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Today's News

  • Rothenburger names members for Human Rights Commission

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger named five members to the county's newly formed Human Rights Commission.

    Rothenburger appointed Brenda Jackson, Brendan “Butch” Kinsella, James Butler, Darlene Brown and Hilda Plante to the panel.

    • Jackson is a retired employee of state government, a member of the Shelby County Board of Education and is president of the Kentucky School Boards Association.

  • Missing teen returns home

    A teenager missing since last Thursday is back home, according to Shelbyville Police Office Istvan Kovacs.

    Amber McKinney, 16, of Jonathan Circle, was last seen last Thursday when she left to go to school at Shelby County High School.

    Kovacs said that Wednesday night, Angela Peters, the girl's mother, got a phone call at about 10 p.m. from her daughter.

    “Her mother said she told her she was calling from Wal-Mart and wanted her to come and get her,” Kovacs said.

  • Some plants provide winter interest with berries

    This December has been a cold one thus far.   I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them some what restorative.  Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. 

    We all say we want winter interest, but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season.

    Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January?  Look out the window and tell yourself what you see and then take some notes.

  • Looking Back: Dec. 19, 2008

    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.

  • Alternative water source to come through Shelby?

    Studies are still underway on the potential costs and impact that the formation of the Shelby-Franklin Regional Water Commission would have on the county. As a result, the idea was met with some questions at Wednesday's public hearing at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, but it mostly received strong support by those in attendance.

  • It's the turkeys' time

    The big red tom fanned out his tail and dropped his wings, exposing his white flight feathers for the benefit of visitors -- or more likely, the hen turkeys clucking away nearby.

    Little did he know his showing off would get him nowhere, and his strutting days were numbered.

  • The gasoline rollercoaster

    Last summer, county Road Supervisor Carl Henry was spending $150 just to fill up his personal pickup truck. And the diesel trucks his road department crew drove were chowing down on $5 a gallon diesel fuel.

    So he does not need grief counseling over gasoline prices that have seemed to be in free fall the last several months.

    “It's tickling me to death to spend, what, half what I did before,” Henry said.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Justin K. Cooper of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking (firearm), second-degree fleeing or evading police and public intoxication.

    William Jones Jr. of Madisonville, Ky. was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Charles Mullins of Smithfield, Ky. was indicted on five counts of theft by unlawful taking (firearm).

    John S. Roberts of Frankfort was indicted for third-degree burglary.

  • Fuel prices fall back to $1.55

    Many people were dismayed to wake up last Friday and find that gas prices had skyrocketed again.

    But on Monday, Friday's 30-cent-a-gallon jump in gas prices -- from $1.45 to $1.75 at some outlets -- had fallen back to about $1.55 per gallon.

    Even though the price is back down again, the seesawing up and down was enough to make people nervous.

  • Triple S to look at satellite dish regulations

    When the Triple S Planning Commission meets May 20, it will address a text amendment to the Shelby County Zoning Regulation in the area of Satellite Dish Guidelines.

    Under the altered regulations, satellite dishes are broken down into two categories; those greater than three feet in diameter and those three feet or less in diameter.

    For dishes greater than three feet in diameter

    A Conditional Use Permit would be required under the new guidelines. The application fee would be determined by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals fee schedule.