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Local News

  • Sentinel-News gets new publisher

    The Sentinel-News has a new publisher at the helm with the addition of Scott Moore, who started Tuesday.

    Moore, who has 18 years of newspaper experience, replaces former publisher Kerry Johnson, who left last month after eight years at The Sentinel-News to move back to Florida as a part owner of a newspaper.

    Moore comes to The Sentinel-News from The Kentucky Standard, located in Bardstown, where he was advertising director for the past four years.

  • Rebirth and rebuilding

    Spring is the season for rebirth, and that has certainly been the case for a Shelby County family this year after a dark and dismissal bout with death and destruction through fire a year ago.

    Kathy and Santiago Mejia have almost got their numbers back up to normal after losing 55 of their 75 dairy goats in a horrendous fire in May 2014. Smiling affectionately down at the newborn goat in her arms, Kathy Mejia couldn’t help glancing over to the empty spot where the livestock barn had stood, a shadow passing over her face.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will hear 2nd budget review

    With more information in hand, the Shelby County Board of Education will hear the district’s tentative budget Thursday at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the district’s office.

    The meeting is just part of a busy night across the school district as both high schools will also celebrate their senior awards nights.

    The tentative budget was originally scheduled for discussion and approval at the May 14 meeting, but due to the timing of some of the numbers, the projections were not ready in time.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – An historic recognition

    Sherry Jelsma with the Historic District Commission recognized Ben and Melinda Hardin at the Shelbyville City Council for their efforts in enhancing downtown Shelbyville.

    In 2011 the couple purchased buildings in the five hundred block of Main Street in downtown Shelbyville and have since been rehabilitating those spaces, working to combine their vision while maintaining the historical integrity.

  • Wrapping the year

    It’s not unusual for the halls of Collins High School to be filled with new and fresh ideas.

    But on Friday, thirteen Collins students got to share those ideas and their practical applications with their Capstone innovations – a project through the school’s Project Lead the Way engineering program.

    Ideas ranged from a new phone app to help direct shoppers in stores to hardhats that would alert wears to potential hazards.

  • High schools to honor senior achievements

     While seniors at Shelby County and Collins high schools are focused on Saturday’s walk toward a new chapter in their lives, there is one more celebration of their success before finishing their high school careers.

    Both schools will honor seniors at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with Senior Awards nights, commemorating students that have reached landmarks, earned scholarships and excelled inside and outside of the classrooms at both schools.

  • Health program is hitting stride

    What does a ton of cabbage, a playground and a visit to the dentist have in common?

    They are just some of the components that have been coming together in Shelby County as part of the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) program that was instituted in 2000 by the Center for Disease Control for health departments.

    Since its inception, 29 states have implemented programs, including Kentucky; the concept was embraced in Shelby County a few years ago.

  • Fresh, ripe and right at your door

     With Shelby County’s deep agricultural roots and a continued push for more fresh and local produce, people are quickly turning to our county to meet their new dietary needs.

    Although many of those looking are businesses and restaurants, there are place for individuals to get that fresh-from-the-dirt produce without having to till a garden in their own backyard.

    Through CSAs, Community Supported Agriculture, individuals and families can sign up to receive the freshest fruits and veggies in season on a weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Gravel parking lot violates regulations

    Tuesday’s Triple S Zoning Commission agenda included just one action item on the agenda, but the meeting was not exactly short and sweet, as an intriguing and frustrating matter was unveiled to the commission.

    Stuart Ulferts, attorney for the commission, said an issue was brought to his attention regarding a property owner who is in violation of zoning laws and refuses to rectify the situation.

  • Memorial Day Service

      To many, Memorial Day is a day off of work and a day to thank service men and women. But to those that served, it is a day to remember those who gave their lives for their country.

    As the tradition stands, the VFW Post 1179 will host a Memorial Day Service on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Grove Hill Cemetery Chapel.

    Before the service Chaplain Lt. Col. Jay Padgett will give a small speech about the importance of Memorial Day and honoring the nations hero’s.