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Today's News

  • Citizens to respond to sidewalk plan

    As the Shelbyville City Council and Mayor Tom Hardesty have pushed to get residents to repair sidewalks throughout town, some have had enough.

    On the agenda for Thursday's 6:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall, Rich Lane will speak against the city's requests.

    Hardesty has been after residents to repair sidewalks all summer, citing the issue of public safety.

    Sidewalks are supposed to be maintained by property owners, and are not the property of the city.

  • EARLIER: Rothenburger to seek agriculture commissioner's job

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger confirmed Thursday night that he would be seeking the Republican nomiation for state Agriculture Commissioner in 2011. He had announced on his Facebook page earlier Thursday evening that he would eschew a run for the governor’s office in 2011 and instead seek the office being vacatedf by  Richie Farmer. In response to an E-mail from The Sentinel-News, he said, "I can confirm I will be running for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner.".  Rothenburger, who long had been spe

  • EARLIER: Shelby man charged with slashing girlfriend

     A former Shelbyville resident with a history of domestic violence was arrested and charged Saturday with the brutal murder of his girlfriend, who is also from Shelby County.

  • State Senate race: Different parties, similar positions

    The campaign trail for the 20th District Senate seat stopped in Shelbyville on Tuesday, when candidates David Eaton and Paul Hornback spoke to the Shelby County chapter of the Home Builders Association of Louisville.

    The candidates were given 10 minutes to speak, and that was followed by a brief question-and-answer period from a crowd of about 30.

    Hornback, a Republican, was born and raised in Shelby County and, after two years in the banking industry, became a farmer in 1977. He now farms 2,000 acres for a variety of crops.

  • EARLIER: City continuing sidewalk crackdown

    The City of Shelbyville is drawing close to finishing the sidewalk campaign originally started in the spring.

    During Thursday's City Council meeting Thursday, Mayor Tom Hardesty and Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell said the second round of letters are on the way to home owners, giving more information and directing questions to Herrell.

    The city is giving homeowners notice to get sidewalks fixed as a matter of public safety. Sidewalks throughout the city are maintained by the property owners, not the city.

  • Business Briefcase Sept. 10, 2010

     APT adds 2 therapists

    Associates in Pediatric Therapy in Shelbyville has added two new therapists.

  • First Person: Quinten Cottrell is local to the "old school' way

    Quinten Cottrell is a senior running back/defensive back on the Shelby County High School football team, and the son of Andrea and George Cottrell, who is an assistant coach for the Rockets football team and head coach of the SCHS track team, on which his son excels.

  • New Business, Under the Sun, KY

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  • EARLIER: Marion County 42, SCHS 7: District power confirmed

    Marion County scored early and often, and showed why they are the top team in Class 4A, District 4 with a dominating, 42-7 victory at Robert Doyle Stadium  on Friday.

    The Rockets (0-4, 0-2 in the district) narrowly avoided the shutout when senior Quinten Cottrell scored on a 3-yard run with less than a minute to play.

    The Knights used a powerful running attack to grind out 424 rushing yards on 58 carries. Senior running back Joseph Hazelwood scored four touchdowns, including runs of 31 and 41 yards. Clayton Smith and Austin Turner added the two other scores.

  • EARLIER: Collins 50, Elizabethtown 21: Elzy leads rout