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Today's News

  • County gets new deputy sheriff

    After two days of being a Shelby County deputy sheriff, Gerald Wooldridge is amazed at how friendly local people are and how often they wave to him as he drives by.

    He said he has worked in communities before where the only hand gestures that law enforcement received were far less friendly.

    Wooldridge, who joined department on Tuesday, said what he looks forward to most about his new job is being apart of the community and getting to know folks.

    Wooldridge, 33, said he knew that he wanted to be in law enforcement since he was 5.

  • Historical society nets grant

    Three separate historical projects now have grant funding to help them follow through with their plans to remember local history.

    The Kentucky African American Heritage Commission Lincoln Preservation Grants total $20,000 and will go toward funding three projects that draw attention to African American heritage from the times of President Abraham Lincoln and the civil war.

  • 1983: Community Center protests utility rates

    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

  • Taking a bite out of crime

    Perps beware.

    The newest member of the Shelbyville Police Department is highly trained. If there are illegal drugs hidden in his surroundings, he'll probably find them.

    Then he'll sit.

    Borys, the German Shepherd, hails from Germany and brings a top-notch sniffer to the police department.

  • Vote yes for booster seats

    I read Representative Montell's legislative report in the Sentinel News. I noticed that Representative Montell left out his voting record on HB 55: booster seat legislation.

    I have voted as a Republican for nearly 20 years and I have believed that Republicans have always stood for family values. Booster seat legislation is the ultimate in protecting family values.

  • New zoning maps to get public hearing

    A public hearing will be held at the Triple S Planning And Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, March 18 in regards to the adoption of new Geographic Information System zoning maps to replace the commission's old paper maps.

    Michael L. Firkins, a planner with the Triple S Planning Commission, said the current paper zoning maps are old and can be hard to read.

    "They're the original from when they were adopted," Firkins said.

    Firkins said he took over the project of updating the maps when he started working for the commission in 2006.

  • Harassment suit alleges indecent exposure

    A Waddy woman who was an employee at Kentucky Air Center Inc. before quitting Dec. 31 has filed a sexual harassment suit in Shelby Circuit Court against her former employer, Roy Ferguson, and the company.

    According to records from the Secretary of State's Office, Ferguson is listed as the sole officer and a director of Kentucky Air Center Inc.

    Amy Gaines alleges in her lawsuit filed against Ferguson in Shelby Circuit Court that he exposed himself to her on two different occasions while she was an employee in shipping and receiving at Kentucky Air.

  • Youth honored for volunteering

    Kaitlin Cheek, 16, was the 2008 Youth Service Award winner from Pet Groups United. The award was announced at the group's fundraiser, Furball, on Feb. 23.

    Cheek has been involved in animal rescue since she was 8-years-old. She rehabilitates, nurses, trains and adopts animals to loving homes. She exercises rescue dogs every Wednesday and has completed a 15-hour course to help evaluate dog behavior. She regularly participates in animal transports from Pikeville to Chicago.

  • Smokes could get tax hike

    As Ray Feinberg checked out a customer at Cox's Smoker Outlet on Thursday, he encouraged them to sign a petition that urges Governor Steve Beshear to oppose a proposed tax increase on tobacco products.

    "No matter what you raise the tax on tobacco it's going to affect the industry," he said.

    On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a $19 billion budget that relies on a tax increase on tobacco products, gasoline and other services to raise needed revenue.

  • It's no trouble? It's snow trouble!

    I got what I have been whining for: a blizzard. Louisville reported a bit over 10 inches in the storm we got Friday and Saturday, March 7-8.

    Friday evening I saw lightning. I thought I'd lost my mind to snow-hallucinations, but local weather bloggers confirmed thunder and lightning were part of the storm. Snow came down faster than the salt trucks could spread salt. I suppose that makes sense as far as the science of snow-salt-road ratios go. But I wanted salt, brine, everything, even kitty litter, spread out in great quantities as I went home Friday.