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Today's News

  • Bypass construction to resume

    Winter appears to be over, and that means that construction will resume next week on the Shelbyville Bypass.

    Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Department of Highways District 7, said that with the exception of a slight diversion at Warriors Way, where the speed limit has been reduced to 35 miles per hour, she doesn't expect the construction to cause any major delays or traffic tie-ups.

    Clifford said the contract that Shelby County has with the state gives the state a certain amount of days to finish this $26.1 million project.

  • You can take the boy out of the country, butee

    When we were first married, my wife, Rhonda, and I lived on the south end of Louisville (the Iroquois Park/Fairdale areas).  Generally speaking, the folks that live in those areas would fit very nicely into a Jeff Foxworthy routine, and we fit in rather well with them.

    One Christmas, we and a few other couples decided to go out for a night of high culture, which for us normally meant an evening at the softball park followed by pizza, or if we were really feeling sophisticated, bowling and dinner at Po’ Folks or Big Boy.

  • Library to hold martial arts demonstration, other events

    Library to hold martial arts demonstration, other events

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News

    What would you do if someone grabbed you from behind in the dark?

    What is the best way to keep yourself safe?

    These and other questions will be answered with a demonstration on self defense techniques that will  be offered free at the Shelby County Library Jan. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The event is one of several programs that the library is offering free in January.

  • Community Datebook

    Community datebook

    Support groups

    Jan. 15 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Jan. 15 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Jan. 19 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 27, 2009

    Traffic

    Lafah Keith Dixon, 30, of Shelbyville,  was arrested March 24 on Washington Street and charged with driving on a suspended license, expired plates and no insurance.

    Gabino Matlala-Aragon, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 25 on Midland Boulevard and charged with no operator’s license, illegal (window) tint, forgery and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Miguel Angel Gonzales, 31, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 25 on Old Finchville Road and charged with no operator’s license.

     

  • EARLIER: Columnist/author Crawford says goodbye

     For 35 years, Bryon Crawford has been telling the story of Kentucky.

  • 2009 Spring Fashion Show
  • Students observe Government Day

    Last week, local students from the Young Leaders Institute 2008-2009 observed Government Day by visiting state and local government officials.

    The students asked officials about their roles in government, as well as about the community and issues specific to their lives.

    To get a feel for politics, students participated in role-playing exercises as members of the House of Representatives, passing a piece of proposed legislation, and also as magistrates for Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • Pearl Harbor still memorable

    On a peaceful Sunday morning nearly 67 years ago, 35 servicemen were having a leisurely breakfast at Hickman Airfield at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

    Before they knew what had happened, the mess hall took a direct attack from Japanese fighter planes.

    All were killed.

    But that was only the beginning – for both of the attack and of its ramifications for history.

  • My Word: A broken and deadly system

     By Stephen Bartlett, Brian Rich, Attica Scott

    Several months after the death of a Salvadoran immigrant housecleaner Ana Romero in custody in the Franklin County jail, we feel the need to be clear about who we hold to be responsible for this tragic death.