Today's News

  • Collins’ multipurpose field taken down to the dirt

    Collins High School’s multipurpose athletic field has hit yet another snag as it lies awaiting repair: The dirt beneath it isn’t suitable.

    The field, which was closed for use 10 months ago after soft spots were found underneath the turf, is now just dirt, with the entire turf and drainage system removed and the original hope that it would be finished by the end of March is now not possible. The field cost $868,000 when the school opened in 2010.

  • Simpsonville hopes to ‘light up’ downtown sidewalks

    If all goes according to plans, the south side of U.S. 60 in Simpsonville will have a charming new look by the time the holiday lights are turned on next fall.

    That’s the timetable and concept under which the Simpsonville City Commission heard a presentation from Joe Grider of HNB, the firm that is engineering the construction of its new Village Center sidewalk project.

  • New Business: Gone Fishing Guide Service

    Address: 7901 Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville

  • SOUDER: This week’s sign that the apocalypse is upon us

    Odd things happen all the time. That it was 80 degrees on the last day of winter this week comes to mind.

    Along these lines, every week Sports Illustratedincludes in its magazine an item titled “This Week’s Sign that the Apocalypse is Upon Us,” which highlights things that have happened in the world that are somewhat odd or even bizarre in nature.

    Basically, they are things that make you scratch your head and say, “If that is going on, the end of the world must be near.”

  • Shelby’s beef prices jumping

    If you’re a cattle producer, things are looking up, experts say.

    Corinne Kephart, who heads up the animal science and horticulture department at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, said cattle prices are really looking good right now.

    “Right now, cattle prices are really good compared to last year,” she said. “A decrease in cattle production out West because of a drought has really driven prices up.”

  • Catalpagreen officially dead

    A dream came to an official end Tuesday night for the developers of Catalpagreen.

    Or maybe it was more like a nightmare, as the Triple S Planning Commission voted unanimously to grant a request to revoke the subdivision plat.

    The development by WAZE Development Company, LLC of Louisville, which was to be located next to Collins High School, was to have encompassed 440 acres and hundreds of homes, situated on the east side of Discovery Boulevard.

  • SENTINEL NEWS EXCLUSIVE: How Williams’ case was investigated

    A few days after a grand jury in Shelby County cleared a Shelbyville Police Officer of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of teenager Trey F. Williams, attorneys representing Williams’ family asked a pointed question about that finding.

    The grand jury had returned its decision that officer Suzanna Marcum was not guilty of murder, and attorney Ann Oldfather of Louisville, co-counsel with attorney Frank Mascagni, said she wondered why the grand jury wasn’t offered options other than murder, such as manslaughter or reckless homicide.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Tire center OK'd with some limits

    The Triple S Planning Commission gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a development plan for Ken Towery’s Retail Tire Center, planned for 1801 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, although commissioners declined to grant some waivers that developers requested.

    The tire center, to be located on property that is zoned commercial, will feature a 6,607-square-foot building, with 67 parking spaces.

  • Kisers plead guilty to theft

    William and Mary Sue Kiser, owners of the former Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, have pleaded guilty to federal embezzlement charges.

    The Kisers last week entered their plea before U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves in Frankfort to charges that they took assets from an employee pension benefit plan at Irotas, which the Kisers operated from 1977 to 2009.

    They had been indicted in June on charges they embezzled $487,138 from their employees’ profit-sharing plan during a 6-month period, from March through August in 2008, to pay bills.

  • Shelbyville shuffles continue

    Fresh from Shelbyville's Main Street earning accreditation from the National Trust Main Street Center, those doing some window-shopping will see changes.

    Although some changes will bring about new items and new looks, others will leave some empty spaces.

    Magnolia Salon and Spa, at 804 Main Street, and the Shelbyville Antique Market, 524 Main Street, are both closing because of personal reasons. Magnolia will close at the end of the month and the antique market within two to three months.