Today's News

  • Southern Gospel duet

    South Of Heaven Ministries, a Southern Gospel duet, won the 2011 People’s Choice Award for local group/band in Frankfort. They also have been selected to perform at the Sherman Oaks Christian Music Festival in Dandridge, Tenn. in September. The group’s members include Lisa Agee and Donna Parker of Shelby County, who are sisters and have been singing gospel music together since childhood. They are the daughters of the late Loetta Lou Kendall-Downey and granddaughters of the late Shelby “Snook” and Virginia “Florence” Kendall.

  • EARLIER: Mount Eden: Small town home to big parade

    You can lead a horse to a parade, and he will drink of his free will when he gets to the end of Mount Eden’s Fourth of July parade, which again is set for 10 a.m. Monday.

    The parade route will be 8 miles long, stretching across three communities, from Harrisonville in the Waddy area, across KY 395 into Mount Eden and Southville.

    “It’s a heck of a parade,” said Magistrate Tony Carriss, who lives in Mount Eden and has ridden in the parade for the past 22 years.

    He’s especially excited about participating this year.

  • Sheriff's reports leftover from 07-01-11



    Michael C. Reid, 26, of 504 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was arrested March 30 on Midland Trail and charged with forgery of a prescription, first offense and possession of a forged prescription, first offense. He was also charged with a Jefferson County warrant for failure to maintain insurance, first offense.




    Donna McGee, 51, of 110 Maplewood Drive in Simpsonville was arrested April 4 on Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.

  • Police Reports 07-01-2011



    Lorenzo Lopez, 38, of unknown address was arrested June 27 on Midland Trail and charged with no operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

    Charles A. Evans, 23, of 122 Goodman Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested June 26 on Kentucky Street and charged with operating on a suspended operator’s license, no insurance and expired registration.

  • Court report July 1, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jose Ronmer Galo, no operator's/moped license and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle – pleaded guilty – 90-day sentence, serve 10 days, balance probated for two years and $493 fine and costs.

    Bruce A. Gambrell, second-offense DUI – pleaded guilty – 14 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.

  • Shelby photographer builds international image

    Jessica Vogel has been taking photographs of people and places in Shelby County for nearly two decades, and she increasingly is making a name for herself internationally.

    Vogel, owner and operator of Shelby Studio for 18 years, was honored last month by the Professional Photographers Association with a Platinum Photographer of the Year award, the third time she has been honored by the group.

    But this one was a little more special.

  • Looking Back: July 1, 2011

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


  • Church News


    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.


    Bagdad Baptist

  • Business Briefcase: July 1, 2011

    Shuck promoted at DOC

    Jeremy Shuck, a native and resident of Pleasureville, has been promoted to the position of information systems supervisor at the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Shuck, a 6-year veteran of the department, will supervise a staff of three in managing the networks that connect the central DOC office with the Probation and Parole office.

  • Is your estate plan still in good standing?

    You have an estate plan. You probably even remember creating it – making the decisions and pulling together the documents was probably a time-consuming and tedious effort. The initial process of creating an estate plan can be so painful and involved that people may avoid reviewing it again for years.

    But your estate plan does not exist in a vacuum. Life events such as marriage, separation, divorce, births, deaths, relocations and tax law changes all impact your estate planning needs.