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  • Transcending spiritual boundaries

    A Protestant church in Shelbyville has embraced a traditionally Catholic tradition and added a somewhat unique twist.

    Church members at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike, have been very receptive to having the Stations of the Cross set up in the sanctuary, and what’s more, they even constructed them all by hand, said pastor Dave Charlton.

  • State road project will repave 4 county roads

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to accept a state-funded road plan that will cover the repaving of four county roadways.
    Matt Bullock, the chief engineer for district 5 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, presented the Rural Secondary Road Program. The budget for the program is set by accounting $6,500 per mile for the 133 miles of county-maintained roads, and includes $3,862 for the county judge’s expenses.

    Bullock said those figures have not changed in the past several years.

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 16, 2014

    Danville tables

    Fairness Ordinance

    The Danville City Commission Monday voted to table a first reading of a proposed fairness ordinance until recent documents pertaining to the legalities of the ordinance can be reviewed and a workshop held to discuss those legalities.

    The ordinance is similar to one that has been proposed to the Shelbyville City Council by the Shelby County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. Shelbyville officials have said they do not plan to act on proposed ordinance.

  • Magistrates set May 19 as deadline For trash prices

    A meeting Tuesday set for Shelby County magistrates and solid waste haulers to discuss the possibility of publishing rates ended with very little information and some confused haulers.

    Legislative Committee members met with representatives of four trash/recycling companies – Legacy, Republic, Rumpke and Waste Management – and asked that they make a two-year commitment to a price, which will be published by the committee.

    “What’s in it for us?” asked Tim McNally with Waste Management.

  • I-64 crash shuts down interstate in Simpsonville

    A collision between a tractor-trailer and a pick-up truck on I-64 in Simpsonville Tuesday morning sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries, said Shelby County Assistant EMS Director Jeff Ivers.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is heading up the investigation into the accident and did not return phone calls from The Sentinel-News seeking information on the accident.

    The crash occurred in the eastbound lane of I-64 near mile marker 29 at 5:50 a.m., said officials at Shelby County Central Dispatch.

  • Cloverbrook Farms looks to add 20 lots

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear a proposed final plat for Cloverbrook Farms subdivision at Tuesday’s meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The Cloverbrook Farms Phase II will add 20 lots zoned into R-4 for Single-Family residences.

    According to Triple S Planning Commission’s Executive Director Ryan Libke, work will continue off an approved preliminary plot for the whole subdivision.

  • Feeding Shelby’s hungry

    Five food banks dot the landscape in Shelby County, each operating on its own timeframe and with its own set of standards and guidelines on who is served.

    As a collective, the food banks provide more than 1,400 people with food each month, and the groups are talking about working together to make sure all the needs are met.

    However, when approached with the idea of joining forces, each says a divide and conquer mentality seems to work better due to the circumstance surrounding each food bank.

  • Legislators dish politics at chamber breakfast

    About 50 people turned out Wednesday morning to hear local lawmakers discuss this year’s legislative session at a breakfast sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

    The crowd wanted to hear views from Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) on such topics as hemp, heroin, and road construction.

  • Health and fitness event Saturday at FAC

    This year’s annual Health and Fitness Fun Day at the Family Activity Center promises to be fun for all.

    The event, which is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, will include a family community health fair with information on several health-related topics, and free pedometers will be given out to the first 100 participants.

    Rachelle Sharar, administrative assistant at the Shelby County Extension Office, which has been in charge of the event for the past 10 years, said they hope to entice people to come out and show them how to get active.

  • 2 SCHS students selected for Gatton Academy

    Shelby County High School sophomores Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen have made history, but at the rate they’re going it may not be the last time.

    Hughes and Saarinen have been selected to join the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University, and it is the first time that two Shelby County students were selected in the same year.