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Local News

  • Fatality on Fisherville Road

    At least one person has been killed in an auto accident on Fisherville Road Wednesday.

    The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Police and the Shelby County Coroner's office have not yet released any details about the victim or victims.

    See Friday's Sentinel-News for the complete story.

  • Tapp plan would allow electrical vehicles on state roads

    Rising fuel prices have consumers over a barrel and a local lawmaker has proposed legislation that would alleviate that uncomfortable position.

    Sen. Gary Tapp, R-Shelbyville, has proposed legislation that would allow electric cars to travel on state roadways.

    Tapp said he has driven the ZAP electric automobile, which can reach speeds of 45 M.P.H.

  • 'Ugly Happens:' Downtown design team offering free room makeover competition

    Think you have the ugliest digs in Shelbyville? A house with furniture that was trendy as heck in 1968? A dwelling that's a cornucopia of clutter? A room with a view - of hideous accessories?

    Well if you qualify, four designers from downtown businesses would like to give you a free room makeover - that is if they select yours as the "Ugliest Room" in Shelby County.

  • Thrash not trash

    After a week of being under lock-and-key, the Shelby County Skate Park has been reopened to the public.

    The park was closed last Tuesday after a portable toilet at the facility was burned and destroyed.

    Park officials decided to close the park until they found out who was responsible for the damage.

    At a meeting on Monday night, 30 people parents and skaters came to the park to discuss the problem and possible solutions.

  • Coleman leaves a legacy

    Hours before Rev. Lewis Coleman Jr. died, he was preparing a sermon that he hoped would challenge the people of his Shelbyville congregation to take a stand for justice.

    But on Saturday afternoon, just hours before the service was to begin, Coleman died from a seizure attack. He was 64.

    Coleman fought for social justice for close to 40 years. In that time he organized hundreds of protests across the state on issues ranging from inequalities in hiring practices to the need for more gun control.

  • City will look at feasibility of golf carts on streets

    Shelbyville City Council member Shane Suttor thinks golf carts may be the hole-in-one answer to local residents' coping with the rising price of gasoline.

    Suttor asked the council Thursday to consider a plan that would allow golf carts to be driven on city streets.

    "It's an opportunity to become more of a green city, and it's always fun to ride a golf cart," Suttor said. "It would be an opportunity to shop and eat downtown and get there on a golf cart."

  • SCCF begins grant application process

    The Shelby County Community Foundation (SCCF) announces the opening of the grant application process for this year's Community Partnership Grant Fund.

    SCCF is also making some changes to the application process this year.

    This year, application forms for funding are available in one of two ways. First, a paper form is available at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) at 100 Alpine Drive in Shelbyville.

    Application forms can also be downloaded from the SCCF's new website. The web address is www.shelbyccf.org.

  • County helps fund historical marker

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has agreed to help fund the cost for a highway marker to be placed at the site of the "Simpsonville Slaughter."

    The historical marker will be located near the U.S. 60 and Webb Road intersection, about a half mile west of Simpsonville.

  • International ambassadors: Local group to visit Europe for business, tourism

    A coalition of local officials will travel to Europe next week in order to strengthen ties with foreign businesses and governments.

    The group is composed of members from the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, and the Shelby County Tourism Commission. They will leave on Wednesday, July 9, and will stop in four countries during their 10-day visit.

    The trip is a collaborative effort between those organizations in order to promote local business and tourism.

  • Crime spree targets unlocked cars

    Police are warning the public to lock their cars following a rash of car break-ins last week.

    The suspects still have not been apprehended and Shelbyville Police officer Istvan Kovacs cautioned citizens to keep their vehicles locked and not to leave valuables in their cars.

    "It's just not a safe place to keep things," he said.

    A total of 13 car break-ins occurred in the city altogether, with nine of them happening on June 26 and four on June 29.