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Today's News

  • A new place to bark in Shelby County

     It won't exactly be the cat's meow, but local officials are looking forward to the establishment of Shelby County’s first dog park later this year.

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said the facility, planned for Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street, will consist of two main fenced areas, a 1.7 acre-enclosure for small dogs and a larger one of 2.6 acres for bigger canines.

  • Fastenal, landlord discuss new lease

    A “for rent” banner atop the building occupied by Fastenal in Shelbyville has driven speculation that the store is closing, but that’s not the case, its district manager said.

    Mike Miller, who oversees 10 stores in the region, said that the company has asked the landlord of its store at 251 Alpine Drive to review its 5-year lease that has 14 months remaining.

    Fastenal signed its agreement with landlord Lewis Brashear during a boom time and Miller feels that the monthly rate is higher now than it should be.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Feb. 19, 2010

    Driving Under the Influence

     

    Timothy L. Easley, 52, of 89 Beechwood Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 16 at 800 Main St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohols/ drugs, second offense.

     

    Traffic-Related

     

  • Stand-off in Waddy ends peacefully

    A 7-hour standoff in Waddy on Tuesday night between police and a woman who had barricaded herself in her residence ended without gunfire, police said. Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said that about 5 p.m.

  • Kephart first woman to head cattleman's group

    The Sentinel-News: You were named this week as the first woman to be named president of the Kentucky Cattleman's Association. How does that feel?

    Corinne Kephart: I am excited to be serving as the 2010 KCA President. Kentucky's cattle industry is one of the most viable and progressive in the nation, and I am

  • Shed burns to ground

    A storage shed at Kinser and 9th Street churned out a "copious amount of flames and black smoke," as it burned down Friday afternoon, Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Troy Ethington said.

    "It was fully involved when we got here," he said.

    Ethington said the cause of fire is going to be considered accidental.

    "It was caused by the man who owns the shed, who was burning some documents in a wood-burning stove," he said.

  • SOUDER: Promote global warming before we all freeze to death

    As you may have heard, according to news reports last Friday, there was measurable snow on the ground in all 50 states. There was some question about whether there was snow on the top of any of the mountains in Hawaii, but because there is some there occasionally, it made a good headline.

    However, what you may not have known is that, according to global warming “experts,” all of our recent snow should have been impossible.

  • EARLIER: Man rescued after falling through ice

    Saturday's snow storm did not cause many problems for Shelby Countians, with the exception of an elderly Southville man who fell through the ice on his frozen pond farm.

    But lucky for Ray Clark Casey, 69, a good Samaritan who was passing by stopped to rescue him.

    Casey was lying in the freezing water when Todd Brown and his wife, Heather, happened along with their three children.

  • WICHE: Snow might actually help plants hit by road-clearing agents

    A blanket of snow has the ability to brighten the dreariest of days. And despite school closures and tricky driving, a snow-covered landscape proves to be quite beautiful.

    It’s not so bad for the plants either, so don’t be tempted to knock the snow off drooping branches.

    Snow has an insulating effect that is particularly useful when we do have frigid temperatures.  Ground-level snow  actually will protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.

  • Looking Back: February 19, 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.