Local News

  • Shelby last in region to pay constables

    Constables in Shelby County, under fire recently during a Fiscal Court meeting, are the only ones in this region who draw a salary for their work.

    A survey by The Sentinel-News of seven surrounding counties showed that no other county pays a salary to these elected officials, though some do offer stipends for duties performed at the county’s request.

  • Business tax delinquency still high


  • County approves first reading of budget

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  • News Briefs: May 14, 2009

     Guthrie in town today

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will host an economic development roundtable and congressional update in Shelbyville today to discuss federal legislation and issues affecting economic development and businesses. He will meet with local leaders, elected officials and businesses during a session at 11:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Industrial and Development Office at 316 Main Street.

  • EARLIER: Fire involving nanny now being investigated

    State fire officials have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire in which nanny Alyson Myatt risked her life to rescue a 5-year-old from a burning home.

    The fire, which destroyed the house on Golden Rod Court on March 23, apparently had started in a ceiling fan in a bathroom, Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard Tucker said.

  • Eaton, Hornback win primary

    Shelby County candidates David Eaton and Paul Hornback built big leads on their home turf and hung on in late results in Bullitt County to win their state Senate primaries.

  • Council postpones discussing KLC financing plan

    The Shelbyville City Council decided not to discuss or vote on entering an Interlocal Finance Corporation with the Kentucky League of Cities at Thursday's meeting.

    With several questions still to be asked and answered, Mayor Tom Hardesty decided to remove the resolution from the city's agenda.

    Instead the meeting's agenda included just the second readings on ordinances to amend the positions of Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, Deputy City Clerk, Accounts Payable/License Clerk, Receptionist/Clerical and Property Maintenance. All ordinances were passed.

  • Simpsonville may arrange early payment for sewers

    The City of Simpsonville might get paid early for the balance due on the sewer connection it developed for the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center, just west of town.

    Earlier this year the city completed a connection of the center onto its sewage system, and the landlord for the property, the Lincoln Foundation, is scheduled to pay $160,000 in two $80,000 installments by December 2011.

  • Shelby wet and mostly mild

    The rains came down and the floods came up in Shelby County this weekend, but the houses upon the rocks stood firm.

    For the most part, that sums up the impact locally of the flooding rains that caused death and calamity across Kentucky and other Southern states this past weekend.

    Shelby County was drenched with nearly five inches of rain, but the greatest problem was closed roads, limited access and houses that became castles for their residents.