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Today's News

  • How about that civic center for Shelby County?

    When the Triple S Planning Commission held its three public input sessions last month, the idea of building some sort of conference/convention facility was met with shared enthusiasm by the citizens in attendance.

    But the idea is nothing new.

  • We congratulate: Local teen who climbed Grand Canyon is a star

    Skylar Cannon accomplished a feat that is difficult to do on two legs, much less wheels.

    She traversed one of the paths to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in her wheelchair, and she became the first person to do it.

    Skylar, 13, is a student at East Middle School who suffers from the terminal disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy, but she lives a fuller life than most.

    She has grown into the kind of person who relishes and attacks challenges rather than complaining and sitting back to see what might happen to her.

  • Chevron employee jailed for burglary of his own station

    A service station employee has been arrested for burglarizing the Chevron Station where he worked.

    Clint E. Vanover, 35, of Shelbyville, was spotted by Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Yeary entering the station located at 20 Mount Tabor Court after hours shortly before midnight, according to the police report.

  • Judicial center plans firm up

    Sketch submitted

    This architect's sketch portrays what the new judicial center is expected to look like when it completed in nearly two years.

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    In one of the last steps before the actual ground breaking, officials got together Tuesday to take a final look at the completed plans for the new judicial center.

  • Bottom to join Triple S

    When one door closes, another one opens.

    Dudley Bottom Jr. narrowly missed being elected to the Shelbyville City Council last month after being, edged out by George Best and five other candidates.

    For Best to take his seat on the council, though he first must leave his 14-year position as chairman of the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • College information forum next week

    Next school year most colleges in the state and across the nation will increase their tuition by an average of 9 percent.

    That increase might make some parents think that college is out of reach for their child, but one local parent is hoping to shed some light on how to lower the price of higher education.

    Patti Wilson, a mother of two, will host a college information forum next week in order to instruct prospective college students and their parents in the art of how to get academic scholarships.

  • 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."