Local News

  • Storm water ordinance approved

    Shelbyville City Council approved Thursday night the second reading of an ordinance addressing a problem with storm-water runoff.

    This new ordinance regulates post-development, storm-water runoff in an effort to protect local water resources.

  • Animal shelter loses its 'no kill' status

    After enjoying its "No Kill" status for nearly four months, the Shelby County Animal Shelter lost that distinction this past weekend.

    James Collins, director of the shelter, said seven dogs were euthanized because they were aggressive.

    The shelter will house aggressive animals if there is space, but this weekend, there wasn't.

    One of the euthanatized dogs, ironically named "Lucky," was aggressive to other dogs and to cats but not to people, Collins said.

    Five other dogs were the same, and one dog was aggressive to everyone.

  • EARIER: There are some shortages of flu vaccine


     There are some shortages of seasonal flu vaccine in Shelby County, but local medical facilities generally report they still can meet the demand.

    Forecasts of a bad flu season – and the dreaded H1N1 (swine) flu – has increased awareness and demand in recent weeks. Kentucky is expected to be among the states in which flu is more widespread.

  • Mayor Hardesty has emergency surgery

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty is recovering after emergency surgery last night for a bleeding ulcer.

    Hardesty had a third  of his stomach removed in the surgery and will be hospitalized for 7-10 days.

    Hardesty's wife, Maxine, said in an E-mail that the doctor told her that if Tom didn't have the surgery when he did he likely would have bled to death by morning.

    "I know there were numerous prayers for him and we can't begin to thank each of you enough," she said.

    The staff at City Hall was anxiously awaiting an update Wednesday morning.

  • EARLIER: Roof collapses at construction site for second time

    When and if construction resumes on one local business, the third time would be the charm.

    The roof of the building that eventually would house Family Video on Midland Trail in Shelbyville collapsed Friday night for the second time this year.

    The first time the roof collapsed in April, three construction workers were injured. This time, however, no one was present at the construction site because it was 9:30 p.m.

  • News briefs: Oct. 14, 2009

    Tennill elected to national office

  • Collins High School parents have chance Thursday to ask questions

    Parents whose students have been assigned to attend the new Martha Layne Collins High School in August will get their chance Thursday to ask questions.  

    Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell will provide those answers at a public forum starting at 7 p.m. in the Shelby County High School theater.

  • EARLIER: Construction collapse injures 3 workers

    Three construction workers were injured Tuesday when the roof collapsed on a half-finished building in the 1700 block of Midland Trail, just west of Shelbyville.

    The roof of the building, the future site of Family Video, was in the framing stage when it collapsed, injuring three workers, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

  • Mayor Hardesty has emergency surgery

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty underwent emergency surgery early this morning for bleeding ulcers.

    He is out of surgery and recovering well at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and will be hospitalized for 7 to 10 days.

    Doctors removed about a third of his stomach.

    Watch www.SentinelNews.com for more details.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 9, 2009

     Second Sunday event

    This year's Second Sunday event will take place on Sunday and will offer Kentuckians the opportunity to take advantage of a statewide day for physical activity and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes.