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  • NCAA-II golf finals coming to Shelby

    Shelby County’s golf scene will take on a bit more notoriety in 2012, when the NCAA Division II’s men’s and women’s championships will be played at the county’s most prestigious venues.

    As part of the Louisville Sports Commission’s luring of all the spring sports championships for NCAA-II to Kentuckiana, Cardinal Club in Simpsonville (men) and Persimmon Ridge (women) in northwestern Shelby County have landed those championships.

  • Tractor-trailer spills gravel at rest area

    The driver of a tractor-trailer was slightly injured when he flipped his truck off Interstate 64 in Simpsonville.

    This one-vehicle accident happened at about 2 p.m. as Stacy Edward Parker, 38, of Rutledge, Tenn., just as Parker took the eastbound exit into the rest area just east of Exit 28.

  • Shelbyville suspect caught in Henry after big chase

    What began as an attempt to serve a warrant turned into a manhunt that eventually resulted in the arrest of a Shelbyville man.

    On June 28, officers from Eminence Police Department, along with Shelbyville Police Department Detective Jessie Paulley, attempted to serve a warrant on Jordan Clark, 19, for absconding from a robbery charge in Shelbyville.

    EPD Chief Carey Duncan said Paulley contacted EPD to serve the warrant on Sunnyside Drive, which the detective believed was in the city limits.

  • Mount Eden residents can speak with USPS about future of town's office

    The United States Postal Service continues to consider closing its Mount Eden office and is asking for input from its patrons before making a final decision.

    Rosemary Miller, USPS manager responsible for local offices, including the one in Mount Eden, sent a letter to customers of the Mount Eden office on June 23.

    That letter explained the plan for continued service should the Mount Eden office be closed and included a 2-page survey, the results of which will be considered before making a final decision.

  • Car crashes through Moore's Automotive

    People traveling down Midland Trail Wednesday may have noticed the back end of a car sticking out of the side of the Moore’s Automotive Service building.

    No employees or customers were injured when a silver Mazda ran through the building at about 11 am. Wednesday morning.

    The driver, Matthew Dowell, of Shelbyville, was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, said Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum.

    She added that she did not know what caused Dowell to run off the road.

  • Simpsonville City Commission OKs 10-year deal for garbage service

    Simpsonville has a new garbage contract with its old vendor.

    City commissioners authorized at their meeting Tuesday night to allow Mayor Steve Eden to sign a 10-year agreement with Republic Services LLC, which is a subsidiary of M & M Sanitation of Lexington, the same company that has served the city for years.

    Commissioners last month had authorized a longer-term agreement so that the city could get better overall rates, and that was important.

  • News briefs: July 6, 2011

    Section of Aiken Road
    to be closed for 2 weeks

    Motorists should be aware of a bridge replacement project that will close a portion of Aiken Road in northwest Shelby County for two weeks beginning Monday.

  • Shelby County sheriff says shooting report coming

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said Tuesday that he has finished his investigation of the shooting of a dog by one of his deputies and expects to deliver the information to The Sentinel-News no later than this morning.

  • EARLIER: WAZE: SCPS had oral contract to build 3 schools

    Football fans can expect more long lines of vehicles at Collins High School games this year while the Shelby County Board of Education and WAZE Development continue to battle about a northern extension of Discovery Boulevard.

    Now, the next hearing in the board's lawsuit against WAZE, former owner of the property where Collins was built, won't be held until Aug. 17, the same day the 2011-12 school year begins.

  • Murder suspect leads migration of Anderson's prisoners to Shelby

    A murder suspect wanted in connection with the death of an Anderson County woman is the first inmate to be housed in jail in Shelby County under the terms of the new jail agreement.

    Cram, who was brought back to Kentucky from Arizona where he had fled in January, arrived at the Shelby  County Detention Center last Tuesday.

    Normally, Terrance Cram, 49, would have been taken to the Franklin County Jail, but Shelby County is now housing those inmates.

    Then, on Friday, the transfer of the Anderson County inmates began in small groups.