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Today's News

  • Bagdad man charged with armed robberies

    A Bagdad man has been arrested and charged with robbing pharmacies in Simpsonville and Henry County.
    Brandon L. French, 31, was arrested Friday night at his home and is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center because police say he robbed Smith-McKenney Drug Company in Simpsonville and Cook’s Pharmacy in New Castle at gunpoint.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said French robbed Smith-McKenney on Oct. 22, and then Henry County deputies reported he hit Cook’s Pharmacy on Nov. 3.

  • Shelby brothers face federal robbery charges

    Two brothers from Shelby County, Eric Shelburne, 29, and Brannon Shelburne, 28, were arrested Thursday in Indiana and charged with robbery in connection with numerous banks in four states, including one in Simpsonville, Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice said.

    “They caught them yesterday,” Rice said Friday. “We developed a suspect several weeks ago, and then yesterday, a group of police officers caught up with them.

  • EARLIER: Suspect arrested in case of woman by road

      Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a woman who was found lying on the side of Mount Eden Road 11 days ago.

    Mark L. Bruner, 38, is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with first-degree assault of Denisse Escareno.

    Escareno, 24, of Shelbyville has not awakened and has remained in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital since she was taken there after being discovered on the afternoon of Nov. 5 by passersby about two miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Court report: Nov. 16, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Leonardo Perez, first-offense aggravator DUI and no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 10-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Abner Sanchez, no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 90-day sentence.

  • No one hurt in College Street fire, thanks to quick-thinking bystander

    No one was injured in a fire at the corner of College and 9th streets Monday, thanks to the quick thinking of a bystander.

    Stefano Elzy, 25, said he saw smoke and flames coming from the residence and went to see if someone was inside.

    "I was afraid people were in there," he said.

    A neighbor, Mary Thompson, said Elzy kicked the door in and brought out two adults, who were both O.K., she said.

    The structure, a duplex, caught fire at about 11:30 a.m.

  • Severe weather moving in today

    There is a threat for severe weather Monday – heavy showers and high, possibly damaging, winds that could produce isolated tornados – as a cold front arrives from the west, according to the National Weather Service.

    Up to 2 inches of rain could fall between Monday afternoon and Wednesday night, said meteorologist Brian Coniglio.

    So far, there are no warnings for tornados or flash flooding on low-lying roads, creeks or rivers. The risk for isolated tornados will run late this afternoon into early evening, Conoglio said.

  • Looking Back: November 11, 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.

  • Church news: Nov. 11, 2011

    Allen Chapel

    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

     

    Annunciation

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, please call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, you are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Rain delays I-64 ramp closures at Simpsonville until Wednesday

    Rain has postponed until Wednesday night the closing of the ramps on Interstate 64 at Simpsonville (Exit 28) for the resurfacing involved with the widening of the roadway between that exit and the Jefferson County line.

    The eastbound exit and entrance ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday and from 8 p.m. until midnight Thursday.

  • Gabby Karas wins state; Devon Fielding 8th for 2nd-place boys

    Collins seventh-grader Gabby Karas won the Class 2A cross country state championship Saturday afternoon, beating her sister in the process.

    Karas covered the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 30.31 seconds - almost 16 seconds ahead of her older sister, senior Caterina, who finished second in 18:46.20 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    That 1-2 finish led the Titans to third-place in the team competition.

    The Collins boys' team, meanwhile, finished second in the team race led by junior Devon Fielding, who finshed eighth overall.