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Today's News

  • Lewis and Clark are back

     

    Photo by Duanne B. Puckett

     

  • What’s in your Super Bowl? Wings, pizza, veggies, chips?

    Get ready for the Super Bulge on Sunday.

    Annually considered the second largest day of food consumption behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday has turned into a celebration that goes well beyond any football game.

    If the excessive media coverage surrounding Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's ankle and the protective boot he may or may not be wearing hasn't pushed you over the edge, then surely the TV time spent focused on what to serve, how to serve it, what to serve it with and how to make it fun has.

  • FCC OKs Insight-Time Warner merger

    Shelby Countians could soon be seeing information from Time Warner Cable showing up in their mailboxes.

    On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of Insight Communications, the cable provider for Shelby County and the largest provider in the state, to Time Warner Cable.

    "The proposed merger has a tremendous amount of momentum right now," Insight spokesman Jason Keller said. "It's been approved by more than two hundred regulatory commissions, including the FCC now, and it's closer to finishing."

  • Combined recycling and waste facility in progress

    Plans to combine two county waste-related facilities are coming along without any problems so far, officials said.

    The Shelby County 109 Taxing District Board will meet next Thursday to discuss more details, said Rusty Newton, chairman of the 109 Board.

    “We will get a report from our engineer and our project manager at that meeting,” he said.

  • Housing report 2011: Sales up, foreclosures down

    The housing market in Shelby County improved in 2011, industry sources say, and some of those sources say they think that trend will continue.

    Analysis of data provided to The Sentinel-Newsshows that in 2011:

    §       The sale of existing homes grew by 24 to 418 in 2011, a 6 percent improvement and approaching the 444 sold in 2009. The average sale price held pretty firm, dropping less than a thousand dollars to $140,000.

  • New business: The Computer Hawks No. 4

    Address: 519 Main St., Shelbyville

     

  • Admitted felon who fled and jumped bail finally caught

    A Shelbyville man whose rap sheet has included the attempted murder of a deputy and armed robbery has been arrested after more than a month of hiding from sentencing.

    Shelbyville Police finally caught up with Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road on Tuesday night at his girlfriend’s apartment, Shelbyville Police Chief Bob Schutte said.

    Police also arrested his girlfriend, Candace Burton, 22, for second-degree hindering prosecution.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 3, 2012

    Melvin Thomas Adams, 37, of 3672 St. John St. in Frankfort was indicted for second-degree escape.

    Pena-Villanueva Cruz Dejesus, 26, of 76 Spruce Drive was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse.

    Ronald W. Baker Jr., 37, of 1035 High St. was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).

    Corey A. Reed, 37, of unknown address in Shelbyville and Ronald W. Baker Jr., 37, were indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity.

  • UNDERWOOD: How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?

    The unofficial day of breaking New Year’s resolutions is fast approaching. People actually celebrate the inevitable or maybe just use the failure to follow through as an opportunity to party. How are you doing with best intentions to change some long standing habits?

    Recent surveys indicate that many older folks don’t make resolutions because they have not been successful in the past in following through. Research has confirmed what every person knows – resolutions or goals are easy to set but hard to achieve.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 3, 2012

    Theurer joins Louisville Surgical Associates

    as Jewish/St. Mary’s plans expansion in Shelby

    Dr. Chris Theuer will be joining Louisville Surgical Associates while continuing to perform surgeries at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and Louisville Surgical also is planning to expand its presence in Shelbyville.

    That announcement came from Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare when it revealed it had agreed to take Louisville Surgical Associates into its organization.