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Today's News

  • Simpsonville race might be too close

    Simpsonville Commission may be too close to call

    Race decided by one vote

    By Nathan L. McBroom/Staff Writer

    The last open seat on the Simpsonville City Commission was decided by one vote in Tuesday’s election, and there could be a recount.

    At least one non-city resident was given a ballot and voted in the election, and incumbent candidate Cary Vowels, who lost by that vote, might ask for a recount.

  • One newcomer wins in Pleasureville

    The four seats for Pleasureville City Commission will be filled by Victor Harrod, Sandra Woods, Gary Grigsby and R.L. Wilson.

    Each member will function in the capacity of road commissioner, police commissioner, parks and recreation commissioner or fire commissioner.

    Victor "Vic" Harrod, retired from Ford and now a farmer, is an incumbent who is in his 9th year as a commissioner on the town council. He said he is most interested in getting sidewalks in the city and finding tenants for the empty buildings in the city limits.

  • Body believed to be Ethington found in woods

    After more than five months of searching, tacking up missing person's posters and many sleepless nights, the Ethington family finally knows what happened to Maxine.

    The body of 87-old Maxine Ethington, who disappeared without a trace May 25, was discovered Sunday evening in a heavily wooded ravine on a farm in eastern Jefferson County.

    Although the medical examiner's office has not yet officially declared the skeletal remains to be those of Ethington, the family believes she is indeed found.

  • School board incumbents retain seats

    The three incumbent candidates in the Shelby County School Board election beat out their challengers to retain their seats on Tuesday.

    Brenda Jackson, Sam Hinkle, and Allen Phillips will sit on the board for another four-year term.

    Between the three of them they have a combined total of 48 years on the board.

    Superintendent James Neihof said he is glad to be working with board members for four more years.

  • Landmark suspends sale

    Landmark Media Enterprises, the parent company of The Sentinel News, announced today that it is “largely suspending the process to sell its remaining business.”

    In a press release, Frank Batten Jr., Landmark’s Chairman and CEO, said the sale has been suspended because the current credit crisis has “made it virtually impossible for companies to obtain bank commitments to help finance acquisitions.”

  • Arsonist charged with setting nine fires

    James Aaron Clark, 27, of Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday and charged with nine arson-related charges, after admitting that he set the fires, according, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said.

    Detective Jason Rice said that Clark is charged with one count of first-degree arson, a felony which carries a penalty of 20 years to life, three counts of second-degree arson, also a felony, and seven counts of criminal mischief related to the fires.

  • New DJ has Halloween party

    Disc Jockey Matt Holladay will host a Halloween costume party, All Hallows Rave, tonight at Gallrein Farms.

    About 300 people are expected to attend, starting at 7 p.m.

    Holladay, a native of New Albany, Ind., who moved to Shelbyville area about eight years, said he took his lifelong interest in music to the next level, becoming a DJ.

    "I've always had an interest in music," he said. "I fell in love with dance music and wanted to be able to make a career out of making people feel the way I did when I first heard dance music...alive and vibrant."

  • Election tips, sites

    Election Day voting tips

    * Be sure you are properly registered to vote. Many voters who moved here recently think they are registered to vote in Shelby County because they registered to vote in another county. But you have to be registered to vote in Shelby County in order to vote here. However, if you moved within the county, you are still registered to vote here, but you may need to vote in a different precinct. Unfortunately, it is too late to register to vote now for this year's election.

  • Shelbyville names top citizen

    Sue Baker was at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting in the Settle Gym Monday night to accept a plaque from the city of Shelbyville. It named her late husband, Don, as the Citizen of the Year.

  • Beshear endorses Young's candidacy

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that he will endorse Democrat Bill Young in his race to represent in the 58th district. in the state house.

    In announcing his endorsement, Beshear stressed his belief that the middle-class working families of the Commonwealth are struggling with the current economic situation and that Young will make a great representative in helping address those issues.