Local News

  • Dealership to storage lot

    Eyebrows have been rising as the former Jeff Wyler Chevrolet Buick GMC lot on Taylorsville Road started filling up with trucks again over the last few weeks.

    After sitting vacant for nearly a year, there are now about 200 white incomplete work trucks occupying the space but despite people stopping by to look, there are no salespeople coming out.

    Rick Hill with Auto Truck Group, located in Kingbrook Commerce Center in Simpsonville, assures those vehicles are not for sale.

  • Election 2016: Primary Election Day goes smoothly in Shelby

    Election Day was going smoothly Tuesday, although officials weren’t sure what kind of a turnout they experienced at the polls when The Sentinel-News went to press.

    Early deadlines due to press issues forced the paper to print in mid-afternoon well before polls closed.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that no problems had cropped up of a technical nature, although that wasn’t the case with human nature, she said ruefully.

  • Organizers hoping for dry Relay for Life

    The 2016 Shelby County Relay for Life is set for Friday and organizers say they hope the rain will hold off.

    “If it’s raining really bad, we’ll be in Collins gym, but we’re going to have a beautiful day,” said co-chair Heidi Willhoite.

    The event beings at 7 p.m. Friday night and lasts through 7 a.m. Saturday morning at Collins High School.

    Eighteen teams from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations will participate, with team members taking turns walking on the track.

  • Fundraiser for Operation Care is Saturday

    If you’re looking for a great way to spend Saturday night that includes delicious food, mellow music and good fellowship – all while helping out a major charitable organization at the same time – look no further than the annual Operation Care fundraiser.

    The 4th annual Mercy Omega Gala, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House at 5 p.m., will feature a live auction this year, said Jennifer Decker, executive director of Operation Care.

  • Police bust theft ring at outlet mall

    Police have arrested three Taylorsville residents, one of them an employee at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and charged them with stealing up to $20,000 worth of high-priced purses over a period of several weeks.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis called the group crime a substantial theft ring.

    “An employee from the mall had been stealing purses from one of the storage units. The store that was stolen from was Kate Spade,” he said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will assist funding efforts for national teams

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday voted in favor of a recommendation to support teams advancing to national competitions through matching funds.

    During the preceding meeting, board member Joanna Freels suggested to the board supplementing the necessary funds for the five Odyssey of the Mind teams headed to the World’s Finals later this month.

    After brief discussion, the board suggested establishing a fund to aid all organizations that qualify for national competitions.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Zone regulations to be discussed

    Rev. Dave Hamlin will initiate this week’s city council meeting when they convene Thursday at 6:30 at city hall, 315 Washington Street with a presentation regarding a proposed change to the zoning regulations in the ag/commercial district. Mayor Tom Hardesty said the requested change is in regards to a desire to help those in need.

  • History returning home

    When Lorena Stivers was born in 1919, the large two-story Colonial brick mansion she would come to call home was already nearly a century old.

    Located just north of Shelbyville on Eminence Pike, the historic Todd home was built in 1836 by Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's first governor, for his youngest daughter Letitia upon her marriage to Charles Stewart Todd.

  • ELECTION 2016: Familiar faces fare well in Primary

    The 2016 May Primary Election played out well for familiar faces.

    Six Shelbyville City Council members were triumphant over two newcomers, and Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger won in a landslide for a state house seat.

    In the Shelbyville City Council race of 8 Republicans, 6 – incumbents Bobby Andriot, Frank Page, and Jon Swindler along with Troy Ethington, Scott Harper, Chris Spaulding – were the top vote getters, with Brad Brown and Rocky Pinciotti failing to advance to the November election.

  • Police bust theft ring at outlet mall

    Simpsonville Police say, along with Taylorsville Police, have arrested three people so far in a theft ring at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, one of them an employee at the mall, and that they have recovered thousands of dollars in stolen purses, with a total estimated theft of $15,000.

    More arrests could be forthcoming, they say. All those arrested are from Taylorsville.

    Shelbyville Police and Kentucky State Police assisted in the investigation.