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Today's News

  • Schools told to license daycare

    Because of changes in state regulations, all local after-school programs are being required to obtain state day-care licenses.

    Though it is uncertain how the new regulations will affect local programs, some parents fear that the changes will discontinue childcare during breaks from school.

    District personnel said jumping to such a conclusion is unwarranted at this time.

    In a press release from the district, Lisa Smith, director of Student Programs and Services said no immediate changes are planned for the programs being provided by Shelby County Public Schools.

  • The best 'doctor'

    Recently my close friend from New York City discovered he had a serious medical problem and needed extensive surgery. The hospital had two specialists on staff who would be able to perform said surgery. One of the surgeons had about 8 years of medical surgical experience and the other about 35 years of experience and knowledge. My friend, realizing the seriousness of the medical problem and the threat to his life and his future, took his time to evaluate both doctors.

  • Guthrie defends company's practice

    CLARKSON - Brett Guthrie continues to challenge the notion that his family's business was responsible for sending jobs to Mexico.

    The Republican's campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat brought him Thursday to Clarkson where he stopped at Mid-Park's Roadway Construction Products plant. Some equipment in that operation used to reside in his family's manufacturing plant in Warren County.

  • Shelby Artists on Main anniversary event to benefit CASA

    Shelby Artists on Main will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a fund-raising event Thursday night to help troubled children.

    From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the gallery, located at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville, will donate a portion of all art sales to the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), which aids abused or neglected children in Shelby and Spencer counties.

    CASA volunteers help children who have been ordered to get help by a family court judge, actively participating in the children’s lives.

  • Food pantries low

    The shelves are almost bare at local food banks, and officials are hoping that no one will have to go hungry.

    The Shelby Family Service Center, located at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency on Washington Street, had only a few dozen cans of vegetables and a few loaves of bread as of Tuesday.

  • Birdhouses in the sky

    Box poem:

    Bird house, a home

    A little wooden bird house, smells

    of fresh cut wood, sitting on a

    pole, just made yesterday

    no one come to look.

    That new morning a blue bird

    like a sapphire in the sky singing

    comes by to look, the bird house

    hopes for a friend,

    the bird tells the bird house,

    I'll be back soon

    The bird flies away,

    the bird house is lonely,

    the bird comes back with another

    by its side,

    the bird makes a nest,

  • Intruder shot dead in Shelbyville break-in attempt

    A man is dead after being shot by a homeowner during a burglary on Brown Avenue Saturday night, according to Kentucky State Police.

    A press release by KSP said that Timothy Carpenter, Joshua Fast and David L. Fletcher entered a home on Brown Avenue in Shelbyville Saturday night at about 11:30 p.m.

    Fletcher, 28, of La Grange, was shot once by the homeowner, Eric Reynolds, 23.

  • Eagles rip Rockets

    The Eastern Eagles raced out to a 20-0 lead early in the first quarter and never looked back Friday, whipping the Rockets 48-25.

    Eastern led by as much as 48-13 early in the second half before Shelby County added a field goal and a late touchdown.

    The big highlight for the Rockets was Edwin Thomas' 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that cut the Eagles lead to 28-14 with four minutes to play until halftime.

    For a full recap of the Rockets' game, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News

  • Triple S to look at satellite dish regulations

    When the Triple S Planning Commission meets Oct. 21, it will address a text amendment to the Shelby County Zoning Regulation in the area of Satellite Dish Guidelines.

    Under the altered regulations, satellite dishes are broken down into two categories; those greater than three feet in diameter and those three feet or less in diameter.

    For dishes greater than three feet in diameter

    A Conditional Use Permit would be required under the new guidelines. The application fee would be determined by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals fee schedule.

  • Arson suspected in house fire on La Grange Road - Rothenburger lifts burning ban

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said arson is suspected as the cause of a house fire Tuesday that completely destroyed a structure on La Grange Road.

    The fire broke out around 4 p.m. on a farm at 2440 La Grange Road, and Cowherd said the structure was completely engulfed when firefighters arrived.

    The old farm house was vacant, and Cowherd said he thought it had been unoccupied for at least 10 years.

    He said that he found it suspicious that there were no electrical storms on Tuesday and that the house did not have electricity.