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Today's News

  • Looking backward: July 7, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • New laws now in effect

    Several new laws went into effect in Kentucky last week, addressing everything from literacy and education, to energy sources and the opioid epidemic.

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2017 regular session went into effect on June 29, according to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

  • Fatal accident claims 1, Leaves questions about driver

    A Lawrenceburg woman was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Mount Eden Road.
    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernice Napier said that Connie Kinder, 65, was killed in the accident that injured three others.

    But a Franklin County woman says the wreck might have been avoidable.

  • County renews interlocal 911 agreement

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a new 911 Board Interlocal Agreement at its meeting Wednesday night, which had been moved due to the July 4th holiday.

    In the past, said Shelby County Judge Dan Ison, the agreement had been updated every five years, but had had not updated for six years, he said.

    Most of the changes reflect changes in board personnel, said Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Janet Cuthrell, who has replaced former Shelby County Judge-Executive Rusty Newton as the county’s board representative.

  • Collins players lead AAU team to national title

    After successful freshman seasons that saw both Dayvion McKnight and Marcellus Vail help the Collins boys’ basketball team win its first state tournament game, the pair of Titans continue to establish themselves as winners at every level of the sport.

    Both Vail and McKnight recently helped lead the Kentucky Defenders to the AAU Division II National Championship in the 15-and-under age group on July 2.

  • Hunter angling for Bassmaster title

    Well into his second year as a member of the Bassmaster Elite tour, Shelbyville-native John Hunter is focused on becoming one of the top anglers in the world.

    Hunter recently competed in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open held at Oneida Lake in Syracuse, N.Y. from June 29 – July 1, finishing in 91st place out of 198 fishermen.

    The competition at the event was so fierce, Hunter’s final weigh-in of 28.5 pounds landed him just three pounds outside of the top-40 of finishers.

  • Dog flu on the rise

    Reports of canine flu are on the rise this year with confirmed cases in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky.

    According to veterinary hospital BluePearl, University of Florida veterinary officials recently confirmed more than a dozen cases of the disease, all stemming from dogs who were at recent dog shows in Deland, Fla., or Perry Ga., or who were exposed to dogs present at those shows.

    Dr. Kathy Taylor with the East Shelbyville Animal Clinic agreed and noted cases are hitting as close to home as Louisville.

  • Midland moving forward

    Dust has been stirring up around the Midland Shopping Center lately.  With renovations in the vacant space adjacent to the recently developed Planet Fitness, the building is showing signs of a pending vendor in the wait, but developers have yet to respond to The Sentinel-News regarding their plans.

    The former Tractor Supply building down the sidewalk is also getting spruced up.

    Doug Thurman, who is listed as the contact on the building, shed some light on the work, although he could not yet name the possible tenant.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Special called meeting Tuesday

    Due to the holiday, the Shelbyville City Council elected to cancel the regularly scheduled Thursday meeting this week and will now host a special-called meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    Topping the agenda at the meeting will be a resolution authorizing the city to enter into an inter-local cooperation agreement with the city of Simpsonville and Shelby County establishing management control of the Shelby County E-911 dispatch center.

  • Shelby golfers spending summer on links

    While most kids their age are enjoying two free months without school, Collins’ Rylee Suttor and Shelby County’s Faith Wiley have been putting in work on the links.

    Both golfers are currently competing for the PGA Junior League, which allows athletes from around the state to compete in tournaments held throughout the months of June and July.