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Today's News

  • Shelbyville City Council: Businesses that avoid taxes could face big fines

    The City of Shelbyville tried to crack down on business owners last year, calling for those who haven’t paid occupational taxes or registered with the city to pay up.

    Now, the city will try again, this time hoping that upping the penalty for not paying will entice those who aren’t paying to ante up.

    At Thursday’s meeting, the city council will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending the penalty for failing to file occupational license returns from a 5 percent penalty to a $500 fine plus the 5 percent penalty.

  • Secretary of State: Candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson said is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes said she is running because Kentuckians are hurting, and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican, will square off Tuesday on Election Day.

    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she said she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Nov. 2, 2011

    Charles R. Heightchew, 35, of 301 Lynne Acres was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Victor C. Fallis, 27, of 406 Eminence Road in New Castle was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Gerald Lee Ramsey, 45, of 10102 Westego Place in Jeffersontown was indicted for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), third offense or greater in the past 5 years.

  • Shelby County Police Reports Nov. 2, 2011

    Burglary

    Ashley J. Hughes, 38, of 2943 Waddy Road was arrested Oct. 17 at that address and charged with second-degree burglary.

     

    Menacing

    Kristopher S. Brown, 43, of 159 Baker Drive No. 204 was arrested Oct. 21 at that address and  charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and menacing.

     

    Alcohol Intoxication

  • ELECTION: GOP rides last bus to Election Day

    This week, it was the Republicans’ turn to stump in Shelbyville, when the Williams & Farmer Bus Tour rolled to a stop Tuesday morning at WJ Andriot’s on Main Street.

    With just one week until Election Day, a crowd of about 30 greeted state Sen. David Williams, the would-be governor, and outgoing Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, the candidate for lieutenant governor, when the pair stepped off the bus, ready to talk about their come-from-behind effort against incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear and Jerry Abramson.

  • Revolutionary War soldier’s grave dedicated

    The Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution conducted a Patriot Grave Marking and Dedication service Oct. 22 for Revolutionary War soldier Pvt. Micajah Neal, who lived from 1753 to 1835.

  • What we think: CUB, Hardesty boost civic center project

    That was a double dose of good news last week for the so-called City Centre project that would bring a much-needed enhancement to downtown Shelbyville, a theater/conference center project to be built on the block surrounding the Shelby County Community Theatre.

    This is the inspired brainchild of educator Leon Mooneyhan, who has been working methodically with a small group of partners to pull together all the plans and funding needed for such a facility.

    And now he has received two early Christmas gifts.

  • What we think:You have a duty to vote Tuesday

    We are concerned about projections we are hearing that most of you are planning to skip your appointment at your polling precinct on Tuesday.

    Statewide projections are that barely more than one in four registered voters will exercise that right and duty in choosing our next governor and other state leaders.

    We don’t really understand. We can’t grasp why any person 18 years and older would not register to vote and then do so at the appropriate times.

  • A flood of memories roars out of the Fall Classic

    Here’s the first thing I recall from watching a World Series: In 1961, the Yankees were manhandling the Cincinnati Reds in five games, although I can’t recite details, not the heroes or the records or even the elation I must have felt when it was over.

    I just remember that my man Mickey Mantle didn’t play because he had an oozing sore on his hindquarters. They called it an abscess, which to a third-grader sounded like recess but otherwise meant nothing. I just knew that Mickey was hurting and that was a bummer, so to speak.

  • ICE has no deportation numbers for Shelby

    Officials of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Chicago have concluded that they have no idea how many deportation cases they handle in Shelby County or Kentucky.

    The issue first came to light in July when The Sentinel-Newssought to find out exactly how many illegal immigration cases involving persons facing criminal charges  were processed through the state and the county on detainers from ICE.