Today's News

  • Judicial center plan proceeds

    County officials say eminent domain proceedings could be complete as early as April in the acquisition of the property for the new judicial center.

    Properties located in the downtown Shelbyville block between Fourth, Main and Washington streets for the building site as well as properties in the Second Street and Henry Clay area for parking have been the primary focus of the project's development board acquisition efforts since early last year.

    The state Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has already appropriated $18 million in funds for the project.

  • Jail starting to turn profit

    It's not Holiday Inn but the room rate amounts to at least $30 a night.

    With a steady stream of paying visitors so far this year, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits is feeling pretty good about his operating budget despite ominous warnings from the state that future funding may be slashed.

    That's in large part because Waits is a planner and has been squirreling away every opportunity that comes his way to make a profit for the jail.

    "We've generated a lot more revenue than we anticipated so far this budget year," Waits said.

  • God's other plans

    "I would've rather been at church," Tabatha Baker said.

    She said she looks forward to Sundays. She is a youth Sunday school teacher and an Upward basketball coach at Highland Baptist Church.

    But on the cold morning of, Dec. 16, 2007, instead of making her routine Sunday trip to church, Baker, of Shelbyville said she was driving down I-64 West on her way to work at Baptist Hospital East.

    Baker said it wasn't her day to work, but she called in and was told she was needed.

  • Kentucky native researches new cocaine addiction treatment

    There are no drug therapies that can curb cocaine addiction.


    Chris Pierce, a professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Frankfort, Kentucky native and former Shelby County resident, is involved in research that provides new insight on a biological change in the brain that is associated with cocaine addiction.

  • Rockets hold off Owen County, 55-52

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team made just enough plays down the stretch to top Owen County 55-52 in the opening round of the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County High School Wednesday.

    Coty Minnis hit a lay-in and finished off an old-fashioned three-point play to put the Rockets ahead 50-42 with 2:30 to play, and Shelby County (21-8) hit five of nine free throws, three by Tim Sanford, over the final 1:30 to hold on for the win.

  • Rockets to face South Oldham in Region semis

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team will meet South Oldham for the third time this season, but this one will no doubt be the biggest.

    The teams will play Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the 8th Region Tournament semifinals at Henry County High School with a shot at Tuesday's championship on the line.

    South Oldham (18-13) upset Simon Kenton 60-51 in Wednesday's second first-round match-up.

    The Dragons held a 13-point lead before Simon Kenton hit three straight three-pointers to close within four points, 50-46, with about three minutes to play.

  • New Business: Daugherty opens dental practice

    Lisa Daugherty, DMD, has opened a dental practice at 207-A Alpine Drive.

    What we do: "We provide dental care to keep the whole family smiling."

    Phone: (502) 633-3900

    Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

  • Cemetery statements were misleading

    The article in the Sentinel-News on February 15, 2008, concerning the request by the Louisville Cemetery Company (a.k.a. the Louisville Cemetery Association) for a conditional use permit to put a commercial cemetery business on Eminence Pike contained very misleading statements.

  • School menus - March 10-14

    Monday -- Sloppy Joes on bun or ham and cheese sandwich, salad dressing/mayo/mustard, baked potato, broccoli w/cheese, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk

    B = Cinnamon French toast or uncrustable

    Tuesday -- Cheese or pepperoni pizza or cheese and crackers, corn, broccoli, Normandy, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk

    B = Ham and biscuit or grilled cheese

    Wednesday -- Turkey or ribaque, mashed potatoes, green beans, brown gravy, roll w/margarine, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk (Wright has Domino's pizza)

  • Boosting a rare breed

    When visitors from all over the country - and the world - visit Buck Creek Stables March 14-16, they will be participating in an effort to save the headquarters of one of the rarest breeds of horses in the United States.

    Tamas Rombauer, past director of the Hungarian State Stud at Babolna, will speak to Shagya Arabian horse breeders who are coming here from as far as California and Oregon, Chile and Australia to participate in educational seminars and clinics about their rare breed. There are fewer than 2,000 Shagya Arabians in the world and not more than 200 in the United States.