Today's News

  • Men’s Health Fair

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

  • Street party kicks off summer activities

    Is there anything better than listening to good music with a slight breeze ruffling your hair and a plate of food in your lap to get you in the mood for summer?

    Sound like a plan?

    It could be if you attend the kickoff this weekend of the 2012 Street Party Concert Series in downtown Shelbyville. And to add to the image, organizers say food prices will be very reasonable, and the concerts are absolutely free.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports May 18, 2012


    Rolando P. Gomez, 25, of 3717 35th Ave. in Northport, Ala., was arrested March 31 on Old Brunerstown Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator's license, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense and reckless driving.

  • Barn burns on Woodlawn

    This barn at 2541 Woodlawn Drive burned down Wednesday night at about 8 p.m.

    The barn, which belonged to Billy Ray Bohannon, had housed four heifers, but he said he got them out unharmed. No one was injured in the blaze that Bohannon said he thought was electrical in nature. A historic barn beside the one that burned was undamaged, though a silo beside the burned barn was scorched.