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Today's News

  • False alarm: Sunken vehicle not connected with Ethington

    A possible lead in the missing Maxine Ethington case has turned out to be false, according to Shelbyville Police.

    When a sunken vehicle was discovered in the Ohio River in Milton, Ky. in Trimble County, divers were sent down to investigate on Wednesday, according to Shelby County Police detective Bruce Gentry.

  • Corn, Carbon, Cash - Carbon trading program could help local farmers

    If the weather holds, Paul Hornback is set to bring in a healthy crop of corn this fall.

    Hornback, who farms 1,700 acres of corn locally, said the corn fields in Shelby County not only produce a great product, but also help remove harmful carbon emissions from the air.

    Previously, Hornback had viewed the environmental benefits of farming as an added benefit, but this year, he is set to profit from the amount of carbon that the corn consumes.

  • Johnson Controls cuts workforce in half - 114 are out of work

    When Steve Lear left his job at Johnson Controls last Thursday, his supervisors told him that his job would be there for him after the company came back from a month-long hiatus.

    But on Monday, Lear and 113 other employees found out that before they walked out the door on Thursday, their pink slips were already in the mail.

    "That was the notice I got for giving Johnson Controls 10 years of hard work," he said. "They don't care about no one but themselves."

  • Junior Golf 101: Teaching the game

    How did you learn to play the game of golf? When asked this question, most people say that their introduction didn't come until they were young adults, and many wish the opportunity had been available to them at an earlier age.

  • Not disrespectful

    Last week a letter to the editor appeared in the Sentinel-News in which the author claimed that a student, by uttering a prayer (GASP!) at the Shelby County High School graduation ceremony, "was disrespectful of the intent of the law and the audience before her."

  • Zoning to hear ag divisions

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will decide on three agricultural division next Tuesday night. Commissioners will vote on:

    An agricultural division of Homestead Acres on Clark Station Road.

    An amended agricultural division of Rutledge Farm East on Dover Road.

    An agricultural division of Masonic Homes of Kentucky on Frankfort Road.

    They will also consider approving the building plat of Charles and Helen Crabtree on Colt Run Road and a building extension of Villas at Cardinal Club Estates.

  • Cashing in on the Ryder's Cup

    Though the Ryder Cup is still two months away, local businesses are already experiencing the benefits of having a world-class golf tournament take place just miles down the road.

    The event, which will take place September 16 to 21 at Valhalla Golf Club, will draw spectators from around the world to watch the best European and U.S. golfers square off on the greens.

    In total, the event is expected to bring over $120 million dollars into the area.

    Several local hotels have already booked up for the event.

  • Thanks for health fair

    As a resident of Shelbyville, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for the Men's Health Fair given on June 14 to the men of our community.

    The service offered that day beckons a warning to us of future infirmaties and thus allows early treatment. Add to this, the event was free.

    Thank you, Jewish Hospital, and the employees and doctors who worked the event.

    Tommy Hower,

    Shelbyville

  • Finchville woman dies in auto crash

    A Finchville woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle automobile accident on Fisherville Road.

    Faye Sanders, 85, of Clark Station Road, died at the scene of the accident which happened at about 1:30 p.m.

    Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice said that Sanders was a front-seat passenger in a 2002 White Mercury SUV with four other occupants, all of whom were members of the same family.

  • Two people hit by bullets in gun battle

    A local man has been jailed following a shooting that occurred Tuesday night on Berea Street that left two people injured.

    Tyrran Harris, 19, of 110 Berea Street, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly exchanging gunfire with two men in a crowd of at least eight people, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Two bystanders, a woman and a six-year-old boy, were hit by gunfire and required medical treatment. The woman, Hardy Gwentessa, 26, of Shelbyville, was grazed by two bullets.