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  • EARLIER: King will remain jailed while Hickman mulls decision

    TAYLORSVILLE -- A Mount Eden woman serving time for the 1998 murder of a Shelbyville man will wait for at least another month to hear if she will be granted a new trial  — and she'll do her waiting in prison.

    After a suspect being questioned by Louisville Metro Police on separate charges claimed he — not Susan Jean King, 52 — committed the murder of Kyle "Deanie" Breeden in 1998, King's attorney filed a motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence.
     

  • Simpsonville to use legal action to obtain final easement

    Simpsonville’s village center sidewalk project has been sitting on go for a couple of months now, and the city commission on Wednesday voted to take legal action to remove one obstacle to its beginning.

    The commission voted unanimously – with Scott McDowell and Vicky Wise absent – to pursue possible condemnation of property at 7026 Shelbyville Road because its owner, Henry Lee, will not grant an easement sufficient for the sidewalk and other accoutrements to be built at that location.

  • Bone marrow transplant goes well for baby

    “Awesome!” was the sentiment expressed by one person and echoed throughout Shelby County on Wednesday as the news of 8-month old Addison Miles’ successful bone marrow transplant procedure circulated around the community.

    “It’s time to pray some more for this beautiful infant and her family,” said Gary Walls, who has been following the baby’s progress through her ordeal with leukemia, a battle she has been waging since March.

  • EARLIER: Ousted Bogard to get belongings, but that’s the end

    When recently fired children’s librarian Sherry Bogard finally was given an opportunity to defend herself before Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Shelby County Public Library’s board of directors, the only thing she asked was that the rest of her belongings be returned.

    That appears to be all she is going to get.

  • Shelby County School Board: 3-year MAP analysis shows scores increasing

    Shelby County Public Schools is seeing some promising trends as it continues to compile more data from the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests.

    Lisa Smith, the district’s chief academic officer, presented a 3-year comparison to the school board during Thursday’s meeting.

  • Firefighter for a day

  • EARLIER: Triple S delays outlet mall call

    Residents and developers will have to wait until August to see if the Triple S Planning Commission will recommend a zone change that will allow a planned outlet mall on the south side of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville.
    More than 100 people showed for the public hearing portion of the planning and zoning meeting, and although a few showed support for the Horizon Group’s planned 50-acre and 363,000 square-foot development, most were there to voice their concerns.

  • News briefs: July 18, 2012

    Heat warnings return

    but Thursday could cool

    Just when we were getting some relief from the heat, it’s back.

    The  National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory Tuesday for the western two-thirds of Kentucky. Heat indices from 100 to 105 degrees were possible.

    And they will continue to be high today. Those working outdoors are encouraged to take precautions.

  • Sentinel-News wins 9 awards in LCNI contest

    The Sentinel-News has won nine awards – including five first-place awards, more than any newspaper in its class – in the annual judging among Landmark Community Newspapers.

    Staff Writer Todd Martin and Editor Steve Doyle each won two first-place citations, and Staff Writer Lisa King took another in the judging among semiweekly and triweekly newspapers for content published in 2011. LCNI owns 63 newspapers nationally.

  • Shelby County tables city’s annexation request for Speedway property

    A request by the city of Shelbyville to annex the site on Mount Eden Road where Speedway is building a new store is going to require a bit more discussion.

    Acting on a motion by Magistrate Tony Carriss, Shelby County Fiscal Court voted at its meeting Tuesday to table the annexation request until a meeting could be scheduled with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty.