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Today's News

  • Johnson named principal in Cropper

    He’s lost a word from his title but gained responsibility.

    Jeff Johnson is no longer the assistant principal at the Shelby County Education Center @ Cropper. He has been named the center’s new principal, filling the spot left open when Donald Harding resigned a few weeks ago.

    Johnson spent the early 1980s working full-time in law enforcement down in Clearwater, Fla. Around that time he also started to explore part-time work in the education field.

  • Simpsonville promotes discount Rx card

    Simpsonville residents looking for a little discount on their prescription drugs only will need to go to Simpsonville City Hall.

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted Tuesday night to endorse the Kentucky Rx Card program.

    Any Kentuckian is eligible to apply for the free card and use it for discounts on prescription drugs at almost any pharmacy in the country, said Ron McClish, pharmacist-in-charge at the Smith-McKenney Pharmacy in Simpsonville.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 7, 2009

    DUI

    Francis E. Silas, 53, of 1515 Flood Road in Shelbyville was arrested Aug. 5 at Main and 8th streets and charged with DUI, careless driving and expired tags.

    Angela G. Snow, 26, of 14 Olympia Drive in Bardstown was arrested Aug. 6 on I-64 West at mile marker 32 and charged with DUI.

  • Scammers targeting newspaper advertisers

    Scam artists have found yet another new way to try to separate people from their money, and this one involves classified ads.

    At least four newspapers around Kentucky, including The Sentinel-News, are being used by scammers who are calling phone numbers listed in classified ads and soliciting payments and important personal information.

    Reanna Smith, communications director at the Better Business Bureau in Louisville, said the calls started Tuesday afternoon.

  • EARLIER: State says bypass progress unsatisfactory

    State Transportation Cabinet officials admit that progress on the construction of the Shelbyville Bypass has not been satisfactory and that the project has been hampered by the "excessive number of working days" in the contract.

    Those admissions came in a letter from Transportation Cabinet Secretary Joe Prather to state Sen. Brad Montell, who had sought explanations about why the project to build a 4.5-mile bypass around Shelbyville was going to push into 2010.

  • Horse farms don't see spike in boarders

    With the Shelbyville Horse Show going on and the Kentucky State Fair approaching, there's a lot of horses in Shelby County, which boasts more than 200 horse farms.

    But representatives from some of those farms say they don't see much of an increase in boarding around the shows. Instead, most of the business they see is from training or breeding and the boarding that goes with it.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 5: Painted Stone is claimed, and Boonesborough is threatened

    Squire Boone, like other early settlers who arrived at Boonesborough in 1775, lost no time in searching for land.

    He scouted all around Central Kentucky along the trails he and Daniel had blazed during earlier trips to the new land, and he happened upon a tract of land in what is now Shelby County.

  • New Business: Concierge start-up in Shelby

    New Business: Courtesy Concierge

    Owned by: Elaine Schweitzer-Snellen

    Phone: (502) 310-6011

  • New rules for your street addresses

    It's official: Every resident must make sure his or her house number can be identified easily by emergency vehicles.

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Shelby County Fiscal Court approved the second reading of the Addressing Ordinance, which specifies how addresses must be posted and makes compliance mandatory.

    The ordinance went into effect immediately after the second reading and pertains to all addresses in Shelby County, including residential, commercial and agricultural.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 5, 2009

     I-64 roadwork could

    lower speed limits

     

    Two sections of I-64 in Shelby County may cause drivers to have to slow down this week.

    Lane closures and delays are possible between the Simpsonville and Taylorsville Road exits (28 and 32) because of road resurfacing. The work will be conducted between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., and speed limits will be reduced to 55 during those hours. Double speeding fines will be enforced.