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Today's News

  • State police to crack down on drunk drivers during holidays

    Every year law enforcement officials make a plea to those who drink to stay off the roads.  Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said that though drunk driving is a horrible crime any day of the year, statistics show that the holiday season is by far the worst period for crashes involving alcohol.

    He added that 25 people died on Kentucky roadways between December 20 and December 31 last year.

  • Frozen pipe shuts off water to resident

    The combination of a low Guist Creek Lake and freezing temperatures shut down the water supply to a handful of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer customers early Monday morning.

    The low lake levels left exposed about 80 feet of iron pipe that supplied water to four residences on Farm Lake Court. With air temperatures dropping into single digits and wind-chill readings below zero Sunday night and Monday morning, water in the pipe froze solid.

  • Stumbo still banned from schools

    The Shelby Circuit Court has upheld the ban of a former teacher from school property.

    On Monday, Judge Chuck Hickman overruled Scott Stumbo’s request for a temporary injunction on the ban that the Shelby County Public School System has put on him from attending school events and extracurricular activities.

    Stumbo, who was accused of sexually harassing two students in 2006, has not been allowed to be on school property since February 2007.

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  • The business of wild life

     Hunting and fishing has always been popular with many Shelby Countians. When a hunter gets the buck of a lifetime, he or she wants to preserve the trophy. So there has always been a need for someone to prepare the animal for display. That someone is a taxidermist.

    Joe Bland, of Waddy, a licensed taxidermist, recently completed the preparation of a bobcat, a 13-pound female trapped near Bagdad in 2005. She was the first one trapped in Shelby County since the early 1900s.

  • The right moves

    The Shelby County chess team often has been underrated by its opponents this season, perhaps in more ways than one.

    But at chess there's no real question about this team: It's undefeated.

  • Nuts about a squirrel

    Morry Wakefield grew up on a farm where he had several unusual pets, including pigs, goats and calves. “Harry” may be his strangest pet to date.

    Harry is a squirrel Wakefield rescued after it fell from a tree during the winds Hurricane Ike brought to the area in mid-September. The squirrel had apparently dropped about 20 feet to the driveway.

    “I was getting ready to leave, and I saw a baby squirrel on the driveway going around in circles,” Wakefield said. “It looked up at me like 'please help me.'”

  • ‘Whirled peas’ at Christmas

    Is it just me, or does it seem like at this time of year that city street lights--and even stoplights-- flash a bright red and green, and in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas?

    Another song (and popular consensus) says that Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year.”  And what’s not to like?

  • Christmas @ Claudia's set for Sunday

    Christmas @ Claudia's set for Sunday

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    This Sunday, Christmas @ Claudia's will gladden the hearts of many Shelby Countians.

    The $30,000 charitable event will serve 1,500 people from the Shelby County community. 

    Tom and Cherry Settle, owners of  Claudia Sander's Dinner House where the event will be held, donate all food and their facility to host the event.