Local News

  • News Briefs: Feb, 12, 2009

     Holiday closings

    Presidents Day will be celebrated Monday. All schools, government offices, post offices and banks will be closed. The Sentinel-News will be closed, too.


    Rescheduled events:

  • Icy treachery for traffic

    Shelby County looked more like tundra than bluegrass Tuesday morning, with cars stuck everywhere, wheels spinning on glassy roadways and students getting a day at home.

    "It was terrible," Simpsonville Police Chief Scott Chappell said. "We had cars stuck everywhere, and even a guy who went over a guard rail and flipped over."

  • News Briefs: Feb, 10, 2009

    Rescheduled events: The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meeting has been  rescheduled for 7 p.m.

  • School bus accident sends 3 students to hospital

    Three students were hospitalized Thursday morning after a Shelby County school bus hit a guardrail as it negotiated a turn on its way to school.

    The accident happened as the driver was pulling out from Hempridge Road onto U.S. 60 heading west toward west and caught the rear bumper of the bus on the guardrail.

  • EARLIER: Triple S tells businesses to clean up the junk

    There may not a problem with junkyards in Shelby County in general, but residents tend to prefer there not be one in the middle of town.   

    That's why the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission has sent letters demanding that the owners of two properties on Midland Trail clean up their junk yards.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said letters were sent Dec. 10 to Ethington Auto Sales and Ethington Brothers Inc., stating that their properties on the Shelbyville's West End violated county zoning laws.

  • EARLIER: Smoking request snuffed out for now

    Just putting smoking restrictions on the Shelbyville City Council's agenda brought residents out in force.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty even had to bring more chairs in to accommodate about 50 or more people who wanted to be heard on a request by the “Make Shelbyville Restaurants Smoke-Free” Facebook group, and he moved the request to speak up near the top of the agenda.

    Both sides came out ready to defend their positions Thursday, but in the end the council took no action, and there are no plans to have it on a later agenda.

  • Shelbyville may pursue reimbursement for clean-up costs

    Shelbyville officials may take a bold step in trying to recoup the money taxpayers spend to clean up some problems caused by others.

    At its next meeting on Feb. 18, the Shelbyville City Council will hear discussion about – and possibly a proposal for – a new ordinance that would allow the city to recoup its costs for cleaning up accidents involving visitors to the county.

  • Event to raise cash to fund Shelby room at Kosair

    When Ashlee Bush, 21, of Finchville was born at the astonishingly tiny size of 1 pound and 9 ounces, her parents did not know if she would survive.

    But thanks to the efforts of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Kosair Hospital, Ashlee today is a normal, beautiful young lady.

  • News Briefs: Feb, 5, 2009

     Boards to meet to adopt common standards

    That key meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professional Standards Board to adopt a resolution for new joint standards will be Wednesday in Versailles.

  • City council OKs adding last of Clubhouse Drive

    Attorney Mark Dean returned to the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night and closed the deal on getting the last stretch of Clubhouse Drive annexed into the city.

    Dean, representing the developers who are per se the homeowners association for Fairway Crossings, had asked the city to take over the last 863 feet of the street.