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Today's News

  • 'Ride on,' brother

    The roar of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the strains of rock music and a sea of leather jackets.

    Sound like a group of bikers getting together to go on a ride?

    Maybe a rally to show Harley-Davidson officials that Shelby County would be the best site for the potential relocation of its production plant?

    Well, sort of.

  • Looking Back: August 28, 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.

  • Multipurpose Community Action can't find families for its programs

    If you could use some help with your credit, foreclosure or even getting our home ready for winter, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has programs that may provide you with help – if you qualify.

    An influx of grant money, more than half a million dollars, has given MPCAA the ability to help more people in need throughout Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

    But there have been a dearth of applicants.

  • Waddy celebrates Labor Day

    Though a steady drizzle didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned out to celebrate Labor Day in Waddy, it did keep away some spectators.

    Ralph Garrett of Waddy Christian Church said that he was slightly disappointed because the proceeds from the Labor Day festivities go to benefit the church.

    "We are grateful for the people who came out, but we wish it had been a larger crowd," he said.

  • Byron Crawford named to Hall of Fame

    Former Courier-Journal columnist and Shelby County resident Byron Crawford was honored with selection into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

    “It’s not something I thought about much, but naturally I’m glad to be there,” Crawford said. “But I can think of a handful of people right off the top of my head who aren’t there but should be before I was.”

  • Many local farmers sell at markets in Louisville

    Although the local, sustainable food movement continues to grow in awareness, several Shelby County farmers find they must travel to Louisville for successful business.

    Farmers cite the higher demand for organic and naturally grown products and a subsequent higher profit as the main reasons for for selling outside of Shelby County.

    "It's a rural county, and a lot of people have their own gardens and grow their own food," said Larry Brandenburg of Harmony Fields Farm.

  • Leggett’s departure will end a long relationship with Simpsonville

    The stunning and imminent shutdown of Leggett & Platt in Simpsonville was met Thursday with surprise and anxiety among those who rely on the company’s products and employees for their own livelihoods.

    Once the largest employer in Shelby County, Leggett & Platt had been a growing enterprise in the heart of old Simpsonville since the 1960s, inheriting what had been an old Quonset-hut-styled building on Third Street (Todd’s Point Road) next to the railroad track from Middletown Manufacturing.

  • Board to look at bids for Collins athletic facilities Thursday

    Athletic conditions have been a hot topic throughout the planning of Martha Layne Collins High School.

    On Thursday those details should become clearer, as the Shelby County Board of Education meets at the Shelby County Education Center @ Cropper at 7 p.m. to consider bids for the outdoor athletic facilities at Collins.

    "It's the same stuff that we discussed some months ago when we were putting bids specs together," Superintendent James Neihof said.

  • EARLIER: The Logans keep it all in the family

    Like the Hank Williams' song, Logan brothers Arthur and Howard are continuing an old family tradition.

    But unlike Hank, they have a squeaky clean image.

    In fact, for the past 84 years, the Logan family has made cleaning their business.

    In 1925, William Lindsey Logan Sr. started a business in Shelbyville that over the years always remained family-operated and is currently operated by his grandsons, Howard and Arthur Logan.

  • Clay Village falls for festival

    The people of Clay Village work hard and play even harder.

    For weeks, they have been hard at it organizing their fall festival, and this past weekend, they were joined by the rest of the county as everyone let their hair down and had a great time.

    For a first-ever fall festival, they didn’t leave anything out.