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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Ice, limbs, and potholes, oh my!

    From ice to fallen limbs to potholes - a wild winter's impact keeps commuting citizens stressed and those responsible for tending to them plenty busy.

    Through the winter months salt is put down on roads to melt ice and keep the roads clear for travel. But as the ice turns to liquid, it flows into cracks, eventually refreezing and putting significant stress on the pavement. As the ice thaws again, the leftover water washes away loose pieces of the road, leaving behind enlarged splits and potholes.

  • Men arraigned on charges of molestation

    Two men charged in two different cases of sexual abuse involving a minor child have been arraigned.

    Anthony Watkins, 37, of Waddy was arraigned Wednesday in Shelby Circuit Court, and James  Bell, 47, of Shelbyville was arraigned last week.

  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' shares a different take on rags to riches

    Slumdog Millionaire

    5 out of 5 stars

    Director: Danny Boyle

    Starring: Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Madhur Mittal, Freida Pinto

    Rated: R for some violence, disturbing images and language.

    Released: Nov. 12, 2008 (Limited); Wider re-release is in the works

    Running time: 2 hours

     Slumdog Millionaire shows you don't need money to be rich.

  • Man charged in local assault; robbery

    A Taylorsville man has been charged in connection with the severe beating and robbery of another man in Shelbyville in December.

    Clinton Wesley Moore, 32, was charged Friday with second-degree assault and second-degree robbery that occurred Dec. 13, Shelbyville Police said.

    The reports states that Moore beat a friend, who is unidentified, in the head and face with his fists, causing serious damage. He then stole his cell phone, the report says,  leaving him with no way to call for help for his injuries.

  • County expands options for disposal of storm debris

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Shelby County residents who have been looking for a more convenient way to dispose of debris from the ice and wind storms now have a new option: the County Road Department.

  • Looking Back: March 6, 2009

    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.

  • Bank responds to accusation of negligence

    Commonwealth Bank has denied any wrongdoing in a suit that alleges the bank was guilty of negligence and fraudulent actions,.

    Attorney Mark D. Dean of Shelbyville sued the bank, charging it should have noticed that his secretary was embezzling millions of dollars from him.

    In a lawsuit filed in January in Shelby County Circuit Court, Dean accused the bank of violating a Kentucky Uniform Commercial Code as well as aiding and abetting fraud and illegal activity and breach of duty of ordinary care.

  • EARLIER: Local lawyer sues bank

    An attorney from Shelbyville has filed suit against a bank for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling millions of dollars from him.

    Mark D. Dean accuses Commonwealth Bank of violation of a Kentucky Uniform Commercial Code, as well as aiding and abetting fraud and illegal activity and breach of duty of ordinary care.

  • Get a head start on the garden with seed starting

     

    Starting seeds indoors turns out to be a necessary skill if you want success with some crops.

    A few need a bit of a head start in order to reach maturity at the right time for Kentuckiana gardens.  Other considerations include ideal growing conditions.

    Cabbage, for example, can be started early so you can set them out as plants as soon as possible.  The goal is to get an early harvest before our summer temperatures soar and the plants bolt and get bitter.  

  • Sunday alcohol vote set for Tuesday night

    The matter of Sunday alcohol sales in Shelby County is on the table for the first time this year.

    The issue, set for review at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, was brought before magistrates four times in 2008, the last time in September. That was the only time that the matter made it to a second reading, but it died because of  a 4-4 tie.

    Tuesday night, for the first time, the vote could turn out differently.