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Today's News

  • What we think: Questions abound about Hornback’s bill

    Paul Hornback is in his second full year of representing Shelby County in the state Senate, and he is starting to step into the sometimes squishy purchase of both political position and important decision.
    He also will begin to see that those processes will begin to erode his legislative honeymoon with his constituents, depending upon their perspectives.

  • What we think: We need to know about T.S. Baxter

    Were you as amazed as we were to read the story of Thomas Samuel “T.S.” Baxter, the first African-American elected to Shelbyville City Council, where he served for almost two decades before being gerrymandered out of his seat because of his race?

    We discovered Mr. Baxter as a small photograph in Portrait of the Past, Shelby County Kentucky 1865-1980. In fact, the caption beneath his photograph was the only clue we had to the story of T.S. Baxter.

  • One Shelby family is all over Leap Day birthdays

    If your birthday rolls around only once every four years, it could make you feel like taking a giant leap into your birthday cake, right?

    At least that’s the sort of unusual response some of you tell us about your birthday being today, Feb. 29, and quite a few of you  responded to our call on The Sentinel-News’Facebook page.

    The U.S. Census Bureau says you are among 205,000 people in the U.S. who will share this birthday.

    Most of you seem to have pretty fond feelings about your uniqueness.

  • Bagdad woman charged in thefts

    Kentucky State Police Detectives have charged a Bagdad woman with embezzling more than $115,000 from her employer.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Linda C. Poole, 57, of 7345 Elmburg  Road in a total of 20 counts related to thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

    The indictments were for 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000; 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and 7 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 29, 2012

    Stacy M. Brown, 32, of 266 Benson Pike was indicted on two counts of making false statements or representations to received public assistance benefits.

    Brandon L. Shuck, 26, of 308 Woodhill Drive in Frankfort was indicted for first-degree burglary, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    George Burgin Jr., 47, of 802 Main St. was indicted for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 29, 2012

    DUI

    Mark S. Squires, 28, of 2207 Weber Avenue in Louisville was arrested Feb. 26 at 1100 Main St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, disregarding a traffic control device, careless driving, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (drug unspecified), third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, prescription controlled substance not in its original container, illegal possession of a legend drug and first-degree promoting contraband.

     

  • Fairway Crossing residents to make noise about noise

    Some residents along Interstate 64 are taking a concern about a noisy future to the Shelbyville City Council for its meeting on Thursday night.

    Members of the Fairway Crossing Homeowners Association off Mount Eden Road are concerned about how widening plans for I-64 might affect the tranquility of their neighborhood by bringing more noise closer to their doors and windows.

    They want their concerns heard by council members, and a spokesperson for the group is on the agenda for the meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

  • MY WORD: Here's a needed lesson in the art of tattooing

    Steve Doyle seems to be very poorly educated on the art of tattooing ("On Valentine's Day, no love loss for tattooing," Feb. 15). I am going to try my best to inform him without offending him, a quality he would be well advised to inherit (oops, there I go already).

  • MY WORD: Let’s review options before investing in statue of Boone

    I have been interested for some time in Joe Ruble’s proposal to erect a statue in east end Shelbyville to counterbalance the beautiful horse statue in front of the fairgrounds (“Help us to honor Squire Boone,” Feb. 22). While I have some reservations about the need for such a status, I think Mr. Ruble has picked the wrong man.

    The fact that he is distantly related to Squire would seem to me to be a conflict of interest. But that is beside the point; if we’re going to have a statue, Mr. Ruble is entitled to make the case for his candidate.

  • Hurt leaves Shelbyville PD for Simpsonville

    The Shelbyville Police Department’s loss is Simpsonville’s gain.

    Tim Hurt was sworn in Monday as the newest police officer in Simpsonville, moving there after a 3-plus-year stint with the Shelbyville Police Department.

    Hurt, 47, a resident of Lawrenceburg, took Kentucky’s ancient oath – including swearing that he never had fought a duel – from Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden, as his wife, Karen Hurt, and friend Stewart Shirley watched. He immediately went to work in required CPR and AED refresher classes.