Today's News

  • Family, child coping with rare genetic disorder

    A three-year-old and her family are coping with a genetic disease that is rarer than their chances of hitting the Powerball jackpot.

  • District meets all federal goals

    Three months after the Shelby County public schools were reported to have narrowly missed meeting progress goals on a federal assessment, the state has recalculated the results and announced yesterday that the district has met all of its yearly goals.

    The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Assessment and Accountability released statistics on Tuesday that show the district has met 19 out of 19 of its goals on the annual No Child Left Behind assessment. This is the first time that the district has met all of its goals since the NCLB Act was initiated in 2002.

  • West girls top East 37-21

    The West Middle Lady Missiles finally pulled away from East in the third meeting of the two basketball teams Thursday.

    East had cut West's lead to just four points, but West pulled away in the second half to win 37-21.

    "I think it took awhile for us to get going," West head coach Dana Smith said. "During a timeout in the second half I challenged Aaliyah Wells, and told her it's time to take over and she did."

    Wells led all scorers with 20 points, 16 coming in the second half.

  • Winery's future up for a vote

    Shelby County will no sell no wine unless voters say it's time.

    Owners of Lexington's Talon Winery are betting that area residents will approve their plan to open a second winery location on Gordon Lane just south of I-64.

    In a special election set for Dec. 11, voters will cast their ballots on this question: "Are you in favor of the sale of wine at the Talon Winery?"

    It's a simple yes or no answer.

  • Santa plans stops in Shelby

    In his final weeks before Christmas, Santa Claus will make at least two Shelby County stopovers this weekend. He plans an appearance Friday night at the Ruritan Club in Mt. Eden, as part of that community's Christmas festivities. Santa will also appear with his wife Saturday at the Bagdad Volunteer Fire Department for a community celebration there.

    Mt. Eden Christmas

    Tony Carriss, an organizer of Mt. Eden's Christmas event, said the community plans to welcome Santa Friday with a chili supper, homemade pies and gospel singing.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Dec. 6 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Dec. 11 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    Dec. 11 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Dec. 11 -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

    Dec. 17 -- The Shelbyville Municipal Water Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Phone 633-2840 to be on the agenda.

    Community meetings

  • Lady Rockets pull away from Carroll County

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team is not ready to let go of the 8th Region just yet.

    The girls dispatched Carroll County 62-45 Monday on the heels of a 52-48 win over South Oldham, one of the top region competitors.

    The Lady Rockets trailed Carroll County 30-29 at halftime Monday, but turned up the defensive pressure in the second half to pull away, outscoring the Lady Panthers 33-15 after the break.

  • High-speed chase leads to indictment

    A Shelbyville man who led Kentucky State Police on a high-speed chase earlier this year has been indicted.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury has indicted Justin R. Taggart, 27, of Shelbyville, on one count each of first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree fleeing or evading police, receiving stolen property valued at more than $300, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, reckless driving, speeding, and being a persistent felony offender.

    Taggart's indictment stems from leading officers on a high-speed chase Sept. 27 along I-64.

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  • Man arrested after threats at hotel

    By Gayle Deaton/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    A man was arrested Saturday after stating to hotel guests he "had to kill somebody" and making other threats while he brandished a large, fixed-blade knife. Jacob Howard, 57, of Pleasureville, was arrested at 9:40 p.m. Saturday in his fourth-floor room at the Ramada Inn located on Breighten Circle.