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Today's News

  • Court report: March 2, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Cynthia De Leon, second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 12-day sentence.

    Shannon D. Martin, harassment (physical contact) no injury – guilty – 60-day sentence, serve 9 days, balance probated for 2 years and $144 costs.

    Genaro Sandoval, no operator's/moped license and second-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – guilty – 20-day sentence and $1144 fine and costs.

  • Simpsonville City Commission sets October finish for downtown sidewalks

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton took a metaphorical walk on the wild side of the street during the city commission’s meeting Tuesday night when he told commissioners that he hoped to have the new downtown sidewalk project completed by the end of October.

    “We’re meeting with our engineers [American Engineers Inc.] and putting together a schedule,” Eaton said. “With the electricity thing out of the way, we’ve got all our OKs on the sidewalks from the state.”

  • Simpsonville will throw new money at old gym

    The city of Simpsonville is going to throw some serious bucks at the upkeep of its old gymnasium with a goal of making it more of a valuable tool for the community.

    The city commission approved at its meeting Tuesday night two contracts and the pursuit of a third to make needed repairs to the building, which is nearly 100 years old but still facilitates various sports activities, voting, community dinners and other organizations that want to rent it out.

  • WICHE: If you don’t hear a peep(er), that’s a bad thing

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.

    There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepersall competing for as many females as they can.  On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

    Male spring peepers are the noisemakers.  The louder and faster they peep, the luckier they get on their quest to attract females.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 7, 2012

    DUI

    Jessica R. Morgan, 18, of 2575 Fisherville Road in Finchville was arrested March 2 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, attempting to purchase alcohol and no registration receipt.

     

    Public Intoxication

  • Loving’s sentencing delayed

    A sentencing date for Jesse Loving set for Monday was cancelled and has not been rescheduled.

  • Loving’s sentencing delayed

    A sentencing date for Jesse Loving set for Monday was cancelled and has not been rescheduled.

  • Bagdad woman pleads not guilty in theft case

    A Bagdad woman charged with embezzling more than $115,000 from her employer pleaded not guilty Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury recently indicted Linda C. Poole, 57, of 7345 Elmburg Road in a total of 20 counts related to thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

    The indictments were for 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000; 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and 7 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. No attorney appeared with her before Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports March 7, 2012

    Vandalism

    Joshua K. Kanavan, 18, of 440 Robin Wood Drive was arrested Jan. 10 on Cropper School Road and charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking.

    Ashleigh N. Ballard, 18, of 496 Miles Lane in Bagdad was arrested Jan. 10 on Cropper Road and charged with first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

     

    Burglary

  • News briefs: March 9, 2012

    Rural survey results

    to be presented tonight

     

    The results of a survey conducted by Shelby Area Rural Conservation will be revealed to the community at 6:30 tonight in a presentation in meeting room B at the Shelby County Extension Office. A mixer session will be followed by the presentation at 7.

    SARC commissioned the Matrix Group from Lexington to do a random survey of Shelby County residents to get their ideas on including farmland in a balanced growth plan for Shelby County.