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Today's News

  • County approves zone changes, budget amendments

    County approves zone changes, budget amendments

     

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

     

    At its semimonthly meeting Tuesday morning, the Shelby County Fiscal Court approved two zoning change requests, as well as some budget amendments and some other items of county business.

  • Duckett family has a new friend in pursuit of killer

    There has been a lot of emotional response to last week’s column, which dealt with the murder of Jim Duckett and how his family was trying social networking and other Internet options in their efforts to help find his killer.

    Some members of his extended family felt I was somehow making light of this effort. Sadly, that was far from the message I wanted to convey.

    Writing about the victims of heinous crimes can be touchy. Privacy and grief can be tremendous obstacles on the path of good intentions.

  • Car and ambulance collide on Taylorsville Road

    An ambulance en route to the hospital with a patient collided with a car Monday afternoon on Taylorsville Road.

    The accident occurred on Taylorsville Road just north of the interstate entrance/exit ramps when an ambulance traveling to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with a patient collided with a car.

    According to Sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy, the car pulled out in front of the ambulance at the intersection of Tayorsville and Old Brunerstown roads.

    “I guess they just didn't see it,” he said.

  • What we think: Change is not a 1-person deal

     

    The theme of today – and for the year so far – is change.

    You hear it everywhere. The public seems hungry – almost desperate – for it.

    And new President Barack Obama has promised it.

    Tuesday was a day of change, with Obama’s inauguration and his remarks,  when he focused on “hope over fear, unity and purpose over discord….”

  • Some advice, Mr. President

     

    If President Barack Obama tries to follow all of the advice of local leaders, he will indeed be a busy man -- and perhaps a miracle worker.

    When asked what advice they would give Obama, local leaders said he needs to stimulate the economy but not increase the budget deficit and not raise taxes. He needs to keep us safe and take the war to terrorists. He needs to review federal education legislation and help local schools, businesses and farmers, they said. And be his own man, unswayed by the extreme elements within his party.

  • County gets weather radios with grant

    Staff photo by Lisa King

  • Group headed to see Obama

    Deborah Jordan is on cloud 10.

    She is three days away from leading a group from Shelbyville to the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama, and she says she “can hardly wait to on the bus.”

    Jordan, president of the local NAACP, said the inauguration of the first African American U.S. president is one of the most historic events in her lifetime.

    She said she wouldn't dare miss it.

    "I just can't express how excited I am," she said.

  • Rockets drop another close one

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team continued its string of close losses, falling, 68-64, to visiting Franklin County Tuesday.

    The Rockets are now winless in 2009, but each loss has been by four points or less.

    “It would be frustrating if the team were not playing extremely hard and executing our game plans,” SCHS Mike Clark said. “We played another very good team but just came up short.”

  • Public transit could increase locally

    A Louisville company is hoping to increase the amount of public transportation locally by establishing an intercity bus route that transverses the state -- including stops in Shelby County.

    Miller Transportation, a bus provider located in Louisville, has joined a national network of buses in order to provide a regularly scheduled bus service for the general public that allows for transit from here to virtually anywhere.

  • The Unborn makes the audience wish they were

    Rating:

    1 out of 5 stars

    Title: The Unborn

    Cast: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, Jane Alexander, C.S. Lee, James Remar

    Director: David S. Goyer

    Released: Jan. 9, 2009

    Running Length: 87 minutes

    MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Violence, Sexual Situations)