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Today's News

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: White wants to be ear for citiz

    Suzanne White hears a lot of different things over her husband’s scanner at home. Andy White has been with the Shelby County fire department for 29 years, and she said that scanner can be good and bad.

    “When I hear them on the scanner, and they don’t have enough police officers to get to certain areas, it makes me think,” she said. “To me, personally, I think we need more police officers [in the city], and they need to be more visible. And we need more firefighters at the stations.”

  • East Middle names Martin new principal

    East Middle School’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council has named Rebecca Martin as the school’s new principal.

    The district made the announcement in a press release on Thursday.

    Martin, an instructional coach with Shelby County Public Schools, has 20-years of experience in education, including being in Shelby County since 2002, when she started as a fourth-grade teacher at Painted Stone.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Comprehensive Plan overhaul begins with commissioners

    The Triple S Planning Commission wrapped its meeting Tuesday with a short discussion on the early stages of developing the 2010-2030 Comprehensive Plan.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told the commission that three sections were finished, a fourth was more than 90 percent finished and that following sections would be finished soon.

    He noted that the commissioners should pay special attention to the housing and population sections, because they will have the biggest impact on land use.

  • Men’s Health Fair

    WHAT: Free health screenings for men
    WHEN:
    8 a.m.-noon, June 9
    WHERE:
    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
    APPOINTMENTS:
    They are encouraged band can be made by calling  502-647-4000.
    OTHER:
    Drop-in visits also are welcome.
    MORE INFORMATION:
    Call 502-647-4000

     

    By Beth Herrinton-Hodge
    Sentinel-News Correspondent

  • Ag report: May 18, 2012

    Alpaca show hits

    Louisville next week

    Alpacas from across the country will be featured in the show ring competition next week at the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association National Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    The show, which features class competition in conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas, is 8 a.m. daily May 26-28.

  • SOUDER: All is ‘fair’ in love & taxes

    I have written before about the quickly approaching catastrophe that our country is facing with regard to the enormous (and rapidly increasing) debt our government continues to pile up.

    To make sure we all understand the terms involved, the national debt is the total amount the government owes. The deficit refers the amount the government spends each year over and above the revenue that is generated (which is then added to the national debt).

  • Shelby economic development officials push for work-ready status

    Shelby County is well on its way to becoming the fifth community in Kentucky to be designated a Work Ready Community.

    What does this mean?

    Only that the workforce in the community is more prepared than other communities, said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation.

    What’s more, it’s a tremendous draw for companies that are looking for a place in which to locate, she said.

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Marc Carey

    A Republican attorney from Erlanger is one of nine candidates vying for a open congressional seat in District 4.

    Marcus Carey, 59, who was born in Covington and educated at Northern Kentucky University, said he wants to translate his legal work to government.

    “I have represented thousands of people, real humans with real problems that needed real solutions,” he said. “Representing people is what I have done all my adult life.”

  • Montell, Hornback speak at chamber of commerce luncheon at Gallrein Farm

    A crowd of about 100 people enjoyed sunshine along with the food at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual leadership luncheon at Gallrein Farm on Thursday.

    In keeping with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s theme of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky, speakers Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) addressed that topic along with some others.

    They spoke about the state budget, redistricting and the law to regulate the sale of pseudoephedrine.

  • Shelby roads safer in 2011

    Here’s the picture of Shelby County’s roads in 2011: There were slightly fewer accidents and the number of injuries and deaths declined, yet more people were driving impaired.

    The four police agencies that cover Shelby County’s highways and byways reported a decrease in overall accidents – 5 percent – but injury accidents declined by 24 percent and the number of deaths by 18 percent (from 11 to 9).

    By contrast, though, there were more people driving impaired, with DUI arrests up 10 percent.