Today's News

  • City council holds line on property taxes

    Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday night levying ad valorem property tax rates for the calendar year of 2009.

    The tax rate proposed this year is 27.5 cents per $100 assessed real property, which is the same as it has been the last two years.  

    The tax is expected to produce $1,972,111 in revenue – nearly $60,000 more than last year.

  • The show has a high and dry finish

     There was no rain and very little mud on Friday and Saturday nights when the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show had its final events. Organizers reveled in the throngs who crammed into the tents and the arena at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, and the fans seemed to revel in watching the horses and the people. To see more photographs and video, visit the bottom of the home page.

  • Lady Rockets Soccerama this weekend

    The Shelby County girls' soccer team will have its big fundraiser Saturday with Soccerama.

    The girls have some of the top teams in the state coming in for six varsity and JV games at the SCHS Athletic Complex.

    The Lady Rockets will face South Laurel in the last matchup of the day, beginning at 4 p.m.

    South Laurel finished last year with a 16-7-1 record and dominated the 16th Region before finally losing, 1-0, to Boyle County in Sub-section 8.

  • Storm blows tree down, knocks out power

    Residents of Kentucky Street peered anxiously out their windows Tuesday as they watched fire and utility crews working to clear away a huge maple tree blown down by a powerful, early afternoon thunderstorm that blew across Shelby County.

    During a day of intense storms that inundated Southern Indiana, Louisville and surrounding counties, there were no serious problems in Shelby.

    A power line also was reported down in Simpsonville, and some stoplights went out in the high winds and torrential rains, but the outage on Kentucky Street was the most major situation.

  • Police cash in on tip, arrest 2 Dollar 'bandits'

    Police have caught up with two women who allegedly stole quite a bit of merchandise from a local store with the help of a person who read about the theft in The Sentinel-News last week.

    Maj. Danny Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department said that after the article and security-camera photo were published Friday, someone called to suggest the identity of the women.

  • KSP calls 'click it' program a success

    Kentucky State Police participated in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) May seat belt campaign called “Click It Or Ticket.” The campaign was sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and ran from May 18 through May 31. During the 14-day mobilization, KSP issued 9,921 seat-belt and 288 child-restraint citations to unrestrained motorists.

  • Host team awaits Post 37 at regional

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team wrapped up its fifth state championship this past weekend. Though that seems like a lot, it pales in comparison to the team’s next opponent.

    Enid, Okla., the host squad of this year’s Mid-South Regional, is a 12-time state champ. Though it didn’t win this season, it did win consecutive titles from 2005 to 2008, so experience is on the side of the host team this week.

  • Interstate accident injures 1

    A Nicholasville man was injured in an accident on I-64 East Wednesday when he fell asleep at the wheel, Shelbyville Police said.

    Samuel Wingate, 19, ran off the road and crashed into the guard rail at the 33 mile marker at about 12:30 in the afternoon. No other vehicles were involved and Wingate was alone in his 1009 BMW. He was transported to the University of Louisville by Shelby County EMS with minor facial injuries, police said.


  • Black shirts lead Blue and Gold

    Donning the blue and gold for Shelby County on Friday night remains the ultimate goal, but wrapping up in a black jersey on weekday afternoons seems like an odd way to get there.

    Unless that is, you want to be one of the Rockets' leaders.

    Each season SCHS's football coaching staff rewards players that show a high level of effort, commitment and sacrifice with back practice jerseys. Those jerseys give the rest of the team something to strive for and let the players know who they should watch if they’re looking for tips.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on burglary

    Information is wanted on a break-in that happened in the 100 block of Valley View Drive between 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 10:15 p.m. Monday.

    Someone broke into a residence and took two television sets, a battery charger, a portable battery pack, and an air pump.

    A neighbor noticed that a door was open at the residence and called police. Officers found no one at the home.