Local News

  • Neighborhood clean-up project stalled

    One woman’s campaign to get her neighborhood cleaned up has not been going as well as she would like, but she is not giving up, she says.

    Carolyne Slaton-Knox has lived on the 800 block of 10th Street in Shelbyville for six years, and she says the neighborhood has fallen into a decline and has become very rundown looking.

    She sent out letters to many homeowners in the area, but she says just one thing after another that has hindered the project.

  • Fast set for court on Monday

    A man who was charged in connection with the 2008 shooting death of a Brown Avenue man is expected to be sentenced on Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.
    Joshua Fast, 25, was charged along with Timothy Carpenter, 25, both of La Grange, in the shooting death of David Fletcher, 28, of Shelbyville, who was killed when he was shot by his roommate, Eric Reynolds, who said he thought Fletcher was an intruder trying to break into the house.

  • End of the school year: Shelby 7th-graders now move to larger schools with large ambitions

    Students arrive at Shelby County’s 11 schools today for the final hours of the 2010-11 year, and as classes wind down at East and West Shelby County Middle Schools, seventh-graders are ready to move on to high school campuses, despite feeling they should have one more year.

    West Middle School seventh-grader Reagan Johnson said she’s excited to be going to Collins High School, although apprehensive to being the low man on the totem pole.

  • Shelby Prevention showing off its new office on Monday

    A growing non-profit organization focused on substance abuse and violence prevention is celebrating its new home next week.

    After moving to 1028 Main St., Shelby Prevention is having an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday.

    As the organization grows, it needs more space, Shelbyville Prevention Director, Elizabeth Pulliam said.

    “We just really wanted an opportunity to show off our new location and show what Shelby Prevention does,” she said.

  • EARLIER: 2010 Crime Report Part 1: Overall crime down in Shelby, but violent crime is up

    Here’s the picture on crime in Shelby County during 2010: Overall calls and arrests were down, but in violent crimes, there was an increase.

    That’s what the statistics reported by the three principle police agencies that serve Shelby County reveal.

    Rapes more than doubled – 24 were reported by the Kentucky State Police and the Shelbyville Police Department – and there were 32 robberies, more than twice those reported in 2009.

  • Regional final: Collins falls just short of state softball tournament

    INDEPENDENCE – Collins' final comeback came up slightly short in the 8th Region final Thursday night.

    The Titans, who had rallied in their final at-bats to win their first two games of the regional tournament, couldn't recapture that magic in the championship game against Walton-Verona.

    Collins fought back from a 3-0 deficit early in the game to tie the score in the fourth inning. However, Jenalee Ginn's 2-out RBI-double to left-center field in the bottom of the fifth inning gave the Bearcats a 4-3 victory at Simon Kenton.

  • News briefs: June 3, 2011

    Hornback appointed

    to regional ag group

    State Senate President David Williams recently appointed Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) to the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference. 

    The SLC’s mission is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15-member states, and it is the largest regional gathering of state legislators.

  • School board members have hands-on meeting

    The setting for Thursday night’s school board meeting was a little unusual: Instead of board members seated before an audience, board members found themselves writing papers on genetics.

    At the beginning of the meeting, West Middle School teacher Kerri Holder arranged the boardroom like a classroom and seated board members with student participants, complete with colored construction paper and plenty of pens and pencils with which to complete their assignment.

    The objective?

  • Sentinel-News staffers win big in LCNI contest

    Staff members of The Sentinel-Newswon 10 awards – including six first-place awards – among multiple weekly newspapers in the annual judging of Landmark Community Newspapers publications.

    Those 10 awards were the most won by any non-daily publication in the competition, which separates dailies, weeklies and multiweeklies in most categories.

    Staff writer Lisa King and editor Steve Doyle won first place awards, and staff writer Todd Martin and sports writer Josh Cook also took firsts.

  • News briefs: June 1, 2011

    Commencements to be

    broadcast on the Web

    Shelby County High School’s graduation is 1 p.m. Saturday, and Collins’ is at 7 p.m. Saturday, both in the schools’ gymnasiums for those with tickets.

    But if  you don’t have tickets, you still can see the commencements exercises June 4 via live broadcasts in the respective school’s  theater – and on the school district’s Web site (www.shelby.kyschools.us).