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Local News

  • Zoning to hear ag divisions

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will decide on three agricultural division next Tuesday night. Commissioners will vote on:

    An agricultural division of Homestead Acres on Clark Station Road.

    An amended agricultural division of Rutledge Farm East on Dover Road.

    An agricultural division of Masonic Homes of Kentucky on Frankfort Road.

    They will also consider approving the building plat of Charles and Helen Crabtree on Colt Run Road and a building extension of Villas at Cardinal Club Estates.

  • Finchville woman dies in auto crash

    A Finchville woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle automobile accident on Fisherville Road.

    Faye Sanders, 85, of Clark Station Road, died at the scene of the accident which happened at about 1:30 p.m.

    Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice said that Sanders was a front-seat passenger in a 2002 White Mercury SUV with four other occupants, all of whom were members of the same family.

  • Two people hit by bullets in gun battle

    A local man has been jailed following a shooting that occurred Tuesday night on Berea Street that left two people injured.

    Tyrran Harris, 19, of 110 Berea Street, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly exchanging gunfire with two men in a crowd of at least eight people, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Two bystanders, a woman and a six-year-old boy, were hit by gunfire and required medical treatment. The woman, Hardy Gwentessa, 26, of Shelbyville, was grazed by two bullets.

  • College adds education, weekend classes

    Becoming a teacher just got a little bit easier for local students.

    Starting this fall, the Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby County campus will offer courses in education instruction.

    Dr. John Wieland, campus director, said the campus added the classes in order to give students more options on their path to becoming a classroom teacher.

    "The fact that we are offering this opportunity will allow some folks in the community to pursue a career as a teacher," he said.

    These courses will help "jump start" the students' credit hours, he said.

  • New events on tap for this year's 'Jubilee'

    Everything should be just ducky for this year's Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    A new event added this year will be the Jubilee Saddlebred Duck Race. It's a chance to root for your favorite duck to swim, or rather float, across the finish line first, earning $300 for the win. Second place gets $200 and first place gets $100.

    "The last place duck will get a surprise gift," said Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director and duckmaster Eilene Collins. "But they don't get to keep the duck."

  • Barn burns to ground

    A barn was destroyed by fire Tuesday night, apparently due to a lightning strike, according to Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd.

    The barn, located at 4185 Burks Branch Road, caught fire early Tuesday evening. Firefighters received the call of a structure fire at 6:04 p.m. Cowherd said fire crews were unable to save the barn, which was fully involved with fire and had collapsed before crews arrived.

  • Johnson Controls reports layoffs

    Johnson Controls will layoff 105 hourly and 9 salary workers, the company reported in a letter to Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty Monday.

    As of presstime, company or United Auto Workers officials were unavailable for comment. See Friday's Sentinel-News for more information.

  • 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.