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Today's News

  • Ag Report: Sept. 2, 2011

    McGinnis named alternate

    for annual angus convention

    The American Angus Association announced that John T. McGinnis of Shelbyville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 128th annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 14 in Louisville.

  • State invests $500K in Shelby ag programs

    The Kentucky Agriculture Development Board is contributing $500,000 to help the development of ag-related initiatives in Shelby County.

    The board approved in June a $350,000 contribution for the County Agricultural Investment Program, which provides resources for farmers to improve and diversify their production practices, and in August OKd another $150,000 for Gallrein Farms to expand its produce market.

  • Waddy working up another big Labor Day

    The spotlight will be on Waddy this Labor Day, and officials there say the celebrations planned promise to be bigger and better than ever.

    That’s good, with the absence this year of another parade that usually takes place in Shelbyville. Wyena Marshall, president of the NAACP, said that event would not be held his year.

    Ron Lois, president of the Waddy Ruritan Club, said he wants to invite the entire community to the festivities.

    “We’d like to invite the public to come out and join the fun,” he said.

  • Waddy working up another big Labor Day

    The spotlight will be on Waddy this Labor Day, and officials there say the celebrations planned promise to be bigger and better than ever.

    That’s good, with the absence this year of another parade that usually takes place in Shelbyville. Wyena Marshall, president of the NAACP, said that event would not be held his year.

    Ron Lois, president of the Waddy Ruritan Club, said he wants to invite the entire community to the festivities.

    “We’d like to invite the public to come out and join the fun,” he said.

  • Hudson, Collins launch Shelby’s United Way drive

    How could you improve upon a perfect summer evening, with great weather and a light supper of fruit and wine in Undulata Farm’s charming historic home?

    Just throw in about a hundred or so people, with former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and Bobby Hudson to inspire them, and you’ll have the 2011 Metro United Way campaign kickoff.

  • Fiscal court says no to public comment about zone change

    Magistrates voted Tuesday night not to hear more public comment on a  controversial zone change for Kentucky Street, which would place a metal recycling facility next to Red Orchard Park.

    A crowd of about 30 who showed up at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, were told they were prohibited from talking about the issue during the public comment portion of the meeting.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, Sept. 2, 2011

    Assault

     

    Tana Malone of 138 Sherry Dive was arrested Aug. 29 at 1843 Oakwood Drive and charged with third-degree assault on a police office and resisting arrest.

     

    Burglary

     

    Nicholas R. Poole, 26, of 7931 Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested  Aug. 30 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief.

     

    Drugs

     

  • Shelby native Woods drums up performance with Caribou

    The band Caribou of Louisville will be playing at a pool party Saturday night at the Shelbyville Country Club. Paul Woods, a native of Shelby County,is drummer and vocalist in the band. Woods, 53, was educated at Shelbyville and Shelby County high schools and attended the University of Louisville and Murray State. He took a few moments for questions from The Sentinel-News about his career, Caribou and the event.

     

    The Sentinel-News: How did you become a part of Caribou?

  • Business Briefcase: Sept. 2, 2011

    Chamber offers new

    mandatory labor law poster

    A new poster that the National Labor Relations Board  is requiring employers to post is available through the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. The poster informs employees of their rights under the NLRB Act. All employers must post this notice by Nov. 14.

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives to offer this poster at a discounted rate.

  • Arts Briefs: Sept. 2, 2011

    Tickets on sale for
    ‘Mulan Jr.’ at SCCT
    Tickets go on sale today for Mulan Jr. at the Shelby County Community Theater.
    This Disney musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, features more than 50 actors between the ages of 7 and 14.
    Performances are Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.
    For tickets or more information, you can contact SCCT at 633-0222.