Local News

  • The Sentinel-News to host candidate forum Monday

    Candidates will gather Monday night at the Stratton Center to answer questions about their platforms.

    All candidates running for office in the general election in November have been invited by The Sentinel-News, the entity hosting the forum.

    Candidates will include those running for contested seats in city and county offices, Simpsonville and school board, as well as state offices and judicial seats.

    The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be open to the public.

  • Men with a mission



    For the past half-century, Bobby Hudson and Marshall Long have worked side by side to expand the industrial climate in Shelby County.

    They have been together so long they may be losing their separate identities, what with having birthdays only one day apart, on Saturday and Sunday, joked Hudson.

    “Mine is on the [October] twenty-second; his is the twenty-third,” he said.

    Both will be 80 years old this weekend, although Marshall said he isn’t owning up to that.

  • Shelby Industries closes

    After 34 years in operation, Shelby Industries announced their closure Tuesday afternoon.

    Founded in 1982, the company engineered, manufactured and marketed couplers, trailer jacks and mechanical winches and offered contract manufacturing to companies in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

    The company said in a release that they made the decision to close because they were no longer able to compete with foreign markets.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Zaxby’s to request parking changes

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear the Amended Development Plan for the newly developing Zaxby’s at 4455 Freedom’s Way in Shelbyville. The amended development plan proposes an amendment to the parking lot configuration. The waiver requests are to reduce the drive aisle width from 18 feet to 16 feet and to reduce the number of parking spaces 51 spaces to 46 spaces.

    Owner Steve Brewer said the revision is necessary because of soil conditions.

  • Woodworking Maniak to open on Main

    The arguably perfect details accompanied by the vibrant colors and intricate designs of Timothy Babb’s handcrafted woodworkings are best appreciated in person. And tomorrow that opportunity to be afforded to the community when Babb officially opens the doors to his first storefront for his business, The Woodworking Maniak, at 545 Main Street.

  • Rebuilding history

    It was a day many have waited so long for.  On Tuesday, members of the Shelby County Historical Society and Shelby Preservation Group greeted guests in the courtyard at The Shoppes at Blue Gables for an open house ceremony that has been in the works for more than five years.

  • A tale of two offenses

    While Collins and Shelby County high schools may only sit six miles apart from one another, the teams couldn’t be further apart in its offensive schemes.

    The Rockets run a classic triple-option offense, highlighted by a strong ground attack led by quarterback Tyler Drane and running backs Caleb Morehead and Brandon Davis.

    “I think the talent we have, and our offense goes hand-in-hand,” Drane said. “I make my reads and trust my teammates and it’s worked out well.”

  • Paving continues in Simpsonville

    The project to pave all city streets in Simpsonville, which began in late summer, is already more than halfway completed, officials said.

    "We have about forty percent to go," said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton at Thursday night's meeting. "As of this point, everything on the north side has been completed, on the south side, Rolling Ridge subdivision's completed, Countryside, Maplewood, and then all of the Cardinal Club. We just have to do this area here, the parking lots and the road out by Pilot [truck stop]."

  • County to buy new ambulance

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates approved purchasing several new vehicles for various departments.

    Magistrates approved a bid for a new ambulance and other EMS equipment upon the recommendation of Emergency Services Director Jeff Ivers.

    The court had given Ivers the go-ahead to advertise for bids at the last meeting on Oct. 4, as well as stretchers and mounting equipment.

  • Dishing with candidates

    If you’re in the mood for an evening of good food with some political conversation thrown in, a chili and bean supper Saturday night should fill the bill nicely.

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue will host “Meet the Candidates,” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Station No. 2 on Clubhouse Drive behind White Castle, said Beth Williams, administrative assistant to Fire Chief Kevin Baker.