Today's News

  • City defers contract after lawsuit concerns

    Shelbyville City Council will defer awarding a more than $73,000 business contract, pending an informal investigation into the certification of a local business.

    Council members split 3-3 last week over the decision to award Arbor View Homes, LLC a contract to install a metal awning at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course clubhouse, after councilman Shane Suttor called for greater scrutiny of the company's owner, Jim Dobson.

    Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. recently filed suit against

  • Lady Rocket inks with Marshall

    Raechele Gray put the rumors to rest Monday in a ceremony at SCHS the senior point guard signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Marshall University.

    Gray said she took advantage of the early signing period so she could focus on the upcoming basketball season.

    "I just wanted to get the decision off my shoulders so I can concentrate on the season," she said. "Now that I got the stress off, I can be a leader for this team."

    SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said that Gray has no doubt earned her scholarship.

  • A Christian nation

    Regarding "Fed up with Revisionist History" in the November 14 issue of the Sentinel-News.

    Whether the inhabitants of Jamestown practiced a perverted life style or not is certainly not relative to my objection to this letter. Men and women have been involved in this since the ancient times as history will tell you. That does not make it right and Christian Biblical scripture calls it an "abomination."

  • School menus - Nov. 26-30

    Monday - Spaghetti w/meat sauce or boneless chicken leg, carrots, broccoli, garlic cheese, breadstick, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit or oatmeal

    Tuesday - Hamburger/cheeseburger or chili dog, French fries, ketchup/mustard, lettuce/ tomato, onion/pickle, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail (Southside has Little Caesar's pizza)

    B = Sausage pancake bites or breakfast bun

  • Should have to ride the bus

    Hats off to Monica Froedge! Maybe those that chose to start school so early should have to ride the bus as the first one on, last one off for the full month.

    Think about it, they sit in air-conditioning most of the day then to their air-conditioned cars and then home. We even had warnings to keep our pets in some of August. Are our kids not as important?

    Cathy Hemmelman,


  • Please pardon our dust

    I am sure many of you are frustrated with our website. We have been "under construction" now for two months and it seems like we are moving very slowly. It is getting better...I promise!

    The task has been daunting. We are changing our provider companies, implementing new corporate-designed programs and changing the way we gather, write, store and disseminate information for you.

    The Sentinel-News and our corporate leaders are addressing a new way of communicating, not just producing a pretty web site.

  • Wills named Farmer of the Year

    John Wills was named Farmer of the Year at the 53rd Farm-City banquet Tuesday.

    Extension Agent for Agriculture Brittany Edelson called Wills "one of the most well-rounded persons to receive the award."

    "He spends incredible amounts of time following ag legislation that impacts locally and nationally," Edelson said. "He advises producers young and old."

    Wills has farmed his entire life in the Rivels area of southern Shelby County. For the last 18 years he has worked for Jacobi Sales. He is the company's service manager. He is active in Shelby County Farm Bureau.

  • Fight against blight

    City officials will debate the merits of an eminent domain ordinance aimed at cleaning up blighted properties and vacant lots, the city's building official said Wednesday. It could mirror an ordinance passed earlier this month by Richmond, Ky. leaders.

  • After Thanksgiving spending could fluctuate

    Denise Jesse said she plans on spending less on Christmas shopping this year than last year.

    Jesse, who was out shopping at Wal-Mart Wednesday with her two grandchildren, said her holiday budget is tighter this year because both she and her husband are facing lay-offs this season with their employer, Martinrea.

    "Most everybody was used to getting all the overtime they wanted," Jesse said, "but now, it's down to nothing. People need to buy American."

    Karen Holt said she's running behind and hasn't even started her Christmas shopping yet.

  • District seeks bank contract

    Thanks to above average interest rate from a local bank, the Shelby County Board of Education earned $1.6 million in interest from their checking account this past year.

    At its Nov. 8 meeting, the board agreed to allow district finical coordinator, Greg Murphy, to present an offer to American Founders Bank that would extend their contract for another year.