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Today's News

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Sept. 11 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    Sept. 15 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    Sept. 16 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Sept. 17 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Sept. 18 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Community meetings

  • Local woman indicted of $2.6 million theft charge

    A Shelbyville woman is accused in the theft of more than $2.6 million from her former boss, a local attorney.

    Jody Wills was indicted last Wednesday on nine counts of theft by deception over $300 (bad checks) as well as theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300, according to the indictment.

    Shelby County Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell said the second charge was brought because Wills used escrow money belonging to her employer, attorney Mark Dean, to buy a house without his permission.

  • SCHS runners pace Shelby Invitational

    The Shelby County boys' and girls' cross country teams were near the top individually and with team scores in Saturday's Shelby County Invitational.

    On the boys' side, Stacey Eden led the Rockets with a second place finish behind Male's Steve Mize. On the girls' side, Shelby's Caterina Karas was third, just seconds behind Maggie Mattingly of John Hardin and Maria Frigo of St. Henry.

    Rockets

    The Rockets were running without two of the top runners, and still trying to settle on their top seven.

  • Shelby girls hammer Bullitt East, 8-1

    The Shelby County girls' soccer team won its third straight game, moving to 3-3 on the season with an 8-1 whipping of Bullitt East Tuesday.

    Ariel Vaughn had a hat trick in the first half, and Anna Whitlow scored two goals as the Lady Rockets raced out to a 5-1 lead in the first 40 minutes.

    The second half was much of the same as Shelby County went on to tally three more goals, two from Elizabeth Plante and one from Alex Patterson.

  • County to vote on Sunday alcohol sales again

    The issue of Sunday alcohol sales is back on the table again after a dry run in May.

    The ordinance, which would allow liquor to be sold by the glass in county establishments that derive most of their sales from food, was introduced for first reading at the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday night.

    The last time the ordinance was brought before the fiscal court, it did not pass its second reading, with magistrates being split 3-3 on the issue.

  • Down the yellow brick road

    Regarding letters in the August 13 Sentinel-News entitled, "Thanks Mitch" and "Misleading Ad."

    Reading these two opinions is like following Dorothy down the "yellow brick road." Surely these two authors do not expect anyone to seriously buy this "hoopla."

  • Vehicle of the future?

    This morning as usual I took my first cup of coffee to the front porch and settled down for my wake up time. After I had gained possession of the wicker chair, my attention was called to an amazing sight.

    Across the road my neighbor floated across his pasture, appearing to dance with the sound of the wind blowing through the trees. He was turning, quietly moving forward, turning again. I was mystified.

  • Political choices - Let the games begin

    Now we have a field of two front-runners: John McCain and Barack Obama. They are both fine men, I'm sure. I am at a loss; however, regarding how to choose the next president of the United States. I am assured by each competing party that their choice is the better choice. Since I cannot choose both, I am left with comparative shopping. These are some of my observations to help us make informed decisions.

  • Plans in action - School construction project taking shape

    It may not look like much now, but the gravel and dirt driveway just west of Ardmore Lane will one day be the most popular daily destination of local students.

    In the next seven years, the school district will construct three new schools down that lane, with the first of the three set to open in just two years.

    And with the recent release of a visual rendering of the first building and the approval of its initial construction bids, the school's appearance is starting to come into focus.

  • 'Mrs. Mary' retires from Dorman

    She's Mary Simmons, executive director of the Dorman Preschool Center, but to the kids, she's "Mrs. Mary."

    Those who have worked with Simmons over the years said she has served as the kids' mother, grandmother - and friend. Her relationships with the children have been easy and unruffled, they said. And on the front porch of her house on Main Street Wednesday afternoon, Simmons told a story that proved their point.