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  • Beshear speaks at human trafficking meeting

    Making his second stop in less than a week in Shelbyville, Attorney General Andy Beshear was again a keynote speaker at a local event.

    However, instead of rallying Democrats, Beshear was much more serious on Tuesday as he discussed human trafficking and its far-reaching effects in society at the North Central Health District.

  • Decade of service

    If you or someone you know has taken advantage of the 211 service in a crisis, you might be familiar with how the Metro United Way program can help find food and clothing or pay utilities and rent, but officials MUW want you to know it’s much more than that.

  • Local Father’s Day finds

    Father's Day is just a couple days away and if you still haven't picked out the perfect gift for the special dad in your life, your time to hit the stores is running short. 

    But before you grab the first generic coffee mug or tie at a national retailer, consider looking locally for some unique and special gift options.

    At Tipsy Gypsy Boutique you can pick up a brand new unisex Bourbon tee, a fantastic men's gift set from their Poo Pouri line, Rtic cups and Lazy One boxer shorts.

  • Road rage and rubbernecking

    Lunchtime commuters traveling along I-64 in Shelbyville likely found themselves in a bit of a jam Wednesday, regardless of their direction of travel. 

    Officials working two separate but related scenes say a series of events stemming from road rage and a physical altercation was followed by arrests on the westbound side of the highway near mile marker 33.

    The unusual even spawned slow traffic and rubbernecking, which caused a collision on the east bound side I-64.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - New Kingbrook development up for approval

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes Tuesday for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, they will review a development plan for a new warehouse proposed for the Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville.

    Slated for lot 4 at 15 Kingbrook Parkway, the development plan proposes a 120,375-square-foot warehouse and 60 parking spaces and 9 loading spaces.  The property is zoned I-1 with a BEQ overlay.

  • Grimes celebrates Bourbon Day in Shelby

    From the U.S. Army’s Birthday to Flag Day, June 14 marked a day of numerous celebrations, but in Kentucky, and Shelby County, National Bourbon Day took center stage. 

    In recognition iconic drink’s 238th birthday, Kentucky's Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes stopped into Shelby’s new Jeptha Creed Distillery to tour the facility and talk with mother-daughter owners Joyce and Autumn Nethery.

  • Too busy to eat healthy, think again

    By Camilla Corder/Sentinel-News Correspondent

    Are you busy? I mean, you’re lucky I got my clothes facing the right way and had time to brush my teeth before heading out the door, kind of busy?

    The daily demands of jobs, family and all the places we need to be are stressful enough without adding finding a way to be healthier.

  • A healthy vision

    Most parents struggle to get their children to eat healthy, always searching for more ways to work in extra vegetables, more whole grains and better portions to round out meals.

    Who knew the best place to get your kids eat better would be at school during the summer?

    That’s what several fourth through eighth graders found out during a weeklong Culinary Camp at Collins High School last week.

  • Democrats talk success, how to reach voters

    Andy Schmidt, new interim chair of the executive committee for the Shelby County Democratic Party, opened Friday’s annual Martha Layne Collins Dinner by noting that the dinner at Claudia Sanders welcomes everyone – “We welcome Republicans, Independents, grass root groups, – you are all welcome here.”

    And with a near record crowd, that seemed so.

  • Premature death rates linked to health behavior

    A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed research-driven journal for practitioners in internal medicine, suggested that the variation in life expectancy could be explained by differences in socioeconomic and race/ethnicity factors, as well as behavioral and other risk factors.

    Roanya Rice, executive director of the North Central District Health Department, which serves four counties, including Shelby, said one example is in the area of lung cancer.