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Today's News

  • Indictment in school district embezzlement case will wait

    Despite being labeled as a “black and white” case, Shelby County Public Schools is still waiting for an indictment against a former employee accused of embezzling from the district funds.

    In May, SCPS Superintendent James Neihof expressed to The Sentinel-News that information had been uncovered implicating Benita Anglin in the manipulation of the payroll software MUNIS. Anglin, at the time, was the district’s payroll manager.

  • Shelby woman named St. Jude's volunteer of the year

    How kids

    can participate

    For more information or to enroll in UPHA Ribbons Of Service’s 2014 program, visit UPHAonline.com/ribbonsofservice.html or contact Robertson at 502-802-6777 or at Helen@InfinityStables.com.

    A Shelby County woman will be honored this weekend in Memphis after being named Volunteer of the Year for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

  • Southside remains on schedule for opening

    This Thursday, attendees at the Shelby County Public School board meeting will once again review the construction progress for the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and the last bits of construction at the new Southside Elementary School.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the district's offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville. A representative from K. Norman Berry and Associates will be on hand to update the board with a slideshow presentation of images for both buildings.

  • Road issues continue to plague mall area

    As the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass prepares to open next week, another issue with the newly designed roads has officials again reassessing the situation.

    Even now, with all the lanes open and three new traffic lights in operation, large trucks are having trouble navigating the turn from Buck Creek Road onto the new Veechdale Road, which is just south of the 364,000 square foot outlet center that sits on the southwest corner of Buck Creek Road and Interstate 64.

  • Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass: Official stuck in opening traffic plan

    Simpsonville officials have been working on a traffic plan for the high volume of cars expected for next Wednesday’s opening day of the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, but so far those plans are still incomplete, officials say.

    “We have been working on that for months, but the problem is, it keeps changing,” said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Kendra Wilson.

  • More Crusade money coming into Shelby County than being donated

    While donations for the WHAS Crusade for Children dipped a little this year, the county’s services won’t see a decrease.

    In fact, after the Crusade raised more than $5.6 million, about $200,000 is expected to find its way back to the county to help provide goods and services for children with needs.

    And that’s after only $143,969 was collected in the county this year.

    More than half of the money collected in Shelby County for this year’s Crusade, $75,000, will go directly back to Shelby County Public School’s. 

  • Secular invocation recalls separation of church and state conversation

    For the first time since adopting an ordinance to have a local church leader deliver an invocation to start its meeting, the Shelbyville City Council opened Thursday’s meeting with a secular invocation.

    However, the change seemed to leave some council members and some attending the meeting confused.

    Linda Allewalt stated that because she was not delivering a prayer, there was no need for people to stand, fold their hands, or bow their head, but most remained standing, some with their heads bowed, some with their hands folded.

  • Dorman Center to get Kosair grant

    Officials at a local children’s charitable organization say they are excited at the prospect of getting thousands from a matching grant.

    Kosair Charities has included the Dorman Center in a new initiative dedicated to small non-profits in counties surrounding Louisville, with its 20-20 Challenge Grant Program, which invites donors to make a gift to Kosair Charities for the benefit of the Dorman Center.

    Ray Leathers, president of the board of the Dorman Center, said the grant could mean up to $40,000 for the center.

  • Simpsonville gearing up for mall opening

    Simpsonville officials continue to plan for the opening of the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass on July 30-31.

    At Wednesday’s meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission, Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden observed that the stop lights were in operation on Buckcreek Road at the I-64 interchange, which would allow people to get used to their presence by the time the mall opens.

    That procedure just makes good sense, he added.

  • New traffic lights signal roadwork drawing near

    Three new traffic signals should now be in operation at three key spots along Buck Creek Road in the Simpsonville area.

    Traffic engineers say the lights could be completely operational now, but they may still be in flashing mode.

    The lights are the culmination of the Buck Creek Road construction project, which is nearly complete.