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Today's News

  • Ag Report: Dec. 30, 2011

    UK, KSU launch program­

    to train beginning farmers

    The University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University is launching a comprehensive beginning farmer effort beginning Jan. 20, targeting those individuals who have 10 years or less farming experience.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 30, 2011

    DeLonjay to replace

    Miller at Superb IPC

    There’s a new person in charge of business development for Superb Industrial Power Coating: Earnie Miller has retired after 30 years in that role, and he has been replaced by Tom DeLonjay.

    Miller, who started with Superb IPC in 1982, opened the company’s facility at 300 Isaac Shelby Dr. in Shelbyville in 1986. He later took over territories in various regions of the U.S., Canada and Mexico and worked with GE and Whirlpool as the leader of development projects.

  • SOUDER: Well, at least the phones were smart

    Well, another Christmas is now in the books, and I hope that you had a peaceful, joyous time with family and friends and that you came to more fully appreciate the true meaning of the season: consumer electronics!

    Yes, Christmas is the time for all manner of high-tech gizmos and gadgets – from Xboxes and PlayStations to TVs and Blu-Rays to Kindles, Nooks and Kobos to iPads, iPods, and iPhones (¡Ay, caramba!).

  • Hard rock will invade Shelbyville on New Year's Eve

    New Year’s Eve in Shelbyville will be rung in a little more vibrantly this year for folks at the Shelbyville Country Club.

    Hard Rock City, a heavy metal cover band that features Brad Holland of Shelby County, will be entertaining at a special show at the Lodge at SCC.

    Doors open at 8 p.m., with music from 9 to 11:45 p.m. Finger foods will be available, and the Lodge will be open for dinner.

    Hard Rock City plays music by Journey, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, U2, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd, Rush and other renowned bands from the 1980s.

  • Unpaid property taxes can escalate

    If you haven’t paid your property taxes this year, time is running out to avoid issues associated with delinquent bills – including the possibility that a complete stranger could secure an interest on your home.

    To avoid any late charges, property taxes must be paid by Saturday. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, which is charged with collecting the revenue, is open today for walk-in customers, but Sheriff Mike Armstrong said mailed payments postmarked no later than Dec. 31 will be also be honored.

  • Woman sues health department for her firing

    A former employee of the North Central District Health Department has filed a lawsuit against the department, claiming she was fired unjustly.

    Angela Roberts of Henry County, a nurse with the health department, claims in her lawsuit, filed Dec. 21 in Shelby Circuit Court, that she was fired because health department officials found out that she had notified the Labor Cabinet when the health department refused to pay her for overtime hours she had worked.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Dec. 30, 2011

    Jose A. Rodriguez, 22, of 505 Huntington Park Dr. in Louisville was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse.

    Jesse A. Loving, 22, of 7609 Road was indicted for bail jumping and for being a persistent felony offender.

    Felicia D. Snider, 27, of 1612 Bonnie Brae was indicted for attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or deceit and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Anna L. Crenshaw, 27, of the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women was indicted for third-degree assault.

  • Marriages on the rise, but so are divorces

    More people are tying the knot each year in Shelby County, but more people are also untying it as well.
     

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that tracking a 3-year marriage trend, her office has issued 268 marriage licenses from Jan. 1 through Dec. 29 this year, 252 in 2010 and 249 in 2009.

    But Bruce Graham in the Shelby County Circuit Clerk’s office said that in 2011, there were 179 divorces filed, up from 166 in 2010, 187 in 2009 and 158 in 2008.

  • Mutual New Year's resolution for many: Not to resolve

    New Year’s resolutions have come a long way since the tradition began with the early Babylonians, when the most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.

    For decades, in the United States at least, the most-popular resolutions revolve around health, fitness and finances.

    How do Shelby Countians’ resolutions for 2011 stack up against these?

    Surprisingly, most people The Sentinel-Newstalked to said they didn’t worry about it.

  • Shelby's prominent deaths in 2011: Miller, Armstrong headline noted group

    The passing in 2011 of four men who showed their love for Shelby County in a variety of ways – with public service and determined legacies – left significant gaps in the foundation of the community.

    All of them served in their unique ways, but perhaps none of them expanded the imprint of Shelby County more than Clarence Miller, who died in August at the age of 98.