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  • Man indicted for drug store break in

    Man indicted for drug store break in

    Cut a hole in roof and lowered himself on a rope, police say

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    A local man arrested for breaking into Smith-McKinney Pharmacy by cutting a hole in the roof has been indicted.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, of 42 Johnathon Circle, is charged with third-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglar's tools, according to the indictment.

  • Two men charged in Simpsonville robbery

    Two Eminence men charged in Simpsonville robbery

    One later connected to Eminence hold-up

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Police have apprehended two armed men who held up the Starting Gait Chevron station in Simpsonville last Wednesday afternoon.

    Gilberto Lara, 20, and Jose Sanchez, 26, both of Eminence, were arrested in Henry County several hours after the robbery, according to Shelby County Sheriff's detective Eric Hettinger.

  • Shelby has lowest unemployment in region

    The U.S. government announced this week that the country is officially in a recession -- that's the bad news. The good news is that Shelby County is doing much better than most in the state at riding out the current economic storm.

    According to statistics for October released on Wednesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Shelby County had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and the lowest among all the counties in the region.

  • Triple S leads public input sessions for 2010 Comprehensive Plan

    Who better to plan the future of Shelby County than the people of Shelby County?

    That's the mindset of Triple S Planning Commission. The commission held three separate public input sessions for members of the community to share their thoughts and concerns on categories of the Shelby County Comprehensive Plan, including transportation, housing and land use, economic development, community facilities, and natural and historic resources.

  • Who you gonna call?

    In a mock congressional committee in Frankfort Tuesday, Shelby County seniors vetoed a bill to prohibit use of cell phones in the car except for hands-free devices.

    Hosted by State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), a group of honor students debated the merits of soon-to-be proposed legislation (BR 135) that would make the use of hand-held cell phones in automobiles a secondary offense.

  • Crash on La Grange Road kills one

    A local man was killed, and an Ohio man remains in serious condition following an automobile accident on La Grange Road last weekend.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Rice said Thomas A. Alvarado, 38, of La Grange, was killed when the 1999 Ford Contour he was driving was struck by a Chevrolet Impala driven by Roy L. Mullins of Monroe, Ohio.

    The accident happened at about 6:30 Friday night in the 6400 block of La Grange Road when Mullins, for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and struck Alvarado head on, Rice said.

  • EMS to launch special task force

    The county had a dream that Todd Early is working hard to make a reality.

    Almost as soon as he was hired a few months ago, Early, the new deputy Emergency Management Services director, began working to put together a Shelby Task Force, a multipurpose team of specialists that would handle  hazardous material cleanups and various types of complicated rescues, including animals, and water and trench rescues.

  • Leggett & Platt to close doors

    Leggett & Platt Corporation, part of Simpsonville for more than 50 years, will shut down by mid-January.

    Company officials said that by Jan. 18, all of the company's 240 current workers will lose their jobs. The first of those layoffs to begin on Dec. 14.

  • Police seek armed man

    Police are looking for a lone gunman who robbed two people in in two separate holdups on Friday, Nov. 21, according to Shelbyville Police Officer Istvan Kovacs.

    The man is described as a black male, 6 feet tall and weighing between 190-200 pounds. He was wearing a pull-over sweat shirt, blue jeans and a bandana over his face.

  • CATS task force makes recommendations

    An education task force has recommended that the state expand arts programs for students and change some of the methods and standards with which students are assessed.

    The Task Force on Assessment and Accountability, which two women from Shelby County are a part of, made their recommendations to the state board earlier this week.