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Today's News

  • Montell concerned about pensions, economy

    Incumbent Brad Montell is once again facing Democratic challenger Bill Young this November.

    Montell is financial advisor and broker at his company, W. Brad Montell Investments.

    “I think the state is facing several major challenges, and obviously there are always challenges in state government, but right now the number one challenge we must address is the state pension systems,” he said.

  • Teens to hold food drive on election day

    Two Shelby County teens are conducting an election day food drive to benefit a county food pantry.

    Jacob Martin, 16, of Waddy, and Thomas Solinger, 17, of Simpsonville, decided to hold the food drive after reading in The Sentinel-News about the food shortage at local pantries, Solinger said.

    “We thought it would be a good way to help people in the community who are in need,” said Solinger, who added that he and Martin are also doing the food drive as a community service project for the Governor's Scholar program.

  • Shelby gets FEMA grant

    Shelby County will be one of 33 counties in Kentucky to receive federal aid to clean up after last month's windstorm.

    Local Disaster and Emergency Services officials said the county will receive $154,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because of the downed trees, roof damage and other destruction caused when the remnants of Hurricane Ike brought 70-mile-per-hour winds to the county on Sept. 14.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Jeffery Conn of Shelbyville was indicted for illegal possession for sale or transfer of a simulated controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence.

    David Lee Grant of Louisville was indicted for forgery of a prescription of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

    Trazanna R. Caldwell of Frankfort was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Paula Ray Bowles of Shelbyville was indicted for false statements/misrepresentations and failure to report change in order to receive public assistance benefits.

  • Triple S seeks public input

    Shelby County is growing, and the Triple S Planning Commission wants to make sure it's growing in the right ways.

    "In the past decade, Shelby County has experienced a period of remarkable growth and change, undergoing a considerable increase in population," Triple S Planning Commission Chairman George Best said in a release. "Due to this extraordinary growth, the Triple S Planning Commission needs a solid map for future direction. This map is our Comprehensive Plan."

  • Simpsonville candidates speak on issues

    The four individuals elected to the Simpsonville City Commission next week will have to deal with residential growth, maintaining public services and possibly taking steps toward creating a downtown area in the city.

    The four commissioners who are currently sitting on the board are all running for reelection. They will compete with two challengers for the four open seats next Tuesday.

    The election, which is non-partisan, will decide who works with Mayor Steve Eden and City Administrator David Eaton for the next two years.

  • That's the spirit

    Shelbyville residents, like the rest of the country, enjoy decorating for Halloween, and some of their outdoor “artwork” is showcased here.

    Would you have guessed that Halloween began as an Irish tradition?

    If so, give yourself a gold star.

    In the Celtic culture more than 1,000 years ago in Ireland, Nov. 1 was New Year's Day on the Druid calendar, according to holidayinsights.com.

  • Arrest made with help of off-duty dispatcher

    An off-duty police dispatcher was instrumental in leading to a traffic-related arrest last week, according to Shelbyville Police.

    According to the police report, off duty dispatcher Jeremy Younger was driving behind a 1996 Pontiac on Frankfort Road when he noticed that the car was “all over the roadway.”

    Younger got on his cell phone and called police, who arrived at his location and got in behind the car, driven by Cresencio Martinez of Frankfort.

  • County forced to pay high prices to winterize roads

    Road crews are gearing up for winter, and Road Supervisor Carl Henry said a major part of that preparation includes having enough road salt on hand.

    The problem is, the price of salt has nearly tripled since last winter, Henry told fiscal court members Tuesday. He advised them to accept a bid from Morton's Salt for $120 per ton, because he had checked out prices from other companies, and Morton's was the lowest.

    “We're not going to get it any cheaper,” he said.

    Road salt prices the previous winter topped out at about $48 per ton.