Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - New Kingbrook development up for approval

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes Tuesday for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, they will review a development plan for a new warehouse proposed for the Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville.

    Slated for lot 4 at 15 Kingbrook Parkway, the development plan proposes a 120,375-square-foot warehouse and 60 parking spaces and 9 loading spaces.  The property is zoned I-1 with a BEQ overlay.

  • Local Father’s Day finds

    Father's Day is just a couple days away and if you still haven't picked out the perfect gift for the special dad in your life, your time to hit the stores is running short. 

    But before you grab the first generic coffee mug or tie at a national retailer, consider looking locally for some unique and special gift options.

    At Tipsy Gypsy Boutique you can pick up a brand new unisex Bourbon tee, a fantastic men's gift set from their Poo Pouri line, Rtic cups and Lazy One boxer shorts.

  • Decade of service

    If you or someone you know has taken advantage of the 211 service in a crisis, you might be familiar with how the Metro United Way program can help find food and clothing or pay utilities and rent, but officials MUW want you to know it’s much more than that.

  • Organizers expect good turnout for horse show

    The Shelby County Fair is wrapping up, but more festivities are still to come at the fairgrounds.

    The 2017 Shelby County Horse Show gets underway Wednesday and runs through Saturday, with lots of old favorites and some new events, not to mention a new horse show manager, and preparations are already underway organizers say.

  • 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.