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Today's News

  • Man charged in Scott once taught in Shelby

    A Bagdad man arrested Saturday and charged with sexual abuse of two Scott County middle school students was at one time a substitute in Shelby County.

    According to Shelby County Public Schools, Edwin Casper, 66, was hired as a substitute in November 1998 and employed in that capacity through June 1999.

    However, he did not seek reemployment after that, and no complaints were logged against him during his 8 months on the substitute list.

  • Our Valentine’s Day: Sweet but very simple

    Are you on the trail for unusual, extravagant or over-the-top Valentine's Day gifts?

    You'll come up short in Shelby County.

    Don't worry though. A county with traditional and conservative values doesn't come up short in the romance department. There are plenty of delicious meals, flowers and jewelry to make any honey happy.

    But there's no $18,500 olive tree, like Angelina Jolie gave her hubby Brad Pitt in 2010. Of course, Kentucky's not exactly the right climate anyway.

  • New business: All About You Celebrations, LLC

    Address: 725 Ashland Ave., Shelbyville

  • Ag Report: Feb. 10, 2012

    9 state agribusinesses

    receive development grants

    USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced last week that nine Kentucky agribusiness will receive business development assistance in the most recent round of Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) awards.

    The VAPG program provides competitive grants to individual independent agricultural producers, groups of independent producers, producer-controlled entities, and farmer or rancher cooperatives to create or develop value-added producer-owned businesses. 

  • SOUDER: Freedom of religion, speech – going, going, gone?

    If you’ve been following the news this week, you have heard about two issues that should be of great concern to all Americans but particularly those of us who call ourselves Christians.

  • Which chocolate is the most sampled on Valentine’s Day?

    Chances are, you will be buying at least one box of chocolates for a loved one this Valentine’s Day.

    The only question is, how likely is it that it will be a Whitman’s Sampler?

    Very likely, according to Russell Stover, the company that makes the sampler.

    WWW.russellstover.comreports that the sampler, an assortment of the company’s best-selling chocolates, became the nation’s best-selling box of chocolates in 1915, a position its officials say it still holds today.

  • Shelby County won’t use state money for its roads

    Shelby County officials have agreed not to dip into state money allocated for secondary roads and use it for county roads.

    At their meeting Tuesday night Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates agreed to keep the funding supplied by the state’s 2012-13 rural secondary road fund in the county for that purpose instead of spending it on county-maintained roads.

  • VFW wants computers, training for vets

    What would happen if World War II and Vietnam era veterans put their heads together to identify an area where they could really use some help?

    It didn’t take about 17 members of the VFW Post 1179 in Shelbyville very long to do just that Monday night.

    “We need to learn how to use a computer,” was the general consensus around the long table where the vets met to brainstorm.

    “I have a computer; I just don’t know how to turn it on,” one said.

  • Second sex abuse arrest involves same child

    A second person has been charged with a sex crime against a Shelbyville child.

    Cruz Dejesus Pena-Villanueva, 26, has been indicted for first-degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

    That incident happened in 2009 in Shelby County, the indictment said.

    Earlier, Henry Telles, 25, was  charged with multiple sex-related charges regarding the same child. Telles was arrested last May at a residence on Spruce Drive in Shelbyville, where he temporarily was staying, the same residence the indictment lists as Pena-Villanueva’s address.

  • SENTINEL-NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: The day Trey Williams died

    Three shots rang out in the back bedroom of a neat home on Clifton Court last Nov. 19, the day Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum killed teenager Trey F. Williams during a violent struggle at his grandmother’s house.

    Kentucky State Police detectives required about six weeks to complete their investigation, and a Shelby County Grand Jury used slightly more than four hours to determine that Marcum had acted with justifiable cause to use deadly force in subduing Williams, 18.