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Today's News

  • Crash near Waddy shuts down I-64

    I-64 was shut down for about an hour Friday afternoon after a crash near Waddy.

    Three people were airlifted to the University of Louisville with what turned out to be non-lifethreatening injuries, said Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Younger.

    Troy Maupin, 44, Kayla Ashley and Joseph Sewell, both 24, all of Frankfort, were injured when a vehicle they were towing began to sway, Younger said.

  • Community Christmas huge success

    “It was just outstanding, everything went smooth as silk, but we never could have done it without the help of all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors.”

  • County approves sheriff and county clerk's budget

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved both the sheriff and the county clerk's budgets at its regular meeting Tuesday morning, and both were very similar to those submitted for 2014.

    The Shelby County Clerk’s Budgets for 2015 is $10,450,160, compared to $10,170,805 in 2014.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION _–Rut N’ Strut moves forward with approval

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved an agricultural plat and a development plan for Rut N’ Strut Distillery when the commission met Tuesday evening at the Stratton Center.

    The plat approval included a waiver request for a reduction in the front yard setback from 100 to 40 feet. Kerry Magan, who presented the plat and development plans to the commission explained that the waiver was for a road surrounding the proposed barrel barns and will be used sparingly.

  • Phone bundle gets tangled

    After eight weeks of a phone bundling mess, the phone lines at Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce are finally working properly once again.

    Chamber Executive Director Shelly Goodwin said she believes the issue was finally resolved only after threats of a formal complaint were made and The Sentinel-News began making inquiries about the problem to AT&T and Time Warner.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: UofL golf club to pay for effluent line

    Simpsonville City Commissioner Wednesday accepted a bid to install a new effluent line from the city’s waster water treatment facility back to the University of Louisville Golf Club to help the club water the course.

    The accepted bid of $849,950 from Joda International Inc. was the low bid on the project, and Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said he had already spoken with the golf course about the price.

  • Reflections on racism

    Wrapped in darkness except for the faint glow of light from the community Christmas tree and surrounding decorations, a small group of about 25 braved a biting wind just after sunset Friday night at Veteran’s Park to take a stand on racism.

  • Board questions auditor over fraud

    In 2011, Shelby County Public Schools received a perfect audit report from Mike Jones of Mather & Co. CPAs, who said it was the first time in his 15 years of auditing where he had witnessed no material weaknesses.  In 2012 and 2013, the district had similar reports stating the district’s financial department had no deficiencies or weaknesses in their reports.

    How is it then that nearly $600,000 was fraudulently taken from the district over a period of seven years?

  • Homemakers swap cookies, recipes, memories

    More than 20 Shelby County Homemakers carrying platters of holiday cookies piled into the kitchen at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office Friday morning to share recipes, ideas and memories over Christmas music and homemade cocoa.

    The ladies then played a delicious version of musical chairs.

  • A Christmas wish come true

    After 50 years of marriage, a visit to Santa Thursday was like déjà-vu to Howard and Linda Griffith.

    Seated on Santa’s knee in front of a huge Christmas tree at Chism’s Hardware Store, the couple glanced at each other when the jolly old elf asked them what they wanted for Christmas this year.

    “Oh, I see,” he said with a glint in his eye. “You’ve already got what’s most important.”

    Santa had made the trip down to Shelbyville early this year for a very special reunion with the Griffiths.