Today's News

  • Looking Back: June 29, 2012

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

  • Shelby Countians question health-care ruling

    The landmark decision by the Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold the nation’s new health-care law likely will have broad impact nationally – and questionable popularity among some Shelby Countians.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s central element, the individual insurance mandate, should stand, with a 5-4 decision against a suit brought by the attorneys general of several states.

  • Gallrein Farms expansion opens

    Gallrein Farms is putting the finishing touches on an expansion that has added 6,000 square feet of indoor market space and 4,000 square feet of additional greenhouse space to its farm and store on Vigo Road.

    The expanded facility opened last Friday with the arrival of the farm’s sweet corn, and Bill Gallrein said workers are completing the last few projects.

    “We’re still working,” he said. “But we’ve added a lot more produce and we’re handling a lot more local and Kentucky Proud products.”

  • Shelby Energy annual meeting: Member nominee fails in board bid

    The results from Shelby Energy’s first election that included a member-owner running for a spot on its board of directors weren’t much different than those in past years.

    Sonia McElroy of Milton gathered the proper number of signatures from members to be included on the ballot, but she lost Friday to the incumbent in District III, Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, 1,024-83, during the cooperative’s 75th annual meeting at Henry County High School.

  • Ag Report: June 29, 2012

    Law protects wineries, corn mazes

  • Business Briefcase: June 29, 2012

    Burchell takes over top job

    at Whitney Young Center


    Deborah Burchell, a veteran of Job Corps centers since 2000, is the new director of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center near Simpsonville.

  • Fireworks sales going through a boom

    Firework retailers around Shelby County agree that selling larger fireworks helps Kentucky’s economy because people no longer travel to state lines to purchase them, and those sales also raise the competition among fireworks stands.

    And there certainly is a proliferation of seasonal tents and stands that have popped up to sell the fireworks, with about 10 registered firework stands in Shelby County and about 900 in Kentucky, Kentucky State Fire Marshall William Swope said. Both those numbers are about 50 percent higher than in 2011.

  • New Business: KRAP

    Physical: 178 Midland Blvd., Shelbyville


  • SOUDER: The founders’ Declaration of ‘In-Dependence’

    Next week, as we celebrate the 4th of July, millions of Americans will have cookouts, go swimming, play cornhole and watch fireworks. A few of us actually will pause for a moment to reflect upon what the day is all about.

    As I’m sure you’re aware, the 4th of July is our national Independence Day, memorializing the day our Founding Fathers declared their independence from Great Britain.

  • Shelby man pleads guilty on sex charges

    A Shelbyville man, Carlos Juan Sapon, 24, who was arrested in August on charges of incest, rape and sexual abuse, has pleaded guilty to some of those charges.

    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has recommended no probation for Sapon.

    She added that Sapon was to have gone to trial Monday on those charges, but he accepted a plea agreement instead at the last moment.