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  • Be careful about what, where, when you burn

    With all the loose wood and other debris lying around, the Shelby County Fire and Emergency Services Association urges the community to know and follow the open burn laws.

    No opening burning is allowed within the city limits of Shelbyville, but the remainder of the county has no such restrictions. The state does have restrictions that would apply to various situations.

    Paul Whitman, assistant director of Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, said the best thing people can do is to be informed before burning anything.

  • EARLIER: Ice, limbs, and potholes, oh my!

    From ice to fallen limbs to potholes - a wild winter's impact keeps commuting citizens stressed and those responsible for tending to them plenty busy.

    Through the winter months salt is put down on roads to melt ice and keep the roads clear for travel. But as the ice turns to liquid, it flows into cracks, eventually refreezing and putting significant stress on the pavement. As the ice thaws again, the leftover water washes away loose pieces of the road, leaving behind enlarged splits and potholes.

  • Men arraigned on charges of molestation

    Two men charged in two different cases of sexual abuse involving a minor child have been arraigned.

    Anthony Watkins, 37, of Waddy was arraigned Wednesday in Shelby Circuit Court, and James  Bell, 47, of Shelbyville was arraigned last week.

  • County expands options for disposal of storm debris

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Shelby County residents who have been looking for a more convenient way to dispose of debris from the ice and wind storms now have a new option: the County Road Department.

  • Bank responds to accusation of negligence

    Commonwealth Bank has denied any wrongdoing in a suit that alleges the bank was guilty of negligence and fraudulent actions,.

    Attorney Mark D. Dean of Shelbyville sued the bank, charging it should have noticed that his secretary was embezzling millions of dollars from him.

    In a lawsuit filed in January in Shelby County Circuit Court, Dean accused the bank of violating a Kentucky Uniform Commercial Code as well as aiding and abetting fraud and illegal activity and breach of duty of ordinary care.

  • EARLIER: Local lawyer sues bank

    An attorney from Shelbyville has filed suit against a bank for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling millions of dollars from him.

    Mark D. Dean accuses Commonwealth Bank of violation of a Kentucky Uniform Commercial Code, as well as aiding and abetting fraud and illegal activity and breach of duty of ordinary care.

  • Sunday alcohol vote set for Tuesday night

    The matter of Sunday alcohol sales in Shelby County is on the table for the first time this year.

    The issue, set for review at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, was brought before magistrates four times in 2008, the last time in September. That was the only time that the matter made it to a second reading, but it died because of  a 4-4 tie.

    Tuesday night, for the first time, the vote could turn out differently.

  • County officials hear from FEMA

    County officials hear from FEMA Process for reimbursement from ice storm will take time   By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    Shelby County officials are a step closer to being reimbursed for damages from the Ice Storm of 2009 after a visit from FEMA representatives on Tuesday.

  • Meeting for Tuesday to determine FEMA aid

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency representatives, along with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, will meet with FEMA officials Tuesday to determine the extent of federal aid from FEMA for ice storm recovery, Emergency Management Director Charlie Frazee said.

  • EARLIER: Nation Bros. to stop dead animal pickup today

    Starting today, farmers may want to work doubly hard to keep their cattle, horses and other livestock healthy; there's no good place to send them if they die.

    Nation Bros., which has a contract with the county to pick up and render dead livestock, has notified Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger that its last day of business will be today.