Local News

  • Sit down with Santa

    The Sentinel-News: Does Mrs. Claus have a hard time keeping your red suit clean?

    Santa Claus:Yes, she does, because I eat in the sleigh, and I get my suit very dirty.


    S-N: What do you enjoy most about being Santa Claus?

    Santa: I like the laughter of all the children and the giving them gifts, especially those in need.


  • Bus collision results in no serious injuries

    It wasn’t the ideal way to wrap up the last day of school before the holiday break for 32 students traveling home Tuesday afternoon.

    Traveling along Scott Pike in Waddy, Heritage bus No. 1763 collided with a UPS truck when the two met at in a tight curve in the road.

    With the safety of children at stake, emergency responders from across the county rushed to the scene.

    Crewmembers were relieved to arrive to a situation with no serious injuries.  However, some students were overtaken by the shock of the overwhelming scene.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Bike, Pedestrian plan moves forward

     On Tuesday, after pouring more than a year of work and energy into the project, the Triple S Planning Commission voted to adopt a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to encompass county and city roads. The plan will now be sent to the legislative bodies at Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville with a positive recommendation for their approval as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.

    The adoption included a public hearing on the matter, and residents were eager to share their approval of the plan.

  • Waddy Distillery moves forward

     Despite some community backlash, plans for a new distillery in Waddy will move forward following a public hearing on the matter during Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    The Stratton Center was packed wall to wall with Waddy residents, several with notepads in hand ready to go to battle against developers looking to build a 30,000 square foot distillery on 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property just south of Interstate 64 at the intersection of Bardstown Trail and Buzzard Roost Road.

  • Five alarm festivities

     T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town,

    firefighters were praying no one’s house would burn down.


    They know a fireplace lit without care could send a home up in flames,

    right then and there.


    And while tired townsfolk snuggle up into their bed,

    paramedics are rushing to respond to a laceration to the head.


    Suddenly a dispatcher radios out with chatter,

  • New distillery eyeing property in Waddy

     The Triple S Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday as commissioners consider the development plan of another new distillery proposed for the county.

    The plan calls for a 30,000-square-foot distillery on 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property near Waddy. 

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Bike, Pedestrian plan gets hearing

     After spending much time perfecting the matter, the Triple S Planning Commission will host a public hearing regarding the Shelby County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan when the commission convenes Tuesday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

  • Unified Champions

    Collins and Shelby County high schools joined forces last week in an effort to unify their rivalry with another cross county matchup on the court.

    While the game was intense, it was all in good fun, said Kristen Kapp with Shelby County High School.

    “Us and Collins have become part of what’s called a Unified Schools Program,” she said, noting the program pairs up with the Special Olympics and helps bring athletic opportunities to high schools for special needs students.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District to discuss Shelby JCTCS property

     The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shelby County Area Technology Center for their final meeting of the calendar year and will discuss the district’s consideration of the purchase of KCTCS Shelby campus building and property.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - City projects moving forward

    Shelbyville City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell updated the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday about some enhancements coming to the city.

    Herrell said demolition has begun for the three small buildings on the 7th Street property, just north of Washington Street. “Our contractor is extremely busy so he is kind of in and out but we are slowly getting those down. We should have those down in the next week or two.”