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Today's News

  • State home-buying plan operating in shadows

    If you didn't get that new home under contract before the federal tax credit for home buyers ended, you might still be eligible for a break of up to $5,000 come next April.

     

    A little known Kentucky tax credit still exists, but it comes with a lot of restrictions, such as:

     

    •    If the buyer qualifies for the federal homebuyers tax cut, he or she cannot apply for the state credit.

     

    •    The tax credit application must be faxed within seven days of the purchase.

     

  • Finchville man dies when car strikes truck

    A Finchville man was killed Monday morning when the car he was driving smashed into a concrete truck on Mount Washington Road in Spencer County.

    Samuel C. Wantye, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Mount Washington and KY 1633.

  • New weather station placed in Shelby

    If you want to know immediate details about the weather conditions in Shelby County, you’re about to have a new way of finding out.

    The Kentucky Mesonet, which gathers weather data from a network of monitoring stations around the state, is installing a new station in Shelby County, on the Tucker Farm on Clark Station Road near Finchville.

  • New police program rolls out in Shelby

    First there was eCommerce and then you could eFile your taxes, now Shelby County's law enforcement community is cashing in on the ease of it all.

    The Kentucky Attorney General's office completed its installation of the eWarrant system in the 53rd District - which includes Shelby, Anderson and Spencer counties - Thursday, joining seven other counties currently using that software.

  • Brothers run car through fence trying to elude police

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  • Frankfort police seek escaped inmate

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  • Van Stockum debuts new book

     Marine Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Ron Van Stockum, who writes a column titled for The Sentinel-News, will debut this weekend a new book that is a collection of his columns about Squire Boone and Nicholas Meriwether.

  • Shelbyville officer retires

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  • BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Shelby ready to defend title

    Tuesday night was “Meet the Rockets” night at Shelby County High School.

  • WICHE: Christmas trees: Fresh-cut, live or artificial?

    Picking out the perfect Christmas tree is serious business for me.Some may find it a trivial chore, but I want a tree that will be worth the effort of cleaning, moving furniture, hauling boxes, lights, step ladders and more.

    But once the mundane is done then the fun begins.Each ornament that adorns the tree has a story to tell about my grandparents, parents or me.