Today's News

  • Saying good-bye to retiring Gary Tapp

    Birthdays are a good time to sit back and reflect on the past: Remember your accomplishments, admit your defeats and prepare for the future by learning from your mistakes.

    So it was on his 57th birthday Wednesday that retiring state Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville) sat down with The Sentinel-News and talked about walking away from 12 years of work in Frankfort as first a member of the House and for the last eight as a senator.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 31, 2010

    Sorrell named CEO
    of BCCLT engineering

    Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. announced that Tom Sorrell has been promoted to chief executive officer.
    Sorrell, a University of Louisville graduate, is a third-generation owner and has been with the firm since 1987
    Firm President Joe Chan remarked that Sorrell is very deserving of this position and has always worked for the best interest of the company.  

  • Neihof: All I want for Christmas is success stories like these

    The perfect gift from Santa Claus for me this year would be a box full of names of students are taking advantage of every resource so they can be successful in school. Students who typically make headlines are those who excel on test scores or in class as well as extracurricular activities. Their hard work throughout their academic career pays off consistently and they deserve those accolades.

  • WICHE: Best books 2010

    I like a book that tells a story while teaching me a little something along the way.  I like when the writer’s personality is revealed in their prose, and I like when a book makes me feel like I am not the only one that marvels at what nature and people can do.
    Here are my 2010 picks for just this sort of thing:

  • Ford’s changes a boost locally

    Ford Motor Company's retooling of the Louisville Assembly Plant is going to have some spillover into Shelby County.
    When Martinrea International reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers Local 238 last year, management said new programs would be coming.
    It appears that Ford's changes for Louisville are going to be a big part of those new programs.
    Earlier this month, Ford announced plans to retool and expand the Louisville Assembly Plant, which currently makes the Explorer. The changes will move the Explorer production to Chicago.

  • EARLIER: Girl dies in early morning fire

    Sadness has blanketed the community of Waddy and Heritage Elementary, where 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown went to kindergarten.
    Less than a week before Christmas, Elizabeth died early Sunday morning when she was trapped in her burning home.
    Neighbors were able to help Justin and Tanya Brown and 2-year-old Justin Brown Jr. out of the burning home, but they were unable to save Elizabeth, who was found by firefighters just before 5 a.m., nearly 3 hours after they arrived at the blaze.

  • EARLIER: Police concerned about metal thefts

      Thefts of metal, primarily copper, have become a focus for officers in Shelby County.

    “Over the past couple of weeks, the county has been experiencing an increase in the number of metal thefts, more specifically, copper, because it’s bringing a premium price right now,” said Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice.

  • Thomas C. Sampson: 1951-2010

    Tommy Sampson is known  most widely for being a pioneer of emergency medicine, including founding Shelby County Emergency Services.

    But Sampson, 59, who died Christmas Day after a long battle with throat cancer,

  • Community continues to help Browns

    In an outpouring of compassion, Shelby Countians have reached out to help a family that lost their 6-year-old daughter in a fire that left them homeless less than a week before Christmas.

  • Popular Collins student dies in crash

    At a prayer vigil Monday night at First Baptist Church Shelbyville, friends and family of Haley Simpson gathered to share their sorrow of losing someone so young, someone known for an uncommonly kind heart and a giving nature.

    Simpson, 16, a sophomore at Collins High School, died Monday from injuries she received in an auto accident Sunday on I-64 in Indiana that left five others injured.