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Today's News

  • Landmark suspends sale

    Landmark Media Enterprises, the parent company of The Sentinel News, announced today that it is “largely suspending the process to sell its remaining business.”

    In a press release, Frank Batten Jr., Landmark’s Chairman and CEO, said the sale has been suspended because the current credit crisis has “made it virtually impossible for companies to obtain bank commitments to help finance acquisitions.”

  • Arsonist charged with setting nine fires

    James Aaron Clark, 27, of Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday and charged with nine arson-related charges, after admitting that he set the fires, according, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said.

    Detective Jason Rice said that Clark is charged with one count of first-degree arson, a felony which carries a penalty of 20 years to life, three counts of second-degree arson, also a felony, and seven counts of criminal mischief related to the fires.

  • New DJ has Halloween party

    Disc Jockey Matt Holladay will host a Halloween costume party, All Hallows Rave, tonight at Gallrein Farms.

    About 300 people are expected to attend, starting at 7 p.m.

    Holladay, a native of New Albany, Ind., who moved to Shelbyville area about eight years, said he took his lifelong interest in music to the next level, becoming a DJ.

    "I've always had an interest in music," he said. "I fell in love with dance music and wanted to be able to make a career out of making people feel the way I did when I first heard dance music...alive and vibrant."

  • Election tips, sites

    Election Day voting tips

    * Be sure you are properly registered to vote. Many voters who moved here recently think they are registered to vote in Shelby County because they registered to vote in another county. But you have to be registered to vote in Shelby County in order to vote here. However, if you moved within the county, you are still registered to vote here, but you may need to vote in a different precinct. Unfortunately, it is too late to register to vote now for this year's election.

  • Shelbyville names top citizen

    Sue Baker was at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting in the Settle Gym Monday night to accept a plaque from the city of Shelbyville. It named her late husband, Don, as the Citizen of the Year.

  • Beshear endorses Young's candidacy

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that he will endorse Democrat Bill Young in his race to represent in the 58th district. in the state house.

    In announcing his endorsement, Beshear stressed his belief that the middle-class working families of the Commonwealth are struggling with the current economic situation and that Young will make a great representative in helping address those issues.

  • McConnell stumps at Old Stone Inn

    The Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville was crowded to capacity Wednesday night with people who turned out to show their support for Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    McConnell arrived on his bus as part of a campaign re-election tour around 8 p.m., received a warm welcome from at least 100 people, including numerous local officials as well as State Sen. Gary Tapp and Rep. Brad Montell, who also is running for re-election.

  • Birch House grand opening

    A grand opening will be held this Sunday for the Birch House in Clear Creek Park.

    This two-story building is the former home of Dr. A.L. Birch and is now available use of the public.

    Clay Cottongim, the park’s director, said the newly renovated historic building is “perfect for wedding receptions, adult's birthday parties, Christmas gatherings and other holiday functions.”

  • Big O opens in Shelbyville

    Who we are: Big O Tires and Service Center

    Owned by: Greg Kimberlin

    Where: 2231 Shelbyville Road

    What we do: The facility offers full automobile maintenance and service and a wide selection of tires. Automobile service includes work on brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, tires, wheels and all maintenance needs.

  • Starting the holiday season right

    "It's just a wonderful way to start the holiday season," Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

    Event coordinator Sharon Nichols said it's estimated that more than 10,000 people came out last year for the Celebration of Lights in downtown Shelbyville, and the city is making room for an even larger celebration on Nov. 8.

    There are already more than 60 tents signed up to offer food, crafts and other fun, with room for more.