when it finally opened its doors in 1987, but he was also instrumental in building the site near Interstate 64 that is now Martinrea Heavy Stamping.