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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Wills pleads guilty to embezzlement

     

    Jody Wills, a Shelby County woman charged with embezzling $600,000 of escrow account money from her employer, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in Shelby Circuit Court under an arrangement with prosecutors.

    Wills had been charged with 39 counts of theft by unlawful taking, but nine of the charges were dropped.

    In her plea before Senior Judge Steve Mershon, she pleaded guilty to failure to make a required disposition of property, tampering with physical evidence, fraudulent use of a credit card, and 30 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

  • Lady Rockets set a course for postseason success

  • Simpsonville advances town-center process

    Simpsonville commissioners took one firm step and one initial step Wednesday in a methodical process to implement their long-range plan to build a unique downtown corridor along U.S. 60.

    The commission first gave final approval to a new ordinance that creates the new Village Center Form District, following the process specified late last year by the Triple S Planning & Zoning Commission.

  • Catalpagreen moving forward

    Catalpagreen is moving along just like construction across the street at Collins High School.

    The new subdivision, by WAZE Development, is located on Discovery Boulevard by Collins, and the final plats for phase 1 of sections 12, 13 and 14 were approved by the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • A new place to bark in Shelby County

     It won't exactly be the cat's meow, but local officials are looking forward to the establishment of Shelby County’s first dog park later this year.

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said the facility, planned for Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street, will consist of two main fenced areas, a 1.7 acre-enclosure for small dogs and a larger one of 2.6 acres for bigger canines.

  • Fastenal, landlord discuss new lease

    A “for rent” banner atop the building occupied by Fastenal in Shelbyville has driven speculation that the store is closing, but that’s not the case, its district manager said.

    Mike Miller, who oversees 10 stores in the region, said that the company has asked the landlord of its store at 251 Alpine Drive to review its 5-year lease that has 14 months remaining.

    Fastenal signed its agreement with landlord Lewis Brashear during a boom time and Miller feels that the monthly rate is higher now than it should be.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Feb. 19, 2010

    Driving Under the Influence

     

    Timothy L. Easley, 52, of 89 Beechwood Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 16 at 800 Main St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohols/ drugs, second offense.

     

    Traffic-Related

     

  • Stand-off in Waddy ends peacefully

    A 7-hour standoff in Waddy on Tuesday night between police and a woman who had barricaded herself in her residence ended without gunfire, police said. Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said that about 5 p.m.

  • Kephart first woman to head cattleman's group

    The Sentinel-News: You were named this week as the first woman to be named president of the Kentucky Cattleman's Association. How does that feel?

    Corinne Kephart: I am excited to be serving as the 2010 KCA President. Kentucky's cattle industry is one of the most viable and progressive in the nation, and I am

  • Shed burns to ground

    A storage shed at Kinser and 9th Street churned out a "copious amount of flames and black smoke," as it burned down Friday afternoon, Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Troy Ethington said.

    "It was fully involved when we got here," he said.

    Ethington said the cause of fire is going to be considered accidental.

    "It was caused by the man who owns the shed, who was burning some documents in a wood-burning stove," he said.