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  • Library to hold martial arts demonstration, other events

    Library to hold martial arts demonstration, other events

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News

    What would you do if someone grabbed you from behind in the dark?

    What is the best way to keep yourself safe?

    These and other questions will be answered with a demonstration on self defense techniques that will  be offered free at the Shelby County Library Jan. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The event is one of several programs that the library is offering free in January.

  • Community Datebook

    Community datebook

    Support groups

    Jan. 15 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Jan. 15 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Jan. 19 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 27, 2009

    Traffic

    Lafah Keith Dixon, 30, of Shelbyville,  was arrested March 24 on Washington Street and charged with driving on a suspended license, expired plates and no insurance.

    Gabino Matlala-Aragon, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 25 on Midland Boulevard and charged with no operator’s license, illegal (window) tint, forgery and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Miguel Angel Gonzales, 31, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 25 on Old Finchville Road and charged with no operator’s license.

     

  • EARLIER: Columnist/author Crawford says goodbye

     For 35 years, Bryon Crawford has been telling the story of Kentucky.

  • 2009 Spring Fashion Show
  • Students observe Government Day

    Last week, local students from the Young Leaders Institute 2008-2009 observed Government Day by visiting state and local government officials.

    The students asked officials about their roles in government, as well as about the community and issues specific to their lives.

    To get a feel for politics, students participated in role-playing exercises as members of the House of Representatives, passing a piece of proposed legislation, and also as magistrates for Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • Pearl Harbor still memorable

    On a peaceful Sunday morning nearly 67 years ago, 35 servicemen were having a leisurely breakfast at Hickman Airfield at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

    Before they knew what had happened, the mess hall took a direct attack from Japanese fighter planes.

    All were killed.

    But that was only the beginning – for both of the attack and of its ramifications for history.

  • My Word: A broken and deadly system

     By Stephen Bartlett, Brian Rich, Attica Scott

    Several months after the death of a Salvadoran immigrant housecleaner Ana Romero in custody in the Franklin County jail, we feel the need to be clear about who we hold to be responsible for this tragic death.

  • Holiday Inn closed, may reopen soon

    A spokesperson for the new owner of the Holiday Inn Express in Shelbyville said his company expects to clear up a tax problem that forced the state to shut down that hotel this week.

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue had closed the hotel Tuesday because JMG LLC of Modesto, Calif.,  its former owner, owed the state $58,388.83 in unpaid taxes. A permanent injunction was obtained through Franklin Circuit Court, and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office worked with state officials to enforce that order.

  • Holiday Inn reopens

    An official of the company that owns the Holiday Inn Express in Shelbyville says the hotel will reopen this afternoon.

    Scott Nadel, regional vice president for marketing for AMC Hotels, said all issues with the tax bill had been resolved.

    “We will be open by 5 p.m. tomorrow [today],” Nadel said. “We will be up and running. All the matters with the state have been resolved.”