Local News

  • Board to consider new district calendar

    With the concern of winter weather finally behind us, the Shelby County Board of Education will consider amending the 2015-16 school calendar when they meet Thursday at district’s offices, 1155 West Main Street, to account for lost days due to inclement weather. 

    SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the district called off school a total of three days this past winter and the board will look at tacking those back on to the end of the calendar.

  • Shelbyville City Council - Council previews Stormwater meetings

    Shelbyville Public Works director Jennifer Herrell gave the city council Thursday evening a preview of the two Stormwater Master Plan Meetings set for this month – the first one Tuesday and the second is planned for March 29 at Fire House No. 2. 

    The meetings will provide residents of Shelbyville an opportunity to voice their concerns regarding drainage and flooding issues.

    Herrell revealed to the council members some of the nine maps that will be on display at the meetings for residents to use to indicate areas of concern.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Shelby Zaxby’s planning relocation

    With few inquiries, the Triple S Planning Commission unanimously approved the two development plans presented Monday during a special-called meeting.

    Kent Gootee with Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. presented both plans, the first on behalf of Steve Brewer, owner of Zaxby’s in Shelbyville.

    Brewer told The Sentinel-News earlier this month that plans are underway to relocate the current fast food facility on Midland Trail to a lot adjacent to CVS Pharmacy on Freedom’s Way.

  • Fatality victim on Cropper Road identified

    Authorites have released the name of the man who was killed in a 2-car crash on Cropper Road Friday afternoon.

    Joseph Robertson 88, of Shelby County was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, said Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell.

    The driver of the other vehicle was  airlifted to a Lexington hospital after the accident, which happened in the 6000 block of Cropper Road at at 1 p.m. His name has not been released and his condition is unknown.

  • JHS to host 11th annual Women’s Health Fair

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s annual Women’s Health Fair is starting on its second decade as an event that promotes good health.

  • Cultivating new ground

    With the arrival of spring, inmates at the Shelby County Detention Center will have a new activity to occupy their time – tending to the facility’s upcoming vegetable garden.

    The garden will be located directly behind the jail on 5 acres of property recently donated by Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Rec.

    Jailer Bobby Waits said that he is working on getting the area fenced, to keep wildlife out and the inmates in.

  • Lucky dog

    Every dog has its day, and for a dog living in a shelter for rescued animals, that was certainly true on Saturday.

    Surrounded by his litter siblings, their owners and many others, Sampson, a boxer mix, celebrated his first birthday at Metzger’s Country Store, complete with birthday cake, games, treats and a ton of fun.

    Peggy Beard with Woodstock Animal Foundation in Shelbyville said they have never had a birthday party for an animal before, but Sampson is special.

  • Shelby Rocket takes flight

    It has been said you should shoot for the moon because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

    Shelby native Daryl Woods is the embodiment of that phrase.  For most of his life he worked to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut.  But when medical troubles disqualified him from space travel, his path never faltered, inevitably landing him a job at NASA serving a vital role in space exploration.

  • Public works seeking input on storm water

    Residents with flooding, drainage and infrastructure concerns will have an opportunity to document those matters with the City of Shelbyville Public Works Department Tuesday.  The department will host a meeting to obtain information from residents to add to their Storm Water Master Plan at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington Street. Those unable to attend this meeting will have a second opportunity to share at 7 p.m. March 29 at Fire House No. 2, 99 Clubhouse Drive.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Commission approves Taco Bell plans

    Plans are moving forward for a second Taco Bell location in Shelby County.

    On Tuesday, Brian Long with Glaus, Pyle, Schomer, Burns & Dehaven, Inc. presented the plans at the Triple S meeting on behalf of the fast-food venue to be located along Mortown Road, just north of Interstate 64.

    The property is across from the new Tractor Supply location, has frontage along Taylorsville Road and is currently vacant and undeveloped.

    Long said the plans call for a 1,950 square-feet building with a drive-thru and patio, as well as 26 parking spaces.