Today's News

  • Dealership to storage lot

    Eyebrows have been rising as the former Jeff Wyler Chevrolet Buick GMC lot on Taylorsville Road started filling up with trucks again over the last few weeks.

    After sitting vacant for nearly a year, there are now about 200 white incomplete work trucks occupying the space but despite people stopping by to look, there are no salespeople coming out.

    Rick Hill with Auto Truck Group, located in Kingbrook Commerce Center in Simpsonville, assures those vehicles are not for sale.

  • No crusade roadblocks

    In lieu of roadblocks, Shelbyville Fire and Rescue will concentrate their Crusade for Children collections efforts this year by means of seeking door-to-door donations.

    Shelbyville Firefighters say this decision was made due to safety concerns for themselves and their families.

    “One of the primary reasons is we’re concerned about the safety of the volunteers that are helping us collect,” Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said, noting many who help collect do not serve in the department but are rather family members or volunteering civilians.

  • Health department hosts fair

    If you’re looking to combine a healthy experience with a fun day, then the Fun Fest Health Fair on Saturday would be right down your alley.

    Hosted by the North Central Health District, the free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Shelby County Health Department at 615 11th St.

    There will be games and fun activities for kids and adults alike, including music, food, prizes and bounce houses.

  • Police bust theft ring at outlet mall

    Police have arrested three Taylorsville residents, one of them an employee at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and charged them with stealing up to $20,000 worth of high-priced purses over a period of several weeks.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis called the group crime a substantial theft ring.

    “An employee from the mall had been stealing purses from one of the storage units. The store that was stolen from was Kate Spade,” he said.

  • Election 2016: Primary Election Day goes smoothly in Shelby

    Election Day was going smoothly Tuesday, although officials weren’t sure what kind of a turnout they experienced at the polls when The Sentinel-News went to press.

    Early deadlines due to press issues forced the paper to print in mid-afternoon well before polls closed.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that no problems had cropped up of a technical nature, although that wasn’t the case with human nature, she said ruefully.

  • History returning home

    When Lorena Stivers was born in 1919, the large two-story Colonial brick mansion she would come to call home was already nearly a century old.

    Located just north of Shelbyville on Eminence Pike, the historic Todd home was built in 1836 by Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's first governor, for his youngest daughter Letitia upon her marriage to Charles Stewart Todd.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Zone regulations to be discussed

    Rev. Dave Hamlin will initiate this week’s city council meeting when they convene Thursday at 6:30 at city hall, 315 Washington Street with a presentation regarding a proposed change to the zoning regulations in the ag/commercial district. Mayor Tom Hardesty said the requested change is in regards to a desire to help those in need.

  • Organizers hoping for dry Relay for Life

    The 2016 Shelby County Relay for Life is set for Friday and organizers say they hope the rain will hold off.

    “If it’s raining really bad, we’ll be in Collins gym, but we’re going to have a beautiful day,” said co-chair Heidi Willhoite.

    The event beings at 7 p.m. Friday night and lasts through 7 a.m. Saturday morning at Collins High School.

    Eighteen teams from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations will participate, with team members taking turns walking on the track.

  • Fundraiser for Operation Care is Saturday

    If you’re looking for a great way to spend Saturday night that includes delicious food, mellow music and good fellowship – all while helping out a major charitable organization at the same time – look no further than the annual Operation Care fundraiser.

    The 4th annual Mercy Omega Gala, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House at 5 p.m., will feature a live auction this year, said Jennifer Decker, executive director of Operation Care.

  • Aylmer takes over at Shelby Prevention

    Shelby Prevention, a non-profit organization focused on substance abuse and violence prevention, has a new person at the helm.

    Saylor Aylmer replaced Kelly McNew in early March after the latter left to take a position with Shelby County Public Schools as a family resource coordinator.

    Aylmer, a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School, said he feels that his background in social services, in the school system and in corrections, gives him a good base to work from to advance the mission of Shelby Prevention, along with his deep roots in the county.