Local News

  • Beware severe heat today

    Very hot and humid conditions will dominate Kentucky's weather today. The National Weather Service predicts heat index values will reach over 110 degrees west of Interstate 65 for a few hours this afternoon.

    East of I-65, expect the highest heat index values to range from 100 to 109 degrees.

    If spending time outdoors today, remember to drink plenty of water if you plan to be outdoors and try to reschedule outdoor activities for the morning or late evening, the NWS said.


  • NASCAR in Kentucky: Speedway, fans ready to roll

    This weekend's Quaker State 400, Kentucky’s first big-time NASCAR race, has fans across the commonwealth quaking with excitement, but has it resonated outside of the I-71 corridor?

    The bulk of the action is centered on Sparta and Gallatin County where the Kentucky Speedway is located, and then stretching about 40 miles north to Cincinnati and 60 miles south to Louisville, but once you get away from the interstate, the roar of the engines and the fans are a bit quieter.

  • EARLIER: Armstrong: Deputy not disciplined

    An investigation by Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong has concluded that Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed a family’s dog while investigating a tripped burglar alarm, would not be disciplined for his actions.

    On Wednesday Armstrong delivered 19 pages of investigative documents to The Sentinel-News in response to the newspaper’s request under the Federal Freedom of Information Action.

  • New judicial center set for Sept. 1 opening

    Before the leaves begin to turn red and gold in a couple of months, a Shelby County landmark, now in the autumn of its life, will move gracefully into its next phase of life.

    That’s when all court personnel will move from the nearly 100-year-old courthouse to the Shelby County Judicial Center, set to open in September.

    That was the estimated completion date for the project in January, and Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said he fully expects that date to be met.

  • County approves courthouse repairs

    Visitors to the Shelby County Courthouse may have noticed that the rear entrance has been blocked off with yellow tape since last week.

    Part of the railing at the top of the courthouse has pulled away and could be in danger of falling onto the sidewalk below, County Property Maintenance Chief Denny Bailey told Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night.

    He said repairs would cost $50,000 and allow the reopening of that rear entrance, which is used mostly by county employees who work at the courthouse.

  • Man injured in Webb Road accident

    A young man was seriously injured Thursday night when his car slammed head-on into a tree on Webb Road.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Cresap said the man’s identity was uncertain but described him as a young Hispanic male in his mid-20s. He was driving a green GMC Safari van and was alone in the vehicle, Cresap said.

    Because of injuries to the man’s head, chest and legs, he was airlifted by Air Methods of Kentucky to the University of Louisville, Cresap said.

  • News briefs, July 8, 2011

    Shelby diabetes group
    sets meeting for July

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition’s Shelby County group will have its next meeting Thursday afternoon at the Shelby County Public Library to help residents over 50 years old learn more about living with diabetes.
    KIPDA received a 5-year, $2.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention to study diabetes in Bullitt, Henry and Shelby counties. The goal is to identify health-care and nutritional goals and reduce obesity and smoking in older adults.

  • NCAA-II golf finals coming to Shelby

    Shelby County’s golf scene will take on a bit more notoriety in 2012, when the NCAA Division II’s men’s and women’s championships will be played at the county’s most prestigious venues.

    As part of the Louisville Sports Commission’s luring of all the spring sports championships for NCAA-II to Kentuckiana, Cardinal Club in Simpsonville (men) and Persimmon Ridge (women) in northwestern Shelby County have landed those championships.

  • Tractor-trailer spills gravel at rest area

    The driver of a tractor-trailer was slightly injured when he flipped his truck off Interstate 64 in Simpsonville.

    This one-vehicle accident happened at about 2 p.m. as Stacy Edward Parker, 38, of Rutledge, Tenn., just as Parker took the eastbound exit into the rest area just east of Exit 28.

  • Shelbyville suspect caught in Henry after big chase

    What began as an attempt to serve a warrant turned into a manhunt that eventually resulted in the arrest of a Shelbyville man.

    On June 28, officers from Eminence Police Department, along with Shelbyville Police Department Detective Jessie Paulley, attempted to serve a warrant on Jordan Clark, 19, for absconding from a robbery charge in Shelbyville.

    EPD Chief Carey Duncan said Paulley contacted EPD to serve the warrant on Sunnyside Drive, which the detective believed was in the city limits.