Today's News

  • What we think: CUB, Hardesty boost civic center project

    That was a double dose of good news last week for the so-called City Centre project that would bring a much-needed enhancement to downtown Shelbyville, a theater/conference center project to be built on the block surrounding the Shelby County Community Theatre.

    This is the inspired brainchild of educator Leon Mooneyhan, who has been working methodically with a small group of partners to pull together all the plans and funding needed for such a facility.

    And now he has received two early Christmas gifts.

  • What we think:You have a duty to vote Tuesday

    We are concerned about projections we are hearing that most of you are planning to skip your appointment at your polling precinct on Tuesday.

    Statewide projections are that barely more than one in four registered voters will exercise that right and duty in choosing our next governor and other state leaders.

    We don’t really understand. We can’t grasp why any person 18 years and older would not register to vote and then do so at the appropriate times.

  • A flood of memories roars out of the Fall Classic

    Here’s the first thing I recall from watching a World Series: In 1961, the Yankees were manhandling the Cincinnati Reds in five games, although I can’t recite details, not the heroes or the records or even the elation I must have felt when it was over.

    I just remember that my man Mickey Mantle didn’t play because he had an oozing sore on his hindquarters. They called it an abscess, which to a third-grader sounded like recess but otherwise meant nothing. I just knew that Mickey was hurting and that was a bummer, so to speak.

  • ICE has no deportation numbers for Shelby

    Officials of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Chicago have concluded that they have no idea how many deportation cases they handle in Shelby County or Kentucky.

    The issue first came to light in July when The Sentinel-Newssought to find out exactly how many illegal immigration cases involving persons facing criminal charges  were processed through the state and the county on detainers from ICE.

  • Court report: November 2, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Russell E. Nation, second-offense DUI – plead guilty – 6-month sentence, serve 30 days, balance probated for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.

    Joshua A. Stepp, improper passing and first-offense DUI – plead guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $778 fine and costs.

  • South Oldham beats Shelby County 34-16

    The South Oldham football team rode several big plays to an 18-point halftime lead and cruised over host Shelby County 34-16 Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The loss assured the Rockets of Class 5A, District 4's No. 4 seed in the state playoffs, which begin next weekend. Shelby County (2-8) will travel to unbeaten John Hardin (10-0) in the first round.

  • Shelby teen faces charges in Missouri

    A 17-year-old Shelbyville boy faces charges in Kansas City, Mo., after he was found naked in bed with a 6-year-old girl, according to news sources in Kansas City.

    Kansas City police have charged him with second-degree burglary, and he was accused of having the intent of committing sexual misconduct.

    Some media outlets reported the name of the teenager, but because he is a minor and the information could not be corroborated by official sources, The Sentinel-News is withholding the identity.

  • Shelbyville man charged with impersonating officer

    A Shelbyville man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with a variety of offenses, including impersonating a police officer.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Eddie Whitworth pulled over Travis Beckley, 22, on Main Street in Shelbyville at 11 p.m., after having seen Beckley fail to stop at a stop sign at Henry Clay and 1st streets, police said.

    Whitworth said Beckley told him he was a Shelby County sheriff’s deputy and was undergoing criminal justice training.

  • News briefs: Oct. 28, 2011

    Shelby’s unemployment

    rises, still among best

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.1 percent in Septembers, but it still ranks as the 10th-best rate in the state.

    Shelby’s rate in August had been 7.7 percent, the county’s lowest in several years, but it inched back up in September, though it remained slightly lower than a year ago (8.3 percent).

  • Election 2011: Farmer vs. a farmer to replace Farmer as ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert "Bob" Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.