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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Tentative deal in place to repair Collins High School field

    The Shelby County Board of Education had thrown a “Hail Mary pass” on coming to an agreement with Whittenberg Construction on the repair/replacement of the unusable multipurpose athletic field at Collins High School.

    The district had given the contractors until Thursday afternoon to begin work, and, in the waning seconds of the day, Whittenberg finally hauled in the pass, stating in an E-mail to Superintendent James Neihof that it in fact would repair the field

  • Beashear cashes in with county’s donors

    If campaign contributions are any indication, Gov. Steve Beshear could be re-elected by bigger margins than predicted.

    Beshear, the Democratic incumbent, and his running mate, Jerry Abramson, the former mayor of Louisville, have raised more than $6.8 million since May this year – more than six times the a $1.08 million raised by Republican challenger, state Sen. President David Williams, and his campaign partner, outgoing Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.

  • It’s not just in the cards

    It doesn’t matter if you like Uncle Mo, Havre De Grace or even Ice Box, there’s one sure bet for the Breeders Cup this weekend: You’ll be able to get some swag at ReDoIt Sports on Washington Street.
    The store has more than 1,000 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Breeders Cup glasses to go along with collectibles and golf equipment that will meet any need.
    The idea started separately and formed into a partnership between Bill Reidy and Tony Carriss.

  • Business Q&A: John Rothenburger IV

    John Rothenburger IV took over recently as the new general manger of the Papa John’s store in Shelbyville, continuing his career with the pizza chain. Rothenburger, 28, graduated from Shelby County High School and pursued a music education degree at the University of Louisville before being lured into business. He is pursuing a business management degree at Sullivan University. He and his wife, Laura, and their son, John V, and daughter, Angela, live in Shelbyville. He took a few minutes away from pepperoni and telephones to answer questions from The Sentinel-News.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 4, 2011

    Shelbyville woman to handle

    bookings for large agency

    Terri Bradshaw of Shelbyville has been named the new regional agent/scout for New York City- and Nashville-based BookingEntertainment.com, an agency that provides entertainment for public concerts, corporate events and fundraisers.

  • SOUDER: One of those indelicate discussions of politics and religion

    There are certain things you don’t talk about it polite company. Politics and religion are usually high on that list for most people (along with things like bodily functions that are only appropriately done in the bathroom or intimate details about romantic liaisons).

    However, an event happened recently that brought two of these topics – politics and religion – squarely into the spotlight.

  • REMINDER: Emergency alert system to have 1st national test on Wednesday

    The federal government on Wednesday will conduct its first nationwide test of emergency alert system.

    The 3-minute test, which will begin at 2 p.m., and will be broadcast simultaneously over all television, radio, cable and satellite channels.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 4, 2011

    DUI

    Emanuel Ruiz, 19, of 5210 Alex Ave. in Louisville was arrested Oct. 30 at 120 Midland Blvd. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, no operator’s license, reckless driving and failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

     

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  • EARLIER: Holiday trees to be sold for cancer fundraiser

    Even if you think it’s a bit early for the Christmas decorations that now adorn stores, a new event on Saturday will allow to begin your personal holiday celebration early.

    In a new twist on a popular concept to raise money for cancer, the first House of Trees will be going all day Saturday in the cafeteria at Collins High School.

    Organizations and teams decorate trees in unique themes, and the public can bid to buy them in a silent-auction-type format.

  • Grant shortfall forces plans for animal shelter to be cut

    An addition planned for the Shelby County Animal Shelter’s facility on Kentucky Street can proceed now that funding is in place – just a bit smaller scale than officials had hoped.

    That’s because the county didn’t receive as much grant money as it had hoped, Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said.

    “We applied for a grant for one-hundred-and-eighty-thousand, but only got seventy-thousand,” Newton told Shelby County Fiscal Court during its meeting at Stratton Center Tuesday night.