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Today's News

  • Storm blows tree down, knocks out power

    Residents of Kentucky Street peered anxiously out their windows Tuesday as they watched fire and utility crews working to clear away a huge maple tree blown down by a powerful, early afternoon thunderstorm that blew across Shelby County.

    During a day of intense storms that inundated Southern Indiana, Louisville and surrounding counties, there were no serious problems in Shelby.

    A power line also was reported down in Simpsonville, and some stoplights went out in the high winds and torrential rains, but the outage on Kentucky Street was the most major situation.

  • Police cash in on tip, arrest 2 Dollar 'bandits'

    Police have caught up with two women who allegedly stole quite a bit of merchandise from a local store with the help of a person who read about the theft in The Sentinel-News last week.

    Maj. Danny Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department said that after the article and security-camera photo were published Friday, someone called to suggest the identity of the women.

  • KSP calls 'click it' program a success

    Kentucky State Police participated in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) May seat belt campaign called “Click It Or Ticket.” The campaign was sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and ran from May 18 through May 31. During the 14-day mobilization, KSP issued 9,921 seat-belt and 288 child-restraint citations to unrestrained motorists.

  • Host team awaits Post 37 at regional

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team wrapped up its fifth state championship this past weekend. Though that seems like a lot, it pales in comparison to the team’s next opponent.

    Enid, Okla., the host squad of this year’s Mid-South Regional, is a 12-time state champ. Though it didn’t win this season, it did win consecutive titles from 2005 to 2008, so experience is on the side of the host team this week.

  • Interstate accident injures 1

    A Nicholasville man was injured in an accident on I-64 East Wednesday when he fell asleep at the wheel, Shelbyville Police said.

    Samuel Wingate, 19, ran off the road and crashed into the guard rail at the 33 mile marker at about 12:30 in the afternoon. No other vehicles were involved and Wingate was alone in his 1009 BMW. He was transported to the University of Louisville by Shelby County EMS with minor facial injuries, police said.

     

  • Black shirts lead Blue and Gold

    Donning the blue and gold for Shelby County on Friday night remains the ultimate goal, but wrapping up in a black jersey on weekday afternoons seems like an odd way to get there.

    Unless that is, you want to be one of the Rockets' leaders.

    Each season SCHS's football coaching staff rewards players that show a high level of effort, commitment and sacrifice with back practice jerseys. Those jerseys give the rest of the team something to strive for and let the players know who they should watch if they’re looking for tips.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on burglary

    Information is wanted on a break-in that happened in the 100 block of Valley View Drive between 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 10:15 p.m. Monday.

    Someone broke into a residence and took two television sets, a battery charger, a portable battery pack, and an air pump.

    A neighbor noticed that a door was open at the residence and called police. Officers found no one at the home.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on break-in

    Information is wanted about a break-in that occurred on Sunday, June 7, at about 1 a.m. in the morning.

    On that date, someone broke into a business at 1012 Main Street.

    A tenant who lives at that address noticed when she came in that the window screen had been removed and that the window and curtains were open. She returned to her and called police. She did not see the intruder and so was not able to give police a description of the suspect(s).

  • Four recovering from crash on Taylorsville Road

    Four people were hospitalized Thursday morning after a two-car crash at the intersection of Brooks Industrial Road and Taylorsville Road.

    Two of them, Gabriella Reynoso, 31, of Shelbyville and Michelle Isenberg, 45, of Simpsonville received minor injuries and were treated at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and the other two, Jesse Raisor, 21, and Facunda Lopez, 33, both of Shelbyville, were taken to the University of Louisville with multiple, more serious injuries, Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Cresap said.

  • Shelbyville City Council to look at 2009 property tax rate

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a full plate when it meets Thursday evening.

    After starting the meeting by welcoming new city engineer Jennifer Herrell, the council will hear a presentation by Norris Beckley regarding the Stepping Stone Youth Enrichment Program.

    The council then will have first readings on three different ordinances. The first ordinance repeals the existing flood damage prevention ordinance and adopts a new ordinance that better follows FEMA guidelines.