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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Summer in the wild

    The difference between being lost in the woods and simply having an adventure often comes down to having the right equipment and the right training.

    The equipment can be bought easily enough, but the know-how has to be learned from a book or taught by people like local outdoorsmen Joe Franzen and Bryce Stella.

    During the school year, Franzen and Stella help their students at West Middle School get an education in the subjects such as world history and science, subject they most certainly will need to master to survive in high school and college.

  • Post 37 goes 2-2 in UK tournament

    American Legion Post 37 lost the first two games in the Big Blue Invitational tournament over the weekend but came back to take the second two.

    "There was all good competition in the tournament," coach Jim Wiley said. "We could have won all four or lost all four, but we should have won one more game."

    Post 37 lost to Next Level Baseball out of Louisville in the first game, 8-7. Wiley said the team "made some mistakes and they beat us in the last inning."

    The team also lost to Ashland, 8-5, in the second game.