Today's News

  • Martinrea to cut 84 workers

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping, continuing to battle the struggling automotive economy, will eliminate one-third of its workforce during the next two months.

    And if the situation there doesn't improve, local union leaders say they believe the plant might be shut down entirely.

    Local 2383 President Dwayne Gilbert said that 37 union workers would be let go on Wednesday and 47 more on Nov. 10, leaving 147 employees at the company that in 2000 had about 1,100 in 2000.

  • Bypass construction on schedule

    Carl Henry was smiling big because he good news to report about the progress with construction of the Shelbyville Bypass.

    "Burks Branch is back open again," he said. "And it's about time."

    State officials said no further delays are anticipated and that the entire, $26.1million project is on schedule to be completed by August 2009.

    "Right now, the excavation work is done, and almost all the bridge road work is also done, said Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. We have one more concrete pour coming up on Tuesday.

  • Shelby County deeds and permits

    Deed transfers

    Kinman, Inc. to Geneva a. L. Kuck, property near Southville at Shelbyville and Little Mount turnpikes, $92,500.

    Edwin G. and Frances J. Frey to Brenda and Ronald Metcalf, tract 2A, subdivision plat in Simpsonville, $25,000.

    General Land Development Corporation, to Michael F. and Jeanie M. Gatti, tract 7F, Rutledge Farm East divided, $42,000.

    Brassfield, Inc. to Knobview Partners, LLC, lot 90, North Country subdivision, section IV, $29,000.

    Heather Powell Widener to Sandy and April Kring, tract 6, K Long Farm divided, $105,000.

  • Myles: Cops can't carry into court

    Like most judges, John David Myles doesn't want guns to be brought into his courtroom. But, unlike most judges, Myles has even prohibited law-enforcement officers from packing heat in his courtroom.

    And the decision has caused several local police officers to be up in arms.

    Myles, who is the Family Court judge, said his decision is for the safety of those in the court.

  • Police beat

    Editor's note: Sentinel-News police beat items are written from reports from local fire departments, Shelbyville Police, Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police.

    Drunken Driving

    David W. Tindall, 41, of Waddy, was arrested Sept. 11 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, first offense and expired registration plates.

    Bruno Lara, 19, of Shelbyville, was arrested Sept. 14 at Fairway Crossing and Highway 53 and charged with DUI, first offense, criminal littering, no operator's license and no insurance.

  • Regional golf tournaments tee off Monday

    The SCHS golf teams will jockey for postseason play Monday when the regional golf tournaments get under way.

    The Rockets will travel to Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect, and the girls team gets the advantage of hosting their tournament at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

    "I think playing at home is a pretty big advantage for us," senior Candice Wiley said. "The course is pretty dry, so we have to adjust to that. But we're all playing really well here right now."

    This being the Lady Rockets first year in Region 5, they know winning a title will be difficult.

  • Rockets top No. 2 South Oldham, 2-1

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team has played a brutal schedule this year, and it finally paid off Tuesday, when the Rockets upended No. 2-ranked and visiting South Oldham, 2-1.

    "It was a huge win for us," SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. "I would imagine it's one of the biggest ever because it wasn't a fluke. We played great soccer and beat a very good team."

    Both teams had several shots on goal in the first half, but the game remained scoreless until the Dragons (11-2) finally got on the board with less than three minutes before halftime.

  • Ryder Cup a winner - Local businesses have big week

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    Staff Sgt. James Marsh of Shelbyville raised the American flag at the opening ceremonies at the 37th Ryder Cup last Thursday.

    Shelbyville's proximity to Louisville enabled local businesses to benefit from the 37th Ryder Cup Golf Tournament concluded Sunday at Valhalla.

    Though no official numbers are available, local hotels and restaurants reported high-volume business during the tournament's weeklong run that may have left them feeling as much like winners as the United States team that upset the Europeans.

  • A heroic departure - Local National Guard heads to Iraq


    Whether by risking their lives for another on the battlefield or by having to leave behind those they care about most, soldiers make many sacrifices that require courage.

    That's why there weren't enough seats in the Clay Street Baptist Church on Monday evening.

    A multitude of family and friends filed in to honor the men and women of the Shelbyville-based Kentucky Army National Guard's 1163rd Medical Company, which is being deployed to Iraq.

  • Thanks

    We want to thank everyone who participated in the benefit for Tom and Vicky wise. Words cannot express the appreciation that we have. From the donation of the facility, all of the individuals and businesses that donated food, money, and items for the auction and all of the volunteers working the fish fry, this would not have been possible without you. In our time of need, it is a wonderful feeling to know that there are so many people and businesses that are willing to lend a helping hand. That's what made this benefit so special. We were asking for help, and everyone we asked responded.