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  • Satellite dish ordinance reaches Simpsonville

    The Simpsonville Town Council approved a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would alter the city’s satellite dish regulations.

    The regulation changes are the same that were approved by the Shelbyville City Council in January.

    The regulation breaks satellite dishes into two categories, dishes greater than one meter in diameter and dishes smaller than one meter in diameter.

    For dishes greater than one meter in diameter, there are several updates.

  • Simpsonville to conduct hearings on downtown plan

    Simpsonville, intent on developing a new downtown corridor, is going to ask for its citizens' help in creating that vision.

    The Simpsonville Town Council will conduct two public hearings to seek input on the project in sessions on Feb. 12 and March 9 at the Simpsonville Gym.

  • Dangers of alternative heating

    Battling power outages across the Commonwealth, many residents are resorting to alternative heating sources to stay warm. But there are some serious dangers associated with alternative heating.

    The National Fire Protection Association says heating equipment was involved in an estimated 64,100 U.S. home structure fires, 540 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and $943 million in property damage in 2006. Winter months are the peak times for these dangers.

  • Magistrates praise efforts to deal with storm

    At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Shelby County Fiscal Court received updates from several department heads and agencies on the status of storm-related repairs and clean-ups.

    Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee reported that the shelter at Clear Creek Elementary has been closed, but that the North Central District Health Department is now taking people displaced by the ice storm. At this time, four people are being housed there.

  • EARLIER: State, county in state of emergency

    Gov. Steve Beshear has declared Kentucky to be in a state of emergency because of  the winter storm that continues to rage across Shelby County throughout the state.

    Beshear held a press conference to make his announcement and said in a statement that

    his declaring the emergency will assure assistance and protection by mobilizing state resources to assist cities and counties, doing everything possible to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents.

    "We are prepared to use every available resource to help Kentuckians make it

  • Local retailers pleased with holiday sales

    Staff photos by Nathan L. McBroom

    Katie Habberfield played a Nintendo DS game a Game Stop on Tuesday afternoon. Habberfield and her brother Tyler got a  Wii game system from their parents for Christmas.

    Game Stop Manager Mark Tamburo, left, and a sales associate stocked video games at the Shelbyville location on Wednesday.

    Local retailers pleased with holiday sales

    By Nathan L. McBroom/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

  • Local retailers pleased with holiday sales

    Staff photos by Nathan L. McBroom

    Katie Habberfield played a Nintendo DS game a Game Stop on Tuesday afternoon. Habberfield and her brother Tyler got a  Wii game system from their parents for Christmas.

    Game Stop Manager Mark Tamburo, left, and a sales associate stocked video games at the Shelbyville location on Wednesday.

    Local retailers pleased with holiday sales

    By Nathan L. McBroom/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

  • EARLIER: Inauguration blog: what a ride

    UPDATED: JAN. 20, 5 p.m.: The words of Barack Obama's inauguration speech are still echoing in the ears of the folks from Shelbyville who attended the ceremony. The group braved the crowds and traffic and watched the inauguration from near the George Washington Monument -- close to 10 blocks away. Everyone in the group said it was an experience the will never forget. For a full report on the inauguration, read tomorrow's Sentinelnews.com.

  • EARLIER: Inauguration blog: what a ride

    UPDATED: JAN. 20, 5 p.m.: The words of Barack Obama's inauguration speech are still echoing in the ears of the folks from Shelbyville who attended the ceremony. The group braved the crowds and traffic and watched the inauguration from near the George Washington Monument -- close to 10 blocks away. Everyone in the group said it was an experience the will never forget. For a full report on the inauguration, read tomorrow's Sentinelnews.com.

  • EARLIER: 'I wanted to kill him'

     On a horrible morning in November, a woman in Waddy walked into a room and found a grown man with his hands down the pants of her 6-year-old daughter. She reacted with the sort of rush of rage that would embrace most parents.

    "I wanted to kill him," she said.

    She quickly removed the child from the room and then reached for a weapon. "I grabbed the first gun I could find," she said.