Today's News

  • Looking back: July 24, 2015

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Church news: July 24, 2015


  • Vacation Bible schools: July 24, 2015

    Clay Street Baptist

    Vacation Bible school will be from 6:30 to 8:30 through Friday.

    Finchville Baptist

  • Court report: July 20, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards:

    Rena L. Bailey, first-offense attempt forgery of a prescription for a legend drug – guilty – 90-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $154 costs.

  • Cemetery marked as ‘pioneer’
  • Hats off to the Horse Show

     Looking to capitalize on the Kentucky Derby’s tradition of elegant and outlandish hats, the Shelbyville Horse Show is hoping to add some fashion with a splash elegance to the event this year with their first-ever “Miss Shelbyville Horse Show” contest.

    “Hats are all in for the horse show this year,” said Dori Lewis, owner of The Polka Dotted Pineapple, who is helping organization of the event.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Downtown construction nearly complete

     After years of construction, there might finally be an end to roadwork in downtown Simpsonville.

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton announced at Thursday’s regularly city commission meeting that he had gone through with the contractors to figure out what still had to be done and slight changes that had to be made to complete the project.

    One of the biggest things to be fixed is repainting the parking spots along U.S. 60.

  • Shelby canine team helps in Johnson County

    Surrounded by death and destruction in the form of rushing floodwaters and debris from shattered homes and lives in Paintsville last week, two Shelby County residents found comfort in the nobility of the human spirit.

    “What was amazing to me is that even though they were the ones who were the victims, they were trying to help us,” said Christy Coleman, a physician’s assistant with Stonecrest Family Medicine.

  • County hires deputy EMA director

    Shelby County officials say they are glad that not only has a new deputy director been brought onboard at the Emergency Management Agency, but also, he brings a lot of experience to the table.

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates approved hiring Chris Spaulding, former assistant chief of the Shelbyville Fire Department.

    Spaulding, who retired as assistant chief in April after 25 years with that department, was the logical choice, said Shelby County Judge Executive, Rob Rothenburger.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Brewing up business

    Currently Shelbyville residents looking to enjoy a night out with music, dinner and local brew are forced to travel to Louisville or Lexington.

    But that’s an issue the city council is hoping to soon rectify.  

    The Shelbyville City Council passed a resolution Thursday requesting the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission hold a public hearing in order to provide the council with a recommendation regarding proposed amendments to the city’s zoning regulations, specifically those concerning downtown craft breweries and distilleries.