Local News

  • 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.

  • EARLIER: Schools closed on Friday


  • Fiscal Court handles first business of new year

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court met Tuesday night and approved the following items of business for the county:

    • Second reading of an ordinance relating to the placement of satellite dishes

    • First reading of an ordinance relating to the following budget amendments: repayment from governtment agency of $4,850; and an insurance reimbursement of $17,978 to go in general fund

    • First reading of a zone change for 68 acres on Zaring Mill Road at Kentucky Street from AG to F-C

  • Man arrested for sex abuse

    Man jailed for sexual abuse of juvenile

    A local man has been arrested an sex-abuse related charges involving a juvenile.

    The arrest of Casillas Nester Hernandez, 31, comes on the heels of two previous recent cases of sex-abuse of juveniles in Shelby County.

    Hernandez was arrested Jan. 26 and is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Shelbyville woman named to state board

    Ann-Lynn Ellerkamp of Shelbyville has been appointed to the Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC).

    “I was very pleased with the appointment,” she said. “I feel like the advisory council was pleased because of my background in special education.”

    For 27 years she taught special education in the Jefferson County Public School System. She also spent nine years as Head Teacher at the Cardinal Treatment Center and Audubon Youth Development Center in Louisville.

  • Semi overturns on interstate

    A semi-tractor-trailer overturned on the interstate Thursday morning just prior to the Jefferson/Shelby County line.

    The accident happened just after 9 a.m. when the rig left the roadway, traveling east on I-64.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Ron Turley said he did not any information he could release on the accident, except that the driver of the truck was not injured.

    No other information is known at this time, other than the accident did not involved other vehicles. It is not known what caused the driver to run off the road.