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  • Five arrested at SCHS

    Five Shelby County High School students were taken into custody Wednesday morning following an altercation between two students that resulted in an assault on a Shelby County sheriff's deputy.

    Deputies arrested four juveniles - three female, one male - and one adult male.

    The altercation was sparked by a verbal spat between two female students during breakfast in the school's cafeteria.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said a crowd formed around the girls as they shouted profanities at each other.

  • Lawsuit brought against Triple S

    "As a member of the community, I just think compliance to the rules is essential to the well-being of the community."

    That's why Kathryn W. Sjothun said she, along with William L. Selvidge, M.D filed a lawsuit against the Triple S Planning Commission's approval of the minor subdivision application of Charles and Helen Crabtree Stables, Inc. last month.

  • Sugg takes state post

    When James Neihof was named the new superintendent this past June, school board member Allen Phillips gave him one little piece of advice concerning the district's personnel.

    "You pray as hard as you can that Sally Sugg sticks around," he said.

    But, despite the board's hopes and Neihof's prayers, Sugg has taken an administrative position with the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Sugg's resignation was announced at last Thursday night's board meeting.

  • United Way names new team for fall campaign

    The Metro United Way's local campaign will get a new face this year -- literally and figuratively.

    A couple of new faces will be running this year's campaign, which formally kicks off Sept. 12.

    Brian Webb, vice president in commercial lending with Citizens Union Bank, will be the local leader of the effort. Webb has previously worked as chair of the United Way's CEO calling team. Webb replaces Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company's Shelby Market President Belinda Nichols. However, Nichols is staying actively involved in this year's campaign.

  • Doyle named new Sentinel-News Editor, Reichert to retire Sept. 5

    If you aren't already familiar with Steve Doyle, you soon will be.

    On the first week of September, Doyle, 54, will return to his native Shelby County to fill the role of editor at the Sentinel-News.

    Walt Reichert is retiring after spending the last two years as editor.

    Doyle grew up on a dairy and tobacco farm in Simpsonville, attended Simpsonville Elementary then graduated from Shelby County High School in 1971.

  • Heating costs expected to scorch consumers

    Rusty Newton is worried.

    Newton, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, is concerned about the prediction of rising heating costs this winter.

    He's worried because heating costs are going to be higher, but no extra money has been appropriated to help people pay higher heating bills.

    "I mean, I'm just being honest with you; I'm real concerned about the families, especially our elderly and disabled," he said.

  • Congressional candidate speaks at Rotary club

    Last week's Rotary speaker, State Sen. Brett Guthrie, Republican candidate for Congress in Kentucky's Second District, spoke of issues he would like to address if elected.

    He began with saying that he didn't intend to give a partisan speech, but just wanted to "talk about myself and why I'm running and what I believe in."

    He opened with saying that his main concern was what he was going to bring to Washington.

    "We need to quit worrying about petty politics and focus on prosperity and the future of our children," he said.

  • Five arrested at SCHS

    Five Shelby County High School students were taken into custody Wednesday morning following an altercation which resulted in an assault on a Shelby County sheriff's deputy.

    Deputies arrested four juveniles - three female, one male - and one adult male in the school's cafeteria.

    Charges include third degree assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

    Three of the juveniles have been released to their parents. One juvenile has been taken to a youth detention center. The adult student, Derek Richmond, remains at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Weapons scare at SCHS proves false

    Local law enforcement officers responded to Shelby County High School Tuesday morning after receiving an anonymous tip that two students might be bringing weapons to school.

    The unidentified caller told Interim Principal Michael Rowe that a quarrel between two students could turn into violence on the school grounds.

    After receiving the call, four Shelby County sheriff's deputies came to the school and took the two students into custody as they exited their school buses.

  • New video store on Triple S agenda

    When the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission meet again at the Stratton Community Center on August 19, commission members will address plans for a new video store in Shelbyville.

    The development plan with sign waivers is for a Family Video at 1729 and 1733 Midland Trail. The plan is for a 6,000 sq. ft. video store as well as two lease spaces with a total of 3,590 sq. ft.

    A white building currently sits on the location, which is located beside Carol & Co. Fine Jewelry and across from American Founders Bank.