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Today's News

  • Looking Backward: Dec. 9, 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.

     

    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 sharonw@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.

     

     

  • Hearing to be scheduled in embezzlement case

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, could appear in court in December for a disposition hearing.

    King, who was charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014, was scheduled for a disposition hearing Monday, but the hearing was postponed due to a docket pass, which occurs occasionally when the docket becomes too full.

    Those cases that were postponed will be given a court date soon.

  • Fundraiser for boy with diabetes

    Proceeds from an event scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. at the Bagdad Ruritan Club will help a young child in his struggle with juvenile diabetes, his family says.

    Conner Madden, 7, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes – in which the body does not produce insulin – in May 2016, and his family hopes to be able to obtain an insulin pump for him, said his grandmother, Barbara Waits.

  • Bagdad Christmas brings community together

    Bagdad welcomed the season this weekend with what many hope will become an annual holiday festival for the small, close-knit community.

    Surrounding a community Christmas Tree, residents and guests Saturday evening joined together by candlelight to sing carols, wrapping up a night of unity and holiday fun for the town. Formal carols, along with a few fun songs like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, concluded with a ceremonial tree lighting followed by the hanging of ornaments provided by the community.

  • Blue Gables closes grant

    The Shelbyville City Council opened its meeting fifteen minutes early Thursday with a public hearing concerning the Blue Gables Project.

    Eilene Collins, with Shelby Main Street, spoke during the public comments portion of the hearing and said she wanted to commend the efforts of those involved, as well.

    “I would like to complement Shelbyville Preservation on their efforts and undying dedication to the project, which was not always easy,” she said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Council talks Sunday sales

    To follow the county’s ongoing conversation expanding the alcohol ordinance to permit packaged sales on Sunday, the Shelbyville City Council started a discussion of its own last week.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court considered the second reading of its ordinance expansion last night but their decision was not in by press time. 

    The council moved forward with its discussion so if/when the county passes its ordinance the city can be ready to keep its vendors from an economic disadvantage.

  • Man shot, killed by deputy in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist

    A Shelbyville man was shot and killed early Friday morning during a break-in at Simpsonville Baptist Church by a Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy, and three others were arrested on burglary charges.

    The Shelby County Coroner pronounced Dylan M. Dalzell, 22, of Shelbyville dead at the churchafter being fatally shot by deputy Corey Williams.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernis Napier said Dalzell was carrying a crowbar and refused multiple commands to drop the weapon while advancing in close proximity to Williams.

  • Paving project completed

    Simpsonville's project to pave every road within the city limits is now complete, and Thursday night, the Simpsonville City Commission wrapped things up officially by making the final payment to the contractor.

    "We've got a couple of change orders and some payment documents that I need authorization on tonight," said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton.

  • Several stop to help at fatal crash

    A horrific car crash Friday that left a woman and her 19-month old son dead, also showed that humanity has not yet perished.

    Amidst the piercing screams and twisted metal were several Good Samaritans and family members working to help save those involved in the two-car incident at the intersection of Old Brunerstown Road and KY 55.

    Billie Aldridge of Nelson County, was planning to stop at McDonald’s to get something to drink, but once she saw the crash she didn’t hesitate.

  • WHAT WE THINK: For holiday cheer, try just being polite

    Over the last several decades Black Friday has been known to bring out the worst in people.

    We’ve all seen it – shoppers trampled, pushed, shoved, cursed at and fighting over a cheap TV or the must-have holiday toy of the season.

    It’s the saddest display of what a consumer driven society can do to people.

    And while shoppers can be difficult to deal with throughout the holiday season, one troubling trend we’ve seen across the commonwealth, and even nationwide, is the rudeness going both ways.