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Today's News

  • Minister gets 7 years for sodomy

    A Shelbyville minister who had admitted to sodomy and sexual abuse of a juvenile was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison.

    James Bell, 49, of Village Lane pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, distribution of obscene material to a minor and first-degree wanton endangerment, which was added because Bell confessed to having unprotected sex with a 15-year-old knowing that he was HIV positive.

  • Bank robbery suspect still at large

    Police said Monday they are still searching for a man who robbed a branch of Commonwealth Bank just after it opened Thursday morning.

    "Our investigation is continuing, but he is still at large at this time," said Maj. D. Goodwin.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that shortly after 9 a.m., the man walked into the lobby of the bank, located at 1502 Mount Eden Road, and demanded money.

    "He walked up to the teller and demanded money," Schutte said, adding that the man implied he had a weapon, but did not pull one out.

  • Look Back: March 19, 2010

     

    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.

  • %irinn go Brch -- Ireland Forever

    Whether you're Irish or not, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world. From raising a pint of Guinness to dining on corned beef and cabbage, millions of Americans will don green attire and celebrate the man who returned to spread Christianity to Ireland.

    In the County Shelby

    If you’re looking to broaden your St. Patrick’s Day celebration past a leprechaun tie or green shirt, head down to Shelby County’s only Irish deli, McKinley’s Deli at 615 Main Street.

  • News Briefs: March 19, 2010

      

    Shelby’s unemployment

    at 10.4 percent in January

    Shelby County’s unemployment rose by nearly a point in January, based on information released Thursday by to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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  • Simpsonville implements zoning plan

    Simpsonville commissioners didn’t take long to perform the city’s business Tuesday night.

    In a 20-minute meeting, they gave final approval to an ordinance placing properties along U.S. 60 under the city’s new Village Center Form District. The ordinance will be published and become official as soon as today.

  • Simpsonville implements zoning plan

    Simpsonville commissioners didn’t take long to perform the city’s business Tuesday night.

    In a 20-minute meeting, they gave final approval to an ordinance placing properties along U.S. 60 under the city’s new Village Center Form District. The ordinance will be published and become official as soon as today.

  • Mount Eden Fire Department gets huge grant

    The Mount Eden Fire Department soon will be getting a new fire truck, thanks to a $165,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The money, which will come from the FY 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, will supply most of the cost of the new truck, Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said.

    "The new truck will cost $190,000, and the grant will pay for $165,000 of that, and we will have to come up with the rest of it," he said.