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  • What we think: Let’s keep moving on Exit 32 remedy

    We are extremely pleased to learn that so much momentum is gathering to improve the deadly ramp onto Interstate 64 eastbound at Exit 32.

    We were overjoyed to see state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), current and former state Sen. Paul Hornback and Gary Tapp and Magistrate Tony Carriss and other elected leaders press their influential feet squarely on the accelerator pedal that has powered the state forward toward an immediate remedy to a dangerous, longstanding problem.

  • 2 express interest in Rothenburger's job

    The first official expression of interest in filling the potential opening for Shelby County judge-executive surfaced Monday, followed immediately by a second on Tuesday.

    Republican Michael Riggs, magistrate in District 2, told The Sentinel-NewsMonday he wants to make it known that if Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger should be elected commissioner of agriculture that he wants to be in the running to be his replacement.

  • Census will bring changes

     

  • Shelby man sentenced for failing to file tax returns

    A Shelby County man has been given a 6-month confinement sentence and ordered to pay more than $300,000 in fines and restitution for failure to pay income taxes.

    Ricky Edward Hughes, former president and CEO of U.S. Wireless Online, Inc., was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 6 months community confinement and 3 years probation.

  • Duck hunters support habitats

    Ducks hunters in Shelby County should be pleased with the turnout at a banquet to promote that sport, said Chris Cottongim, chairman of the Shelby County chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

    Cottongim said he does not know how many members of this national organization there are statewide, but there are about 200 in Shelby County.

    He said he was pleased that more than half that number showed up for the Ducks Unlimited banquet at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Friday night. The event included a live auction, which raised $14,259  for the organization.

  • Crash shuts down I-64 for 4 hours

     

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Feb. 9, 2011

     

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  • We congratulate: Those who have taken center stage

    People who have spent a lot of time in Shelby County are finding their places on stage these days – and it’s center stage, at that.

    First there was Jennifer Lawrence, whose family owns a business in Shelby County, being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress at the ripe old age of 20 for her role in the acclaimed Winter’s Bone.

    Then there is Brandi Neelly, who learned a lot of her singing in Shelby County, advancing on American Idol. She’s all of 16.

  • Some of these people need to be committed

    There’s a canyon-sized gap in our high school curriculum that has become overwhelmingly obvious: Some of our children don’t know the meaning of the words “commit” or “commitment.”

    We speak, of course, of those elite among our students who have displayed such athletic prowess that they are a human commodity for our nation’s colleges and universities.

  • EARLIER: Sidewalk debate: Both sides moving

    The Shelbyville City Council heard the blueprint for its much-debated plan to require property owners to repair their sidewalks this spring.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty asked Public Works Director/City Engineer Jennifer Herrell to explain the plan to the council at Thursday's meeting. Herrell said her schedule would follow last year's set date of April 1.