Local News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District energy use dropping

    Nearly seven years of energy efficiency has meant a savings of more than $2 million for Shelby County Public Schools.

    Jon Swindler, facilities engineer for the district, shared with the board Thursday the annual energy management report and said the district has accumulated $2.4 million in savings from cost avoidance since 2010.

    Those savings were accrued through the reduction of Energy Use Intensity (EUI), which measures the energy use per square foot.

  • Super Snacking

    When the Falcons and the Patriots face off Sunday, it’s likely to be a record-setting day.

    But those records won’t necessarily come from the arm of Tom Brady or the hands and feet of Julio Jones, but rather in the comfort of our homes.  With our feet kicked up and plenty of snacks at the ready, Super Bowl viewers will consume a surprising amount of food and beverages this weekend.

  • Church objects to relocation of liquor store

    Cox's Smokers Outlet is in the process of remodeling the former Zaxby’s restaurant on Midland Trail for its new location, but members of the church next door say they object to its presence.

    “It’s a moral issue,” said Ronald Holder, pastor of Clay Street Baptist. “Everything they sell, we stand against it – we teach against people smoking and drinking.”

    In addition to tobacco products, the business, currently located in the Village Plaza shopping center, also sells beer, liquor and wine.

  • Wheels of progress

    Members of the Multipurpose Pathway Committee are urging the public to attend a meeting Tuesday night to provide input on the progress of the county’s proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

    The meeting is the second of its kind. The first, in November, introduced the plan to the public, in order to garner input for bike and pedestrian pathways around the county.

  • Horse owner appeals to public after vicious attack

    The owner of a miniature horse that suffered horrendous wounds in two separate attacks is appealing to the public to help him find out who stabbed the animal so brutally that the knife broke in it the horse’s ribcage.

    William “Snake” Bruns said that his horse, Princess, a small miniature horse he rescued 16 years ago, was first attacked Jan. 19 at his residence on Jail Hill Road by a pit bull and then again Jan. 23 by a person.

  • A fiber breakdown

    When Shelbyville entered into the county’s first fiber/telecommunications franchise agreement last week, they opened the door to the future of wireless communication.

    “It’s certainly a good thing for the community going forward,” City Administrator Fred Rogerssaid. “It’s the wave of the future.”

  • Women’s march starts the message for Shelby resident

    With signs of the presidential inauguration still littering the streets, women and men from across the nation descended on Washington D.C. Saturday, not to celebrate Donald Trump’s presidency, but to send a message that the nation needs to continue to support women and minority’s rights.

    In that crowd was Alix Schmidt, a Shelbyville resident who attended with several friends.

  • Golden alert cancelled for missing man

    A Golden Alert has been cancelled for George Blackwell, 77, of Shelby County.

    Blackwell, who has dementia, had been last seen at 5 p.m. traveling south on Taylorsville Road in a white pickup truck.

    Officials at Shelby County Dispatch said Blackwell has been located in Indiana, and is fine; he had just gotten lost, they say and that someone is on the way to go get him.

  • Sentinel-News takes 3rd in KPA General Excellence


    The Shelbyville Sentinel-News was recognized in the newspaper industry over the weekend with 9 first place awards at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual conference in Louisville.

    The paper won five first place awards for editorial work and four more in advertising, and the editorial staff was recognized with a third place finish in General Excellence for multi-weekly newspapers.

  • Sidewalk project steps up in Simpsonville

    Phase III of the Simpsonville Sidewalk Project is starting to pick up speed with the bid process for the construction coming up in March, said officials.

    The city's attorney, Hite Hays, told the Simpsonville City Commission at Thursday's meeting that before that can take place, all easements must be place, and that process is going well.

    "I've just been working with David [Eaton] on these sidewalk easements and he's been out hustling and we're getting them recorded and filled out," he said.