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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Wills: $720,000 = 9 months

    Jody Wills, the woman who admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, is in the Shelby County Detention Center today, serving a 9-month sentence for those crimes.

    Senior Judge Steve Mershon on Friday discarded the plea bargain that Wills accepted in December, ignored demands from prosecutors for a long sentence and accepted Wills’ teary plea for leniency.

  • Lust, lies, larceny: The Jody Wills Story

    In 1998, attorney Mark Dean opened a law office in Shelbyville, and Jody Wills, 23, the new mother of an infant son, left her job as a teller at Citizens Union Bank to be his office manager.

    She immediately won Dean’s trust, admiration and his affection. For seven years she was his aide de camp, bookkeeper and – ultimately – his lover.

  • Farm Bureau delegation heads to D.C.

    John Wills of Shelby County Farm Bureau will be one of approximately 200 KFB members who will be in Washington next week to meet with the state’s elected leaders. Farm Bureau’s annual Congressional tour is Monday through Thursday and includes individual question-and-answer sessions with Republican senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning and others. “We will meet with Congressman [Brett] Guthrie [R-Bowling Green] then both senators for group Q&A sessions, and other FB members will meet with their congressman,” Wills said via E-mail.

  • Looking Back: February 26, 2010

    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.

  • Two Rockets set to continue football careers at Georgetown

  • Rockets knock Eminence from district tournament

    The Rockets advanced to the 30th District Championship game with a solid 72-40 win against visiting Eminence Tuesday.

    Shelby County built a 42-13 halftime lead, turning Warrior turnovers into 25 points and shooting 50 percent from the field.

    Rocket Donovan Johnson posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Four more Rockets were in double figures: Darryl Hicks (13), Eric Standafer (12), Boomer Beckley (11) and Cache Tomlinson (11). Dre Banta led the Warriors with 14 points.

  • Mitch Bailey: a coach, teacher, friend

    Mitchell Bailey, a coach of champions and an inspirational teacher of thousands, died Thursday morning of complications following stomach surgery. He was 82. Bailey was an assistant coach on Shelby County High Schools’ state championship basketball team in 1966 and its state baseball championship team in 1979, and he took the 1966 baseball team to the state finals, too. But it was the legions of students who sat in his U.S. history class at SCHS over whom Bailey perhaps had the most influence in his career.

  • State to honor National Board Certified teachers

    Each year during the legislative session, the state honors teachers who have achieved National Board Certification, and this year Gov. Steve Beshear has taken it one step further.

    Beshear signed a proclamation declaring Tuesday as Kentucky National Board Teacher Day.

  • CONSTABLE: Rommel Colson

    Rommel Colson of Waddy is announcing that he will seek election to constable in the District 5 area of Shelby County.

    The boundary of District 5 includes west of the Franklin County line, east of Governor Square, north of I-64 and south of Benson Pike.

    "My ambition is to serve and help the people of District 5, and I will strive to make the constable's Office more visible and productive and provide the services that the citizens deserve in this area," he said.

  • Smoking group gets time at Fiscal Court workshop

    The Make Shelbyville Restaurants Smoke Free group has taken the Shelbyville City Counci'ls suggestion and requested and received an audience with Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    Fiscal Court has scheduled a workshop on Feb. 23 to hear Vladi Gomelsky’s presentation, about a month after Gomelsky spoke to the city council.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said Fiscal Court put the presentation in a workshop because of the informal setting.