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Today's News

  • Furloughed prisoner facing new charges

    A man on furlough from jail to make a payment toward court-ordered restitution instead paid a visit to a woman who bore him a child and allegedly threatened her, assaulted a male guest in her home and then twice sent police chasing after him.
     

    Bryan Cahoe, 23, was supposed to be collecting a tax check that would go toward his debt, but Shelbyville Police said that he climbed through an upstairs window at a house on Cherrywood Drive, went to the kitchen and got a butcher knife, then threatened the woman and assaulted her guest.

  • Former Collins teacher may plea to sex charges

    A former Collins teacher arrested last summer for sex abuse involving students was expected to enter a plea Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that has been postponed.

    Shannon Hirchert, a special needs teacher at Collins High School in 2010-11, was arrested in August 2011 and charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene matter to minors dating back to fall 2010.

  • Bagdad woman gets new court date in theft case

    A Bagdad woman charged with embezzling $115,000 from her employer was given a new court date when she appeared in Shelby Circuit Court Monday for a disposition hearing.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set a new court date of May 7 at 8:30 a.m. for Linda C. Poole, 57.

    She was indicted in February by a Shelby County Grand Jury on 20 counts related to thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

  • Sheriff's reports April 4, 2012

    Theft

     

    Anthony D. Warford, 26, of 67 Arbor Green Lane was arrested Feb. 21 on 5th Street and charged with theft by unlawful taking.

     

    Domestic Violence

     

    Christopher C. Carter, 38, of 5092 Sulphur Road in New Castle was arrested Feb. 18 at 729 Maddox Onan Road and charged with fourth-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, third-degree criminal mischief, arson and four counts of first-degree  wanton endangerment.

     

    Warrants

     

  • Simpsonville ramps, lanes to be closed this week

    Lane closures and ramp closings for asphalt paving are scheduled for each night this week on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson County line and the Simpsonville exit.

    The schedule calls for closures to be restricted to hours from 7 p.m. each evening to 6 a.m. the next morning until Saturday.

    Also, the ramps to Exit 28 (Simpsonville) will be closed one at a time from 7 a.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday to allow for repaving.

    The schedule always is subject to change. Dial 511 on your cellular phone for the latest information.

  • Looking Back: March 30, 2012

    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.

     

  • March Madness at the library

    The Shelby County Public Library staff celebrates March Madness on Friday. They are (from left) Nancy Kovach, Debby Magan, Tola Stevens, Pam Federspiel, Joyce Lancaster, Shana Schack and Alice Ritchey.

  • Winning cheerleaders

  • District governor’s cup winners

    Elementary schools in Shelby County were in the spotlight at the Governor’s Cup competition in February. Four competed in the Shelby District meet, one in Oldham and one in Henry. Several students and teams advance to the regionals, hosted last week by Simpsonville Elementary.

    SHELBY DISTRICT

  • Regional STLP Lego Robotics winners