Today's News

  • News briefs: Dec. 21, 2011

    Road crews are ready

    as winter rolls in
    Though no severe weather is in the forecast, with today being the first official day of winter, city, county and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews say they are prepared to combat snow-covered and icy roads whenever they occur.

  • Datebook: December 23, 2011

    This week
    Shelby Development
    Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
    Shelby author’s book signing
    Tracy Gayle, a Shelby County teacher and author of the new book Tilt-A-Whirl, will have a reading and book signing at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.

  • Gregory replaces Chuppe a Shelbyville's city attorney

    For the first time since 1996, Shelbyville has a new city attorney.

    Frank Chuppe served in an emotional and respectful final meeting with the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night, then Mayor Tom Hardesty introduced his replacement.

    Shelbyville resident Steven Gregory, who formerly worked for the FBI and in government roles, will take over at the council’s first meeting on Jan. 5 for Chuppe, who retired because of new demands at his private law practice.

  • 42 years of service

    William “Bill” Jennings retires after 42 years on top of the hill. Jennings started working with the fertilizer plant, Gro-Green in 1969. Before Jennings retired in November from Crop Production Services, the fertilizer plant had changed ownership five times: Gro-Green, 1969-1980; 4th Street, 1981-1984; Cargill, 1985-1998; Miles Farm Center, 1999-2010; and recently, Crop Production Services. Jennings, along with his family, was recognized recently at Claudia Sanders Dinner House for a reception.

  • Looking back: December 16, 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.


  • UPDATED: Henry couple to face 218 counts each in animal abuse

    EMINENCE – U.S. Marshals have arrested a woman suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

  • What you need to know about your new judicial center

    What will be in the new Shelby County Judicial Center?

  • Top SCATC students for November

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center received the Student of the Month for November, recognizing a student who is exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom. They were Melanie Brown, office technology; Elaina Barnett, office technology; Dalton Jenkins, machine tool; Kurtis Pflaum,  industrial maintenance; Ben Shuck,  information technology.

  • Alike or different?

    Compare and contrast...that was the assignment in a fourth-grade class at Panted Stone Elementary where the children looked at pictures and read text about a dolphin and a porpoise. Emme Harrod noted, “They are both swimming. Their noses are different.”

  • Documenting class comments

    Miranda Rein, a sixth-grader at West Middle School, handles the document reader to write down class comments about cells and organisms that were then projected onto the white board via technology. Science teacher Maria Russ had students presenting their posters, which were specific topics they researched on cells, tissues, organs, organisms and organ systems.