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Today's News

  • County says yes to bond for church

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday morning to issue bonds that allow a local church to refinance a multimillion-dollar project, the first time the county ever has taken such action.

    No member of the public or any magistrate questioned the concept of allowing Shelby Christian Church to refinance its $4.5 million debt on a multipurpose community auditorium and fellowship hall it built in 2004 at a much lower interest rate.

  • Car hit by semi-truck

    Tragedy was nearly averted when a trailer truck struck a car  that was stopped  in the left lane of Interstate 64 with the engine running, police said.

    The incident happened on March 6 as officers were working an accident on I-64 eastbound at the 36-mile marker just after 5:30 a.m. At that time, a truck driver stopped and told Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry that a car was stopped on the interstate nearby.

  • A Smart move

    How do you make classroom work more fun?

    It's an age-old question that teachers have been asking since one-room schoolhouses.

    But maybe the revolution has finally occurred.

    When asked if a class exercise was more fun than a birthday celebration about to happen, a group of kindergartners at Simpsonville Elementary answered with an emphatic, "Yeah!"

    Although kindergartners can often get caught in a pattern of answers, this time it didn't seem like they were stretching the truth.

  • County hears sidewalk update

    The sidewalks of Shelby County were a main topic of discussion at Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting, and neither magistrates nor the audience sidestepped some of the hot issues surrounding the situation.

    "We've been fortunate to get grants to help us with these projects, because sidewalks not only add an important aesthetic quality to our community, but they are also essential for public safety," Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

  • Annual audits show county finances in order

    The county's finances are in good shape, according to annual audits released by the state auditor's office.

    You may have seen ads published recently in The Sentinel-News stating that several departments in Shelby County have passed their annual audits, and that fulfills the state’s role in ensuring the public’s money is being handled properly.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: March 17, 2010

    Driving Under the Influence

     

    Daryll M. Craft, 33, of 48 Madie Lane in Shelbyville was arrested  March 14 at 20 Fairway Crossing and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants under aggravating circumstances, first offense.

  • Looking Back: March 12

    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.

  • What we think: Enforcing high standards serves community best

    We like the fact that Triple S Planning & Zoning is flexing a bit of muscle in trying to remove junky cars and substandard images of Shelby County from the gaze of our citizens and visitors.

    We like that the commission is not only setting and communicating standards but also is enforcing them consistently and stringently. That’s what we expect of this commission – to preserve the best parts of our county – and enforcing the codes is equally as important as setting them.

  • We congratulate: Rockets for run to state tourney

    As you read this, the Shelby County Rockets already may have played one and be done in the state high school basketball tournament.

    We certainly hope that isn’t true – and we don’t expect that it will be – but there’s a 50-50 chance that we must respect.

    That said, the accomplishment of this group of seniors at SCHS has been amazing and incredibly motivating.

  • Bekaert to expand plant on Isaac Shelby Drive

    A company in Shelbyville is planning to add 10 new jobs as a result of expansion of its plant.

    Bekaert Corporation, located on Isaac Shelby Drive, and established in Shelbyville in 1990, currently employs 101 full-time employees.

    The company plans to add a hot-dip galvanizing line to its 260,000 square-foot plant, where it manufactures drawn steel wire products. The "hot-dip" process will provide corrosion protection for wire used in exposed environments, said in a statement released from Gov. Steve Beshear's office.