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  • Girl who escaped from custody in Shelby found in Lexington

    A 16-year-old girl who jumped from a moving vehicle in Shelby County has been found in Lexingtin, police say.

    Kentucky State Police said that on Oct. 19, Cheyenne Vires escaped from custody as she was being transported to a female juvenile facility in Morehead by officials from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Protection Permanency Agency.

  • Candidates meet at forum tonight

    Are you trying to decide how to vote in the crowded field for Shelbyville City Council or perhaps in the contentious race for seats on the Shelby County School Board?

    You can learn more about those races and those candidates tonight when an election year tradition returns to the campaign trail.

    Thee Shelby County Organized for Preservation and Enhancement and The Sentinel-News conduct their 2012 Candidate Forum at 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Center in Shelbyville, continuing a partnership that SCOPE and The Sentinel-News began in 1988.

  • Shelby woman arrested for child abuse

    Kentucky State Police Detectives have charged a Shelby County woman with child abuse of her 1-month-old son.

    Hermelinda Ramos-Perez, 29, was arrested Oct. 15 and taken to the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with second-degree assault, after a week-long investigation that began Oct. 8 when the child was brought into Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with injuries to his head and face, said KSP spokesperson Ron Turley.

  • News briefs: Oct. 19, 2012

    Kentucky’s non-farm job

    growth is largest since 2006

     

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate in September 2012 decreased to 8.4 percent from a revised 8.5 percent in August 2012, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary September 2012 jobless rate was 1.1 percentage points below the 9.5 percent rate recorded for the state in September 2011.

  • Election2012: Shelby County School Board: Karen Sams

    Karen Sams said she looks at the Shelby County Board of Education and sees a lack of efficiency.

    “The biggest issue facing our school system today is how to provide quality education efficiently,” she said. “I feel this is a shortfall with our current school board, and I chose to run to ensure that change will do us a good.”

    That’s why Sams has again entered the race for the school board’s 2nd District. She ran against incumbent Sam Hinkle in 2008 and lost by 17 votes.

  • Election 2012:Soil board’s mission is to help farmers

    When you go to the polls on Nov. 6 and see seven names seeking four spots on something called the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Shelby County, you might be wondering exactly what you are electing these people to do.

    Of all the agencies and taxing districts in the county – such as fire districts, solid waste, the library – why would you have to vote on people who seem to be in charge of dirt?

  • EARLIER: Both sides OK with outlet mall delay

    Developers and a representative of at least some residents say they are satisfied with what otherwise was an otherwise anticlimactic conclusion Tuesday night when the Triple S Planning Commission considered a zone change request for a second outlet mall in Simpsonville.

    For two hours Trio Property Development and its partner, Paragon Outlet Development presented plans for an outlet mall and requested a zone change for its 64-acre property east of Buck Creek Road and south of Interstate 64.

  • Candidates meet at forum Monday

    An election year tradition returns to the campaign trail on Monday night when the Shelby County Organized for Preservation and Enhancement and The Sentinel-News conduct their 2012 Candidate Forum.

    The questioning of candidates in key races will be at 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Center in Shelbyville, continuing a partnership that SCOPE and The Sentinel-News began in 1988.

  • Shelby County has bucketfuls of Halloween treats

    Shelby County friends have no shortage of activities to mark the Halloween season.

    There are family events at local farms and at the library, scary haunts on Main Street and at Red Orchard Park, a costume party fundraiser for local animal-rescue agencies and the usual candy gathering around trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating sites.

  • Burry withdraws from Shelbyville City Council race

    Bob Burry said Friday that he is removing his name from the race for Shelbyville City Council because of illnesses in his family.

    Burry, a Republican who was attempting his second run for city council, said it just wasn’t fair to the city or the other candidates to stay in the race.

    “I can’t emotionally do this [run for the council],” he said. “I don’t want to draw votes that would go to someone else. It wouldn’t be fair to the voters or the other candidates.”