Local News

  • College information forum next week

    Next school year most colleges in the state and across the nation will increase their tuition by an average of 9 percent.

    That increase might make some parents think that college is out of reach for their child, but one local parent is hoping to shed some light on how to lower the price of higher education.

    Patti Wilson, a mother of two, will host a college information forum next week in order to instruct prospective college students and their parents in the art of how to get academic scholarships.

  • Icy weekend roads stun drivers

    Staff photo by Sharon Warner

    This accident happened on I-64 on Saturday during a period of bad weather that afternoon. The driver was injured and was taken to the hospital.

    Icy weekend roads stun drivers

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Last Saturday afternoon's brief but bitter ice-and-snow storm caused a rash of automobile accidents, both around the county and in the city, police say.

  • Water bills to see slight increase

     After a 4-2 vote, the Shelbyville City Council approved a revised schedule of rates and charges for Shelbyville water and sewer Thursday.

    The ordinance calls for city water rates to increase by 5.8 percent, and sewage rates by 4.5 percent.

    Tom Doyle, manager of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer, stated that the increases would bring in the revenue necessary to balance the budget for the Municipal Waterworks and Sewer System.

  • EARLIER: Police continue to appeal to public for help in catching killer

    Twelve days after discovering the body of a local man who had been brutally murdered, police continue to seek the public's help in locating the killer.

    On Monday, Kentucky State Police, who are heading up the investigation into the murder of James “Jim” Duckett, 43, offered a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

  • Waddy couple still critical after I-64 crash

    Ida and Thomas Durr were still listed in critical and serious condition, respectively, at the University of Louisville Hospital on Friday, where they were transported after being involved in an accident on I-64 East Thursday afternoon.

    Thomas Durr was in the hospital's surgical intensive care unit, and Ida Durr was in the coronary care unit.

  • Man indicted for drug store break in

    Man indicted for drug store break in

    Cut a hole in roof and lowered himself on a rope, police say

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    A local man arrested for breaking into Smith-McKinney Pharmacy by cutting a hole in the roof has been indicted.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, of 42 Johnathon Circle, is charged with third-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglar's tools, according to the indictment.

  • Two men charged in Simpsonville robbery

    Two Eminence men charged in Simpsonville robbery

    One later connected to Eminence hold-up

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Police have apprehended two armed men who held up the Starting Gait Chevron station in Simpsonville last Wednesday afternoon.

    Gilberto Lara, 20, and Jose Sanchez, 26, both of Eminence, were arrested in Henry County several hours after the robbery, according to Shelby County Sheriff's detective Eric Hettinger.

  • Shelby has lowest unemployment in region

    The U.S. government announced this week that the country is officially in a recession -- that's the bad news. The good news is that Shelby County is doing much better than most in the state at riding out the current economic storm.

    According to statistics for October released on Wednesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Shelby County had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and the lowest among all the counties in the region.

  • Triple S leads public input sessions for 2010 Comprehensive Plan

    Who better to plan the future of Shelby County than the people of Shelby County?

    That's the mindset of Triple S Planning Commission. The commission held three separate public input sessions for members of the community to share their thoughts and concerns on categories of the Shelby County Comprehensive Plan, including transportation, housing and land use, economic development, community facilities, and natural and historic resources.

  • Who you gonna call?

    In a mock congressional committee in Frankfort Tuesday, Shelby County seniors vetoed a bill to prohibit use of cell phones in the car except for hands-free devices.

    Hosted by State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), a group of honor students debated the merits of soon-to-be proposed legislation (BR 135) that would make the use of hand-held cell phones in automobiles a secondary offense.