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Today's News

  • Beshear speaks at human trafficking meeting

    Making his second stop in less than a week in Shelbyville, Attorney General Andy Beshear was again a keynote speaker at a local event.

    However, instead of rallying Democrats, Beshear was much more serious on Tuesday as he discussed human trafficking and its far-reaching effects in society at the North Central Health District.

  • HRC continues fairness ordinance work

    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission convened Monday and continued the conversation regarding a proposed Fairness Ordinance. 

    Commissioner Ronald Ford went over high points of the commission’s proposed changes, which would amend and expand the previous discrimination ordinance to provide protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • Democrats talk success, how to reach voters

    Andy Schmidt, new interim chair of the executive committee for the Shelby County Democratic Party, opened Friday’s annual Martha Layne Collins Dinner by noting that the dinner at Claudia Sanders welcomes everyone – “We welcome Republicans, Independents, grass root groups, – you are all welcome here.”

    And with a near record crowd, that seemed so.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – New member jumps on board

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, a new member will share the table.  Will Barnett was selected at the end of May and will be officially sworn into the position on Thursday at the start of the meeting, at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street. 

    A Shelby native who grew up in the Bagdad region, Barnett has three children who have either finished or are currently in the SCPS system. 

  • Chewing the fat

    Just like our waistlines, obesity in America is a growing problem.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than one-third of U.S. adults, or 33.8 percent, are obese.

    And adults aren’t alone in their struggles.  Data gathered from the National Health and Examination Survey Approximately determined that approximately 17 percent, or 12.5 million, of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese.

    A person is considered obese when they have a body mass index of 30 or more.

  • Too busy to eat healthy, think again

    By Camilla Corder/Sentinel-News Correspondent

    Are you busy? I mean, you’re lucky I got my clothes facing the right way and had time to brush my teeth before heading out the door, kind of busy?

    The daily demands of jobs, family and all the places we need to be are stressful enough without adding finding a way to be healthier.

  • Premature death rates linked to health behavior

    A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed research-driven journal for practitioners in internal medicine, suggested that the variation in life expectancy could be explained by differences in socioeconomic and race/ethnicity factors, as well as behavioral and other risk factors.

    Roanya Rice, executive director of the North Central District Health Department, which serves four counties, including Shelby, said one example is in the area of lung cancer.

  • A healthy vision

    Most parents struggle to get their children to eat healthy, always searching for more ways to work in extra vegetables, more whole grains and better portions to round out meals.

    Who knew the best place to get your kids eat better would be at school during the summer?

    That’s what several fourth through eighth graders found out during a weeklong Culinary Camp at Collins High School last week.

  • A royal beginning

    This year’s Shelby County Fair opened with a lot of activity on Monday with gates open for exhibit drop off and viewing at Floral Hall, followed by the Miss Shelby County Fair Pageant and the Open Dairy Show and the antique tractor pull.

    Floral Hall opened to the public at 7 p.m. and exhibits consisted of everything from arts and crafts to flower arrangements to edibles ranging from health to decadent cakes and other yummy baked goods.

  • Short agenda for Shelbyville City Council

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a very light agenda this week, officials say.

    "We just don't have a lot for an agenda," said Mayor Tom Hardesty. "Steve Gregory [city attorney] is working on something, so even if we have a meeting, it will be very short.”

    "It kind of comes in waves, it's just like an ocean wave," Hardesty said. "Sometimes you have a whole lot of items and then you get all that business taken care of, and it's just got to build back up again."