Today's News

  • Job growth ticking up in Shelby County

    Signs are pointing to a rebound in the local economy as more than 600 jobs have been added to Shelby County industrial base this year.

    "Yes, I do think we're on a rebound," said Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial Foundation. "Things are looking up for Shelby County anyway, and really across the state things are looking up, too. People are feeling real good right now."

  • Retail food prices jump 2.2 percent

    As retail food prices climbed 2.2 percent during the second quarter of the year, consumers in Shelbyville are budgeting their grocery lists and sticking to them.

    According to the Marketbasket Survey conducted quarterly by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, these latest numbers established a new high in the market survey that has been around for four decades.

  • Christian concert to rock Clear Creek Park

    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church member Tom Hopkins wants to try to bring young people together to hear the Christian message.

    So his church, located in Todds Point, and WXLN-FM (93.3) are co-hosting the “Revelation Celebration for Christ” concert at the Clear Creek Park amphitheater on Saturday.

    He said the first band would begin at 4 p.m., and the concert will conclude at approximately 8 p.m. WXLN has been advertising the event for about four weeks about three times a day.

  • EARLIER: Armstrong: Deputy not disciplined

    An investigation by Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong has concluded that Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed a family’s dog while investigating a tripped burglar alarm, would not be disciplined for his actions.

    On Wednesday Armstrong delivered 19 pages of investigative documents to The Sentinel-News in response to the newspaper’s request under the Federal Freedom of Information Action.

  • New judicial center set for Sept. 1 opening

    Before the leaves begin to turn red and gold in a couple of months, a Shelby County landmark, now in the autumn of its life, will move gracefully into its next phase of life.

    That’s when all court personnel will move from the nearly 100-year-old courthouse to the Shelby County Judicial Center, set to open in September.

    That was the estimated completion date for the project in January, and Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said he fully expects that date to be met.

  • New business: The Pennyman

    ADDRESS:802 Washington Street, Suite 3, Shelbyville.


    WHO WE ARE: The Pennyman is the joint venture of three sisters, Nancy Johnson Winters, Khris Johnson Basham and Judi Johnson Nigh, living in or around Shelbyville who prepared for three years to open their business. Their considerations were a downtown location, reasonable costs and a door wide enough to easily move furniture in and out. The store is located in the lower level of the former Operation Care building, and its door opens to 8th Street.


  • County approves courthouse repairs

    Visitors to the Shelby County Courthouse may have noticed that the rear entrance has been blocked off with yellow tape since last week.

    Part of the railing at the top of the courthouse has pulled away and could be in danger of falling onto the sidewalk below, County Property Maintenance Chief Denny Bailey told Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night.

    He said repairs would cost $50,000 and allow the reopening of that rear entrance, which is used mostly by county employees who work at the courthouse.

  • Business Briefcase: July 8, 2011

    OneMain is new name

    for lender in Shelbyville

    The CitiFinancial office at 30 Mack Walters Road in Shelbyville has a new name: It’s now OneMain Financial.

    Branch Manger Mike Staley said in a news release that the name change would not impact the products and services customers had come to know from his business.

  • Ag Report: July 8, 2011

    Producers expecting good vegetable crop

    A wide variety of Kentucky Proud produce will be available for the next several weeks at farmers’ markets, restaurants, retail outlets, and Kentucky Farm Bureau roadside markets.

  • WICHE: Trouble shooting tomato problems

    This time last year, I had some healthy-looking tomato plants, which was a delight because in 2009 I had some disease issues.

    Turned out that 2010 was a bust though because of all the crazy heat we had! This year the garden and the tomatoes look promising, but I am always on the lookout for emerging problems. So far the 2011 day-time and night-time summer weather, and temperature are absolutely perfect for tomatoes!