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Today's News

  • Four paws for Paxton

    Parents know that going anywhere with little ones can be a challenge.

    But for Southside Elementary art teacher Michelle Thomas and her husband Delonte, going out with their children can be an extremely overwhelming task. That’s because not only do they have three little ones, but their 5-year-old son, Paxton, has autism.

    Activities most of us take for granted like a dinner out, a trip to the grocery, our kid’s soccer game, aren’t a quick trip for the Thomas family.

  • Painting by numbers

    If you noticed some roads throughout Shelby bearing freshly striped paint just before receiving a fresh coat of asphalt, your eyes were not deceiving you.

    Some roads that were being repaved were striped by mistake, officials said.

    Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford said the striping contractor for Shelby’s state road projects is Reynolds Sealing and Striping Inc.

    However, officials from that company said they were not responsible.

  • Jewish is out of local hospitals

     On Sept. 1, Catholic Health Initiatives became the "sole sponsor" or owner of KentuckyOne Health, when the parent company bought out The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence’s interests in a $150 million deal.

  • The legacy of a witness

    Next week Main Street will close and people will gather around to lay witness to a dramatic scene, much like they did 80 years ago.

    On Sept. 20, 1937, a gunshot resonated through the streets of downtown Shelbyville when the brothers of Oldham County murder victim Verna Garr Taylor shot and killed her alleged murderer, Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt.

    But when the scene plays out this time, it will be a bit more theatrical, as the community gathers to reenact the event in honor of the eightieth anniversary.

  • Wild and wooly weekend

    Shelby County residents can get out and take a close-up view of their agricultural neighbors, as the fifth annual Good Neighbors Farm Tour returns Saturday.

    The event will encompass 9 farms, with agricultural activity from racehorses and livestock to wine making and honeybee and wool production, with plenty of opportunity to buy homemade products.

    You’ll even be able to taste fresh farm products ranging from the sweet ice cream and honey to fresh vegetables and fruit wine to savory pork, lamb and beef.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Proposed gas station in Waddy pushes to 2 meetings

    With several hot topics on the agenda, the Triple S Planning Commission has elected to schedule two meetings back-to-back this month, rather than risk overcrowding the room.

  • Reading between the lines

    If you like nothing better than relaxing with a good book, then the upcoming Bookfest is right down your alley.

    Deloris Odenweller, an organizer of the yearly event, glanced around Wednesday at mounds of books lining the walls at The Sentinel-News, where for weeks people have been dropping off books to donate to the event, which will be Oct. 12-14.

  • Emergency call

    With the terror of Hurricane Irma now past, Floridians are struggling to recover from the devastation that left more than half the state’s residents without power and many city streets underwater – and five Shelby Countians will be on hand to help.

    Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Poynter said they are paramedics who were chosen to be included in a massive recovery effort involving several states.

  • Grand dedication

    Officials said that about 100 people turned out Friday night for the dedication of the new pavilion in Simpsonville.

    “It was, really a re-dedication of Wiche Park with the new pavilion replacing the old gazebo,” said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton, who officiated at the event.

    “A lot of the Wiche family was there,” he said, adding that the crowd also including city, county and state officials, including Simpsonville City Commissioners.

    The $137,000 gazebo replaces the old one, which was built in 1997.

  • Sisters write book together

    When America and Emma Nandez were growing up together in Mexico, neither one dreamed that one day they would be living in foreign countries and become published authors.

    The two sisters left their native Mexico 10 years ago, when they married, one going to Norway and the other to the United States.