Local News

  • Judicial center to be closed Monday

    The Shelby County Judicial Center will be closed Monday for its final furlough day of three.

    All offices in the building will be closed: driver’s license, circuit, family and  district courts, CDW, pre-trial and drug court.

  • Shelby County School Board: Board will introduce new student reps

    The Shelby County Board of Education will welcome the new student board representatives at Thursday’s meeting at the board offices, which are at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    Lauren Greenwell will represent Collins, and Justin Stewart will represent Shelby County. Both are seniors.

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Crowded slate largest in decades

    Voters in Shelbyville will have more choices this year than maybe ever when they fill out the ballot on Nov. 6 for the Shelbyville City Council race.

    In May, for the first time since 1998, there was a Democratic primary, with seven candidates vying for six spots, and now for the November election five Republicans are added to the list, more than any election in at least 20 years.

    And that includes all six sitting council members.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Paving project scheduled to be finished during fall break

    Shelbyville’s annual repaving project should start next week, the perfect time as many residents will be leaving town and buses won’t be running because of Shelby County Public Schools’ fall break.

    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the council Thursday during its regular meeting at city hall that Flynn Brothers Contracting is scheduled to begin the work on Monday.

  • Bookfest opens tonight at Stratton Center

    This year’s annual Bookfest, a used-book sale to benefit literacy in Shelby County, promises to be bigger and better than ever, officials said.

    Deloris Odenweller, a member of Friends of the Library, co-sponsor of the event along with The Sentinel-News, said Monday that although the books have not been counted, she thinks there are at least as many as last year and probably more.

  • Number of Shelby County's registered voters continues to climb

    With just 28 days left before Nov. 6, election officials are enthusiastic about a steady increase in voter registration numbers for Election Day 2012

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said on Tuesday, the last day to register to vote, that she would not have an up-to-date total for registered voters for at least a week, but the latest figures tallied Aug. 23 show that both Democratic and Republican numbers are up.

  • Suspect in Shelbyville shooting is identified

    Shelbyville Police investigators have identified a suspect in a shooting two weeks ago and are asking the public to be on the lookout for him, warning that he is considered to be armed and dangerous.

    Investigators say Stefan L. Harris, 32, of Shelbyville is wanted in connection with the shooting of Jeffery Riggins on Sept. 22 on Martin Luther King Blvd.

    SPD Det. Jessie Paulley said that the shooting was first thought to have taken place on Berea Street, but more investigation revealed otherwise.

  • News briefs: Oct. 10, 2012

    McMurray, 3 others appointed

    by Beshear to state boards


    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Debra S. McMurray of Shelbyville to the Kentucky Developmental Disabilities Council to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 16, 2013.
    McMurray, is vice president of Hi-Tech Auto Body Repair Inc. She represents parents or guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities. The appointment replaces Dana C. Nickles, who has resigned.

  • Breathitt woman killed on U.S. 60

    A state employee traveling through Shelby County on her way to a work site in Carroll County was killed Tuesday morning in an auto accident near the Franklin County line, officials say.
    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Martha A. White, 44, of Wolf

    Cove in Breathitt County was killed when the car she was driving was hit in the passenger side by a garbage truck at the intersection of KY 395 and U.S. 60.

  • Two families left homeless by fires within 24 hours

    Two Shelbyville families have lost their homes to fires within a 24-hour period, one on Sunday morning and the other on Monday morning, fire officials say.

    In Sunday’s blaze at Marshall’s Terrace, a woman received burns while rescuing her 3-year old from the blaze, Shelbyville Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

    “She was cuddling the child in her arms to get through the flames,” he said.