Today's News

  • Shelby County Schools closed Wednesday

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday because of inclement weather, the fourth time this school year there has been cancellation.

    Snow has continued to fall in Shelby County, with about another inch forecast overnight that would be accompanied by strong winds.

    Makeup dates will be discussed at the school board meeting scheduled for Thursday night.

  • Closed schools, slippery spots greet commuters

    Another snowy morning -- albeit lighter snow -- found schools closed for the second consecutive day and some roads dotted with slick spots.

    Small accumulation overnight was enough to render some very slippery areas on side roads and community streets in Shelby County. Interstate 64, U.S. 60 and the county's other primary arteries were clear except for snow blowing across the asphalt.

    Windy conditions were expected to be a big part of today's forecast, with gusts reaching from 20 to 30 mph. More light snow flurries are expected througout the day.

  • Basketball games called off

    The snowy weather Tuesday caused changes in the basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night involving Collins and Shelby County High Schools.

    Collins' boys game against Casey County has been rescheduled for Saturday evening, with the JV game starting at 6 and the varsity at 7:30.

  • KY 53 widening project meeting cancelled

    The public workshop on the KY 53 widening project that was scheduled for Tuesday evening has been cancelled.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the meeting was postponed because of the weather by ENTRAN, the Lexington consulting firm the state is using on the project.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled yet, but Hardesty said ENTRAN officials told him  it would likely be around the first of February.

  • EARLIER: McConnell's addresses terror in Arizona during visit to Shelby

    A scheduled forum for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell with a group of high school students from Shelby County turned into a public address about McConnell's views on the shooting Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others.
    McConnell, Kentucky's senior senator and the Senate Republican Leader, told 18 Young Leaders from both high schools and representatives from several media outlets who gathered at Collins High School that the events in Arizona were "unspeakable."

  • Shelbyville officials excited about KY 53 widening

    The Shelbyville City Council wrapped a brief first-of-the-year meeting Thursday, highlighted by the announcement of a public workshop on the KY 53 widening project.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty announced the workshop in his report near the end of the meeting. The workshop, which was Tuesday, comes on the heels of a meeting with public officials.

    "The state showed us a preliminary layout, and they're ready to get started," Hardesty said.

  • Water main repaired on Midland Trail

    A water main break that limited travel on Midland Trail, in front of Village Plaza, has been repaired.

    According to Shelbyville Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle, the break was repaired abut 3:15 p.m. It had limited traffic to one lane in each direction.

    “It’s a real mess,” Doyle said.

  • EARLIER: Trial in penis amputation case postponed

    A jury trial involving the case of a Shelby County man who says his penis was amputated without his consent has been postponed.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said that the trial would be rescheduled because of concern that an article in Friday’s Sentinel-News would influence the jury pool.

    “The article’s detailed events of the case would have made it difficult to seat a jury,” he said.

  • Power restored after huge outage

    Power is restored this morning to some homes in Shelby County that were part of a huge outage caused by a substation explosion in Frankfort.

    Residents in eastern and southern parts of Shelby were affected along with thousands in Franklin, Scott, Anderson and Woodford Counties on a night when temperatures dipped into single digits and wind-chill factors were at zero or below.

    Some in the Waddy area reported on The Sentinel-News Facebook page that power had been restored early Sunday morning.

  • Slick roads surprise residents

    Shelby Countians -- and road workers around the state -- awoke this morning to not a lot of snow but a bit more than expected, which left roads slick.

    A little more than an inch of snow fell overnight, and road scraping and salting crews were a bit later than usual making their rounds. Most roads had been brined, so added salt melted the snow quickly, despite the frigid temperatures in the mid-teens.

    Police around Kentucky reported numerous accidents, one on I-75 that involved two trailer trucks and left the highway looking like a parking lot.