Today's News

  • Florence Van Stockum Chapter 6: The oldest Shelby Countian in history

    Early in 1987, my mother, Florence Van Stockum, then living in San Diego, informed me that Dad was failing and difficult for her to look after. I persuaded them to come to Shelby County to live with us, which they did with reluctance, leaving many close friends in California. 

    Late in 1988, Dad died at the age of 98. In concentrating on my remarkable mother, I don’t want to overlook Dad, a handsome, hard-working Hollander whose devotion to me as his adopted child was exceptional. 

  • Business Briefcase Aug. 27, 2010

    Federspiel named to certification board

    Pam Federspiel, director of the Shelby County Public Library, has been appointed to the state board for the certification of librarians. Her appointment by Gov. Steve Beshear will run through June 30, 2014. She represents professional librarians who are active in public library work. She replaces Mark M. Adler on the board.


    Financial advice event is Saturday

  • McConnell addresses chamber on a variety of issues


  • Clark Station Road residents wary of development plan

    A 3-mile stretch of road elicited a long discussion during Tuesday's Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    Residents of Clark Station Road, which connects KY 148 (Fisherville Road) to Buck Creek Road just north of Finchville, came out to protest the preliminary plat request for Equestrian Lakes North, saying the road is too narrow for the added traffic.

    The vote was tabled at the request of Rob Gartman, the project manager for Kentucky Plum Creek Properties, which owns the land.

  • Hi Point bills coming soon from city

    Homeowners in Hi Point subdivision phase 1 will get an extra bill for $1,690.51 in the mail soon.

    The City of Shelbyville held the first reading of the Clear Creek Subdivision bond assessment, which levies bond payments from those 53 homeowners.

    The bond was issued in 1993 by the developer, and the city agreed to be the bond collector when it was issued.

  • Shelby farmers get help with development

    Shelby County farmers will receive some cost sharing incentives -- $350,000 worth, to be exact.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that distribution to the for Shelby County Agricultural Development Council as part of the state’s County Agricultural Investment Program.

    Though the decision was reached in June, the announcement came Friday in a release from the governor’s office.

  • Back to school: Smooth sailing


  • WICHE: What will grow over septic field?

    Q: Is there anything I can "do" over a lateral (septic) field? A large section of my back yard is such, and I would like to be able to reclaim some of this lawn. If it matters, it has been in place and problem free for 12 years. I know I could do some container planting, but can I do anything more permanent? Could I put in gravel pathways? Raised beds, perhaps?

  • SOUDER: Sept. 3, 2010: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    I take the headline for today’s column from the 1963 movie of the same name. That movie, which I’m happy to recommend, featured a cast that was a virtual who’s who of the stars of that day, including Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney and Jonathan Winters.

    The plot involves the dying words of a thief, which spark a crazy, cross-country race to find a hidden treasure.   

  • First Person: Michaela Manley

    Shelby County High School senior Michaela Manley is the No. 1 player on the Rockets’ girls golf team, which many believe will challenge for a state championship this fall. The team has competed in the state tournament that past two years. She talked to The Sentinel-News about her season and her career.  

    On season preparations: