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Today's News

  • What we think: Many of you are our gifts

    Christmas is a time to see and understand heroes.

    They may stand by kettles ringing bells, bundle up against the cold to deliver food and gifts. They may work hard year around to collect nickels and dimes to buy coats for those who need them or just show up for an event and throw out cash for a good cause.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 18, 2009

     State unemployment drops

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate declined .7 percentage point to 10.6 percent in November 2009 from a revised 11.3 percent in October 2009, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported. November 2009’s jobless rate is 3.4 percentage points higher than the 7.2 percent rate recorded in November 2008.

  • EARLIER: Rockets rout Christian Academy

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team showed focus and perseverance, not to mention a whole lot of skill, in beating Christian Academy and Trinity this past weekend.

    The Rockets (3-0) held off Trinity (0-1), 57-56, on the road on Friday and then came home Saturday to coast past Christian Academy-Louisville (1-1), 79-63.

    SCHS Coach Mike Clark said he was a little worried about fatigue in Saturday’s contest, the Rocket’s home opener.

  • Accident injures driver and 3 children

    4 injured in accident on Smithfield Road

    Driver of vehicle carrying 3 children expected to be charged

      By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    A driver who overturned her vehicle with several children inside is expected to incur charges in that accident, police say.

    Buffy C. Flanagan, 36, of Greenwood Court in Shelbyville had children ages 5, 7 and 11 in her SUV on Tuesday when she swerved to avoid hitting a truck that was stopped on Smithfield Road.

  • Christmas is merry and bright especially if the tree is aright

    OK, so if you ever have known me – or even picked up on the vibes written here – you probably understand that the Christmas spirit is part of my DNA.

  • City approves several streets for city road system

    The Shelbyville City Council voted Thursday night to accept several new streets into the city road system.

    This would allow the city to be able to maintain these roads and include them in such activities as repairing potholes and winter maintenance, including salting and snowplowing.

    At the request of its public works department, the council approved these streets:

  • City approves several streets for city road system

    The Shelbyville City Council voted Thursday night to accept several new streets into the city road system.

    This would allow the city to be able to maintain these roads and include them in such activities as repairing potholes and winter maintenance, including salting and snowplowing.

    At the request of its public works department, the council approved these streets:

  • EARLIER: Beef 'O' Brady's is coming

    We know the “what” but we don't know the “who,” “where” or “when” yet.

    Beef 'O' Brady's President Nick Vojnovic confirmed restaurant chain based in Tampa will be coming to Shelbyville.

    But he declined to reveal the name of the family that will hold a franchise on the restaurant coming here and said a site is “still under consideration.”

  • My Word: The saga of a Santa Claus

     Growing up, my family had dueling Santas with the Goldblatts across the street.

  • EARLIER: Rockets coast past Dunbar

    LEXINGTON – The SCHS boys’ basketball team opened the regular season with a bang on the road Tuesday, whipping Dunbar, 83-61.

    Cache Tomlinson’s hot shooting offset some early foul trouble.

    The senior guard’s first 3-pointer came just two minutes into the game, and he helped pick up the slack throughout the first half when fouls forced forwards Donovan Johnson, Eric Standafer and Nigel Beach to the bench for extended periods of time.