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  • 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.

  • 6 injured in 4-car pileup

    Six people were injured – none believed seriously – in a 4-car pile-up Sunday on Eminence Pike at the intersection with Booker Pike.

    All except one have been released from the hospital, and the remaining person is in fair condition.

    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, the accident occurred about 1 p.m. when a 2010 Toyota SUV driven northbound by Susan M. Ellis, 68, of Shelbyville was struck from behind by a 1994 Chevy Bazer driven by Billy J. Carter, 50, of Louisville.

  • Factory worker dies after freak accident at factory

    A factory worker who was accidentally run over by a car driven by a coworker in the plant’s parking lot Friday has died from his injuries.

    Arnoldo Adan Sanchez Roblero, 29, known locally as Omar Vargas, died at the University of Louisville Hospital Friday, about three hours after the accident, which happened just before noon at Kittrich Corporation off Isaac Shelby Drive, said paramedic Jeff Ivers, who is also Chief Deputy Coroner and assistant Shelby County fire chief.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2nd zone change request for commissioners

    A group with five principal partners will request a zone change for the Vistas of Jeptha Knob in the 5900 block of Frankfort Road during Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    The request is to turn seven lots totaling 98 acres currently zoned Residential Estates (RE) to Agriculture. The RE classification lists minimum lot sizes of 1 acre with the principal use as a detached single-family home.

  • News briefs: July 18, 2012

    Rain should be arriving to deal with our drought

    The heat has abated, but the singed crops and lawns would welcome drought-denting rains

    that could spread over Shelby County today and into the weekend.

  • EARLIER: Triple S Planning Commission: Horizon’s plan begins approval process

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear its first arguments and possibly make a recommendation Tuesday on a plan to build an outlet mall in Simpsonville.

    The request for the 50-acre parcel comes from Horizon Group Properties, which first announced plans for The Outlet Shoppes of Louisville to be built just south of Interstate 64 at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads last year, and it will be heard at the commission’s regular monthly meeting at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

  • EARLIER: Could there be 2 outlet malls? Larger, 2nd mall site ready to move forward

    As one outlet mall site on the south side of Simpsonville looks for approval on a zone change, another right across the street is announcing that it, too, has developed a plan for its location.

    Trio Property announced last month that it was trying to secure a development plan and would seek zoning approval for its 82-acre parcel on the east side of Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville just south of Interstate 64.

  • Firefighter for a day event July 14 at Shelby County EMA has full class

    At least 11 people in Shelby County will be glad on Saturday that temperatures are not soaring into triple digits anymore.

    That’s how many have signed up to participate in the Firefighter for a Day program to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Emergency Management office on 7th Street.

    Chris Spaulding, assistant fire chief at the Shelbyville Fire Department, the agency holding the event, had said last month that he hoped to have 15 people signed up, but that