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Today's News

  • Looking Back: April 10, 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.

  • Community leaders wish for a new conference center

    When a group of community leaders went to a planning retreat at Cedarmore Conference Center a couple weeks ago, the top item on their common wish list was for a new conference center in the county.

    "Right now we don't have a specific conference center," Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said. "There's no real center for the general use of the public to host conferences, workshops, etc. I think it'd just be another good drawing card for business and industry if we did have one. The community would benefit from that."

  • Shelby's crime rate declines

    The jail is full, sirens can be heard screaming day and night, sensational crimes have made headlines, and, yet, law enforcement officials report crime is down.

    Despite two murders in 2008 - and another this year - statistics compiled by the Shelby County Sheriff's office and Shelbyville Police Department show crime has diminished significantly since 2007.

    Actually, the fact that the jails are full is a good thing because it contributes to the decreased crime rate, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.

  • New Business: Bob's Hay Barn

     Name: Bob's Hay Barn

  • EARLIER: Casey continues his tough fight

      Shelby Countian Mike Casey continues his touch-and-go battle to stay alive at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

    Casey, who starred on the basketball court for both Shelby County High School and the University of Kentucky, continues on a respirator as doctors try to rid his body of infection and prepare him for the  heart transplant he requires to survive.

  • Casey's health somewhat "stable'

    Mike Casey, one of Shelby County’s sports heroes, continues his agonizing fight to recover from a series of ailments related to a failing heart.

    Casey has been in intensive care at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for two weeks since doctors installed a bilateral pump to assist his heart, which was damaged by infection 20 years ago.

    His battle has been touch-and-go, with infection raging in his body, blockages and shutdowns of organs and  the breathing assistance of a ventilator.

  • Rockets drop opener to Male

    Visiting Male took advantage of five errors and a balk by SCHS on Monday and spoiled the Rockets' season-opener, 6-2.

    However, SCHS Coach Bart Roettger didn’t force the Rockets to run after the defeat. Instead, he noted several positives despite the outcome.

  • A dramatic change of circumstances

    Several years ago, the following letter was reportedly sent to a resident of Greenville County, S.C.:  “Your food stamps will be stopped, effective March 1992, because we received notice that you passed away.  May God bless you.  You may reapply if your circumstances change.”

  • Simpsonville property owners now responsible for sidewalks

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Tuesday passed on second reading an ordinance that will require property owners to repair broken sidewalks or assume the liability those cracks and crevices could cause. There never had been an ordinance to address this issue, and the city feared that it could be liable for any injuries caused by breaches in those areas.   What it means

    If you own property that has sidewalks around it that have breaks, cracks or drop-offs that could cause an accident, the city could require you to have it repaired.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments March 20, 2007

    Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Christina R. Bracey of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity, trafficking in marijuana, complicity, second-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), and second-degree persistent felony offender.