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Today's News

  • Churches targeted in recent thefts

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information in connection with thefts at several churches throughout August and September.

    On Aug. 13, several items were taken from Shelby Christian Church on Frankfort Road. In that theft, it is believed that entry was made through a unsecured door.

    Most of the items taken were electronics, totaling approximately $2,500

    in value.

    On Aug. 19, an attempted theft occurred at Waddy Baptist Church.  A door was damaged on the inside of the building, but nothing was reported missing.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Sept. 23, 2011

    Tracy Hardin, 37, of 318 Midland Boulevard was indicted for making false statements, misrepresentations/failure to report change in order to receive public assistance benefits.

    Jeremy Delbridge, 27, of 385 Flat Creek Road in Frankfort was indicted for receiving stolen property over $500.

    Marica L. Payne, 24, of 84 Illinois St. was indicted for intimidating a witness in a legal process and fourth-degree assault.

    Jacob A. Nieman of 81 County Lane was indicted for receiving stolen property.

  • Lawsuit against Sentinel-News dismissed by judge

    A lawsuit filed against The Sentinel-News on Aug. 2 by a Simpsonville resident was dismissed in Shelby Circuit Court Wednesday.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 2: Judge who released woman who killed baby is familliar with shock probation

    In October 2010, the lawyer for Tonya Nicole Brown, in prison for delivering a full-term baby and leaving it to die, petitioned Senior Judge Steven Mershon and asked him to release Brown under the state’s shock probation program.

  • New Business: Something old, Something new

    Address:175 Alpine Dr., Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Kim Burgin, Jason Burgin and Ronnie Middleton are opening a thrift store in Shelby county to service the needs of anyone and everyone. Each of the owners has six years experience in buying and selling antiques, collectibles and all general merchandise. Their goal is to provide something in our store for everyone and will have new merchandise every day.

     

  • Ag Report: Sept. 23, 2011

    Bitzer’s cow recognized
    by Gelbvieh organization

    Tyler Bitzer of Shelbyville recently was recognized by the American Gelbvieh Association as being the owner of a cow that has exhibited the consistent maternal efficiency of the breed. The AGA designated his cow as a Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction.

  • What lures industry to Shelby County?

    Shelby County’s manufacturing companies are riding a strong period of growth, some of them fueled by tax breaks and state incentives as they seek to invest in their facilities and hiring more workers.
    And leaders certainly say they would like to see those programs continue and expand to assist in the building of their businesses.

  • EARLIER: Man sought in robbery at Simpsonville bank

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a  man who got away Thursday with an undetermined amount of cash in the county’s latest bank robbery.

    At approximately 3 p.m. a man entered Commonwealth Bank in Simpsonville and demanded money from two tellers, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said.

    The suspect fled on foot towards Meadow Ridge Apartments, just south of the bank, where he is believed to have gotten into a red pickup truck driven by a second man.

  • SOUDER: Losing true north: America’s broken moral compass

    Little Johnny’s third-grade teacher asked, “Johnny, how do you spell crocodile?”

    Johnny thought for a moment and then began, “K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L”.

    “That’s not the way crocodile is spelled,” Johnny’s teacher corrected.

    “Maybe not,” replied Johnny, “but you asked me how I spell it!”

  • WICHE: Cover crops can cover a multitude of issues

    I spent most of the day on Sunday in the vegetable garden.  It was both a beautiful day and a melancholy one because of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

    This helps me stay on task actually…quiet contemplation and physical work is a good combination.  I was motivated to get the garden cleaned up and replanted with some fall crops like turnips, beets and lettuces.  The remaining empty beds were planted with a cover crop.