Today's News

  • Don’t know much about history

    This weekend, most of you will no doubt be celebrating our nation’s independence. Perhaps you will go on a picnic, watch a parade, or take in a fireworks show. Unfortunately, according to the Department of Education’s “National Report Card” released last week, several of us will not know the reason for the all the festivities.

  • 2010 Crime Report Part 2: More traffic citations = more DUI arrests

    A highway construction project may have turned into a dead end for hundreds of drivers who passed through Shelby County in 2010.

    Statistics compiled by the police agencies that serve the county show that drunken driving arrests rose precipitously – about 20 percent – from 2009.

    And these same agencies report another alarming trend: Despite an overall decline in drug cases, the county appeared to be moving ahead of the state in the number of  prescription drug cases it was handling.

  • Southern Gospel duet

    South Of Heaven Ministries, a Southern Gospel duet, won the 2011 People’s Choice Award for local group/band in Frankfort. They also have been selected to perform at the Sherman Oaks Christian Music Festival in Dandridge, Tenn. in September. The group’s members include Lisa Agee and Donna Parker of Shelby County, who are sisters and have been singing gospel music together since childhood. They are the daughters of the late Loetta Lou Kendall-Downey and granddaughters of the late Shelby “Snook” and Virginia “Florence” Kendall.

  • EARLIER: Mount Eden: Small town home to big parade

    You can lead a horse to a parade, and he will drink of his free will when he gets to the end of Mount Eden’s Fourth of July parade, which again is set for 10 a.m. Monday.

    The parade route will be 8 miles long, stretching across three communities, from Harrisonville in the Waddy area, across KY 395 into Mount Eden and Southville.

    “It’s a heck of a parade,” said Magistrate Tony Carriss, who lives in Mount Eden and has ridden in the parade for the past 22 years.

    He’s especially excited about participating this year.

  • Sheriff's reports leftover from 07-01-11



    Michael C. Reid, 26, of 504 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was arrested March 30 on Midland Trail and charged with forgery of a prescription, first offense and possession of a forged prescription, first offense. He was also charged with a Jefferson County warrant for failure to maintain insurance, first offense.




    Donna McGee, 51, of 110 Maplewood Drive in Simpsonville was arrested April 4 on Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.

  • Police Reports 07-01-2011



    Lorenzo Lopez, 38, of unknown address was arrested June 27 on Midland Trail and charged with no operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

    Charles A. Evans, 23, of 122 Goodman Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested June 26 on Kentucky Street and charged with operating on a suspended operator’s license, no insurance and expired registration.

  • Court report July 1, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jose Ronmer Galo, no operator's/moped license and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle – pleaded guilty – 90-day sentence, serve 10 days, balance probated for two years and $493 fine and costs.

    Bruce A. Gambrell, second-offense DUI – pleaded guilty – 14 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.

  • Shelby photographer builds international image

    Jessica Vogel has been taking photographs of people and places in Shelby County for nearly two decades, and she increasingly is making a name for herself internationally.

    Vogel, owner and operator of Shelby Studio for 18 years, was honored last month by the Professional Photographers Association with a Platinum Photographer of the Year award, the third time she has been honored by the group.

    But this one was a little more special.

  • Looking Back: July 1, 2011

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.


  • Church News


    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.


    Bagdad Baptist