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Today's News

  • Looking back: July 8, 2016

    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.

  • Court report: July 7, 2016

    District court

    Civil final

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards

    Winterwood Inc. vs. Faith Dearinger and Daniel Clark, judgment for the Plaintiff in forcible entry and detainer.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 11: For those in peril on the sea

    Tribute to the U. S. Navy

    Eternal Father, strong to save,


    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,

    Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep

    Its own appointed limits keep;

    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,


    For those in peril on the sea!

    --The “Navy Hymn” sung at the U.S. Naval Academy

    As I reach the date in my Journal that records my reporting aboard the Battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43), it seems appropriate to pay Tribute to the U.S. Navy.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Michael Vincent Belskis, 43, of 1002 S. Brook St. in Louisville was indicted for theft by deception under $10,000.

    Thomas G. Oday, 51, Thomas G. Oday Jr., 19, Patricia L. Oday, 21, and Theresa C. Oday, 21, all of 1629 Fisherville Road in Finchville, were indicted for theft by unlawful taking, $500 or more but less than $10,000, complicity and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Workshop will address county’s broadband needs

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will have a workshop Tuesday to explore opportunities for high speed Internet for the county.

    The workshop will be at 6 p.m. at the Stratton Center at 215 Washington St. and the public is invited to attend.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that magistrates would hear a presentation by a group that is working closely with the Kentucky Wired Initiative, a project to provide an avenue for all 120 counties to have broadband service.

  • Skate Park to get spruced up

    The county’s skate park, established in 2008 at Daniel Field on Washington Street, has gotten a little run down looking, and a Shelby County woman is championing a move to clean it up.

    What’s more, she’s doing so with the county’s blessing, said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

    “I was glad to hear that someone wanted to go the extra mile to help us with the skate park,” he said. “It’s always good when people take an interest in our parks and we support her efforts.”

  • Shelby man's flag collection numbers in the hundreds

    With Memorial Day marking the start of summer and 4th of July a midpoint highlight, the American Flag gets its most prominent displays throughout the summer.

    But at one Shelbyville home you might think it’s early July every day of the year.

    With flags adorning walls, sofas, curtains, tables and virtually every nook and cranny of Rob Carter’s Shelbyville home people stop and gape wide-eyed the first time they visit his home, he said.

  • Red, white and re-do

    The skies were filled with booms and bright flashes over the weekend but unfortunately the majority of the tumult came from adverse weather rather than Fourth of July fireworks.  But local park officials assure their annual shows will go on, though just a few days later than originally planned.

    “Basically we’re going to go to Friday the eighth,” Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said, noting the rain over the holiday weekend forced a postponement of the fun.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Transitional housing resolution back on the agenda

    What seemed to be a finished matter has found its way back onto the agenda.  When the Shelbyville City Council convenes at 6:30 this week at City Hall, 315 Washington St., they will again consider a resolution requesting that the Triple S Planning Commission hold a public hearing and make a recommendation for amending the Shelbyville zoning regulations to allow for a conditional use designation permitting transitional housing facilities to be located in the Limited Historic District.

  • Red, white and new

    4th of July events

    WHERE: Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Mount Eden Ruritan Club

    WHEN: Starting at 4 p.m. for Red, White and Boom in Simpsonville and 6 p.m. for Shake the Lake in Shelbyville, noon at Mount Eden Ruritan Club

    FIREWORKS: Shelbyville and Simpsonville will begin at dark, approximately 9:45-10

    COST: Red, White and Boom is free, and Shake the Lake is $3