Today's News

  • 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.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County sheriff investigating dog-shooting incident

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s office has launched a formal investigation into the actions of a deputy who shot and killed a family pet while he was responding to a burglar alarm.

    The Sentinel-Newsalso has learned from several sources familiar with the shooting that the deputy in question is Brian Miller and that Miller remains on active duty during the investigation, which so far has included at least two new interviews with witnesses.

  • Fair attendance up despite foul weather

    Although they do not have official results from ticket sales, Shelby County Fair officials say they are pleased with how this year’s fair went over, despite the havoc that the weather played with the event.

    Jeff Hagerman, the fair board’s secretary and treasurer, said that even though official figures aren’t in yet, the event has not taken in quite money as much as last year.

    But he is not displeased with that, he says, saying that two nights of the fair were rained out almost completely, and rain dampened attendance on one other day.

  • Ag Report: July 1, 2011

    Shelby gets state ag grant

    for dead livestock removal

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $7,500 at its monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Shelby County, fulfilling a request by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers.

  • Building Permits: June 30, 2011

    Red Chocolate Maggies, 222 Seventh St., sign, 6.6 feet, $50.

    Dave and Shannon Kessinger, 401 Old Towne Road, house, 6,267 square feet, $250,000

    Shelby Prevention, 1028 Main St., sign, 12 square feet, $175

    Gary Noel, 57 Gray Hawk Dr., house, 3,019 square feet, $90,000

    Rich Campbell, 785 Southville Pike, barn, 1,200 square feet, $17,000

    Shelbyville Chrysler, 2121 Midland Trail, temporary banner, 16 square feet, $40.

    Donald Allewalt, 346 Oak Crest Dr., storage building, 126 square feet, $500

  • WICHE: Life of a bagworm is a drag

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing it until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks, and we wonder how it all happened.

    Well, they are at work right now, so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • Pearcy takes checkered flag

    Once school resumes, a Shelbyville teen-ager will have plenty to talk about when classmates, or teachers, ask him what he did over the summer.  

    Thirteen-year-old Daniel Pearcy, who is in his third season of driving in the Ralph Firman Racing Cars Indy Karting Series, recently notched his first career IKS victory in the Junior Supercan division June 19 in the Lafayette Square Mall Grand Prix in Indianapolis.

  • Kicking up some fun

    It’s been a busy few months for Marty Biagi.

    A former Shelby County football player, and 2004 SCHS graduate, Biagi has been running his own version of the hurry-up offense since March.

    In that time Biagi has gotten his first full-time coaching job in college football, and he has also gotten married.

    He said he couldn’t be happier.

  • Cal well paid, but is he the best?

    As of Monday, John Calipari is now one of the highest – if not the highest – paid men’s college basketball coach in the country.

    But is the University of Kentucky coach worth it?

    He never has won a national championship and has had two of his three trips to the Final Four vacated by the NCAA, and University of Louisville fans will say that that third one (his past season) is pending.

  • Equine entries wrap up the fair's final night

    As the Shelby County Fair’s run started to come to an end last weekend, the midway gave way to the barns as the place to be.

    The Shelby County Fair Horse Show kicked off on Wednesday, finishing Saturday night, and the rodeo rode back into town for Friday and Saturday shows, providing some equine fun to go with funnel cakes, lemonades and Tilt-a-whirls.

    Thousands showed up to see the cowboys’ 8 second efforts, and more lined the ring of the horse show to see 3- and 5-gaited Saddlebreds strut their stuff.