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Today's News

  • Recycling center moves to blunt price drop

    Those old bales of cardboard, empty wine bottles, milk jugs and tuna fish cans just don’t bring what they used to.

  • Kate's little helpers

    Anyone who catches an inside glimpse of Kate Bemiss' life might exclaim, "All this and family harmony, too?"

    But to Bemiss and her clan, that close-knit camaraderie goes together like, well, ice cream and cake. Or maybe fried chicken and mashed potatoes, or even  a perfectly grilled steak topped with plump sautéed mushrooms, with a fluffy baked potato oozing butter and sour cream.

    Getting hungry?

    Then Bemiss and her clan might be just the ticket if you need a private party catered.

  • We congratulate: School board for its new plan

    The Shelby County School Board approved that new concept for the new Martha Layne Collins Secondary Center, and we are glad they did.

    Whether this is the best decision for the students of Shelby County and the use of land and appropriation of dollars that are ongoing will remain to be seen, but we congratulate the board in finally reaching a decision that everyone seems to have embraced.

  • Man charged with not watching children

    A Shelbyville man was arrested last week for letting his young children wander unattended.

    Broderick Wilson, 25, is charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a Class C felony which carries a penalty of 5-10 years in prison.

    The police report states that on April 10, a 4-year-old girl in Wilson's care walked from the 1800th to the 1700th block of Oakwood Drive-to her grandmother's house-wearing a night gown, and arrived, "all wet."

  • Fiscal Court sends storm debris headed to the chopping block

    There’s a huge pile of debris left over from the winter ice storm, and Shelby County Fiscal Court is going to get rid of it.

    Magistrates agreed Tuesday to pay for grinding the debris into chips at the request of Road Department Supervisor Carl Henry.

    "There's a pile of brush and debris 10,000 cubic yards wide at the road department; that's bigger than this building," Henry told magistrates.

    He said he knows that's how much brush there is because he has been keeping track of it.

  • What we think: Talks at Martinrea are getting tiresome

    Is it just us, or does all this posturing, finger-pointing and name-calling at Martinrea Heavy Stamping seem to be both inappropriate and tiresome?

    The United Auto Workers and company management continue their spat about a new contract, and sometimes it seems that the games they are playing are more the stuff of the Disney Channel than CNBC.

    Let’s be clear about one thing: We’re not taking sides on whether contract offers have been adequate or the process fair. We don’t know enough details about either to make such a value judgment.

  • March 11, 2009: Heart problems continue for Casey

     Mike Casey says he is feeling OK – even managing some smiles and chuckles -- and fighting the good fight against his longtime heart problems.

    Casey, Shelby County’s legendary former basketball star, is being treated at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where doctors are hoping sometime soon to replace his infection-ravaged heart,

    “I’m high on the list for a heart transplant,” he said by phone on Friday. “But I’m not at the top of the list.”

  • EARLIER: UAW officials refute claims by Martinrea

    United Auto Workers officials at Martinrea Heavy Stamping disputed a report Wednesday that they had rejected a final offer from the company to restructure their existing contract.

    In a statement, General Manager Shawn Aldesberger said, "Martinrea regrets that the union has chosen to walk away from the table and not present the last proposals to the employees of Martinrea Heavy Stampings."

    But Wednesday morning union committee members said that wasn't the case at all.

  • EARLIER: School board approves plan for 2 8-12 schools

    The Shelby Count School Board gave its formal approval Thursday night of an  organizational plan for its new secondary school being built west of Shelbyville.

    This plan, first introduced the board at its last meeting, calls for the new secondary center to serve as a second high school, with grades 8 through 12 being housed at both the newly named Martha Layne Collins High School and Shelby County High School.

    East and West Middle Schools will have grades 6 and 7. This would go into affect for the 2010-11 school year.

  • Turmoil at Martinrea continues to grow

    Last week, the situation at Martinrea took a turn for the worse, at least for employee morale.

    Several members of the United Auto Workers who work at Martinrea Heavy Stamping contacted The Sentinel-News and expressed extreme agitation with plant officials. The employees, who were granted anonymity because they feared for their jobs, said that they were being bullied by plant officials.