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  • Burglary suspect arrested

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Shelby.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday night and could be charged with perhaps as many as 15 burglaries in Shelby County in the past few weeks.

    Currently he is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary after officers apprehended him in the vicinity of Big O Tires on U.S. 60 west of Shelbyville early Wednesday morning.

  • Simpsonville house struck by lightning

    A powerful storm that blew through Central Kentucky just before noon Thursday left Shelby County a little less for wear than some other surrounding counties.

    A house near Simpsonville was struck by lightning, but otherwise local officials reported only brief power outages as part of the storm, which sent wind gusts as high as 75 mph and large hail into surrounding counties.

  • Triple S makes one modification, approves goals and objectives

    Shelby County now has an idea of what it will be like in the next two decades.

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved Tuesday the 2010- 2030 Shelby County Comprehensive Plan Statement of Goals and Objectives -- with one exception.

    A public hearing on the proposed goals and objectives was held on May 26, and the commission was able to sort through the comments since then.

  • Cemetery board gets 1st major grant

    The Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board has been awarded a $1,950.00 grant, according to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    The grant will be funded by the Governor's Office for Local Development for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.

  • Simpsonville's sewer ordinance ups impact fees by 33 percent

    If you are planning to build a new home in Simpsonville, it is going to  cost you a bit more to hook up to the city’s sewers.

    In its passage Wednesday morning of a new comprehensive sewer ordinance, the Simpsonville City Commission boosted the connection fee by 33 percent – to $2,000.

    That higher tap-on fee will affect only the construction of new homes in the city. City Administrator David Eaton said that he believes all existing homes and buildings in the city – “except for maybe one” – already are on the system.

  • EARIER: Some words of wisdom for graduates

      This weekend, more than 300 young people will move through the portal of learning from high school to beyond.

    Some will continue their educations, some will enter the public or private business worlds, some will start new families and some will enlist in the defense of our country.

  • Police take money from inside woman

     

    Two women and a man are lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with theft of money from a local man's wallet, which police said one of the accused hid in a body cavity.

    Shelbyville Police said in its report that once at the detention center, Christi Michele Robbins "pulled a large sum of cash money from inside her vagina," which allegedly was money taken from the victim's wallet.

    Robbins, 46, along with Lisa Darlene Downey, 36, and Dennis Earl Dempsey, 50, all of Shelbyville, are charged with theft by unlawful taking.

  • County updates building inspection codes

    Shelby County is about to move more deeply into inspecting commercial buildings.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved Tuesday the first reading of an ordinance to update the codebook for building inspections and allow county inspectors to evaluate those buildings. In the past, state inspectors were called in.

    Tony Kelley, Shelby County Level 1 Building Inspector, said that he recently has been certified to do commercial building inspections as well as residential but that the county's code book had to be updated to allow him to do so.

  • New beginnings in Bagdad

    Flies soared through the ash, bathing in the scent of moldy debris and decaying food that has been trapped in powerless refrigerators for a month.

    "If the smell gets in your clothes, Febreze helps," Susan Payne said as she carefully navigated through the debris of what was once her farmhouse on Beard Road in Bagdad.

  • EARLIER: Matthews, Pilcher named valedictorian, salutatorian

    Shelby County High School's tennis team had a good year on the courts, and two of its members have had a great year – or four great years, rather – in the classroom.

    David Baxter Matthews and Kayla Pilcher, both varsity tennis players, were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2009.

    Matthews finished the year with a 5.375 weighted grade-point average, and Pilcher earned a 5.313.