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Today's News

  • Police report significant drop in crime

    City police say that so far this year, the local crime rate has dropped significantly.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that statistics comparing the first six months of last year with this year show a 36 percent drop in the city's crime rate.

    He added that the decrease is not in any one area, but across the board.

    "I'm talking about everything," he said. "Part I crimes are your major crimes, like murder, rape, robbery and assault, larceny. Part II crimes are shoplifting and so forth. It's all down. It's a good thing."

  • 1993: Five groups receive total of $25,000 from Ruben

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 1998

  • Court order buries cemetery

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman signed a court order July 8 nullifying a conditional use permit that would have allowed a Louisville company to develop a cemetery in an agricultural area in northern Shelby County.

    Hickman's order voided a conditional use permit Louisville Cemetery Association had obtained from the Triple S Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals that allowed the company to build a cemetery, including mausoleums, on land off Eminence Pike.

  • 12-years-old All-stars lose in a 'heartbreaker'

    Staff photos by Nathan L. McBroom

    Kipp Moore knocked one out of the park on the first pitch of the game on Wednesday night. The homerun was Moore's first.

    By Nathan L. McBroom/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    Like all pitchers, Kipp Moore has a love/hate relationship with homeruns: he loves hitting them but hates giving them up.

    And during the first round of the 12-year-old regional tournament on Wednesday night, Moore experienced the blessing and then the curse of the long ball as Shelby County lost to Jessamine County 9 to 7.

  • Homearama 2008 - Local man's home on display

    When Al Bennett builds a house, he wants the owners and their guests to feel at home the minute they walk in the door.

    Bennett, of Simpsonville, said creating a welcoming atmosphere is done by adding extra details and making sure that everything in the house is of the highest quality.

    "That's what buyers are looking for," he said. "So I try to give it to them."

    Because of Bennett's reputation as an innovative builder, he was asked to design and construct a house for this year's much-anticipated Homearama.

  • Teen hit by a car while skateboarding

    A local teen remains hospitalized after being hit by a car while skateboarding last Friday night, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    Stefan Miller, 16, of Shelbyville, is still in intensive care at Kosair Children's Hospital after being struck by a car in the 100th block of Eminence Pike last Friday night at 10:17 p.m.

  • Snafu snarls bypass construction - Burks Branch stays closed to through traffic

    With his hands on his hips, Carl Henry snorted in frustration.

    "They're telling me now it will be closed until the middle of August, and if they come back and tell me it won't be open until December, I wouldn't be surprised," he said.

  • Scary

    There's a new piece of federal legislation that ought to give you a nice case of the heebee geebees, or at least the hives if you are allergic to fascism or have an intense reaction to having your privacy invaded.

    Senate Bill 1858, signed by President Bush on April 24, 2008 requires that all newborn babies in the United States have their DNA collected and cataloged. This is the first step in a genetic catalog of all U.S. citizens.

    The bill includes "that DNA shall be used for experimentation, cataloguing and categorizing."

    Are you squirming yet?

  • County's ag sector looks better all the time

    The old clich that you shouldn't put all of your eggs in the same basket looks like polished wisdom when it comes to the county's economic health.

    While many parts of the nation are reeling from job losses, depressed home prices and sluggish economic activity in general, Shelby County is doing better than most. Unemployment is higher than it has been for a while, home sales are slow here too, and retailers are feeling the pinch as consumers tighten their belts in response to higher gas prices. But at least one sector of the county's economy - agriculture -- is doing well.

  • Free dental clinic to open - Back to school screenings this Saturday

    A free dental clinic will open this Saturday with a back-to-school screening for children from low-income families.

    The clinic, which is run by Operation Care, will help address dental health, what many local leaders consider one of the most pressing issues in the community.

    Judy Roberts, executive director of Operation Care, said the clinic has been in the planning stages for over three years.

    She said the years of planning and preparation will pay off when the clinic starts helping the people in the community who daily suffer because of a lack of dental treatment.