Today's News

  • EMS director Wortham resigns

    Steve Wortham has stepped down after 7 years as Shelby County’s director of emergency medical services.

    That announcement was delivered to Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night by Todd Early, former deputy director and now has been named acting EMS Director.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that last week, Wortham told him that he wanted to go back to his old job of paramedic, for personal reasons,

  • New business: Shelbyville Transmission Plus Auto Repair

    Owned by: Dave Atherton

    Location: 568 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

    Phone: 633-5994 or 301-0323

    What we do: Atherton has over 30 years experience in the automotive repair and transmission business. Originally from Detroit, he worked there with various automotive companies – Cottman Industries, A-1 Transmission, Royal Transmissions and other national companies. He has owned several repair businesses and still owns Atherton Transmission in Louisville.

  • Holiday Inn gets its old name back

     The former Holiday Inn Express is going to be flying that familiar name once again.

  • Together Forever

    ith more than six decades of love shining in his eyes, Everett Leslie Bailey smiled at his wife, Mary Frances, as they sat side by side at Amber Oaks Retirement Home.

    When asked what quality they valued most in each other, they both came up with the same answer.

    “He’s so easy to get along with,” she said. “We’ll be married 65 years this March, and we’ve never had a really bad argument.”

  • New business: Virginia Hood, Attorney at Law

    Virginia F. B. Hood, Attorney at Law

    Located at: 308 Main St. in Shelbyville -- Upstairs in Suite B

    Phone: 633-4229

    Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

    What we do: Hood, a Shelbyville resident, has been practicing law for 13 years.

    "I do a little bit of everything. Historically what I've done is for the last seven years I've represented children with disabilities," she said.

  • Hargadon named Friend of Education

    When Shelby County Public Schools needs help from the community, the board knows where to turn -- to Pat Hargadon.

    “He never hesitates to help if we ask for something that directly benefits the children,” Shelby County Public Schools Community Relations Coordinator Duanne Puckett said.

    For all his activity and his quick response to help, Hargadon received the Friend of Education Award from the Kentucky School Boards Association Saturday at the group’s annual conference at the Galt House in Louisville.

  • Holiday shopping bodes well for most stores

    Christmas retail sales across the country showed a modest increase from 2008 to 2009. Shelby County stores, however, reported mixed results.

    Main Street Music & More owner Mary Wiecek said beginning guitars sold well, but overall sales were still down from last year. This was not good considering how much the store relies on holiday shoppers.

    "It's a big percentage of our year," Wiecek said. "We have cut back on some inventory."

  • Crafters create decorations, unique holiday gifts

    Among a dozen wreaths circling Brenda Richardson's dining room is a piece of swag she created using greenery, red hollies, plaid ribbon and pine cones. It's her favorite piece.

    ”It's made to look like it's plucked out of the woods," she said.

    Richardson is one of several Shelby County crafters whose works are decorating the homes of neighbors or are wrapped delicately to be given as gifts at Christmas.

  • Changes for state education testing coming next month

    When Senate Bill 1 passed last year, those in the state education system knew change was on the way.

    Now that it’s almost time for those standards to be released, educators still don't know much about what’s coming.

  • Meet Romeo & Juliet

     Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet opens tonight at the Shelby County Community Theatre. It stars Kaitlin Erhard and Michael Sheehy in the title roles. The Sentinel-News asked Erhard and Sheehy to share more about their experiences and playing two such famous characters.


    Juliet: Kaitlin Erhard

    Age: 18