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  • 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.

  • Group from Shelbyville witnesses Obama's inauguration

    WASHINGTON – Linda Manica yelled “hallelujah” as she neared the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama on Tuesday.

    Her strong voice echoed from the buildings and immediately was affirmed by a chorus of “amens” from the crowd of thousands who were flowing into the National Mall.

  • Property owners sue over deal gone awry

    A group of local property owners are suing a development company that they say failed to honor an agreement to buy a parcel of land from them and three governmental bodies whose restrictions they believe contributed to the breakdown of their deal.

  • EARLIER: Shelby pounded by historic storm

     

    The beauty of a winter storm turned into a beast for Shelby Countians.

    They awoke this morning to their fourth day of dealing with a blanket of ice and snow now frozen very solid by single-digit temperatures that were predicted to register overnight.

    The state's most historic winter storm blew through the county from Monday night until midday Wednesday and coated homes, cars and streets with snow and ice that will linger for several days.