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  • Old Elf's illness threaten parade

    A sudden sickness could jeopardize an appearance by Santa Claus at Saturday's Shelby County Christmas Parade, although insiders insist Claus will recover in time for the event. 

    A Santa spokesperson reported earlier this week the long-time Christmas front man was ill, fueling speculation he might be forced to miss this weekend's parade. It's believed the man -- who's notoriously noted for his love of cookies -- is suffering from a severe stomach ache.

  • Funerals held for woman who died in jail

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    “At least now she doesn’t have to worry about having immigration papers. She is at home now with God,” Rev. Anthony Veras concerning Ana Romero’s untimely death.

    Almost four months after Ana Romero was found dead in her jail cell, her family finally bid her farewell at two funeral services held in Shelbyville on Wednesday.

  • Season of giving

    There were 11 students in Maureen Simon’s class working diligently, ironing and sewing together pieces of cloth to make a twin-size comforter Wednesday.

    These fifth- and sixth-grade students from Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville have been using their time for Ann Horn’s art class to work on the project for two hours every Wednesday for the last three weeks at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension building.

  • Waddy woman dies of injuries from crash

    A Waddy woman has died of injuries she sustained in a crash last week on Interstate 64.

    Ida Mae Durr, 69, died Tuesday at the University of Louisville, where she was taken after she and her husband, Thomas Durr, were involved in a single-vehicle accident on the afternoon of Dec. 4.

    Thomas Durr remains in critical condition in the surgical intensive care unit at U of L.

  • Water and sewer rates pumping up?

    Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that would increase city water rates by 5.8 percent and sewage rates by 4.5 percent.

    Tom Doyle, manager of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer, presented the ordinance to the council, stating that the revised schedule of rates and charges would bring in the revenue necessary to balance the budget for the Municipal Waterworks and Sewer System.

  • How about that civic center for Shelby County?

    When the Triple S Planning Commission held its three public input sessions last month, the idea of building some sort of conference/convention facility was met with shared enthusiasm by the citizens in attendance.

    But the idea is nothing new.

  • Chevron employee jailed for burglary of his own station

    A service station employee has been arrested for burglarizing the Chevron Station where he worked.

    Clint E. Vanover, 35, of Shelbyville, was spotted by Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Yeary entering the station located at 20 Mount Tabor Court after hours shortly before midnight, according to the police report.

  • Judicial center plans firm up

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    This architect's sketch portrays what the new judicial center is expected to look like when it completed in nearly two years.

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    In one of the last steps before the actual ground breaking, officials got together Tuesday to take a final look at the completed plans for the new judicial center.

  • Bottom to join Triple S

    When one door closes, another one opens.

    Dudley Bottom Jr. narrowly missed being elected to the Shelbyville City Council last month after being, edged out by George Best and five other candidates.

    For Best to take his seat on the council, though he first must leave his 14-year position as chairman of the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • College information forum next week

    Next school year most colleges in the state and across the nation will increase their tuition by an average of 9 percent.

    That increase might make some parents think that college is out of reach for their child, but one local parent is hoping to shed some light on how to lower the price of higher education.

    Patti Wilson, a mother of two, will host a college information forum next week in order to instruct prospective college students and their parents in the art of how to get academic scholarships.