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Today's News

  • Jar of charity money stolen from store counter

    Police are asking for help in locating the person who stole a jar of charitable donations from a gas-station counter.

    The jar contained $150 in cash and change that was supposed to be used for the “Shop with a Cop,” charity that provides winter clothing, shoes and a toy for children in need at Christmas.

    The jar was stolen from the Starting Gait Chevron, located at 7117 Shelbyville Road, on Nov. 30 between the hours of noon and 8 p.m., according to store manager Joe Riggs.

  • Icy weekend roads stun drivers

    Staff photo by Sharon Warner

    This accident happened on I-64 on Saturday during a period of bad weather that afternoon. The driver was injured and was taken to the hospital.

    Icy weekend roads stun drivers

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Last Saturday afternoon's brief but bitter ice-and-snow storm caused a rash of automobile accidents, both around the county and in the city, police say.

  • What we think: An idea whose time has come

     If you read the list of ideas the community put forth recently in its vision for the future of Shelby County, one should have stuck out like Rudolph's nose:

    Let's build a civic center.

    Shelbyville - and Shelby County - is ready to have its own entertainment/meeting/civic venue as functional focal point for all residents and visitors.

    Yes, there are many steps to be taken and many ideas to be reviewed before such a facility could be built, but let's not delay.

  • Never too old for cake

    Raymond Williams, a captain with Shelbyville Fire and Rescue, hurried in to the Amber Oaks Assisted Living Community on Wednesday. But there was no emergency.He was there to celebrate his great uncle George Stone's 98th birthday.

    Stone has lived in Shelby County all of his life. He grew up in Finchville, working on a tobacco farm with his dad. Compared to today's economic struggles, Williams said Stone has seen worse.

    "He [Stone] grew up in tough times," Williams said. "He went through the Great Depression."

  • Live versus live-cut for Christmas

    Live or live-cut...that is the question for this year's holiday tradition of decorating an evergreen indoors for Christmas.

    You may think that you are being a better environmental steward by purchasing a live tree, but that's not necessarily true.

    Live-cut Christmas trees are a 100 percent renewable resource that is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable.  They are an American product, farms employ approximately 100,000 people each year; and one acre of planted Christmas trees provides the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people. 

  • Water bills to see slight increase

     After a 4-2 vote, the Shelbyville City Council approved a revised schedule of rates and charges for Shelbyville water and sewer Thursday.

    The ordinance calls for city water rates to increase by 5.8 percent, and sewage rates by 4.5 percent.

    Tom Doyle, manager of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer, stated that the increases would bring in the revenue necessary to balance the budget for the Municipal Waterworks and Sewer System.

  • EARLIER: Police continue to appeal to public for help in catching killer

    Twelve days after discovering the body of a local man who had been brutally murdered, police continue to seek the public's help in locating the killer.

    On Monday, Kentucky State Police, who are heading up the investigation into the murder of James “Jim” Duckett, 43, offered a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

  • Eye care center has innovative vision

    Patients at Bowersox Vision Center on Washington Street have been undergoing a therapy, while not new, is a different approach, said Dan Bowersox.

    “It's been around forever,” he said “The thing is, kids that have these problems when they are little, grow up to have the same problems as adults.”

    The Mayo Clinic did a 12-week study using therapy similar to Bowersox's Vision Therapy.

  • New Business

    Who we are: Showcase Borders Owned by: Ron Stella Where: 100 Arlington Drive, Shelbyville

    What we do: During the summer, Ron Stella installs lawn curbing and borders. But this year when the leaves started to fall Stella went looking for a way to clean out gutters without getting on a ladder. Through an Internet search engine, Stella found the machine he was looking for. Since Stella bought his "gutter vac" last month, he has already serviced 10 local houses, some with gutters up to 30 feet high.

  • I have met the enemy, and he is us

    I was recently reminded of the story of the rescue workers from the Red Cross who, after a particularly severe snowstorm, went to check on a widow who lived in an extremely remote area in the mountains.  After being airlifted in by helicopter and then trudging the final half-mile through 3-foot drifts, they finally made it to the nearly snow-covered house and knocked on the door.

    The widow cautiously opened the door and wondered aloud about why anyone would be out in such bad weather.  When the workers announced that they were from the Red Cross assistance team, the