Today's News

  • A few moments with Kim Embrey

    A country girl at heart, she moved to Shelby County from Indiana to run the Multi-Purpose Communication Action Agency, and that left her a bit homesick. But Shelby Countians are easing that pain.

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Kim Embrey has fond childhood memories of chasing pigs around her family's farm and going horseback riding.

    In September, she moved away from her hometown of Tell City, Ind., to take a job in Shelbyville.

  • Candles & Gifts on Main sold

    Even in a time of weakened economy, Candles & Gifts on Main was a successful business, according to Bonnie Allnutt. But now the store, located at 536 Main St., is getting new owners and, in time, a new look.

    “I was retired from banking, and I needed something to do. And I decided to open a business,” Allnutt said. “It’s too demanding. It’s been very successful, but I have two children, in Texas and Colorado, and I couldn’t just take off and see them. It was just more than I really wanted to do.”

  • Rockets come home tonight

    After having some struggles on the road Tuesday, Shelby County comes home tonight and tomorrow night with two tough games.

    The Rockets didn’t get much time to improve on their press offense before Daviess County comes in for a 7:30 tipoff.

    The Panthers will look to get back into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003. Daviess County returns six seniors that can control the game inside and out.

  • Police asking for help in locating liquor store bandit

    For the second time this year, police are asking for the public's help in locating the person who burglarized Brighton Liquors.

    The liquor store, which was also hit on New Year's Eve, was robbed last Saturday night, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Officer Istvan Kovacs said that the break-in occurred between 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. He added that an undetermined amount of cash was taken from the store, which is located at 45 Brighton Circle.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 30, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Iran W. Dixon, 33, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Tiara G. Spates, 22, of Rockford, Ill., was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and having a prescription medication not in the original container.

  • Looking Back: Nov. 21, 2008

     Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.


  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 21, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    George W. Ridener Jr., 28, of Chaplin, Ky., was arrested Jan. 15 in Shelbyville and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

    Tanya Rosenberger, 34, of Louisville, was arrested Jan. 18 on Mount Eden Road and charged with failure to pay fines on a warrant out of Jefferson County.

    Michael E. Barnett, 48, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 17 on Sycamore Terrace and charged with alcohol intoxication on a warrant from another agency.

  • Police seek help in solving burglaries and car break-ins

    The Shelbyville Police Department are asking for assistance in solving several theft-related crimes.

    Two are burglaries.

  • Saving with wood

    In this day in age when economic woes flood the headlines and more and more people struggle to pay their bills, Ervin Benner has it figured out.

    "Back when we were busy, you didn't pay attention to it, you paid the bills and moved on," Benner said. "Now you have to watch your money because the economy is slow, and that's right off the top of your pocket."

    Benner owns Terhune Body & Frame Shop in Shelbyville, and he has implemented a way to cut his yearly gas expenses by thousands.

  • How they create the twinkle for the holiday

    It took crews at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries nearly 11 months to prepare for the store’s annual holiday extravaganza. It took shoppers only days to ravage it.

    A rush on ornaments and decorations at the Washington Street antique dealer has left some trees lopsided –– and others almost bare –– since the gallery debuted its holiday stock last month.