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Today's News

  • Kindergarten gets pushed back

     

    The first day of school may come a year later than expected for some children in Kentucky next year. State officials passed a bill in 2012 that will go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year that will impact incoming kindergarteners on the birthday cutoff threshold.

    According to state officials the change will require many children to be two months older to start school, requiring children turn 5 years of age by August 1, rather than the current birthday cutoff of October 1.

  • Looking backward: Oct. 14, 2016

    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.

     

  • Shelby water tests below concerned chemical levels

     

    The Environmental Working Group, a public health advocacy group, released last month the results of an analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests that revealed a carcinogenic chemical called chromium-6, contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states.

    The compound name is recognizable from its mentioning in the movie “Erin Brockovich.”

  • Picky pumpkin pickers

    Fall brings colorful leaves, festivals, apple cider and, of course, pumpkins. Picking out the perfect pumpkin is an art that truly depends on its purpose.

    Whether it's for baking, carving, painting or just to complete a front porch arrangement, there is a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds out there to meet just about any need.

    "We've got just about everything here," said Randie Gallrein of Gallrein Farms as she gestured to a warehouse packed with warty, brown, pink, striped, green and even blue pumpkins.

  • Mulberry peaches on tap

    Louisville based Against the Grain Brewery, along with Ethereal Brewing of Lexington, teamed up with Shelby County’s Mulberry Orchard to introduce the first limited edition brew in their Kentucky Proud Beer Series.

    Using peaches from the local farm, the brewery team brewed a sour peach saison they have named Peach Better Have My Money.

  • Charter school legislation gets push

     

    While 43 states have legislation in place allowing charter schools, Kentucky is not one of them, but Gov. Matt Bevin, with the backing of his new appointees, is working to change that.

    Wednesday at the Kentucky Board of Education’s regular meeting in Frankfort, Bevin and his team urged the Kentucky Board of Education to call a work session in November in order to develop a position on charter school legislation.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports

    DUI

    Austin T. Horstman, 23, of 11 Pembroke Road in Louisville was arrested May 21 on Isaac Shelby Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

     

    Drugs

    Stephen R. Bartlett, 25, of 6899 N. Maple Grove Road in Bloomington, Ind., was arrested May 28 on I-64 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first offense, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Big voter turnout predicted

    “We had fifty-point-nine percent in the last presidential election; usually it’s about sixty [percent],” said Sue Carole Perry, Shelby County clerk. She explained that when a president is running for a second term voter turn out is not as great, which was the case in 2012.

  • No extension for Kentucky for REAL ID

    Uncertainty hangs in the air over Kentucky after an announcement that the federal government has denied the state's request for a 1-year extension that would have allowed more time to come into compliance with federal security regulations for driver’s licenses and other types of identification.

  • New McDonald’s opens in Simpsonville

    Shelby County’s newest McDonald’s restaurant – the county’s 4th – opened with a bang Thursday in Simpsonville, with lots of promotions and a lot of enthusiasm from employees.

    “We’re very excited; we’re getting everything ready to open first thing in the morning,” said Chef Manager Kenny King Wednesday afternoon.

    The new restaurant, owned by Frank Ward, is located at 1101 Buck Creek Road at the I-64 interchange.