Today's News

  • Young adults participate in SummerWorks program

    SummerWorks2009, a Kentuckiana Works initiative that is a federally funded stimulus program, provided temporary employment for 521 young people throughout the state – including 49 from Shelby County.

    In addition to employment, the program, funded by $1.4 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also provided work readiness skills to young adults age 16-24 in Bullitt, Jefferson and Shelby counties.

  • Now hiring; Man’s best friend

    If you think the job market has gone to the dogs, you’ve never been more correct.

    Paid with belly rubs and the occasional scrap of people food, several four-legged pooches have become local celebrities through their daily work at businesses in downtown Shelbyville.

    Eli Cooper Garrett, a shirt-wearing, 5-month-old handheld Yorkshire Terrier owned by Bobby and Amye Garrett of To Be Continued, quickly has won the hearts of many.

  • FAC rounding out first decade

    Everybody loves a birthday party, and that’s why the city and county are inviting everybody to Clear Creek Park to help the Family Activity Center celebrate its 10th anniversary Thursday.

    And it looks like the spring weather is arriving just in time.

    The forecast is clear and sunny for Thursday, high of 81, perfect for the park’s plans.

  • EARLIER: Parsons to replace Clark at SCHS

    The Mike Clark Era has ended at Shelby County High School.

    Rick Parsons will be named today the new SCHS boys’ head basketball coach, replacing Clark, who is moving to Martha Layne Collins High School as an assistant principal.

    Parsons, originally from Harlan, currently teaches physical education at Shelby County High School. He has several years of experience as a head coach around the state.

  • Media vet Barry is new advertising manager

    Dan Barry, a veteran of two decades of advertising experience, is the new advertising manager of The Sentinel-News.

    Barry joined the staff in October, replacing Neal Kimbell, who became the practice manager at Diagnostic Imaging in Shelbyville.

  • EARLIER: Ethingtons have until March 1 to clean up junk cars

    Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission has given Ethington Auto Sales and Ethington Brothers Inc. one last chance to clean up two areas on Midland Trail that are by definition junkyards.

    The two organizations received final notices about the properties on Jan. 29.

  • Bob Hook to stay in business

    Five months after receiving a letter from General Motors informing them that their dealership was being closed, Bob Hook Chevrolet now has learned that it will be able to stay in business.

    "Obviously, we're just ecstatic that we're being reinstated," said David Hook, general manager of the GM dealership on Taylorsville Road in Shelbyville.

  • EARLIER: New bypass completion projection: Labor Day

    The Shelbyville Bypass, which contractors said in August was about 80 percent complete, may not be finished until the fall of 2010, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers said last week.

  • Ledco sold to Masonite

    Another family-owned business in Shelbyville has drawn the attention of an outside company.

    Ledco, the Solomon family’s interior door-manufacturing company for nearly 50 years, has been acquired by Masonite Inc. of Tampa, an international manufacturer of residential and commercial doors with customers in more than 85 countries.

  • Business Briefcase March 26, 2010

     Turner joins with AAA

    Turner Insurance Agency of Shelbyville has been appointed an independent agent for AAA.

    “For more than a century, AAA has been a leader in automotive safety and travel services,” agency owner Kurt Turner said in announcing the connection. “But they’re also a leader in auto and home insurance.”