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  • EARLIER: Rural King wants outdoor storage area

    The Triple S Planning Commission will have a special called meeting on Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The meeting, which will be in the small room to the back and right from the entrance, was announced at the end of Tuesday’s regular meeting and will take into consideration an amended Planned Unit Development for the new Rural King store opening on Boone Station Road, in the old Kroger building.

    Rural King is looking to add outdoor storage on the lot, fronting Boone Station Road.

  • EARLIER: Triple S says property on Shelbyville Bypass should remain zoned ag

    The Triple S Planning Commission greeted a standing-room only crowd with just the answer it was looking for at Tuesday’s meeting — no.

    With a unanimous vote, the commission will not recommend changing 73 acres located on the southeast corner of Harrington Mill and Freedom’s Way from agricultural to light industrial.

  • Man deported 6 times after illegally entring country sentenced to prison

    An undocumented citizen living in Shelbyville was sentenced Tuesday to 38 months in federal prison for entering the United States illegally for the seventh time.

    U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves handed down the sentence to Raul Estrada-Chavez, 32, for illegal re-entry after deportation.

    On March 2, Estrada-Chavez was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Trevor Harris for various traffic violations, including no operator’s license.

  • Churches targeted in recent thefts

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information in connection with thefts at several churches throughout August and September.

    On Aug. 13, several items were taken from Shelby Christian Church on Frankfort Road. In that theft, it is believed that entry was made through a unsecured door.

    Most of the items taken were electronics, totaling approximately $2,500

    in value.

    On Aug. 19, an attempted theft occurred at Waddy Baptist Church.  A door was damaged on the inside of the building, but nothing was reported missing.

  • Lawsuit against Sentinel-News dismissed by judge

    A lawsuit filed against The Sentinel-News on Aug. 2 by a Simpsonville resident was dismissed in Shelby Circuit Court Wednesday.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 2: Judge who released woman who killed baby is familliar with shock probation

    In October 2010, the lawyer for Tonya Nicole Brown, in prison for delivering a full-term baby and leaving it to die, petitioned Senior Judge Steven Mershon and asked him to release Brown under the state’s shock probation program.

  • EARLIER: Man sought in robbery at Simpsonville bank

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a  man who got away Thursday with an undetermined amount of cash in the county’s latest bank robbery.

    At approximately 3 p.m. a man entered Commonwealth Bank in Simpsonville and demanded money from two tellers, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said.

    The suspect fled on foot towards Meadow Ridge Apartments, just south of the bank, where he is believed to have gotten into a red pickup truck driven by a second man.

  • Simpsonville sewer project may be started by Oct. 1

    Simpsonville city officials on Wednesday signed a formal contract with Salmon Construction to complete its Cardinal Club Force Main Extension Project.

    The bid by Salmon of $153,470.50, approved by the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting on Sept. 6, covers construction of a force main line from the pump station at Cardinal Club to the main pump station near the Purnell’s factory.

  • Woman escapes injury in flipped car

    Amber Delong, of Frankfort, was not injured when she flipped her car on the interstate Wednesday morning.

    The accident happened on I-64 westbound at the 39th mile marker at about 10 a.m. in a heavy rainstorm.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Frank Flowers said no other vehicles were involved in the accident, which left Delong’s car upside down on the left-hand side of the roadway.

    Flowers said the weather could have been a contributing factor in the rain.

  • Historic home’s fate in question

    Shelbyville Historic District Coordinator Gail Reed stopped by Thursday's city council meeting to inform the council about the grants the historic district passed out this year, but she used the opportunity to ask for any help the city could provide on another project.

    Reed noted that eight applicants received façade grants this year, for a total of $18,500 in the 50/50 matching grants with home and business owners in the historic district.