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Today's News

  • Law enforcement officers honored for DUI arrests

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Eddie Whitworth from the Frankfort Post 12, which includes Shelby County was honored earlier this month for making 236 impaired driving arrests in 2011.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety  honored 201 law enforcement officers from 185 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers. 

    Kyle Tipton of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Shelbyville Police Officer Timothy Hurt were among those honored.

  • Almost all animals from puppy mill adopted

    EMINENCE – The 240 animals confiscated Dec. 12 from a puppy mill/hoarding situation on Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg have all found refuge with foster homes, veterinarians and animal rescue groups in the region, Henry

    County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt said.

    So far, the majority of the animals have survived. Two cats that were removed from the property died in transit; one was euthanatized after it tested positive for feline leukemia, a deadly, incurable and highly contagious disease.

  • Shelby's Fabulous 5: Geoffrey McGuillen

    The Sentinel-Newssince 2008 has honored at year’s end five Shelby Countians we think have had a significant impact on our community during this year. For the first time, we asked for your nominations on our Facebook page, and we believe each person selected for what we call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an imprint that merits our honoring and emulating, represents a broad spectrum of a diverse society and truly is one of the best of our best.

     

  • Shelby's Fabulous 5: Tom and Ruth Hodge

    Tom and Ruth Hodge own both Its Convenient stores located on U.S. 60, and for the past few decades, they have been known for their efforts in treating their customers like family.

    The Hodges make it a point to help out people in need in the community, and their most recent effort was collecting thousands of dollars for Bill Pearson, an elderly man who lost his home on Henry Clay Street in a fire that killed his brother. 

  • Shelby's Fabulous 5: Gary Walls

    Gary Walls is a man with a mission: Nothing too big, just working to raise thousands of dollars to help people change their lives, that’s all.

    Walls is the co-founder and past president of Shelby County Community Charities, an organization that he and some others started in 1996 to raise money for families who have children or young adults in serious need of surgeries they can’t afford.

  • Shelby's Fabulous 5: Mary Marshall

    Mary Marshall spent 40 years coaching youth sports, ever since graduating from high school in the early 1950s.

    A single mother, Marshall, who found herself divorced at an early age, raised 7 children on her own, which in itself is no small accomplishment.

     “And they all went to college,”  she said with well-deserved pride.

    Marshall, who was quite athletic herself, had a passion for sports at an early age, coaching softball, soccer and baseball even before graduating from the Lincoln Institute in Simpsonville in 1952.

  • Shelby's Fabulous 5: Jerry Miller

    History means a lot to Jerry Miller, so much so that he dedicated three years to a project he thought was one of the most worthwhile historic projects he has ever been involved in – the Skirmish near Simpsonville Memorial.

    “It was so neat to be involved in a project related to history, which I absolutely love. It was like a mystery unraveling,” he said of all the research and work that went into completing the memorial.

  • Rockets’ rallies come up a bit short

    NEW CASTLE – Shelby County’s comebacks came up short against Atherton on Tuesday afternoon.

    The Rebels held off several Rockets’ rallies to hold on for an 86-77 victory in the Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    Shelby County, which trailed by two points at halftime, fell behind by double digits early in the fourth quarter before Bryan Wallace’s layup with 1:26 to play trimmed Atherton’s advantage to six, 78-72.

  • News briefs: Dec. 28, 2011

    Guthrie sets ‘listening session’

    for Stratton Center next week

    State Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be returning to Shelby County next week to hear what you, his constituents in Congressional District 2, have on your minds.

    Guthrie will spend January visiting each of his 21 counties for what he calls “listening sessions.”

    That includes his stop at Stratton Center in Shelbyville at 5 p.m. Jan. 5.

  • EARLIER: KSP rams car to end 3-county chase

    A high-speed police chase through three counties Tuesday afternoon ended with a Franklin County woman stabbing herself and being forced off the road by police.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Hunter Martin said that when the call came in at about 2 p.m. about a female who was possibly suicidal and armed with a handgun, he just happened to be the one who spotted her vehicle.

    “I saw a car that matched that description, and I got behind her and started following her,” he said.