Local News

  • Methadone clinic coming to Shelby

    Within a couple of weeks, Shelbyville could be home to a medical facility and drug treatment center for addicts, but not everyone is pleased to see center housed in Shelbyville.

    The drug treatment facility will serve as a center to help those addicted to opioids.

  • Apparent murder/suicide leaves mother mourning

    Samantha Fowler stifled a sob as she described the day her life was shattered as she discovered the lifeless bodies of her mother and her daughter.

    Her mother, Julia Cash-Owens, 63, and her 14-year-old handicapped daughter, Aurelia Castillo, 14, both died by gunshot in an apparent murder-suicide.

  • Lincoln dinner brings Republicans

    More than 200 Republicans turned out at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday for the Shelby County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner.
    The attendance was a varied as the menu, with local Republicans in every sector, from local lawmakers Sen. Paul Hornback and Rep. Rob Rothenburger to elected officials from Judge-Executive Dan Ison to magistrates, city council members and more. Speakers included Leland Conway, State

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tensions high regarding SB-1

     Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof kicked off Thursday’s school board meeting with a discussion regarding Senate Bill 1.

  • New school to be named for Marnel Moorman

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted in favor of naming the district’s new Preschool-8th grade school for former Shelby County teacher and Kentucky Education Association President Marnel Moorman.

    Ryan Allan, the district’s public relation coordinator, said the naming committee, made up of students, board members, administrators and members of the community, worked for several weeks to come up with their recommendation. 

  • Collins hosts VEX state tournament

     Collins High School hosted the Kentucky State High School Vex Robotics Championship over the weekend and saw 44 teams vie for a slot in the VRC World Championship, which will be in Louisville next month.  The district sent seven teams into the competition, with six from Collins and one from Shelby County. The competition requires student teams to build a robot to perform different tasks.

    The placements were:



    3217A –10

    3217G – 19

    3217D – 20

  • Two dead in double shooting

    Shelbyville Police continues to investigate a shooting that occurred Monday on Hunting Hills Drive off Smithfield Road in which two people died.

    The shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. when Shelbyville Police say a woman died of gunshot wounds. A juvenile girl later died of gunshot wounds after being transported to University Hospital. The woman, Julia Cash-Owens, 65, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    Neighbors of the family expressed horror and disbelief at the tragedy.

  • Man dies after being hit by train

    A Shelby County man died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a train last week, police said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Moore said that Stephen N. Rosegetter, 27, of Shelbyville, was discovered deceased by Norfolk Southern Railroad employees on the tracks Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

    Although he was taken for an autopsy immediately, investigators were not able to tell who he was until Tuesday.

    “He had no I.D. on him,” said Moore.

  • Touched Twice next weekend

     Touched Twice Clinic

    WHEN:Saturday March 17 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    WHERE:First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail

    COST: FREE event, open to the community

    WHAT: Dental and medical services, food & more


    Whether it’s a warm meal, warm coat or just warm hug, those in need are encouraged to visit First Baptist Church next weekend for the 9th Touched Twice Clinic.

  • Brammer to be inducted in Journalism Hall of Fame

    Jack Brammer, a veteran reporter who launched his career in the newspaper industry at The Sentinel-News more than 40 years ago, will be inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame this year.

    “It’s an honor after all of these years of being in the daily journalism,” he said, noting he’s enjoyed covering stories about Shelby County as well as those impacting the entire state.