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Today's News

  • City to 4 Hi Point owners: Pay fees or face foreclosure

    The City of Shelbyville will intervene legally on behalf of a group of property owners who are upset about a dramatic increase in the annual bond payments they owe.

    The city has sent a letter to four of the 53 property owners of homes in Phase 1 of the Hi Point Subdivision on Boone Station Road, demanding that they submit back payments on their annual bond assessments or face legal action.

  • Shelbyville to post new signs that enforce downtown parking

    If you’re used to parking on downtown Shelbyville streets, you probably should prepare for stricter enforcement of the parking regulations.

    City Engineer Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night that the city would be posting new and more numerous signs to let the public know the exact parking regulations on downtown streets.

    The reason for all of this: the planned opening in late December of the new judicial center on Main Street.

  • Court report: November 23, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Bradley A. Coyle, drinking alcohol in public place – guilty – 15-day sentence and $144 costs.

    Kenia M. Solorzano-Martinez, no operator's/moped license and first-offense DUI – guilty – 5-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Report says officers shot Williams to stop his attack

    The two Shelbyville Police officers who confronted Trey F. Williams at his grandmother’s home on Saturday afternoon shot and killed him after he had attacked and overpowered them, a Kentucky State Police report said.

    The report said that the officers tried to subdue Williams, 18, with their Tasers but that he attacked them with objects that were inside the house. One of the officers was “injured and incapacitated, unable to defend himself from continued physical assault,” the release stated.

  • This sparrow is getting pretty rare

    One of the elder ornithologists by the name of Ridgeway described the song of the Lark Sparrow in the following manner: "One continued gush of sprightly music, now gay, now melodious and then tender beyond description – the very expression of emotion. At intervals, the singer falters, as if exhausted by exertion and his voice becomes scarcely audible; but suddenly reviving in his joy, it is resumed in all its vigor until he appears to be really overcome by the effort."

  • Bruner to be arraigned Tuesday

    A man who has been charged with severely beating a woman who was found at the side of Mount Eden Road more than two weeks ago will be arraigned tomorrow.

    Mark Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno.

    He is still under a $100,000 bond at the Shelby County Detention Center, said Capt. Tony Aldridge at the detention center.

  • Shooting victim's family hires attorney

    The family of Trey Williams, the Shelbyville teenager shot and killed Saturday at his grandmother's home, have hired a prominent Louisville attorney.

    Frank Mascagni, a 35-year criminal and civil law attorney, says he wants to gather "non-sterilized" facts about the case.

  • Titans take region title, beat Western 13-12

    The Collins football team rallied in the fourth quarter Friday night for redemption and a regional title.

    Lawson Page's 24-yard touchdown pass to Cedric Hinkle with 7:08 to play gave the Titans a 13-12 victory over Western in a rematch of the Class 4A Region 2 title game at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Collins (11-2) will play at Franklin-Simpson (12-1), which beat Lone Oak, 20-7, at 7 p.m. (local time) Friday in the state semifinals. Admission price will be $7 at the gate with $5 pre-sale tickets available at Collins from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

  • Simpsonville ramps on I-64 to be closed at times this weekend

    The Kentucky Department of Highways announces temporary closure of the ramps at the interchange of Interstate 64 and KY 1848 (Exit 28) in Shelby County.

    These ramps are scheduled for closure at the following times to allow for paving as part of the I-64 widening project:
    Eastbound I-64 exit and entrance ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Saturday and from 8 p.m. on Saturday until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

    Westbound I-64 exit and entrance ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. on Monday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

  • Looking Back: November 18, 2011

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.