Today's News

  • Looking Back: October 23, 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.

  • Triple S approves event center in Simpsonville

    Robert Andrews has long had a dream to build a multipurpose event facility in Shelby County.

    With Triple S Planning Commission's approval of his development plan at Tuesday's special meeting, it seems Simpsonville could be the location where that dream comes true.

    Six months ago Andrews, owner of Elegance, LLC., revealed his goal of building a 15,000-square-foot conference center in Shelbyville, but Tuesday he said the site has changed to Simpsonville to allow for bigger and better things.

  • EARLIER: Rockets dominate Fern Creek

    If football games are won in the trenches, it’s no shock the Rockets dominated Fern Creek, 39-13, Friday.

    The Rockets (6-2, 1-1 in Class 6A, District 4) thoroughly controlled both lines of scrimmage.

    Fern Creek (6-2, 1-1) entered the game averaging 239 yards rushing and 37.9 points. The Rockets’ defense shut out Fern Creek in the second half and allowed just 70 yards on the ground.

  • Homework, glaciers and grilled cheese

    Through reading some good fiction or studying history, going to school can sometimes lead the mind to some faraway places.

    And with a little coaxing by your parents, sometimes the body gets to go, too.

    Meet Nick Tournaud -- a 2007 Shelby County High School graduate and junior biology major at Bellarmine University, though you won’t find him in the school’s halls at the moment.

  • EARLIER: Charges expected in skate park fight

    Charges are expected to be forthcoming in connection with an altercation at the skate park, police say.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said Friday that assault charges could be made against some individuals in connection with the Sept. 13 incident in which one teen was injured.

  • Kentucky State Police to hire retired troopers

    Kentucky State Police announced Tuesday that in order to enhance its ability to provide effective law enforcement services to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state legislature has authorized the re-employment of retired troopers on a contractual basis.

  • Attorney General: Triple S violated open meetings law

    The Office of the Attorney General has determined that the Triple S Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan committee did not follow protocol when looking at public feedback for the comprehensive plan because it was done behind closed doors and not in the public’s eye.

    The state’s ruling, dated Oct. 13, asserts that the committee “violated the Open Meetings Act by conducting non-public meetings without notice or minutes when the Committee had been created by official action of the Commission.”

  • Shelby author documents state's animal sanctuaries

    Sure, Paula Sparrow’s book is filled with fascinating facts about chimpanzees, surprising specifics about kangaroos and pleasant pictures of pooches – and even portraits of pigs.

  • Habitat for Humanity fulfills need, has a few of its own


    Scents of turkey and stuffing drifted from the Godow kitchen as Levi, 12, chased Lee-Lee, 7, and Olivia, 6, out the front door and onto the porch where, Heidi, 14, lounged on the porch swing.

    Their mother, Ashley, took in the children’s squeals and looked about her new home with amazement. The family moved into their Habitat for Humanity house on Jail Hill Road in Shelbyville on Sept. 2, but Ashley Godow said she still finds it hard to believe.

    “Everybody just came together to make something beautiful and affordable,” she said.

  • Overnight rains no big problems

    Friday dawned wet and rainy in Shelby County, complete with swollen creeks and water pooling in roadways.

    Local officials say the 2.4 inches of water that fell in Shelby County overnight has not troubled residents that much, but if the rain continues, that could be another matter.