Today's Features

  • It’s official: Shelby County is a good-hearted community – literally.

    Shelby County was named Kentucky’s first HeartSafe Community at a ceremony at the EMS station on Peytona Beach Road in Waddy on Wednesday, honoring the county for its public-health initiatives.

    Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Janie Miller and Acting Public Health Commissioner Steve Davis presented to county officials the HeartSafe Community Award, a designation for communities that have met a specific set of criteria to respond better to cardiac arrests.

  • Jerome and Amber Smith of Simpsonville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Sept. 27, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Jayden Kent Smith.

    Grandparents are Julie Brown of Simpsonville, Tim Brown of Louisville, Bill and Janie Akins of Mason, N.C., and Helen Clark of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Shirley and Larry Vessels of Simpsonville, Gary Davis of Louisville and the late Coretha Watkins Smith.

    Great-great grandma is Dorothy Carlson of Louisville.

  • Thousands descended on downtown  Shelbyville on Saturday for the annual Celebration of Lights event. The masses showed up to ring in the Christmas season and watch the town spring to life with lights glowing from every corner.

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Donnie and LouAnn Sensabaughof Bagdad announce the birth of their second child, a son, on Sept. 26, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Owen Boone Sensabaugh. He was born at 1:18 p.m. weighing 8 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He has one brother, 6-year-old Chase.

    Grandparents are Marie Wright of Bagdad and James and Linda Sensabaugh of Hodgenville.

    Great-Grandparents are Annie Boone, Emma Derringer and Don McMillin.

  • Larry and Chastity Tuggle  of New Castle announce the birth of their seventh child, a daughter, on Nov. 2, 2011, at Baptist Northeast LaGrange Hospital. She was born at 4:55 p.m. weighing 5 pounds and 3 ounces at 18 inches long. She has been named Ava McAllyn Tuggle.

    Her brothers are Ethan, 14; Hunter, 8; Jacob, 6; and sister are Aleah, 12; Abby, 10; Ally, 10.

    Grandparents are Melinda and James Cunningham, Bobby Singleton of Shelbyville, Martha Jo Case of Eminence.

  • Frank Goodwin literally and figuratively put the Budd Company on the map in Shelbyville.

    Not only was he the first plant manager for the company when it finally opened its doors in 1987, but he was also instrumental in building the site near Interstate 64 that is now Martinrea Heavy Stamping.

  • Rickie Floyd said he likes being a firefighter so much that he did it for free for the first five years.

    That kind of dedication is just part of the reason that Floyd, now with the Shelbyville Fire Department, was named the Shelbyville Employee of the Year for 2011.

    "They left me speechless," Floyd said. "I usually talk a lot, but I didn't know what to say on that."

    Floyd started with the fire department in 1987 as a volunteer and finally got on fulltime in Feb. 1992.

  • Roy Wayne McIntosh, 78, went to be with his Heavenly Father following a brief illness on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Louisville. He was born to Omer and Eva McIntosh of Shelbyville on November 22, 1932 who preceded him in death. Roy served in the U.S. Army after the Korean War. He retired from Hobart Manufacturing in Louisville and Browning Pontiac in Eminence. He was a member of New Liberty Christian Church but had been recently attending Southeast Christian Church. Roy enjoyed his daily routine of meeting with his friends at McDonald's in Shelbyville, KY.

  • 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.