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Today's News

  • A Kentucky Proud yard

    The temperatures may be rising into the nineties this week but Joan Brown, known to many locals as the Road Kill Chef, isn’t slowing down in her garden.

    “Sometimes I have to tell myself, Joan slow down you can’t work like you used to,” she said with a smile.

    But those years of hard work are being recognized.

  • City council to discuss non-domestic animal ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council isn’t quite ready to present their garbage Requests for Proposals [RFPs] to the public yet.

    However, Mayor Tom Hardesty said those proposals would be on the agenda next month. The council’s next regularly scheduled meeting is July 3.

    But for the council’s special called meeting this week, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street, the council will discuss the non-domestic animals ordinance.

  • Family returns to explore their Shelbyville heritage

    From stores to residential areas, as you travel throughout Shelby County it does not take long to find the name Middelton plastered across various landmarks. But who are the Middelton’s?

    This past Saturday, families traveled from Florida, Texas, Georgia, Missouri and North Carolina for a reunion in Shelby County with that same question on their minds.

    Armed with stacks of research papers, photos, cameras and laptop files galore, the family went on what they dubbed the Caudill/Middelton heritage tour, soon discovering answers to those family questions.

  • Bringing beauty back into the Blue Gables

    Residents may have vacated the old Blue Gables Motel Monday, but that does not mean the rooms are currently without inhabitants.  On a tour of the building Thursday afternoon, roaches, bedbugs and other forms of life scaled the walls and scooted across the floors of the apartments that some Shelbyville residents called home just days ago.

    This week, the Shelbyville Preservation Group purchased and obtained the hotel turned low-income housing with the hopes of restoring the dilapidated, yet historic property.

  • Supreme Court tells Dean no

    A year after the presentation of oral arguments in a suit Shelbyville Attorney Mark Dean brought against Commonwealth Bank & Trust for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from him, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued a ruling yesterday in favor of the bank.

    All seven justices sat on the unanimous opinion, written by Deputy Chief Justice Mary Noble.

    Officials at Commonwealth Bank & Trust expressed satisfaction with the high court’s decision.

  • SCPS fraud case not heard by grand jury

    Last month, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof disclosed to The Sentinel News, that he had evidence that indicated embezzlement of a portion of the school’s budget by now former Payroll Manager Benita Anglin.

    And at that time he was confident that the case would be heard by the Shelby County Grand Jury this month, but it appears that it has been pushed back.

    Despite his confidence, Anglin’s name was not on the docket this past Wednesday.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show

    Perfect weather, cheering spectators and a bevy of horses got the Shelby County Fair Horse show off to a rousing start Wednesday night.

    Show Manager R.H. Bennett said he was very pleased with the large number of entries in some of the classes, such as the 3-Gaited Park Open with 16 and the Adult 3-Gaited Show Pleasure with 11.

  • SCPS gets funding for early childhood academies

    Two Shelbyville elementary schools will soon take part in a statewide program aimed at better preparing children for kindergarten.

    Toyota and the United Way announced Monday morning that Shelbyville’s Southside Elementary will be one of 14 new schools chosen to launch a bornlearning Academy, a school-based workshop dedicated to turning everyday moments into learning opportunities.

    The decision was a strategic one, according to Program Coordinator, Helen Carroll.

  • For sale: Soup, sandwiches and a business

    A restaurant that’s been part of the downtown business community for the past 18 years is up for sale, but the owners say they’re not planning to close their doors.

    “We’re not going out of business – we’re not closing it – we’re trying to sell it,” said Teresa McKinley.

    Teresa and Skip McKinley opened McKinley’s Bread Shop and Deli at 615 Main Street on June 28, 1996, and business has been booming ever since, she said, especially after the first few years.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Franchise agreements signed

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved three new franchise agreements for the city during Wednesday’s regular meeting at city hall.

    The non-exclusive franchise agreements were new, but no new services are being provided. The agreements are with LG&E and Atmos Energy for gas service in the city. Both companies were already providing service in the area.

    Another agreement with Kentucky Utilities was also approved. The 10-year agreement Isi for electricity and includes a 3 percent tax to be paid back to the city.