Local News

  • News Briefs: Oct. 2, 2009



    Second Sunday event

    This year's Second Sunday event will take place on Oct. 11, the second Sunday of the month and will offer Kentuckians the opportunity to take advantage of a statewide day for physical activity and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes.

  • City takes steps to handle storm water runoff

    Shelbyville City Council approved on Thursday night the first reading of an ordinance that regulates post-development storm-water runoff in an effort to protect local water resources.

    City Engineer Jennifer Herrell presented the ordinance that aims to minimize runoff, post-construction soil erosion, stream channel erosion and other pollution associated with runoff.

  • Other Fiscal Court actions

    • Revoked prior bid awarded to Shelby Asphalt for Webb Road project, because it wasn’t the lowest bidder

    • Approved $5,000 for Waddy Fire Department to purchase equipment for new fire engine

    • Approved $5,000 for Tourism Commission with $2,500 earmarked to be branded for 2010 World Equestrian Games

    • Approved $1,000 to buy table for 8 at the Winter Fantasy, a fund raiser for the Shelby County Community Theater.

  • Woman sues WalMart over defective flip flops

    A former Shelbyville resident is suing Walmart because she says the store sold her defective flip flops that burned her feet.

    According to court documents, Elizabeth Packard bought the flip flops two summers ago at the Shelbyville Walmart, but she didn't wear them for a year.

    When she did put on the Sand-N-Sun brand flip flops last August, after wearing them for a short period of time, she developed severe chemical burns on her feet.

  • Here's a first look at the proposed City Center

     A large and supportive crowd turned out Monday night to see the plans for the newly proposed downtown City Center. Here's a first look at the plans.

    You can follow this story in The Sentinel-News on Wednesday and see all stories on www.SentinelNews.com.



  • Another crash in I-64's 'mystery zone'

    The portion of I-64 that law enforcement and EMS personnel have been calling the "mystery zone" has yet another notch in its belt.

    It happened Friday morning, just hours after The Sentinel-News hit the news stands with a front-page story about how many accidents have happened on the interstate highway between mile marker 38 and the Franklin County line.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 25, 2009

     Books needed

    Donations of books for the Friends of the Library Book Sale are still being accepted by the Shelby County Public Library. Any new or gently-used books may be donated at the front desk. The book sale is Friday through Saturday at the library.


    One Book, One Community

  • News Briefs: Sept. 30, 2009

      Drive-thru flu shots

    at JHS on Thursday

    For the second year, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville is teaming with VNA Nazareth Home Care to offer a drive-thru flu shot clinic to the public on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • EARLIER: Showing Monday: City Center plans

    Just days away from unveiling the proposal for a downtown Shelbyville City Center, Leon Mooneyhan, chief executive officer of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and the man behind the project, said he hasn’t heard too much from the public, his E-mail hasn’t been filling up with concerns, but he still feels like a musician preparing to debut an album and start getting feedback.

  • A warm welcome for troops from Iraq

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