Today's News

  • Shelby County Economic Stimulus Savings Kit
  • Burglary suspect arrested

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Shelby.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday night and could be charged with perhaps as many as 15 burglaries in Shelby County in the past few weeks.

    Currently he is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary after officers apprehended him in the vicinity of Big O Tires on U.S. 60 west of Shelbyville early Wednesday morning.

  • New business: Affordable Lawn Care

    Affordable Lawn Care

    Phone: 502-437-0749 or 502-220-7594

    Owned by: Dean Moffett and his fiancé, Jessica Weaver.

    What we do: “They do mowing, any cleanup, basically anything anyone wants to do that they don’t have time or equipment to do,” said Charles Morgan, Moffett’s stepfather and assistant.

    “If somebody in a subdivision didn’t want to mow or had a vacation need, we’ll do whatever we need to do,” he said.

  • Simpsonville house struck by lightning

    A powerful storm that blew through Central Kentucky just before noon Thursday left Shelby County a little less for wear than some other surrounding counties.

    A house near Simpsonville was struck by lightning, but otherwise local officials reported only brief power outages as part of the storm, which sent wind gusts as high as 75 mph and large hail into surrounding counties.

  • Post 37 wins two in wet tourney

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team picked up two victories in three games during the weekend, but it missed out on a possible tournament title.

    The weather halted games on Thursday and Friday, but Coach Jim Wiley said he wanted to make sure the visiting teams got some games. Only one game was played Friday, Shelby's opener against Ashland.

    The Storm Club, a Cincinnati club, played in Frankfort on Friday, and the rest of the teams picked up doubleheaders on either Saturday or Sunday.

  • Triple S makes one modification, approves goals and objectives

    Shelby County now has an idea of what it will be like in the next two decades.

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved Tuesday the 2010- 2030 Shelby County Comprehensive Plan Statement of Goals and Objectives -- with one exception.

    A public hearing on the proposed goals and objectives was held on May 26, and the commission was able to sort through the comments since then.

  • Looking Back: June 19, 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.

    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, 1999

  • Cemetery board gets 1st major grant

    The Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board has been awarded a $1,950.00 grant, according to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    The grant will be funded by the Governor's Office for Local Development for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.

  • Simpsonville's sewer ordinance ups impact fees by 33 percent

    If you are planning to build a new home in Simpsonville, it is going to  cost you a bit more to hook up to the city’s sewers.

    In its passage Wednesday morning of a new comprehensive sewer ordinance, the Simpsonville City Commission boosted the connection fee by 33 percent – to $2,000.

    That higher tap-on fee will affect only the construction of new homes in the city. City Administrator David Eaton said that he believes all existing homes and buildings in the city – “except for maybe one” – already are on the system.

  • To answer many questions, we have to connect the dots

    I read recently about a census taker who went up to a farmhouse in a rural area and knocked at the door. When a woman came to the door, he asked her how many children she had and their ages. 

    The woman replied, "Let’s see now.  There's the twins, Sally and Billy, they're thirty-two.  There’s the twins, Seth and Beth, they're twenty-six.  And there’s the twins, Penny and Jenny, they're twenty-four. "