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Today's News

  • Johnson Controls reports layoffs

    Johnson Controls will layoff 105 hourly and 9 salary workers, the company reported in a letter to Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty Monday.

    As of presstime, company or United Auto Workers officials were unavailable for comment. See Friday's Sentinel-News for more information.

  • Fatality on Fisherville Road

    At least one person has been killed in an auto accident on Fisherville Road Wednesday.

    The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Police and the Shelby County Coroner's office have not yet released any details about the victim or victims.

    See Friday's Sentinel-News for the complete story.

  • Wiley will play Big I National at Pinehurst

    Sometimes par is just good enough.

    That's what local golfer Candice Wiley found out in a playoff during the Trusted Choice Big I State Final Thursday at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.

    After the second round Wiley found herself in a tie for the lead, so the two headed to No. 10 to start the playoff.

  • Tapp plan would allow electrical vehicles on state roads

    Rising fuel prices have consumers over a barrel and a local lawmaker has proposed legislation that would alleviate that uncomfortable position.

    Sen. Gary Tapp, R-Shelbyville, has proposed legislation that would allow electric cars to travel on state roadways.

    Tapp said he has driven the ZAP electric automobile, which can reach speeds of 45 M.P.H.

  • 'Ugly Happens:' Downtown design team offering free room makeover competition

    Think you have the ugliest digs in Shelbyville? A house with furniture that was trendy as heck in 1968? A dwelling that's a cornucopia of clutter? A room with a view - of hideous accessories?

    Well if you qualify, four designers from downtown businesses would like to give you a free room makeover - that is if they select yours as the "Ugliest Room" in Shelby County.

  • Thrash not trash

    After a week of being under lock-and-key, the Shelby County Skate Park has been reopened to the public.

    The park was closed last Tuesday after a portable toilet at the facility was burned and destroyed.

    Park officials decided to close the park until they found out who was responsible for the damage.

    At a meeting on Monday night, 30 people parents and skaters came to the park to discuss the problem and possible solutions.

  • Coleman leaves a legacy

    Hours before Rev. Lewis Coleman Jr. died, he was preparing a sermon that he hoped would challenge the people of his Shelbyville congregation to take a stand for justice.

    But on Saturday afternoon, just hours before the service was to begin, Coleman died from a seizure attack. He was 64.

    Coleman fought for social justice for close to 40 years. In that time he organized hundreds of protests across the state on issues ranging from inequalities in hiring practices to the need for more gun control.

  • City will look at feasibility of golf carts on streets

    Shelbyville City Council member Shane Suttor thinks golf carts may be the hole-in-one answer to local residents' coping with the rising price of gasoline.

    Suttor asked the council Thursday to consider a plan that would allow golf carts to be driven on city streets.

    "It's an opportunity to become more of a green city, and it's always fun to ride a golf cart," Suttor said. "It would be an opportunity to shop and eat downtown and get there on a golf cart."

  • Post 37 swept in doubleheader at Evansville

    It's not the fact that the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team dropped two games against Evansville; it's the way it's happening that bothers head coach Jim Wiley.

    "I thought our team looked better, but when we went out to play it wasn't there," he said. "They out hit us, out pitched us and played better defensively. At first I thought it was just one of those days where things don't fall together. But the more I think about it, it seems like every time we play good competition we make mistakes defensively and we don't hit."

  • Babe Ruth All-stars begin district play this week

    13-year-old All-stars,

    Robert Marshall will be at the helm for the 13-year-old All-stars, and although he didn't coach in the Babe Ruth league this year, Marshall is familiar with the players from their stint in the Cal Ripken league.

    "I've been coaching 30-some years, but I haven't had a group of Babe Ruth players for sometime," he said. "It's a somewhat interesting and impressive group. We're looking forward to going to Taylorsville (the site of the district tournament) and representing our community well."