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Today's News

  • Cresap comes on as new sheriff’s deputy

    Shelbyville-native Shawn Cresap has joined the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff.

    “I’ve always loved trying to solve problems. I just love people and think I always wanted to be in law enforcement,” he said.

    The new position is just one of many new and exciting recent developments in Cresap’s life.

    After finishing an 18-week program at the Department of Criminal Justice Training center in Richmond, he bought a house and got started at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on April 12.

  • Back to school: Discounts dominate shopping

    Breaking news: Polka dots are in! Repeating: Polka dots are popular once again -- on folders at least.

    And, with soon-to-be 7th-grader Kaitlyn Hudgens, so are any school supplies that are colorful.

    “I like orange or lime green,” she reports.

    Only the holiday shopping season outdoes this time of year, as Kaitlyn, 12, and her mother, Gayla, join the masses, checking out back-to-school sales on binders, pencils, folders, and paper during the last few days before schools open for another year.

  • County approves address and flood ordinances, ambulance bids

    At Tuesday night's meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates approved the second reading of an ordinance to provide for the establishment and displaying of addresses, residential, commercial and agricultural.

    A second reading was also approved for an ordinance relating to flood damage prevention.

    Magistrates also gave Shelby County EMS the go-ahead to purchase four new ambulances at a price of $437,156, to replace and supplement an aging fleet.

  • Investigation follow-up: Gang problem still growing

    Elizabeth Lafferty thinks Shelby County has a gang problem and that it's time to do something about it.

    Lafferty, the new director of the Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council, recently made presentations to both Shelby County Fiscal Court and Shelbyville City Council to outline what she says are signs that gangs are active in this area. She is seeking a federal grant to address this issue.

  • Back to school: Final preparations under way for arrival of students

    Though most families wait until the last couple weeks of summer break before getting ready for the new school year, the schools and the people who work in them have long been preparing to accommodate the students in a better way.

    The normal summer routines of waxing floors, adding fresh paint here and there and thoroughly cleaning facilities were seen around the county, but some major changes are also are taking place.

  • Johnson named principal in Cropper

    He’s lost a word from his title but gained responsibility.

    Jeff Johnson is no longer the assistant principal at the Shelby County Education Center @ Cropper. He has been named the center’s new principal, filling the spot left open when Donald Harding resigned a few weeks ago.

    Johnson spent the early 1980s working full-time in law enforcement down in Clearwater, Fla. Around that time he also started to explore part-time work in the education field.

  • Simpsonville promotes discount Rx card

    Simpsonville residents looking for a little discount on their prescription drugs only will need to go to Simpsonville City Hall.

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted Tuesday night to endorse the Kentucky Rx Card program.

    Any Kentuckian is eligible to apply for the free card and use it for discounts on prescription drugs at almost any pharmacy in the country, said Ron McClish, pharmacist-in-charge at the Smith-McKenney Pharmacy in Simpsonville.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 7, 2009

    DUI

    Francis E. Silas, 53, of 1515 Flood Road in Shelbyville was arrested Aug. 5 at Main and 8th streets and charged with DUI, careless driving and expired tags.

    Angela G. Snow, 26, of 14 Olympia Drive in Bardstown was arrested Aug. 6 on I-64 West at mile marker 32 and charged with DUI.

  • Scammers targeting newspaper advertisers

    Scam artists have found yet another new way to try to separate people from their money, and this one involves classified ads.

    At least four newspapers around Kentucky, including The Sentinel-News, are being used by scammers who are calling phone numbers listed in classified ads and soliciting payments and important personal information.

    Reanna Smith, communications director at the Better Business Bureau in Louisville, said the calls started Tuesday afternoon.

  • EARLIER: State says bypass progress unsatisfactory

    State Transportation Cabinet officials admit that progress on the construction of the Shelbyville Bypass has not been satisfactory and that the project has been hampered by the "excessive number of working days" in the contract.

    Those admissions came in a letter from Transportation Cabinet Secretary Joe Prather to state Sen. Brad Montell, who had sought explanations about why the project to build a 4.5-mile bypass around Shelbyville was going to push into 2010.