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Today's News

  • April events

    District

    Monday through Friday – no school/spring break

    April 17 – Kindergarten registration/screening at each elementary school 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    April 19 – School board 7 p.m. Central Office

    April 20 – Young Leaders Institute for both high school sophomore members Tourism & Economic Development Day and graduation luncheon

    April 21 – AP study session at Western Hills for both high schools

  • Court report: March 19, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Cesar Gomez, alcohol intoxication in a public place – guilty – $169 fine and costs.

    Stephanie L. Hardin, attempt theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – guilty – $344 fine and costs.

    Everett Slattery II, first-offense DUI – guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Russell E. Nation Jr., harassment and resisting arrest – guilty – 60-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Ag Report: April 6, 2012

    Kentucky dairy show opens

  • Simpsonville passes along ideas for its sidewalk project

    The main event at the meeting Tuesday of the Simpsonville City Commission focused on light poles, trash cans, benches, a clock and even the color green.

    That’s because City Administrator David Eaton and Commissioner Vicky Wise presented to the commission the suggestions from a committee as to how the city might accessorize its new downtown sidewalk project.

  • Daniel Boone comes to Shelbyville

    Shelby County residents are in for a unique opportunity Thursday night, when the Shelby County Public Library welcomes Daniel Boone to its Hudson Room.

    Historical re-enactor Scott New of Berea recreates the role of Boone, sharing the story of the important role Boone played in the establishment of Kentucky, in a program called Coming Into Kentucky.

    This family friendly event is hosted by the Painted Stone Settlers and Kentucky Chautauqua, two groups with interest in sharing Kentucky history and heritage through creative and interactive programs.

  • Shelby fans journey to New Orleans for Final Four

    NEW ORLEANS – Kyle Frinak, Chris Gaither and Eric Miracle were among those in blue heaven Monday night.

    That’s because all were able to watch the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team capture its eighth national championship from inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • News briefs: April 4, 2012

    New judicial center

    dedication is Thursday

     

    The public is invited to the Administrative Office of the Courts’ official dedication ceremony for the Shelby County Judicial Center, which will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the building on 401 Main St. in Shelbyville.

  • Mount Eden man’s bail sends him to psych facility

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Mount Eden man facing attempted murder, assault and wanton endangerment charges has been released from custody and has admitted himself to a Louisville psychiatric hospital per the terms of his bond agreement.

  • MY WORD: Shelbyville's requirement isn’t just an issue of paying for a sidewalk

    This spring, my wife and I will be replacing the sidewalk abutting our home on Henry Clay Street in Shelbyville. We were among the first 150 residents in a 22-square-block area to receive notice from the Codes Enforcement Office that a 16-year dormant ordinance requiring homeowners to pay for sidewalk repairs was being resurrected and enforced.

    The letter directed us to start making arrangements within 30 days and complete the work within 60 days, or the city would make the repairs and file a lien against our home for the cost of the work, plus fees and penalties.

  • MY WORD: What organic farming is really like

    I was very interested to read the article The Sentinel-Newsthat started out talking about beef prices but ended as a discussion about organic livestock (“Shelby’s beef prices jumping,” March 23). My husband and I own Earth's Promise Farm. We are among the state's first certified organic farms, and we raise certified organic pastured poultry for meat and eggs, certified organic pastured pork and certified organic produce.