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Today's News

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on theft

    Shelbyville Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a theft that occurred Thursday, Feb. 12, at Cracker Barrel.

    According to Shelbyville Police, someone broke into a car in the parking lot at Cracker Barrel on Mount Eden Road while the owner was having lunch between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 20, 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.

  • Tree assessment and risk management

     Two weeks ago I asked, “What more, Mother Nature?”  Well, another gusty wind storm was served up adding to the collection of debris left by the ice storm.

    Some serious questions are coming in about what to take out and what to try and save.  I am not a certified arborist, but I can pass on the guidelines that certified arborists are taught when it comes to tree assessment and risk management.  These criteria may help you decide what to do now and in the future.

  • Youth gunned down Wednesday night

    Joel Diego Mena, 17, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday night after being shot near the intersection of College and 9th streets, police say.

    Mena was shot once with what police think was a 9 mm handgun. He was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville around 9 p.m.

    Police have not arrested a suspect in the killing but are seeking Santiago Caballero, 22, of Shelbyville, for questioning, according to Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    He added that an autopsy will be preformed at the University of Louisville.

  • Storm aftermath slowly subsiding

    The ice continues to melt away, and the frozen trees with their glistening branches are just a memory. 

    But the storm's aftermath still lingers, both in ongoing power outages and with the school schedule.

    On Thursday, Shelby County School officials reported that students will have to go to school well into June,  that is, if there are no more snow days.

  • Coaches, parents can learn from player's death

    From Korey Stringer of the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 to two high school players in the Louisville area more recently, heat-related deaths have unfortunately become more frequent in the past decade.

    With 15-year-old Max Gilpin of Pleasure Ridge Park’s death during preseason practice last summer, a new era has been opened.

    Gilpin's coach, David Jason Stinson, has been indicted on charges of negligent homicide, which could land him in prison for up to five years.

  • Bekaert to lay off temporarily

    The Bekaert Corporation is planning a temporary layoff, plant officials confirmed Thursday.

    Plant Manager Kendall Hall would not say how many employees will be laid off or how long the layoff will last, only that is temporary.

    He had no other comment.

    The plant is located at 2000 Isaac Shelby Drive. The facility was established in 1990 and manufacturers steel wire and staple products.

    The plant employed 112 people in 2008.      

  • Thief lands back in jail

     

     A local man recently released from jail on bail after he was charged with cutting a hole in a pharmacy ceiling and lowering himself inside to rob the place, has landed behind bars again.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, was arrested after  police say he wrote a bad check for more than $5,000 for a four-wheel-drive utility vehicle, which he immediately pawned, then repeated the same scam in another county.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 13, 2009

    Clinton Wesley Moore, 32, of Taylorsville, was charged Friday at the Carroll County Detention Center with second-degree assault, second-degree robbery and intimidating a witness in a legal process.

    Alejandro Quezada-Diego, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested Saturday on Midland Trail and charged with no operator's license, no insurance, and no brake lights.

    Penny L. Rader of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Village Lane on a bench warrant from Jefferson County.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 18, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Drunken Driving

    Brenda R. Rece, 55, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 14 on Mount Eden Road and charged with DUI, second offense, and operating on a suspended operator's license.

    Juan Doe, 25, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 14 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, one headlight, no operator's license and giving police a false name.

    Ashley Price, 29, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 15 on Smithfield Road and charged with DUI, second offense, and second-degree wanton endangerment.