Today's News

  • District approves May 27 as last day for students

    May 27 will officially kick-off the summer 2016 break for Shelby students.

    The Shelby County Board of Education agreed Thursday to amend the 2015-16 district calendar to account for lost days due to inclement weather.  School was called off a total of three days this winter on account of snow and to make up those days the district elected to simply tack them back on to the end of the originally approved calendar, which had deemed May 24 as the last day.  The originally planned graduation date of May 28, the Saturday following the last day, has not been impacted.

  • Shelbyville man carries wooden cross through Shelbyville

    Not everyone would recognize the name Kenny Tipton right away, but he has gained such a reputation in Shelbyville for his particular Easter tradition that most people have seen him in action.

    For the past three years, Tipton, 62, has carried a huge wooden cross from one end of Shelbyville to the other, his shoulders bent under its weight, but his spirit focused on the message he strives to send, he says.

  • Shelby Trails to hold grand re-opening

    Shelby’s equestrian park that changed management in February will roll out its new format at a grand re-opening Saturday.

    Shelby Trails, located at 5063 Aiken Road on the outskirts of Simpsonville, features nearly 500 acres of hiking and equestrian trails, and on Saturday, new managers Jennifer Hegg and Justine Saudan with the American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation, the entity in charge of all programs at Shelby Trails, will be hosting the event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Learning their fair share

    When the bell rang at Southside Elementary School Wednesday afternoon, eager learners suddenly flooded the hallway.  With smiles and conversation, they switched classrooms seeking their next learning opportunity.

    Those classroom seats were not occupied antsy elementary students, but rather excited educators, eager to learn about innovative technology tools being used by other teachers across the district.

    The perplexing sight of teachers behind the desks, as well as leading the classrooms, was part of the district’s second Ed Tech Share Fair.

  • County considering Kentucky Wired project

    A workshop Tuesday night between county officials and representatives of a company affiliated with Kentucky Wired may be the first step toward moving Shelby County’s rural areas forward in terms of high speed Internet access.

    The catch is that it would cost $50,000 for the county to join the project, something that officials say would be worth it.

  • Easter pets - Not for every-bunny

    With Easter quickly approaching, you might be scrambling to the stores to snag up those last minute goodies and gifts for your loved ones’ baskets.  Common fillers include chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Peeps, fake grass and plastic eggs.  But if your shopping agenda includes an impromptu purchase of a cute little bunny or a bright yellow baby chick this holiday, you might find yourself hippity-hopping back to the pet store after the holiday weekend.

  • Coming up to speed

    Faster Internet speeds are in the works for portions of Shelby County, with Simpsonville being the predominant area of concentration for now.

    Officials at Time Warner Cable announced last week that the company is in the middle of taking the Internet and TV experience to the next step for customers in Jefferson, Ind., and Louisville, increasing speeds up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps) at no extra cost to customers.

  • Budget coming down to the wire

    Lawmakers have less than a week to complete the state budget, which has already undergone major revisions and will no doubt undergo many more before all is said and done.

    The Kentucky House voted to approve its version 53-0 last Wednesday, with all Republicans abstaining from the vote.

  • Healthy inspiration

    Those attending the Women’s Health Fair Monday came away filled with admiration and deeply touched by the efforts of hundreds of women, some dedicated to helping others, and some determined to overcome physical obstacles of their own.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Shelby Zaxby’s planning relocation

    With few inquiries, the Triple S Planning Commission unanimously approved the two development plans presented Monday during a special-called meeting.

    Kent Gootee with Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. presented both plans, the first on behalf of Steve Brewer, owner of Zaxby’s in Shelbyville.

    Brewer told The Sentinel-News earlier this month that plans are underway to relocate the current fast food facility on Midland Trail to a lot adjacent to CVS Pharmacy on Freedom’s Way.