Today's News

  • EARLIER: Police car approval doesn't cruise through council

    The Shelbyville City Council had its foot on the accelerator Thursday night for the police department to purchase two new cruisers from the lower of two bidders, Countryside Motors out of Lawrenceburg.

    But the one council member who was stuck in park over the selection of the two Ford Crown Victoriaw was Shane Suttor.

    Suttor stood in opposition, suggesting that another option could be worth considering.

  • Sheriff Department buys new cruisers locally

    Shelby County Sheriff's department put in orders for two new Ford Police Interceptors last week, and they were purchased locally at O'Brien Ford Mercury.

    "We've got several people in the county that work out there, and we hope it's a dealership that stays in business," Sheriff Mike Armstrong said. "We wanted to stay local and try help out business here. That does put money back in the local economy." 

  • Officer uses Taser to fight man with hammer

    A Shelbyville man received a shock when police used a Taser to subdue him after he attacked an officer with a hammer, police say.

    Guthrie Ford, 63, of 800 Main Street in Shelbyville was arrested Sunday and slapped with numerous charges all stemming from the alleged hammer attack.

    The report says the incident began when Kevin Redmond looked out a window at his residence on 9th Street and saw Ford sitting in his car. Redmond said he went to his car and asked Ford to get out, but that Ford threatened him with a hammer.

  • Shelbyville Pollice Reports: May 20, 2009

    Drunken Driving/Traffic-Related

    Hector O. Ganzalez, 24, of Louisville was arrested May 17 on Interstate 64 at Mile Marker 31 and charged with DUI first offense, no operator’s license and speeding.

    Jessie T. Scrogam Jr., 26, of Bagdad was arrested May 15 on Jonathan Circle and charged with DUI, third offense in five years.

    Terri M. Norton, 39, of Shelbyville was arrested May 13 on Brooks Industrial Road and charged with DUI under aggravating circumstances.

  • EARLIER: SCHS student is arrested after threats

    A Shelby County High School student has been arrested for making a school-related death threat.

    Thomas Lee Wenz, 18, of 4481 Zaring Mill Road was arrested Monday night -- the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre -- and charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, said Gene Witt, chief deputy at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    He added that the sheriff's office got a report from the high school Monday afternoon that a threat had been made.

  • Looking Back: May 15, 2009

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Pools conform to new law

    A new regulation designed to protect children swimming in pubic pools has caused some facilities to struggle to meet its requirements in time for the summer season.

    The tragic death of a 7-year-old girl who was sucked into a pool drainpipe spawned the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, which became law. After some extensions, pools now must pass an inspection before they can open for their summer seasons, typically around Memorial Day.

  • EARLIER: Rockets top Spencer, 8-2

    Almost like calling a shot, the Shelby County Rockets knew they had to put up at least seven runs in beating Spencer County on Wednesday.

    And the Rockets did just that, actually tacking on an extra run to down the Bears (6-8), 8-2.

    The runs were important for the 30th District race, which now has three teams tied with one loss. Shelby County is 2-1 in district play, but Anderson and Spencer are both 1-1 with games remaining against Eminence.

  • State police event to promote motorcycle safety

    Kentucky State Police will kickoff Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day on Thursday in Frankfort.

    This event, which is in its second year, will be an all-day affair that includes include vendor displays, a news conference, a safety seminar and the "Cruise for Awareness" ride.

    The riders will be escorted by KSP and the Lexington Police Department, with more than 200 motorcycles traveling through Frankfort making a swing around the State Capitol building.

  • Servers star in training program

    After a yearlong battle, an ordinance was finally passed in March to allow liquor to be sold by the glass in Shelby County on Sundays.

    One of the conditions of the ordinance's approval was that employees who serve alcohol must undergo "STAR" training -- That stands for Server Training in Alcohol Regulations.