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  • Frozen pipe shuts off water to resident

    The combination of a low Guist Creek Lake and freezing temperatures shut down the water supply to a handful of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer customers early Monday morning.

    The low lake levels left exposed about 80 feet of iron pipe that supplied water to four residences on Farm Lake Court. With air temperatures dropping into single digits and wind-chill readings below zero Sunday night and Monday morning, water in the pipe froze solid.

  • Stumbo still banned from schools

    The Shelby Circuit Court has upheld the ban of a former teacher from school property.

    On Monday, Judge Chuck Hickman overruled Scott Stumbo’s request for a temporary injunction on the ban that the Shelby County Public School System has put on him from attending school events and extracurricular activities.

    Stumbo, who was accused of sexually harassing two students in 2006, has not been allowed to be on school property since February 2007.

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  • The right moves

    The Shelby County chess team often has been underrated by its opponents this season, perhaps in more ways than one.

    But at chess there's no real question about this team: It's undefeated.

  • Christmas @ Claudia's set for Sunday

    Christmas @ Claudia's set for Sunday

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    This Sunday, Christmas @ Claudia's will gladden the hearts of many Shelby Countians.

    The $30,000 charitable event will serve 1,500 people from the Shelby County community. 

    Tom and Cherry Settle, owners of  Claudia Sander's Dinner House where the event will be held, donate all food and their facility to host the event.

  • Shelby County sloshes throw snow and ice

    After working all day Monday salting and plowing, the roads of Shelby County were in pretty good shape Tuesday, Road Supervisor Carl Henry said.

    "We were out all night and we got about an inch of snow in town, and as much as four inches about 15 miles out down the interstate," he said.

  • Rothenburger names members for Human Rights Commission

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger named five members to the county's newly formed Human Rights Commission.

    Rothenburger appointed Brenda Jackson, Brendan “Butch” Kinsella, James Butler, Darlene Brown and Hilda Plante to the panel.

    • Jackson is a retired employee of state government, a member of the Shelby County Board of Education and is president of the Kentucky School Boards Association.

  • Missing teen returns home

    A teenager missing since last Thursday is back home, according to Shelbyville Police Office Istvan Kovacs.

    Amber McKinney, 16, of Jonathan Circle, was last seen last Thursday when she left to go to school at Shelby County High School.

    Kovacs said that Wednesday night, Angela Peters, the girl's mother, got a phone call at about 10 p.m. from her daughter.

    “Her mother said she told her she was calling from Wal-Mart and wanted her to come and get her,” Kovacs said.

  • Alternative water source to come through Shelby?

    Studies are still underway on the potential costs and impact that the formation of the Shelby-Franklin Regional Water Commission would have on the county. As a result, the idea was met with some questions at Wednesday's public hearing at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, but it mostly received strong support by those in attendance.