Today's News

  • Rockets come home tonight

    After having some struggles on the road Tuesday, Shelby County comes home tonight and tomorrow night with two tough games.

    The Rockets didn’t get much time to improve on their press offense before Daviess County comes in for a 7:30 tipoff.

    The Panthers will look to get back into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003. Daviess County returns six seniors that can control the game inside and out.

  • Police asking for help in locating liquor store bandit

    For the second time this year, police are asking for the public's help in locating the person who burglarized Brighton Liquors.

    The liquor store, which was also hit on New Year's Eve, was robbed last Saturday night, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Officer Istvan Kovacs said that the break-in occurred between 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. He added that an undetermined amount of cash was taken from the store, which is located at 45 Brighton Circle.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 30, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Iran W. Dixon, 33, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Tiara G. Spates, 22, of Rockford, Ill., was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and having a prescription medication not in the original container.

  • Looking Back: Nov. 21, 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.


  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 21, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    George W. Ridener Jr., 28, of Chaplin, Ky., was arrested Jan. 15 in Shelbyville and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

    Tanya Rosenberger, 34, of Louisville, was arrested Jan. 18 on Mount Eden Road and charged with failure to pay fines on a warrant out of Jefferson County.

    Michael E. Barnett, 48, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 17 on Sycamore Terrace and charged with alcohol intoxication on a warrant from another agency.

  • Police seek help in solving burglaries and car break-ins

    The Shelbyville Police Department are asking for assistance in solving several theft-related crimes.

    Two are burglaries.

  • Saving with wood

    In this day in age when economic woes flood the headlines and more and more people struggle to pay their bills, Ervin Benner has it figured out.

    "Back when we were busy, you didn't pay attention to it, you paid the bills and moved on," Benner said. "Now you have to watch your money because the economy is slow, and that's right off the top of your pocket."

    Benner owns Terhune Body & Frame Shop in Shelbyville, and he has implemented a way to cut his yearly gas expenses by thousands.

  • How they create the twinkle for the holiday

    It took crews at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries nearly 11 months to prepare for the store’s annual holiday extravaganza. It took shoppers only days to ravage it.

    A rush on ornaments and decorations at the Washington Street antique dealer has left some trees lopsided –– and others almost bare –– since the gallery debuted its holiday stock last month.

  • EARLIER: State, county in state of emergency

    Gov. Steve Beshear has declared Kentucky to be in a state of emergency because of  the winter storm that continues to rage across Shelby County throughout the state.

    Beshear held a press conference to make his announcement and said in a statement that

    his declaring the emergency will assure assistance and protection by mobilizing state resources to assist cities and counties, doing everything possible to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents.

    "We are prepared to use every available resource to help Kentuckians make it

  • Five people who made a difference in 2008

    If you have looked around Shelby County in 2008, you didn't have to look very closely to notice many wonderful and remarkable things take place.

    Lives were improved, facilities were built, kindnesses were extended, and individuals stepped foward to "pay it forward" by turning one good deed into another.