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Today's News

  • Church news: July 20, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • EARLIER: Triple S Planning Commission: Outlet mall decision will come in August

    After the Triple S Planning Commission tabled its vote on the zone change request for the proposed outlet mall on the west side of Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville south of Interstate 64, Horizon Group officials were left undeterred.

    “There was a lot of information presented tonight and a lot of comments, so we respect the commission’s decision to take their time and evaluate it,” said Tom Rumptz, Horizon’s senior vice president in charge of the development. “But we’ll continue to move forward with the development process.”

  • Shelby’s special districts shine under state’s spotlight

    By the end of the year, State Auditor Adam Edelen has said he plans to have a complete database of all the special taxing districts across the state – and Shelby County may help give him a good start in that effort.

    According to Edelen’s office, there could be as many as 1,800 special districts in Kentucky, and many could be operating outside of the eye of the public.

  • Reaching out a helping hand to Andriot family

    She has been battling a rare form of cancer for nearly two years now. The treatments have kept her from work, and her bills are piling up.

    And now some members of the community want to reach out and lift some of those troubles from her shoulders.

    Jamie Wieczorek Andriot, 29, has had two surgeries to remove cancerous tumors resulting from a condition known as carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma, a tumor of the parotid, or salivary, gland.

  • Wills to ask for shock probation in Shelby Circuit Court

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, will be back in court Monday to ask to be let out of prison on shock probation.

    Wills had initially been granted probation in 2009 on embezzlement charges and was supposed to repay the money to her employer on a set restitution schedule. When she did not, Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman revoked her probation in December 2011, sending her to prison for her 10-year sentence.

  • Horse show celebration begins with jubilee

    The Shelbyville Horse Show is just around the corner, and that means coming down the street right at you is the Horse Show Jubilee, an array of events designed to provide fun and entertainment for everyone in the family, even if you don’t ride horses.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 20, 2012

    Rape

     

    Juan R. Mejia, 45, of unknown address in Louisville was arrested July 7 on Main Street and charged with second-degree rape by having sexual relations with a mentally incapacitated female.

     

    Domestic Violence

     

    Robert S. Newton, 31, of 39 Lees Court was arrested July 7 at Old Finchville and Pearce Industrial Road and charged with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.

     

    Public Intoxication

     

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 20, 2012

    Rape

     

    Juan R. Mejia, 45, of unknown address in Louisville was arrested July 7 on Main Street and charged with second-degree rape by having sexual relations with a mentally incapacitated female.

     

    Domestic Violence

     

    Robert S. Newton, 31, of 39 Lees Court was arrested July 7 at Old Finchville and Pearce Industrial Road and charged with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.

     

    Public Intoxication

     

  • Mount Eden Road crash

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Blake Lisby takes a report on an accident Thursday morning on Mount Eden Road between a tractor-trailer and a Dodge Durango. The driver of the Durango, whose name was not released, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries.

  • Reichert is new horticulture extension agent

    A familiar name and face has a new role in the Shelby County agricultural scene.

    Walt Reichert, former editor of The Sentinel-Newsand faculty member of Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County campus, is the new horticulture technician at the University of Kentucky’s Shelby County Extension Office. He replaces Corinne Kephart, who recently moved from that job to be the agriculture agent.