Local News

  • Simpsonville adds 2 to parks board

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted Wednesday to add two new members to the city’s parks board.

    The commission had passed an ordinance earlier this spring to expand the board to seven and to allow for non-city residents to be part of that group.

    Commissioner Cary Vowels, who is oversees the parks, recommended the additions of Melvin Kendall and Brian Goodwin, who were approved unanimously.

  • Bonds to be considered at school board meeting

    The members of the Shelby County Board of Education will pull double duty at Thursday's meeting.

    The board members are also the members of the finance corporation that issues bonds for the district, because by law school boards in Kentucky cannot issue bonds.

    This meeting, however, will be to refund bonds for Painted Stone Elementary.

  • News Briefs: June 23, 2009

    Shelbyville on the air

    The Shelbyville Amateur Radio Club transmits its signals around the world from the Shelby County Emergency Management office at 98 7th Street from 2 p.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday. This year's annual contest is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.

  • EARLIER: City resident says cars parked on streets may be safety issue

    Melvin Sams said he sees what he thinks is a dangerous situation, so he took it to the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night.

    Sams, a longtime resident of Ashland Avenue, said that residents and visitors parking on his street – and the adjacent streets of Plainview Avenue and Bayne Acres – are creating a situation that could be problematic.

  • Maggie's Bistro closes

    Maggie's Bistro, the 2-year-old incarnation of a longtime downtown Shelbyville eatery, is closed. Owner Embry Herrick and his daughter, Maggie, who ran the restaurant, said the slumping economy and other problems had forced them to close, but the actual shutdown came this week, quicker even than they had expected.

    For more on the story, see Friday's Sentinel-News. 

  • News Briefs: June 16, 2010

     Shelby has 17 governor’s scholars

  • Woman saved from drowning by rescue team

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  • Stuck truck sticky for students as schools close

    Shelby County students leaving on their last day of school may have wondered Tuesday if they ever would be free for the summer. A truck pulling a modular home became stuck between construction barricades on Interstate 64, shutting down westbound traffic just across the Jefferson County line for four and a half hours and backing up vehicles in long clogs on the interstate, U.S.

  • Event provides key tests for men’s health issues

    Each time the calendar flips to the month sporting the annual Men’s Health Fair at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, the event serves as a vivid reminder for its chairman, Tony Carriss.

  • EARLIER: City pays off debts on city hall, FAC

    The Shelbyville City Council will hear a budget-amendment ordinance on Thursday night that accounts for the city’s spending a little more money this year and saving a whole lot in the future.

    The city has spent $880,000 from its reserves fund to pay off the mortgage on city hall and another $285,000 to pay off its portion of the Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park.