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  • Lawmakers to explore variety of issues in January

    With 2017 just around the corner, when lawmakers gather in Frankfort next week for the new legislative session they will consider a variety of topics from pension issues to education reform to economic development.

    Newly elected 58th District State Representative Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) said he foresees an emphasis on the latter.

  • Rothenburger looks to Frankfort

    Shelby County’s longtime judge-executive is rolling up his sleeves and preparing to leave his venue of 14 years for his new position of state representative.

    Rob Rothenburger, who triumphed over Cyndi Powell Skellie in November to earn the 58th District House seat vacated by Brad Montell, has a background in emergency management, and is a former Shelbyville Fire Chief and current captain on the Bagdad Fire Department.

    Montell said he believes Rothenburger’s experience in those areas will serve him well in Frankfort.

  • New judge-executive appointed

    Dan Ison plans to have a happy New Year’s Day – that’s the date he will take office as the new Shelby County Judge-Executive.

    Gov. Matt Bevin made the announcement Friday that Dan Ison of Simpsonville has been appointed to replace outgoing Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger who resigned his post following his election to the State House of Representatives 58th District.

  • Beer for Bagdad

    After a successful wet/dry election in September, the county’s first business has applied for a liquor license.

    B&N Food Market in Bagdad is in the process of getting a license to sell beer only, said the store’s owner, Buckshot Warren. The license applied for will now allow for the sale of alcohol or wine or beer.

  • Bevin names Ison new Shelby County Judge-Executive

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that Danny Ison has been named Shelby County’s new Judge-Executive.

    Ison’s will replace outgoing judge Rob Rothenburger on Jan. 1. Rothenburger is leaving the office after being elected the State Representative for the 58th District, which encompasses Shelby County.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Zone change request not recommended

    Although three members were missing for the December meeting, the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission had a busy night Thursday for its final meeting of the year.

    The commission recommended against a zone change request that would have allowed Horizon Opportunities to begin taking outdoor boat, RV and other vehicle storage at its location in the 1100 block Washington Street, near Daniel Field, in Shelbyville.

  • Helping fulfill community needs

    Lorie Rusch has only lived in Shelby County for the past six years, but she has grown to love her adopted community so much that this Christmas season she wanted to do something for the less fortunate in the community.

    With so much need present, as in every community, Rusch, originally from Michigan, was uncertain as to how she would approach her project, until one day, she happened to be traveling down 7th Street and saw a long line of people waiting in line in the parking at the Serenity Center’s food bank to get their food parcels.  

  • Q and A with Santa and Mrs. Claus

    Many don’t know that Santa Claus has a special outpost right here in Shelby County. With the loading process getting underway at the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus were able to pop away from preflight checklists with Rudolph, Donner and Blitzen to talk to The Sentinel-News about their favorite cookies, checking the naughty list – twice – and some of the other biggest mysteries about Ol’ Saint Nick.


  • Giving from the heart

    A local business has stepped up to help ensure that some of the most vulnerable members of the community have a merry Christmas.

    Josh Goodman and Byron Schrogham, owners of the newly established First Stop Carpentry and Concrete, celebrated their first year of business by helping others in need.

    The pair purchased gifts for one of Operation Care’s three women’s shelters located in Shelby County, said Jennifer Decker, executive director of Operation Care.

  • County to have study done on broadband issue