Local News

  • HRC continues fairness discussion

    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission picked up right where it left off from last month’s meeting, continuing the discussion on a proposed Fairness Ordinance.

    Last month, commissioner Ronald Ford went over some of the high points of proposed changes, which would amend and expand the previous discrimination ordinance to provide protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity, covering the LGBTQ community.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board to hear transportation report

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday the board will hear a transportation information report from Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services. 

    SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the report will provide a breakdown of the number of drivers the district has and their training, as well as their safety record.  The report will also provide details regarding the number of routes, shuttles and busses for each school, the bus fleet, fuel usage and mileage.

  • Paul talks healthcare reform

    The hot button topic for the roundtable with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul: Healthcare.

    Around 30 people turned out for Monday’s discussion at Shelby County Farm Bureau.

    After short opening remarks, Paul let attendees introduce themselves and discuss their experience with health insurance.

    One of the discussants said their family pays $40,000-50,000 per year for health insurance.

    “That’s crazy,” Paul replied.

  • New laws now in effect

    Several new laws went into effect in Kentucky last week, addressing everything from literacy and education, to energy sources and the opioid epidemic.

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2017 regular session went into effect on June 29, according to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

  • Fatal accident claims 1, Leaves questions about driver

    A Lawrenceburg woman was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Mount Eden Road.
    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernice Napier said that Connie Kinder, 65, was killed in the accident that injured three others.

    But a Franklin County woman says the wreck might have been avoidable.

  • County renews interlocal 911 agreement

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a new 911 Board Interlocal Agreement at its meeting Wednesday night, which had been moved due to the July 4th holiday.

    In the past, said Shelby County Judge Dan Ison, the agreement had been updated every five years, but had had not updated for six years, he said.

    Most of the changes reflect changes in board personnel, said Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Janet Cuthrell, who has replaced former Shelby County Judge-Executive Rusty Newton as the county’s board representative.

  • Dog flu on the rise

    Reports of canine flu are on the rise this year with confirmed cases in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky.

    According to veterinary hospital BluePearl, University of Florida veterinary officials recently confirmed more than a dozen cases of the disease, all stemming from dogs who were at recent dog shows in Deland, Fla., or Perry Ga., or who were exposed to dogs present at those shows.

    Dr. Kathy Taylor with the East Shelbyville Animal Clinic agreed and noted cases are hitting as close to home as Louisville.

  • Midland moving forward

    Dust has been stirring up around the Midland Shopping Center lately.  With renovations in the vacant space adjacent to the recently developed Planet Fitness, the building is showing signs of a pending vendor in the wait, but developers have yet to respond to The Sentinel-News regarding their plans.

    The former Tractor Supply building down the sidewalk is also getting spruced up.

    Doug Thurman, who is listed as the contact on the building, shed some light on the work, although he could not yet name the possible tenant.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Special called meeting Tuesday

    Due to the holiday, the Shelbyville City Council elected to cancel the regularly scheduled Thursday meeting this week and will now host a special-called meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    Topping the agenda at the meeting will be a resolution authorizing the city to enter into an inter-local cooperation agreement with the city of Simpsonville and Shelby County establishing management control of the Shelby County E-911 dispatch center.

  • Drowning in drainage dilemma

    Shelbyville resident Stephanie Sanford and her family are up a creek without a paddle.

    “I don’t like my kids coming out here as much because of mosquitoes attracted to the stagnant water,” Sanford said, glancing over her deck rail into a moat of sorts in her own backyard. “We’ve had fish, snakes, turtles.  It can get quite interesting.”