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  • EARLIER: Waddy man indicted for sexually abusing child

     

    A Shelby County man has been indicted on charges he sexually abused a 6-year-old child at his home.

    Anthony Watkins, 37, of Waddy is charged with four counts of first-degree sexual abuse for encounters with girl he admitted took place between July and November of last year.

    First degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony, punishable by a sentence of 5-10 years in prison.

  • New dish guidelines adopted by Shelbyville

    Taking the recommendation of the Triple S Planning Commission, the Shelbyville City Council approved Thursday the final reading of a text amendment to its satellite dish guidelines.

    The regulation breaks satellite dishes into two categories: dishes greater than one meter in diameter and dishes smaller than one meter in diameter.

    For dishes greater than one meter in diameter, there are several updates.

  • County approves zone changes, budget amendments

    County approves zone changes, budget amendments

     

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

     

    At its semimonthly meeting Tuesday morning, the Shelby County Fiscal Court approved two zoning change requests, as well as some budget amendments and some other items of county business.

  • Car and ambulance collide on Taylorsville Road

    An ambulance en route to the hospital with a patient collided with a car Monday afternoon on Taylorsville Road.

    The accident occurred on Taylorsville Road just north of the interstate entrance/exit ramps when an ambulance traveling to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with a patient collided with a car.

    According to Sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy, the car pulled out in front of the ambulance at the intersection of Tayorsville and Old Brunerstown roads.

    “I guess they just didn't see it,” he said.

  • Some advice, Mr. President

     

    If President Barack Obama tries to follow all of the advice of local leaders, he will indeed be a busy man -- and perhaps a miracle worker.

    When asked what advice they would give Obama, local leaders said he needs to stimulate the economy but not increase the budget deficit and not raise taxes. He needs to keep us safe and take the war to terrorists. He needs to review federal education legislation and help local schools, businesses and farmers, they said. And be his own man, unswayed by the extreme elements within his party.

  • County gets weather radios with grant

    Staff photo by Lisa King

  • Group headed to see Obama

    Deborah Jordan is on cloud 10.

    She is three days away from leading a group from Shelbyville to the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama, and she says she “can hardly wait to on the bus.”

    Jordan, president of the local NAACP, said the inauguration of the first African American U.S. president is one of the most historic events in her lifetime.

    She said she wouldn't dare miss it.

    "I just can't express how excited I am," she said.

  • LG&E, KU settles rate cases, typical bill to decrease

    The proposed rate changes that Kentucky Utilities filed last summer would've raised the average residential electricity bill by 7.3 percent.

    Now it looks like customers won't have to pay quite as much.

    A settlement announced Tuesday in the Louisville Gas and Electric/Kentucky Utilities Company rate cases would mean slightly higher rates for customers starting as soon as next month, but the rates would be a bit less than .

  • Coleman to receive posthumous

    The late Rev. Louis Coleman will be honored on Thursday as the 2009 recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award.

    The annual award ceremony will be hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission at 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.

    The award is given to an individual within the Commonwealth of Kentucky who embodies the spirit and energy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • SCHS changes cell phone policy

    Shelby County High School has changed its student cell-phone policy in order to tackle a growing problem of cellular usage during class.

    Though the policy change stops short of completely banning cellular devices, it does absolutely prohibit their usage during the school day.