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Today's News

  • Unpaid property taxes can escalate

    If you haven’t paid your property taxes this year, time is running out to avoid issues associated with delinquent bills – including the possibility that a complete stranger could secure an interest on your home.

    To avoid any late charges, property taxes must be paid by Saturday. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, which is charged with collecting the revenue, is open today for walk-in customers, but Sheriff Mike Armstrong said mailed payments postmarked no later than Dec. 31 will be also be honored.

  • Woman sues health department for her firing

    A former employee of the North Central District Health Department has filed a lawsuit against the department, claiming she was fired unjustly.

    Angela Roberts of Henry County, a nurse with the health department, claims in her lawsuit, filed Dec. 21 in Shelby Circuit Court, that she was fired because health department officials found out that she had notified the Labor Cabinet when the health department refused to pay her for overtime hours she had worked.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Dec. 30, 2011

    Jose A. Rodriguez, 22, of 505 Huntington Park Dr. in Louisville was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse.

    Jesse A. Loving, 22, of 7609 Road was indicted for bail jumping and for being a persistent felony offender.

    Felicia D. Snider, 27, of 1612 Bonnie Brae was indicted for attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or deceit and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Anna L. Crenshaw, 27, of the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women was indicted for third-degree assault.

  • Marriages on the rise, but so are divorces

    More people are tying the knot each year in Shelby County, but more people are also untying it as well.
     

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that tracking a 3-year marriage trend, her office has issued 268 marriage licenses from Jan. 1 through Dec. 29 this year, 252 in 2010 and 249 in 2009.

    But Bruce Graham in the Shelby County Circuit Clerk’s office said that in 2011, there were 179 divorces filed, up from 166 in 2010, 187 in 2009 and 158 in 2008.

  • Mutual New Year's resolution for many: Not to resolve

    New Year’s resolutions have come a long way since the tradition began with the early Babylonians, when the most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.

    For decades, in the United States at least, the most-popular resolutions revolve around health, fitness and finances.

    How do Shelby Countians’ resolutions for 2011 stack up against these?

    Surprisingly, most people The Sentinel-Newstalked to said they didn’t worry about it.

  • Shelby's prominent deaths in 2011: Miller, Armstrong headline noted group

    The passing in 2011 of four men who showed their love for Shelby County in a variety of ways – with public service and determined legacies – left significant gaps in the foundation of the community.

    All of them served in their unique ways, but perhaps none of them expanded the imprint of Shelby County more than Clarence Miller, who died in August at the age of 98.

  • Woman in police chase jailed after hospital release

    A Frankfort woman involved in a high-speed police chase through three counties has been released from the hospital.

    Rebecca Manley, 31, had stabbed herself six times in the neck with a knife before being taken into custody by Kentucky State Police on Tuesday, but her injuries were not that serious, said Hunter Martin, the trooper who initiated the traffic stop that led to the pursuit.

    Manley is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond, charged with DUI, fleeing and evading police and having no insurance.

  • Real estate deeds: Dec. 11, 2011

    Nov. 30-Dec. 11

    John R. and Mary B. Smith to John R. and Mary B Smith and Kathy D. Tipton, property at Jefferson/Shelby County line, $660

    Diana S. and Billy E. Yarnell II to Billy E Yarnell II, 13.586 acres, Glass Farm, Section 2, $123,000

    Schwans Consumer Brands to Shelby County Fiscal Court, Tract 4A, Hayes Property, $350,000

  • WICHE: Reflecting on a new year in the garden and on the farm

    Hope you don’t mind that I take this opportunity to reflect a little. Another year is gone. I remember my elders marveling over this and how quickly time goes by, and I get it now.

    I have learned some this year, but I don’t necessarily feel smarter; I have aged some but don’t necessarily feel older; and I have made new friends that have taught me that there is always potential that has made me excited about the rest of my life.

  • Datebook: December 28, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.