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Today's News

  • What we think: There's no working around the bypass

    Were you surprised to see last week that the contractors responsible for the Shelbyville Bypass didn’t start work on the first day they were supposed to work?

    We certainly weren’t.

  • EARLIER: Southville says yes to winery

    Ferenc Vegh and Lisa Davis had been anxiously awaiting a special election for their winery that took place Tuesday, and the community of Southville didn't let them down.

    Precinct officer Vivian Lisby said that about 175 voters turned out to cast their votes, with an overwhelming majority - approximately 130 - voting in favor of allowing Vegh-Davis Vineyard to open as a winery near Southville.

  • SOUDER: A dramatic change of circumstances

    “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.’” (Matthew 28:5-6)

    Several years ago, the following letter was reportedly sent to a resident of Greenville County, S.C.:

  • Two award-winners show how Masonic seeks to help residents

    The diligent work of staff at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville has drawn some special attention: Two awards from Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

    Carl Hudson received the Dietary Award, and Leslie Mann received the award for Rehabilitation Services for their work in helping treat the elderly at their facility on Frankfort Road.

  • Softball: Oldham tops Shelby, 13-7

  • Young adults participate in SummerWorks program

    SummerWorks2009, a Kentuckiana Works initiative that is a federally funded stimulus program, provided temporary employment for 521 young people throughout the state – including 49 from Shelby County.

    In addition to employment, the program, funded by $1.4 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also provided work readiness skills to young adults age 16-24 in Bullitt, Jefferson and Shelby counties.

  • Now hiring; Man’s best friend

    If you think the job market has gone to the dogs, you’ve never been more correct.

    Paid with belly rubs and the occasional scrap of people food, several four-legged pooches have become local celebrities through their daily work at businesses in downtown Shelbyville.

    Eli Cooper Garrett, a shirt-wearing, 5-month-old handheld Yorkshire Terrier owned by Bobby and Amye Garrett of To Be Continued, quickly has won the hearts of many.

  • FAC rounding out first decade

    Everybody loves a birthday party, and that’s why the city and county are inviting everybody to Clear Creek Park to help the Family Activity Center celebrate its 10th anniversary Thursday.

    And it looks like the spring weather is arriving just in time.

    The forecast is clear and sunny for Thursday, high of 81, perfect for the park’s plans.

  • EARLIER: Parsons to replace Clark at SCHS

    The Mike Clark Era has ended at Shelby County High School.

    Rick Parsons will be named today the new SCHS boys’ head basketball coach, replacing Clark, who is moving to Martha Layne Collins High School as an assistant principal.

    Parsons, originally from Harlan, currently teaches physical education at Shelby County High School. He has several years of experience as a head coach around the state.

  • Media vet Barry is new advertising manager

    Dan Barry, a veteran of two decades of advertising experience, is the new advertising manager of The Sentinel-News.

    Barry joined the staff in October, replacing Neal Kimbell, who became the practice manager at Diagnostic Imaging in Shelbyville.