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Today's News

  • KY 55 to be 1 lane over I-64 tonight

    The Department of Highways announced that KY 55 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge over Interstate 64 in Shelby County between 6 p.m. and midnight tonight.  KYTC crews will be performing bridge deck patching.

  • Earlier: Shelbyville man dead of stab wounds

    One man is dead and another is in jail charged with his death after an argument that got physical turned deadly, police say.

    Marcus Goldsmith, 53, is being held at the Shelby County Detention Center on a $500,000 full-cash bond, charged with the murder of Keith A. Jackson, 43.

    Shelbyville Police Det. Jesse Paulley and Sgt. Bruce Gentry responded to a 911 call that came in at 12:39 a.m. Friday them that somebody had been injured at 901 Main St. and was bleeding.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: March 17, 2012

    Bagdad Ruritan Club T-ball, baseball & softball sign-ups

  • Arrest made in Waddy, I-64 shooting

    Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that happened Thursday night in Waddy.

    Timothy O’Shea Johnson, 25, of Danville, has been charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Finchville couple remains in hospital

    Darryl Brooks, 49, and Tracey Brooks, 48, were injured when Darryl Brooks lost control of the 2004 Ford Explorer he was driving and ran off the road and into a tree.

    The Sentinel-Newsreported previously that the couple was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, and that that Darryl Brooks was no longer hospitalized. But that information, supplied by hospital officials, was incorrect, family members said.

  • Shelby girl gives up horse camp to help tornado victim

    With communities all around the state and even the nation sending massive amounts of donations to help those in Eastern Kentucky displaced by tornadoes, it took one little girl’s contribution to put everything in perspective for her family and friends – and maybe all of us.

    Ella Hoehner is 7 years old, and a second-grader at Wright Elementary. Her love of horses has grown so much during her short life that it is legendary in her family.

  • Wills denied bond

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, wore an orange prison jumpsuit into Shelby County Circuit Court on Wednesday in an attempt to convince the judge to let her out on bond.

    She failed.

    Wills went to prison in December, when Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman revoked her probation for failure to honor her restitution schedule, and Wednesday, he denied her request to be let out on bond while she is awaiting her appeal of his prior ruling.

  • Hot idea earns TV gig

    Wyatt Hurst of Shelbyville will be making his television debut at an extremely early age – in fact, he’s so young, he probably won’t even remember it when he’s grown.

    Hurst, a tender 2 years old, will appear on America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC-WHAS-Ch. 11) on Sunday night at 7.

    The toddler is the younger child of Josh and Malia Hurst, who also have a 4-year-old, Sophie.

    The upcoming episode was brought to the attention of The Sentinel-News by the boy’s grandfather, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits.

  • Hot idea earns TV gig

     

    Wyatt Hurst of Shelbyville will be making his television debut at an extremely early age – in fact, he’s so young, he probably won’t even remember it when he’s grown.

    Hurst, a tender 2 years old, will appear on America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC-WHAS-Ch. 11) on Sunday night at 7.

    The toddler is the younger child of Josh and Malia Hurst, who also have a 4-year-old, Sophie.

  • News briefs: March 16, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    rate up to 8% in January

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate crept back to 8 percent in January, but that ranked it among the 10 lowest in the state for the month.

    Overall unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between January 2011 and January 2012.