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  • Man indicted for drug store break in

    Man indicted for drug store break in

    Cut a hole in roof and lowered himself on a rope, police say

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    A local man arrested for breaking into Smith-McKinney Pharmacy by cutting a hole in the roof has been indicted.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, of 42 Johnathon Circle, is charged with third-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglar's tools, according to the indictment.

  • Looking Back: Dec. 5, 2008

    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. 10 years ago, 1998

  • Two men charged in Simpsonville robbery

    Two Eminence men charged in Simpsonville robbery

    One later connected to Eminence hold-up

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Police have apprehended two armed men who held up the Starting Gait Chevron station in Simpsonville last Wednesday afternoon.

    Gilberto Lara, 20, and Jose Sanchez, 26, both of Eminence, were arrested in Henry County several hours after the robbery, according to Shelby County Sheriff's detective Eric Hettinger.

  • Shelby has lowest unemployment in region

    The U.S. government announced this week that the country is officially in a recession -- that's the bad news. The good news is that Shelby County is doing much better than most in the state at riding out the current economic storm.

    According to statistics for October released on Wednesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Shelby County had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and the lowest among all the counties in the region.

  • What we think: Public needs more info in Duckett case

     More than three weeks have passed since James Duckett was found brutally murdered in his home on Rockbridge Road.

    Whoever killed him remains at large, and both state and local authorities have asked for the public's help in finding this person.

    But the public has been given woefully inadequate information to be of any help at all.

  • We congratulate: The concept of setting standards for arts programs

     The recommendations about how to improve public education in Kentucky has one immediately commendable point: Let's make our elementary arts programs meaningful.

    The Task Force on Assessment and Accountability was created to look at the viability of the controversial standardized state test, the CATS test. As is the case in many states, the testing has not proved students are being educated adequately or on par with other states.

  • Triple S leads public input sessions for 2010 Comprehensive Plan

    Who better to plan the future of Shelby County than the people of Shelby County?

    That's the mindset of Triple S Planning Commission. The commission held three separate public input sessions for members of the community to share their thoughts and concerns on categories of the Shelby County Comprehensive Plan, including transportation, housing and land use, economic development, community facilities, and natural and historic resources.

  • Twilight doesn't suck, but it doesn't have much bite either

    2 1/2 out of 5 stars


    Rated PG-13

    Directed by Catherine Hardwicke

    Based on novel by: Stephenie Meyer

    Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson


    Judging by the $70.6M the film made in its crushing box office debut, it appears Twilight fans were out in full force over the weekend.

  • Who you gonna call?

    In a mock congressional committee in Frankfort Tuesday, Shelby County seniors vetoed a bill to prohibit use of cell phones in the car except for hands-free devices.

    Hosted by State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), a group of honor students debated the merits of soon-to-be proposed legislation (BR 135) that would make the use of hand-held cell phones in automobiles a secondary offense.

  • Crash on La Grange Road kills one

    A local man was killed, and an Ohio man remains in serious condition following an automobile accident on La Grange Road last weekend.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Rice said Thomas A. Alvarado, 38, of La Grange, was killed when the 1999 Ford Contour he was driving was struck by a Chevrolet Impala driven by Roy L. Mullins of Monroe, Ohio.

    The accident happened at about 6:30 Friday night in the 6400 block of La Grange Road when Mullins, for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and struck Alvarado head on, Rice said.