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  • ATC students put education where their mouth is

    Halloween brings candy apples, candy corn and even candied popcorn balls among other sticky, gooey, sweet treats but for Heritage Elementary students, the focus Monday was on keeping their pearly whites in tip top shape.

    Smile Kentucky! provided students in grades 3-5 with a free dental screening and students learned how to properly care for their teeth.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Martinsville gym may come down

     

  • Pedestrian killed on Midland Trail

    A Shelbyville man was killed early Sunday morning while crossing the street in the 1600 block of Midland Trail.

    Jose Alberto Gutierrez, 28, received multiple injuries after being struck by a 2006 Chevrolet driven by a 17-year-old driver.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Office reconstructionists say that the accident happened as the driver struck Gutierrez as he was traveling east on Midland Trail at 2:51 a.m.

  • Hallo-week

    With the anticipation of costumes, parties, tricks and treats building in their hearts, kids across the nation are counting down the days until Halloween on Monday.  But kids – and kids at heart – in Shelby County don’t have to wait another five days for the fun to start.  Some Halloween related activities and events have already kicked off the holiday in the region and many are offered tonight and throughout the week leading up to the grand finale of Trick-or-Treating across the county on October 31.

  • City council candidates explore issues

    More than half the candidates running for Shelbyville City Council turned out at the candidate’s forum Monday night at the Stratton Center to give the public a glimpse into their views on community issues.

    Six of the ten candidates were present at the forum hosted by The Sentinel-News and SCOPE (Shelby County Organized for Preservation and Enhancement): Donna Eaton, Troy Ethington, Marcy Mudd, Frank Page, Shane Suttor and Mike Zoeller – Bob Andriot, Scott Harper, Jon Swindler and Chris Spaulding did not attend.

  • Angel tree program in jeopardy

    The Angel Tree program, a project run by the Salvation Army to provide Christmas gifts for children in need, may not come about this year, said officials with the organization.

  • Candidates for state rep discuss education, road projects

    Both candidates for the 58th District House seat being vacated by the retiring Brad Montell attended the SCOPE/Sentinel-News forum Monday and traded comments about important topics in their platforms.

    Democrat Cyndi Powell Skellie, a Shelby County history teacher, put a focus on her expertise in matters connected with education, while Republican Rob Rothenburger, who is Shelby County’s judge-executive, emphasized his experience in a myriad of areas, including emergency services, as well as fiscal management and administration.

  • Teal Pumpkins make the season more inclusive

    From pumpkin pie to caramel apples, tasty treats are the heart of fall celebrations for many.  But for nearly six million children in America, Halloween sweets can make their season grim.

    “With one in thirteen kids in the US affected by food allergies and forty percent already having experienced reactions, this campaign is important because it keeps these kids safe and included,” said Nancy Gregory with Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

  • Rising up from the ashes

    A devastating fire that broke out more than three years ago on Main Street left a gaping hole in the historic structural outline of downtown Shelbyville.  But the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau looks to bring life back to that vacant lot once again.

    Executive Director Katie Fussenegger announced that they purchased the land on Main Street earlier this month with the aim of bringing movies, concerts and other events to the area, as well as providing convenient downtown parking.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Taylorsville Rd. development moves forward

    Sidewalks became a hanging point in the discussion for approval of a commercial development on Old Brunerstown Road at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission.

    The commission approved the final plat for the Windhurst Subdivision at Taylorsville Road & Old Brunerstown Road that will potentially result in the development of seven retail spaces.  However, the commission did not approve the requests to waive sidewalks along Taylorsville Road and on one side of Old Brunerstown Road adjacent to Tractor Supply.