Local News

  • Hudson named ‘distinguished citizen’

    Business leader Bobby Hudson said he was honored to receive the 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Lincoln Heritage Council of Boy Scouts.

    The award is in its third year, and the well-attended presentation, held Thursday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, included the first two recipients, Ray Leathers and Gary Walls, who presented the award to Hudson.

    “The criteria is citizenship and involvement in the community,” Walls said.

  • Tennessee man pleads guilty in death of Bagdad man

    Austin T. Meredith, 26, of Sevierville, Tenn., pleaded guilty in January in the death of Howard “Red” White of Bagdad.

    Meredith was charged with vehicular manslaughter charges stemming from an accident in July 2012 in Corbin.

    Meredith pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment, DUI, no insurance and violation of federal safety regulations for commercial drivers.

    He will be sentenced on March 24 in Laurel County Circuit Court.

  • Martin named editor of The Sentinel-News

    Beginning Monday, The Sentinel-News will have a new editor at the helm.
    Longtime reporter and sports editor Todd Martin will replace Editor Steve Doyle, who is leaving after 5.5 years, to be managing editor of the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.

    Martin, a native of Kingsport, Tenn., has been with the newspaper for 13 years, the first eight as sports editor and the last four as reporter.

    Martin said he is looking forward to his new position.

  • Republicans celebrate their growth

    The room was packed to capacity, and the food was flowing even faster than the conservation as Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer stepped up to the podium at Saturday’s Lincoln Day Dinner at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    “The only thing I like better than a good head of cattle is a good roomful of Republicans,” he said.

    Comer’s observation summed up the mood and the tone of the event, the 30th annual fundraiser for the Republican Party in Shelby County.

  • Walker to talk poetry at library

    Shelby County Public Library officials say they are excited about tonight’s speaker, Frank X. Walker, who was named poet laureate for 2013-14.

    “He is a poet laureate, so we wanted to invite him, especially since he is the first African-American to receive the award, so that’s very exciting,” said Linda Mahone, the library’s marketing director.

  • Police called to Painted Stone in altercation


  • SCHS student to be arraigned on felonies

    A Shelby County High Student will be arraigned today in juvenile court on charges connected with taking a knife to school Monday, making threats, and holding another student hostage, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.

    A male student, who is 14, was taken to Lincoln Village, a juvenile detention center in Elizabethtown. He was charged with wanton-endangerment, terroristic threatening, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, disorderly conduct and unlawful imprisonment for taking a fellow student hostage.

  • Outlet mall name no longer includes Louisville

    Much to the delight and surprise of many area residents, Horizon Group Properties and partner CBL & Associates announced a name change to the outlet mall being built in Simpsonville.

    The retail center will go by The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, which was announced late Friday afternoon, marking the second time the retail center’s name has been changed.

  • No injuries in school bus crash

    No children were injured in a collision Friday morning between a car and a school bus.

    Shelbyville Police said the accident happened at 7 a.m. when a car rear-ended a school bus on Old Mill Road near the intersection of Old Finchville Road.

    Police said the driver was stopping behind Bus 2930, which was stopped to let children on the bus, when the driver's foot slipped off the brake.

  • Shelby County school receives maximum donation of minis

    What started as a wish-list item for teachers and administrators at Painted Stone Elementary turned into a reality this year – and much quicker than anyone expected.

    After raising nearly $10,000, the Painted Stone Parent Teacher Organization in January donated 30 iPad Minis to the school, beating its goal by nearly half the school year.