Local News

  • New owner moves into Habitat house

    Shannin Blake and her three children will be spending Christmas in their new home on Ardmore Lane, courtesy of Shelby County Habitat for Humanity.

    “This is a dream come true,” Blake said tearfully on Thursday when she signed papers of ownership and took possession of her key.

    Blake, who has been living with her parents, Brenda and Jim Hall of Shelbyville, in their basement, for the past year, is a direct support professional at Cedar Lake Lodge in La Grange.

    She is a single mom with three teenagers, Kendra, 17, Garrison, 15, and James, 13.

  • Shelbyville man arrested after police chase

    A Shelby County man is behind bars after being arrested following a police chase across two counties.

    Terry West, 25, of Shelbyville, was arrested early Sunday morning in Anderson County by Kentucky State Police, who joined in the pursuit to assist Shelbyville Police.

    Christopher Martin, spokesperson for KSP, said West had left the scene of a robbery and domestic violence assault in a 1990 Ford pickup truck. When police tried to apprehend him, he fled across the county line.

  • Crash near Waddy shuts down I-64

    I-64 was shut down for about an hour Friday afternoon after a crash near Waddy.

    Three people were airlifted to the University of Louisville with what turned out to be non-lifethreatening injuries, said Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Younger.

    Troy Maupin, 44, Kayla Ashley and Joseph Sewell, both 24, all of Frankfort, were injured when a vehicle they were towing began to sway, Younger said.

  • County approves sheriff and county clerk's budget

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved both the sheriff and the county clerk's budgets at its regular meeting Tuesday morning, and both were very similar to those submitted for 2014.

    The Shelby County Clerk’s Budgets for 2015 is $10,450,160, compared to $10,170,805 in 2014.

  • Community Christmas huge success

    “It was just outstanding, everything went smooth as silk, but we never could have done it without the help of all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors.”

  • Simpsonville City Commission: UofL golf club to pay for effluent line

    Simpsonville City Commissioner Wednesday accepted a bid to install a new effluent line from the city’s waster water treatment facility back to the University of Louisville Golf Club to help the club water the course.

    The accepted bid of $849,950 from Joda International Inc. was the low bid on the project, and Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said he had already spoken with the golf course about the price.

  • William “Booger” Pearson: 1942-2014

    When William Thomas "Booger Bill" Pearson wasn’t waiting at It’s Convenient for cashier Rose Curtsinger to open the doors Tuesday morning, Curtsinger immediately knew something was wrong.

    “He was waiting on me every day at 3:45,” she said. “I knew in my heart something was wrong.”

    Curtsinger and a local police officer went just a block over to Booger’s apartment and knocked and when there was no answer a neighbor called the landlord to unlock the apartment.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION _–Rut N’ Strut moves forward with approval

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved an agricultural plat and a development plan for Rut N’ Strut Distillery when the commission met Tuesday evening at the Stratton Center.

    The plat approval included a waiver request for a reduction in the front yard setback from 100 to 40 feet. Kerry Magan, who presented the plat and development plans to the commission explained that the waiver was for a road surrounding the proposed barrel barns and will be used sparingly.

  • Phone bundle gets tangled

    After eight weeks of a phone bundling mess, the phone lines at Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce are finally working properly once again.

    Chamber Executive Director Shelly Goodwin said she believes the issue was finally resolved only after threats of a formal complaint were made and The Sentinel-News began making inquiries about the problem to AT&T and Time Warner.

  • Homemakers swap cookies, recipes, memories

    More than 20 Shelby County Homemakers carrying platters of holiday cookies piled into the kitchen at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office Friday morning to share recipes, ideas and memories over Christmas music and homemade cocoa.

    The ladies then played a delicious version of musical chairs.