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Today's News

  • Election 2012: Candidates visit for final pitches

    Several candidates are making last-minute stops in Shelby County as the Tuesday’s Primary Election closer on the calendar.

    Three congressional candidates – Democrat Bill Adkins and Republicans Alecia Webb-Edgington and Walter Schumm – were in town Thursday, following Republican Gary Moore, who stopped by  Wednesday.

    Adkins was getting a tour through town from Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, a fellow Democrat, and Webb-Edgington and Schumm were at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Gallrein Farms after a few other stops.

  • Blue Gables project clears public hearing

    The project to restore the old Blue Gables Motel from a slum/blight area into a retail and arts center took another step on Tuesday with a public hearing at Shelbyville City Hall.

    About 20 people attended the hearing, which was a requirement for the city to apply for the Community Block Development Grant. Those in attendance included most of the members of the board of Shelbyville Preservation Group, who started the process and will oversee and renovate the property at the corner of 8th and Main streets, and a few concerned members of the community.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Nathan Riggs

    From 2002 to 2006 Nathan Riggs, a Democrat, sat on the Shelbyville City Council, but when he decided to run for County Attorney, Riggs had to give up a shot to continue to run for the council.

    He lost that bid, and now after six years off the council, he has decided toss his hat back in the ring for the council.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: White wants to be ear for citiz

    Suzanne White hears a lot of different things over her husband’s scanner at home. Andy White has been with the Shelby County fire department for 29 years, and she said that scanner can be good and bad.

    “When I hear them on the scanner, and they don’t have enough police officers to get to certain areas, it makes me think,” she said. “To me, personally, I think we need more police officers [in the city], and they need to be more visible. And we need more firefighters at the stations.”

  • East Middle names Martin new principal

    East Middle School’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council has named Rebecca Martin as the school’s new principal.

    The district made the announcement in a press release on Thursday.

    Martin, an instructional coach with Shelby County Public Schools, has 20-years of experience in education, including being in Shelby County since 2002, when she started as a fourth-grade teacher at Painted Stone.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Comprehensive Plan overhaul begins with commissioners

    The Triple S Planning Commission wrapped its meeting Tuesday with a short discussion on the early stages of developing the 2010-2030 Comprehensive Plan.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told the commission that three sections were finished, a fourth was more than 90 percent finished and that following sections would be finished soon.

    He noted that the commissioners should pay special attention to the housing and population sections, because they will have the biggest impact on land use.

  • Men’s Health Fair

    WHAT: Free health screenings for men
    WHEN:
    8 a.m.-noon, June 9
    WHERE:
    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
    APPOINTMENTS:
    They are encouraged band can be made by calling  502-647-4000.
    OTHER:
    Drop-in visits also are welcome.
    MORE INFORMATION:
    Call 502-647-4000

     

    By Beth Herrinton-Hodge
    Sentinel-News Correspondent

  • Ag report: May 18, 2012

    Alpaca show hits

    Louisville next week

    Alpacas from across the country will be featured in the show ring competition next week at the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association National Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    The show, which features class competition in conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas, is 8 a.m. daily May 26-28.

  • SOUDER: All is ‘fair’ in love & taxes

    I have written before about the quickly approaching catastrophe that our country is facing with regard to the enormous (and rapidly increasing) debt our government continues to pile up.

    To make sure we all understand the terms involved, the national debt is the total amount the government owes. The deficit refers the amount the government spends each year over and above the revenue that is generated (which is then added to the national debt).

  • Shelby economic development officials push for work-ready status

    Shelby County is well on its way to becoming the fifth community in Kentucky to be designated a Work Ready Community.

    What does this mean?

    Only that the workforce in the community is more prepared than other communities, said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation.

    What’s more, it’s a tremendous draw for companies that are looking for a place in which to locate, she said.