Today's News

  • Hudson, Collins launch Shelby’s United Way drive

    How could you improve upon a perfect summer evening, with great weather and a light supper of fruit and wine in Undulata Farm’s charming historic home?

    Just throw in about a hundred or so people, with former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and Bobby Hudson to inspire them, and you’ll have the 2011 Metro United Way campaign kickoff.

  • Fiscal court says no to public comment about zone change

    Magistrates voted Tuesday night not to hear more public comment on a  controversial zone change for Kentucky Street, which would place a metal recycling facility next to Red Orchard Park.

    A crowd of about 30 who showed up at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, were told they were prohibited from talking about the issue during the public comment portion of the meeting.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, Sept. 2, 2011



    Tana Malone of 138 Sherry Dive was arrested Aug. 29 at 1843 Oakwood Drive and charged with third-degree assault on a police office and resisting arrest.




    Nicholas R. Poole, 26, of 7931 Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested  Aug. 30 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief.




  • Shelby native Woods drums up performance with Caribou

    The band Caribou of Louisville will be playing at a pool party Saturday night at the Shelbyville Country Club. Paul Woods, a native of Shelby County,is drummer and vocalist in the band. Woods, 53, was educated at Shelbyville and Shelby County high schools and attended the University of Louisville and Murray State. He took a few moments for questions from The Sentinel-News about his career, Caribou and the event.


    The Sentinel-News: How did you become a part of Caribou?

  • Business Briefcase: Sept. 2, 2011

    Chamber offers new

    mandatory labor law poster

    A new poster that the National Labor Relations Board  is requiring employers to post is available through the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. The poster informs employees of their rights under the NLRB Act. All employers must post this notice by Nov. 14.

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives to offer this poster at a discounted rate.

  • Arts Briefs: Sept. 2, 2011

    Tickets on sale for
    ‘Mulan Jr.’ at SCCT
    Tickets go on sale today for Mulan Jr. at the Shelby County Community Theater.
    This Disney musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, features more than 50 actors between the ages of 7 and 14.
    Performances are Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.
    For tickets or more information, you can contact SCCT at 633-0222.

  • Simpsonville City Commission OKs 9.3% property tax increase

    A rare event took place Thursday morning at the City of Simpsonville’s special public hearing about property taxes for 2011.

    A citizen actually showed up at the meeting to express his views to the commission about its proposed increase in ad valorem taxes.

    “In my seventeen years as mayor, you’re only the second person who has ever showed up [at a public tax hearing],” Mayor Steve Eden told the visitor.

  • Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair: Sept. 2, 2011

    Dairy Cattle




    Heifer, Jr. Calf - March 1, 2011-April 30, 2011



    8, 6thKY, JSB-Acres Katrina, Lillie Wood, Shelbyville



    13, 9thKY, Small Ayr Avry Magnolia, Emily Goins, Waddy

    Heifer, Intermediate Yearling - Dec. 12- Feb. 28, 2010



    4, White Ridge Gypsy, Rachel White, Waddy

  • WICHE: Dividing all of gall into more than 3 parts

    If you have any hackberries around your house, you have probably noticed falling leaves that have little protrusions on them.It looks strange and serious but rarely does it cause damage to the tree.

    What you are seeing is a type of gall.

    Referred to as spindle or nipple gall, the spindle-like protrusions on the leaves are caused by mites that gather around buds in the spring and enter the leaves as they unfurl.

  • News briefs: Aug. 31, 2011

    Simpsonville’s hearing
    on tax rates is Friday

    The Simpsonville City Commission will have a special public hearing at 8:15 a.m. Thursday to take comment on its new ad valorem property tax rate for 2011.
    Commissioners passed on first reading Aug. 17 a 9.3 percent increase to 10.6 cents per $100 or assessed value – up from 9.7 in 2010 – or the equivalent increase of .9 cents, or about $9-per-year increase on a home with a $100,000 tax value.