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Today's News

  • Lawsuit filed against The-Sentinel News, others

    A Simpsonville resident, Bruce Irvin, has filed two separate lawsuits in Shelby Circuit Court Aug. 2 against The Sentinel-News, as well as some residents, alleging libel, slander and defamation of character.

    The suits were filed in connection with concerns that residents of Rolling Ridge in Simpsonville had last fall about how annual dues they were paying to their homeowners association were being spent, and with the responses that Irvin, as the association’s president, had provided to them in meetings held on the topic.

  • News briefs: Aug. 10, 2011

    Clerk adds 3rd day

    for drivers’ tests

    The Kentucky State Police and Shelby County Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller are adding a third day for written and road testing for a driver’s license, which should allow more potential drivers to test in Shelby County.

  • Shelbyville City Council to consider zoning change on bypass

    The Shelbyville City Council will consider at its meeting Thursday a zoning change for 73 acres on the corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way that it recently annexed into the city.

    The zoning for the parcel, owned by Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble and his brother, Tom, could  be approved to change from agriculture to I-1, or light industrial, when the council meets at 6:30 Thursday, a meeting delayed a week because of the Shelbyville Horse Show.

  • 22nd Shelbyville Horse Show: Big crowd closes show in big way

    The Shelbyville Fairgrounds was bursting at its seams with people on Saturday night, closing night of the 22nd annual Shelbyville Horse Show.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said before the first day of the show even began that he was worried about the attendance rate this year because of the weather and economy.

    But apparently neither the muggy temperatures nor the down-and-out financial picture stopped people from attending the social event of the year in the Saddlebred Capital of the World.

  • MY WORD: Moores, Pflughaupts deserve our admiration and thanks

    It was my pleasure and honor to work with Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Moore as the chairman of the O. L. Moore Memorial Scholarship Committee for the last 19 years of its 25-year existence.  It was one of the most rewarding experiences in which I participated in my 43 years of educational work.

  • MY WORD: New assistant principal followed his heart to Shelby County

    Law school’s loss is East Middle School’s gain. Because Myron Montgomery decided to become a teacher and not a corporate attorney, the Missiles now have a new assistant principal who said, “I knew this was something I wanted to do for a long time....This is an industry where everyone is invested in improvement of the product, and our product is a kid that we want to be successful.”

  • My WORD: Saddlebred group clarifies position about rift with some members

    The Board of Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association would like to respond to the article (“Saddlebred group has a bumpy ride,” July 27), which pertains to current litigation pending between the ASHA and a small group who refer to themselves as “concerned members” of the ASHA. We are a volunteer group of passionate and dedicated horsemen and women elected by our members to provide leadership and governance.

  • EARLIER: Beloved Shelby educator, son die in Florida wreck

    A Shelbyville family is still reeling from the shock and horror of losing a mother, a beloved educator, and a son in a terrible traffic accident in Florida on Saturday morning.

    Just after 6 a.m., Carolyn Phillips was driving her husband and three sons north on State Road 73 near Marianna., Fla., when a Ford Explorer came across the center line and struck their 2007 Volkswagen Passat head-on, sending it airborne and off the roadway, where it came to rest upside down.

  • News briefs: Aug. 5, 2011

    Waddy, Aiken roads

    reopen after repairs

    Good news for those who use two busy roads in Shelby County.

    KY 395 (Waddy Road) and KY 362 (Aiken Road) both have reopened after being closed for repair projects.

    KY 395, which had been closed between U.S. 60 and Interstate 64, became available for traffic at 10 a.m. Thursday.

    Aiken Road, which had been closed just east of Webb Road because of a bridge replacement, became available on Wednesday.

  • Datebook: August 5, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.