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Today's News

  • I-64 westbound to be closed tonight

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office has announced the temporary closure of the left lane on westbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 45 and 46.  The lane closure is scheduled for tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and will allow for bridge deck repairs.

     The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Building a new school Part 2I: Diverse schools are absent of diverse leaders

     When Shelby County Public Schools redistricted to split the population before opening Martha Layne Collins High School, the goal was simple: have both schools mirror the county’s population.

  • Sports Digest: Sept. 1, 2010

    Girls golf: SCHS 2nd in Bullitt

    Shelby County was second in the Bullitt East Invitational at Heritage Hill in Shepherdsville, shooting 331 to finish 10 shots behind rival Green County.  Jordan Webb tied for second place overall. shooting a 5-over-par 77, and Michaela Manley finished fifth, with a 79.  Other scorers were Shannon Harover with an 83 and Madison Thomas 92.

  • Former Shelbyville man arrested for murder of girlfriend

    An Anderson County man, formerly of Shelbyville, has been arrested and charged with murder of his girlfriend, whose name is expected to be released later today.

    Gary Bancroft, 33, was arrested after police found the body of his girlfriend, also 33, in a container at their residence on Bardstown Road.

    Kentucky State Police said the murder is thought to be related to domestic violence.

  • More than a Baker’s Dozen of ribbons

    These Shelby County women didn’t have EZ Bake Ovens when they were kids, Most of them learned to cook using the “grown up” oven and by observing and helping their mothers. Evidently, they were good students.

    For they are among the state’s best cookers and bakers and, along with dozens of other Shelby Countians, stars of the 2010 Kentucky State Fair.

  • We congratulate: Rothenburger’s idea of governor’s race

    We continue to hear the buzz that Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger might be dipping his toes fairly deeply into gubernatorial waters.

    You’ve no doubt read the reports that Mr. Rothenburger says he is exploring a run for the Republican nomination against Gov. Steve Beshear next November, and you may also have noted that his political partners and counterparts alike in Shelby County have encouraged such a venture.

  • Looking Back: Sept. 3, 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.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Sept. 8, 2010

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  • Calipari to make first Shelby visit
  • Florence Van Stockum Chapter 6: The oldest Shelby Countian in history

    Early in 1987, my mother, Florence Van Stockum, then living in San Diego, informed me that Dad was failing and difficult for her to look after. I persuaded them to come to Shelby County to live with us, which they did with reluctance, leaving many close friends in California. 

    Late in 1988, Dad died at the age of 98. In concentrating on my remarkable mother, I don’t want to overlook Dad, a handsome, hard-working Hollander whose devotion to me as his adopted child was exceptional.