Local News

  • Board looks at the ‘Big Picture’


    Board members say they want to see the ‘big picture’ concerning an alternative education system that could replace the current structure at the Education Center at Cropper.

    Several board members who attended Big Picture High School in Nashville earlier this year said they were interested in hearing more information on bringing the first Big Picture school to Kentucky.

    The format would involve students attending school three days a week and working at an internship the other two.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY – 622 zone change will get discussion

    After months of planning and paperwork, Travis White’s vision for 622 Main Street may finally have some fuel to move forward.

    The Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday during their regularly scheduled meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street, requesting that the Triple S Planning Commission hold a public hearing and make a recommendation for amending the Shelbyville zoning regulations to allow for a conditional use designation permitting self-storage facilities to be placed in the central business district.

  • Pruitt starts town hall meetings in Shelby

    Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt made Shelby County his inaugural stop Monday evening as he kicked-off a series of Town Hall Meetings at the Blair Center.

    The freshly remodeled former Southside Elementary gymnasium was packed with educators, concerned parents, grandparents, board members and public officials, among numerous others hoping to have their voices heard.

    Pruitt asked attendees to consider five questions when making their address:

    What do you expect from our schools?

    What school characteristics are most important?

  • Sheriff’s office K9 uncovers 28 grams of heroin on traffic stop

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday on its Facebook page that its 2nd unit made a big discovery Thursday night.

    On a traffic stop, Ranger, the sheriff’s K9 unit, alerted officers to illegal drugs, and upon search of the vehicle officers found 28 grams of heroin.

    The suspected street value of the uncovered drugs is about $6,000.

  • Showcase highlights the vibrant Shelby business scene

    For the 14th year the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will flood Shelby County High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium for its annual iShop Shelby Community Showcase, and the showcase will highlight a new kind of shopping this year – job shopping.

  • CVS to offer overdose drug, Naloxone, by end of March

    About a month after telling The Sentinel-News that it didn’t know when, or if, it would provide access to the opioid overdose-reversal medication Naloxone without a prescription in Kentucky, CVS Health announced this week that it will expand it’s Naloxone program by the end of March at its CVS Pharmacy locations here and seven other states, including Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Touched Twice Clinic is Saturday morning

    An annual clinic that provides Shelby Countians with services and spiritual guidance returns this weekend at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, 1516 Midland Trail.

    The Touched Twice clinic begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, and participants will be lined up even earlier than that to take advantage of the free services, including a food pantry and clothes closet, doctors for school physicals, vision services, a spa area with haircuts and manicures, dental screening, a family photo area with a professional photographer and a chiropractor.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Plans for second Shelby Taco Bell in place

    Plans for a new Taco Bell are in the works for Shelby County.  The Triple S Planning Commission will hear Tuesday a Development Plan for the fast food restaurant to be located at Mortown Way, across from the new Tractor Supply near Interstate 64 interchange on the west side of Shelbyville.

  • Bot-y building

    Two Shelby students, along with students from Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties, are in the midst of some fierce head to head competition in Missouri, as the Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 kicks-off its 2016 season with the Saint Louis Missouri Regional Competition at the Chaifetz Arena.

    The team inspires Kentucky studentsto pursue involvement with STEM related activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, said parent, volunteer and mentor, Heather Mueller.

  • KDE Commissioner to visit Shelby

    Shelby residents will have an opportunity to share their concerns and have their voices heard regarding the state education system Monday.

    Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will kick-off a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across Kentucky next week and he has selected Shelby County as his first stop.