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Today's News

  • Town hall talk on pensions

     Across the state, those who dedicate their lives to serving our communities are facing the challenge of an uncertain future with their retirement plans.

    The PFM Consulting Group, which was hired by the state, offered recommendations last month for Kentucky's pension systems that could save the state more than $1 billion a year.

    However, those recommendations have left many concerned, including members of the Shelby County Education Association.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves 4 percent tax hike

     In a 3-2 split decision, the Shelby County school board members elected ultimately to adopt an increased property tax rate of .731 up from the current .715 per $100 of assessed value.

    The meeting opened with a public hearing on the matter and while no members of the community were present to speak for or against the proposed change, board members did not come to their decision lightly.

  • A wild goose chase

    Several Shelby residents found their lake plans thwarted Monday by road closure signs, as open hunting season of waterfowl in Kentucky expanded into the Lake Shelby area in response to the overcrowding population of geese in the region.

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Director Shawn Pickens said an inspection from the U.S. Department of Agriculture determined the geese to be a human safety risk.

  • Looking backward: Sept. 15, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can’t identify, send it in and we’ll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • Church news: Sept. 15, 2017

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

  • Shelby County Sheriff reports

    David M. Bell, 36, of 120005 Wide Spring Court in Louisville was arrested April 30 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, communications device violation, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Former bingo hall gets facelift

    You may have noticed the former bowling alley and bingo hall on Midland Trail getting a touch up lately. The building, which has been vacant for nearly a year is now sporting a fresh coat of paint and even more improvements on the inside.

    That’s because there has been a lot of interest lately from potential buyers, said realtor Larry Rogers, who owns the building along with Barbara Hamilton.