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Today's News

  • That's the spirit

    Shelbyville residents, like the rest of the country, enjoy decorating for Halloween, and some of their outdoor “artwork” is showcased here.

    Would you have guessed that Halloween began as an Irish tradition?

    If so, give yourself a gold star.

    In the Celtic culture more than 1,000 years ago in Ireland, Nov. 1 was New Year's Day on the Druid calendar, according to holidayinsights.com.

  • Arrest made with help of off-duty dispatcher

    An off-duty police dispatcher was instrumental in leading to a traffic-related arrest last week, according to Shelbyville Police.

    According to the police report, off duty dispatcher Jeremy Younger was driving behind a 1996 Pontiac on Frankfort Road when he noticed that the car was “all over the roadway.”

    Younger got on his cell phone and called police, who arrived at his location and got in behind the car, driven by Cresencio Martinez of Frankfort.

  • County forced to pay high prices to winterize roads

    Road crews are gearing up for winter, and Road Supervisor Carl Henry said a major part of that preparation includes having enough road salt on hand.

    The problem is, the price of salt has nearly tripled since last winter, Henry told fiscal court members Tuesday. He advised them to accept a bid from Morton's Salt for $120 per ton, because he had checked out prices from other companies, and Morton's was the lowest.

    “We're not going to get it any cheaper,” he said.

    Road salt prices the previous winter topped out at about $48 per ton.

  • County forced to pay high prices to winterize roads

    Road crews are gearing up for winter, and Road Supervisor Carl Henry said a major part of that preparation includes having enough road salt on hand.

    The problem is, the price of salt has nearly tripled since last winter, Henry told fiscal court members Tuesday. He advised them to accept a bid from Morton's Salt for $120 per ton, because he had checked out prices from other companies, and Morton's was the lowest.

    "We're not going to get it any cheaper," he said.

    Road salt prices the previous winter topped out at about $48 per ton.

  • School menus - Oct. 27-31

    Monday

    ELEMENTARY

    BBQ pork rib or pizza stick, corn on the cob, green beans, pear, mandarin oranges or pineapple, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit or Uncrustable

    MIDDLE SCHOOLS

    Hamburger/cheeseburger, grilled cheese or chicken nuggets, French fries, ketchup/mustard, BBQ sauce/honey mustard, salad dressing/mayo, lettuce/tomato, pickle/onion, corn on the cob, fresh veggies w/ranch, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or breakfast

    Tuesday

    ELEMENTARY

  • From bushel to bottle: Local farmer produces corn for Woodford Reserve

    If you pony up the cash for a fifth of Woodford Reserve, you'll get a taste of Shelby County along with a sip of super premium whiskey.

    The corn that is the principal ingredient of Woodford Reserve is grown right here in Shelby County - by Langley Farms.

    Langley Farms is the sole provider of the corn that will make the whiskey that has won "best bourbon" awards all over the country and is the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders Cup.

  • Zap-car firm tours Martinrea

    A manufacturer of electric automobiles toured the Martinrea Heavy Stamping facility in Shelbyville on Monday, raising questions about the future of what once was Shelbyville's largest employer.

    The visit sparked speculation across the county that the local plant might be sold to up-and-coming Integrity Automotive, but Randall Waldman, Integrity's CEO, said he doesn't want to buy the whole plant but only parts of it after it shuts down.

  • School redistricting causes concerns

    Tensions were high Tuesday night as school administrators and local parents discussed the district's plan to reassign up to 60 students to a different school next year.

    The district's plan calls for Simpsonville Elementary school students who live in parts of Finchville to be reassigned to Southside Elementary School.

    The meeting, which was held at Southside, was designed to allow district personnel to hear from the parents who are affects and to discuss possible alternative solutions.

  • 1993: Top pastry awards are 'icing' for Shelby grad

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 1998

  • Triple S to consider regulations on satellite dishes

    Triple S Planning and Zoning is considering new regulations that would dictate where homeowners can install satellite dishes.

    Amended regulations discussed at Tuesday's meeting would require a new permit process for the installation of dishes greater than three feet in diameter and would create explicit language specifying where on a house a homeowner could place a dish that is three feet or smaller.