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Today's News

  • What we think: Magisterial slices not always tasty

    The problem with the redrawing of magisterial districts in Shelby County would seem to be one of simple geometry that anyone can appreciate:

    No matter how you slice it, you can’t create seven truly equal pieces of a pie.

    Yet, that’s the problem facing fiscal court as it goes through the suggestion/review process required every 10 years to ensure that each magistrate represents a nearly equal number of residents.

  • We congratulate: School grad rates, long-range plans

    We were extremely pleased to see how significantly Shelby County’s graduation rates have surpassed those of other school districts in the state, based on the new formula adopted for federal No Child Left Behind program.

    We understand that statistics can be misconstrued and misleading, but clearly Shelby County High School was getting students through the receiving line on graduation day. We marveled, too, at the large percentage of African-American and female students who had earned diplomas. These were standard-setting percentages.

  • Well-known author to speak at library

    A longtime author who was named the 2009-2010 Kentucky Poet Laureate will speak at the Shelby County Public Library on Thursday night.

    Gurney Norman has been a key figure in the literature of Appalachia and the south for the past 30 years and was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Poetry Project and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Aug. 10, 2011

    DUI

    Robert J. Lier, 71, of 1272 Cross Keys Road was arrested May 27 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, second offense.

    Alberto M. Nava Jr., 19, of 4995 Bell Avenue was arrested June 7 at Mareli Road and Dobson Lane and charged with reckless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

  • Lawsuit filed against The-Sentinel News, others

    A Simpsonville resident, Bruce Irvin, has filed two separate lawsuits in Shelby Circuit Court Aug. 2 against The Sentinel-News, as well as some residents, alleging libel, slander and defamation of character.

    The suits were filed in connection with concerns that residents of Rolling Ridge in Simpsonville had last fall about how annual dues they were paying to their homeowners association were being spent, and with the responses that Irvin, as the association’s president, had provided to them in meetings held on the topic.

  • News briefs: Aug. 10, 2011

    Clerk adds 3rd day

    for drivers’ tests

    The Kentucky State Police and Shelby County Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller are adding a third day for written and road testing for a driver’s license, which should allow more potential drivers to test in Shelby County.

  • Shelbyville City Council to consider zoning change on bypass

    The Shelbyville City Council will consider at its meeting Thursday a zoning change for 73 acres on the corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way that it recently annexed into the city.

    The zoning for the parcel, owned by Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble and his brother, Tom, could  be approved to change from agriculture to I-1, or light industrial, when the council meets at 6:30 Thursday, a meeting delayed a week because of the Shelbyville Horse Show.

  • 22nd Shelbyville Horse Show: Big crowd closes show in big way

    The Shelbyville Fairgrounds was bursting at its seams with people on Saturday night, closing night of the 22nd annual Shelbyville Horse Show.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said before the first day of the show even began that he was worried about the attendance rate this year because of the weather and economy.

    But apparently neither the muggy temperatures nor the down-and-out financial picture stopped people from attending the social event of the year in the Saddlebred Capital of the World.

  • MY WORD: Moores, Pflughaupts deserve our admiration and thanks

    It was my pleasure and honor to work with Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Moore as the chairman of the O. L. Moore Memorial Scholarship Committee for the last 19 years of its 25-year existence.  It was one of the most rewarding experiences in which I participated in my 43 years of educational work.

  • MY WORD: New assistant principal followed his heart to Shelby County

    Law school’s loss is East Middle School’s gain. Because Myron Montgomery decided to become a teacher and not a corporate attorney, the Missiles now have a new assistant principal who said, “I knew this was something I wanted to do for a long time....This is an industry where everyone is invested in improvement of the product, and our product is a kid that we want to be successful.”