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  • EARLIER: Charities hope to meet growing need this holiday season

    When applications for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program began pouring in, Chairperson Bonnie Roberts said she quickly realized she wouldn't have enough room on the trees for all the angels.  

    She has 815 children being adopted in Shelby County, up from 558 last year. The Angel Tree program works through area schools to find children who otherwise would not have a special Christmas.  

  • EARLIER: No one injured in snowy accident

    No one was injured Thursday morning when a driver lost control of her car in the snow in Interstate 64.

    Shelby County Sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy said that Beverly Sewell of Georgia lost control on the snowy roadway eastbound near the Simpsonville exit and hit a concrete barrier in the construction zone.

  • EARLIER: Road crews get ready for snow

    With snow on the horizon, city and county road crews say they are ready for anything.

    The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a winter storm watch for Shelby County and surrounding areas for Wednesday night through Thursday.

    County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said his 12 salt trucks and two brine trucks are ready to roll, and Jennifer Herrell, city engineer and public works director for the city of Shelbyville, said the same.

  • EARLIER: County to rescind zone change for Harley

    Now that it's official that Harley-Davidson is not coming to Shelby County, Shelby County Fiscal Court has put the wheels in motion to rescind the zone change for the larger parcel of the property that had been earmarked for the company's motorcycle plant.

    At a special-called meeting on Monday, magistrates agreed to put the matter on the court's agenda for their next regular meeting, which is Tuesday.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that date was suggested by County Attorney Hart Megibben.

  • Health-care debate equals confusion

    Pained bewilderment – that’s a pretty common expression when the phrase “health-care reform” comes up.

  • Schools are closed today

    Snow was just beginning to fall in parts of Shelby County early this morning, but Shelby County Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy already have been closed today.

     Forecasters say that 2 to 4 inches will fall during the winter storm that is striking North Central Kentucky today. Most of the snow was expected to accumulate by evening, when the winter storm warning will expire at 7 p.m.

  • County appoints 2 to library board

     

    County appoints

    2 to library board

     

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

  • News Briefs: Jan. 6, 2010

    Shelbyville tree pickup

    The Shelbyville Public Works Department will be picking up live discarded Christmas trees.  You must have "all" lights and decorations removed from the tree, or it will not be picked up.

  • Simpsonville to see new garbage trucks

     f you live in Simpsonville and see a different garbage company’s truck servicing your street, don’t fret.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden told the city’s commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night that the company with which the city contracts for garbage removal was transferring the work from one of its subsidiaries to another.

  • The outlook for 2010

    The Sentinel-News: What kind of changes do you anticipate for the county in 2010?