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Today's News

  • Popular Collins student dies in crash

    At a prayer vigil Monday night at First Baptist Church Shelbyville, friends and family of Haley Simpson gathered to share their sorrow of losing someone so young, someone known for an uncommonly kind heart and a giving nature.

    Simpson, 16, a sophomore at Collins High School, died Monday from injuries she received in an auto accident Sunday on I-64 in Indiana that left five others injured.

  • Retailers have happy holiday

    There may not have been many iPads, Kindles or Kinects available on Main Street, but the holiday shopping season seems to have been a success.

    Following the national trend that saw spending increasing, some Shelby County shop owners said this holiday season was a winner.

    Stores reported being either close to or exceeding expectations and goals for the season, and a big reason for that was a mantra the store owners kept hearing all throughout December.

  • Shelbyville to pick up trees

    The European tradition for taking down Christmas decorations is Jan. 6, but many people in the U.S. take advantage of the New Year's holiday weekend to get the garland down and ornaments stowed away, if they haven't already.

    But what to do with that 8-foot tree you put in the living room?

    If you live in city limits of Shelbyville, you won't have to do much.

    Starting today, the city's Public Works Department will come pick up live trees from the curb.

  • Shelby County’s 2010 Fabulous 5

    The Sentinel-News for three years now has at year’s end honored five Shelby Countians we think made significant impact on the community during the year. Each person named to what we now call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an indelible legacy that will define our community going forward and inspire those who follow. Their impacts cross the spectrum of society and, we believe, represent some of our most significant and important accomplishments.

     

    Matt Bullock/Highway Engineer

  • Permits: Dec. 31, 2010

    Paul and Karen Waller, 1103 Majestic Way, house, main structure, 9,364 square feet, $870,000
    Charles Rogalinski, 506 Garden Court, storage building, accessory structure, 15x15, $7,800
    Jean Jesse, 1169 Rockbridge Road, barn, accessory structure, 378 square feet, $1,000
    Key Homes, 4751 Fox Run Road, house, main structure, 4,781 square feet, $220,000
    Barbara Yates, 1709 Lakeside Drive, storage building, accessory structure, 140 square feet, $10
    Robinson and Chandler Megibben, 909 Main Street, sign, accessory structure, 25 square feet, $500

  • A week to hate, and here's why

    Here we are, the 52nd week of the year, a lost week, as I see it. Nothing gets done, no one is around, and we are left with an unseemly and neck-snapping transformation from the Most Wonderful Week of the Year to what I consider The Most Awful.
    Don’t agree?  I present my case. Here is a countdown of 52 reasons why I hate the 52nd week of the year:
    52. Doesn’t it seem as if you’re the only person/company/group working while everyone else is off?

  • What we think: Lessons we learned can inform

    The grade-point averages have been calculated, and Shelby County has had a good year based on how we have graded against the agenda we established in January.
    There will be no long speeches at graduation and no entry into an Ivy League school, but the grades we posted for 2010 would solidly qualify us for a college education at almost any school of our choosing.
    Based on a 4.0 scale, we as citizens have earned a  3.34
    We think that deserves a round of applause, but the ovation should not be delivered while standing.

  • New Business: Barnett Baking Company Cake Shop and Cafe

    Address: 206 Washington Street
     
    Who we are: Owner Nancy Barnett has been working in the hospitality industry for 15 years. She is originally from Harrodsburg, and moved to Shelby County in 2006. She had opened a shop in Bagdad and moved that to Washington Street on Nov. 15. Barnett started waiting tables at age 18, and the summer after she graduated high school, she started making desserts for the restaurant and said she developed a passion for that work.

  • New business: Innovative Emotions

    Address: 810 Main Street, Shelbyville

     

  • Scout food drive

    Members of Boy Scout Pack and Troop 270, sponsored by Shelby Christian Church, participated in the annual Scouting for Food Drive. This year they collected nearly 1,200 items of food. The food was donated to the Serenity Center.