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Today's News

  • CONSTABLE: Donnie Bruner

    Donnie Bruner of Bagdad is running for a second term for constable in District 4, which includes Bagdad, Cropper and Boone Station.

    Bruner, a Democrat, has been the constable in District 4 since 2006.

    He said he is running for a second term as constable because he enjoys helping people.

    "I help out with being a backup for the deputies, and also a big thing with me is that I help EMS find addresses at night," he said.

  • STATE HOUSE: Brad Montell

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is seeking his fifth term in the 58th District, which includes Shelby and Spencer counties.

    At last week’s monthly meeting of the Shelby County Republican Party, Montell reminisced about his beginnings in his current seat.

  • Looking Back: December 11, 2009

     

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. 

  • Football: SCHS All-stars

    Shelby County High School will have three players in the Greater Louisville Coaches Association All-star game this weekend.

    Offensive lineman Matt Axline, defensive lineman Justin Hampton and kicker Matt Nakatani will play for the East. The game is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Southern High School in Louisville.

  • Christmas shopping brings Joy to the World (at least until the bill comes)

     A man was walking down the street when he saw a sign outside a shop that read, “Talking Dog for Sale.”

    Intrigued, he entered the store to learn more. Though he was more than a bit skeptical and felt very foolish for doing so, he addressed the dog directly. “So, what have you done with your life?” he asked.

    Much to the man’s amazement, the dog replied in fluent English.

  • Collins athletic field to get turf

    Future athletes of Martha Layne Collins High School, get ready for turf.

    The Shelby County School Board approved Thursday night details of Collins High's outdoor athletic facilities, and they include synthetic turf for a football/soccer stadium.

    Ten contractors tendered various bids on the facilities, and the firm that came out on top was no big surprise.

  • AquaRockets take home meet

    With it’s full team back, the SCHS swim team got a taste of how good it could be, taking a combined-score victory over Boyle County and Danville on Wednesday.

    The AquaRockets were without several swimmers during a three-way meet with Woodford County and Manual this past weekend, but SCHS Coach J.P. LaVertu said Wednesday's performance showed him what his team could do.

  • Shelbyville Police reports: Dec. 10, 2009

    Dennis Douthitt 50, of 12 Goodman Avenue in Shelbyville was arrested Dec. 2 at that address and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, third offense in 12 months and resisting arrest. He was also served with a Shelby County warrant for failure to appear in court.

    Nicolas Carrano, 18, of city at large in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 30 at 1018 High St. and charged with second-degree burglary and contempt of court.

  • Simpsonville closes out an old loan

    A dusty loan paid off years ago resurfaced at the Simpsonville City Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    In 1975, Leggett & Platt Corp. borrowed $1.1 million from the city, which acted as an intermediary with a bank at the company's request. Such practices were common so companies could get better deals, such as lower interest rates. The political subdivision in the middle had nothing at stake.

  • Candlelight vigil for James Duckett draws large crowd

    The flickering lights of more than 100 candles filled the sanctuary of Rockbridge United Methodist Church with a soft glow Monday night.

    Each candle was held by someone who had come to remember James Duckett, 43, who was murdered a year ago.

    The church was filled with alternating sounds of weeping and laughter as family and friends shared memories of a man who everyone agreed had been a special individual.