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  • Bruner pleads not guilty in circuit court

    Mark Bruner stands in Shelby Count Circuit Court on Friday  while a court worker processes his paperwork.

    A Taylorsville man charged with assaulting a Shelbyville woman last fall pleaded not guilty Friday to the charge in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Mark Bruner, 38, was charged with assault in the beating of Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and severely beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby Nov. 5.

    Bruner was arrested 10 days later in Taylorsville in connection with the assault.

  • Pleasureville's issue about clerk’s pay linked to letter about chickens

    PLEASUREVILLE – A brouhaha over the Pleasureville City Clerk’s salary may have started over a letter about chickens.

    For the fourth month in a row, payroll policies and the actions of the city clerk took center stage at the Pleasureville City Commission meeting.

    After a second reading of an ordinance that will amend the salary range for the city clerk’s position to $10,000 to $30,000, the commission approved the reading, 3-1, with Commissioner Pam Bramblett casting the lone opposing vote.

  • News briefs: Feb. 10, 2012

    Triple S to have special meeting

    to review tract split for Speedway

    The Triple S Planning Commission will have a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday  at the Stratton Center to hear a plan to separate property located at 1620 Mount Eden Road into two tracts, with one being in the city and one in the county.

    With the subdivision, a development plan will be heard to build a new nearly 4,000-square-foot Speedway convenient store and gas station, canopy and five gas pumps.

  • Man charged in Scott once taught in Shelby

    A Bagdad man arrested Saturday and charged with sexual abuse of two Scott County middle school students was at one time a substitute in Shelby County.

    According to Shelby County Public Schools, Edwin Casper, 66, was hired as a substitute in November 1998 and employed in that capacity through June 1999.

    However, he did not seek reemployment after that, and no complaints were logged against him during his 8 months on the substitute list.

  • Shelby County won’t use state money for its roads

    Shelby County officials have agreed not to dip into state money allocated for secondary roads and use it for county roads.

    At their meeting Tuesday night Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates agreed to keep the funding supplied by the state’s 2012-13 rural secondary road fund in the county for that purpose instead of spending it on county-maintained roads.

  • Second sex abuse arrest involves same child

    A second person has been charged with a sex crime against a Shelbyville child.

    Cruz Dejesus Pena-Villanueva, 26, has been indicted for first-degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

    That incident happened in 2009 in Shelby County, the indictment said.

    Earlier, Henry Telles, 25, was  charged with multiple sex-related charges regarding the same child. Telles was arrested last May at a residence on Spruce Drive in Shelbyville, where he temporarily was staying, the same residence the indictment lists as Pena-Villanueva’s address.

  • SENTINEL-NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: The day Trey Williams died

    Three shots rang out in the back bedroom of a neat home on Clifton Court last Nov. 19, the day Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum killed teenager Trey F. Williams during a violent struggle at his grandmother’s house.

    Kentucky State Police detectives required about six weeks to complete their investigation, and a Shelby County Grand Jury used slightly more than four hours to determine that Marcum had acted with justifiable cause to use deadly force in subduing Williams, 18.

  • Valentine’s event where you can howl

    For a bit of a unique Valentine’s celebration, you can head over to Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Saturday night for a buffet dinner, dancing and silent auction – all to help a lot of animals.

    The Monarchs, Mutts & Meows Valentine’s Dinner Dance is in its second year as a joint fundraiser to benefit five of Shelby County’s animal advocacy groups: Shelby County No-Kill Mission, Shelby County Humane Society, Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation, Woodstock Animal Foundation and Operation CatSnip of Kentucky, Inc.

  • Simpsonville's ‘official’ problem draws ordinance change

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed a resolution to deal with an “official” issue at its meeting Tuesday night.

    But this time the issue concerned officials for games in the city’s recreational basketball leagues: There’s a shortage of qualified and available whistle-blowers.

  • Sheriff’s office asks for help in locating car-theft suspect

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is appealing to the public for help with locating a person of interest in connection with a car theft at a truck stop in Waddy.

    The incident happened Jan. 22 at about 6 a.m. when a vehicle was stolen from the Flying J Truck Stop on KY 395. The vehicle was recovered a few days later in the Hickory Ridge Road area.

    A male subject was photographed by the truck stop’s security cameras. He is wanted for questioning in reference to the theft.