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Today's News

  • Shelbyville’s loophole

    Middleton Heights is a network of four small streets tucked conspicuously off West U.S. 60 just west of Shelbyville. Bound by Robin Road and Peachtree Street, it’s fully engulfed by city-maintained developments.

    But here’s the literal loophole:

    MIddleton Heights was never annexed into Shelbyville, allowing homeowners in this unincorporated area to evade city property taxes for nearly 60 years.

    Many maps outlining the city boundaries show Middleton Heights as a gray hole, surrounded by a grid of streets and other development.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 24, 2009

     Unemployment rate

    down from October

    Shelby County’s unemployment dropped slightly in November, down to 9.6 percent, a decrease of .3 from October, the second consecutive decline in Shelby County.

    Like every other county in Kentucky, Shelby has a much higher jobless rate than one year ago, when 6.1 percent of the workforce was without jobs.

  • Looking Back: January 1, 2010

    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.

  • Elizabeth Mandeel works tirelessly to help Shelby's Hispanics

    "Todos somos inmigrantes. We are all immigrants."

    A bumper sticker with this phrase adorns Elizabeth Mandeel's SUV. That phrase illustrates Mandeel's passion - and job - to help the migrant community.

    For countless Hispanics in Shelby County, Mandeel is a teacher, a guardian angel, a lifeline to "surviving in America," as she puts it.

    She's the Hispanic Liaison for Shelby County Public Schools, leading the Migrant Education Program designed for all migrant schoolchildren and anyone under the age of 22 in the community.

  • Rockets defeat Bearcats in final minute

    Boomer Beckley's layup with 44 seconds remaining in the game helped Shelby County defeat Anderson County 32-30 at home Friday night.

    In the remaining time, Bearcat Jacob Russell missed a shot from 3-point range, and teammate Will Ruggles missed from the low post. The rebound from Ruggles' shot ended in a jump-ball tangle with possession going to Anderson with 5.2 seconds remaining.

  • Lady Rockets top Spencer 48-34

    Dee Dee Davis' 3-pointer sparked a 9-0 run for the Lady Rockets to break at tie at 25, and Shelby County went on to defeat visiting Spencer County 48-34 Monday night.

    The Lady Rockets built their second-half lead with a combination of pushing the floor and an effective full-court press. Shelby also made 19 of 25 free throws, taking all but four of those in the second half.

  • Christmas at Claudia’s helps more families than ever

    The economy’s dark shadow vanished when the bright light of Christmas spirit entered Shelby County on Sunday.

    In the weeks leading up to Christmas at Claudia’s, there was concern that the recession would result in too few gifts and not enough food for the families who attend the affair this annual event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Shelbyville has picked up 4,100 bags of leaves

     

    As Shelbyvillians awoke to the first snow of the season Monday, attention turned to keeping roads clear of the slippery white menace.

    Yet few residents may realize the extensive work that had been done during the past couple of months to protect the city from another annual hazard: leaf season.

  • A familiar story: The war on flu

     

    You pick up the newspaper and see those familiar headlines: The flu is a national health concern, and American soldiers are at war on foreign soil.

    The publication date: 1918.

    From fall 1918 through the spring of 1919, while the battles of World War I were going on in Europe, an even deadlier battle was taking place here in the United States.

  • Police make drug bust

    Shelbyville Police made a drug-related arrest on Dec. 17 after searching a resident on Rose Street.

    Officers arrested Roninque Marshall, 25, of 79 Rose St. after finding quantities of marijuana, crack cocaine and associated trafficking paraphernalia at his residence. They also discovered more than $1,000 in U.S. currency related to trafficking in controlled substances.