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Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Council approves 2nd telecommunications franchise

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council voted in favor of a second ten year, non-exclusive franchise agreement for a telecommunications system, this time with Crown Castle NG Central LLC.

    Fibertech completed a franchise agreement earlier this year.

    Paul Gilbert, Manager of Government Relations for Crown Castle explained to the council that they build wireless infrastructure to help increase the quality of wireless usage.

  • Simpsonville budget increases by 11 percent

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its 2017-18 budget Thursday, which shows an 11 percent increase from the 2016-17 budget.

    This year’s budget calls for a balanced spending plan of $1,658,000, compared to $1,494,000 in 2016. At Thursday’s reading, Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton explained the increase in expected revenue for this year.

    Revenue from the ad volorem tax and from occupational license fees is expected to be on the increase, at $280,000 and $670,000, respectively.

  • Hats off to Derby

    With less than two weeks left to prepare, this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders are working tirelessly as they are starting to feel the pressure.

    And those planning to spend their day trackside at Churchill Downs May 6 are also working diligently to plan and prepare the perfect fashion statement, which often receives just as much attention and focus as the horses on the track.

    From head to toe, spectators will be dressed to the nines. But, of course, no other fashion accessory can top off your style like that of the Derby hat.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Change proposed for code enforcement fees

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Tuesday for the second regularly scheduled meeting of the month, council members will consider adopting an ordinance amending the fees of code enforcement.

    Chief Code Enforcement Officer Barry Edington said the proposed changes pertain to the fire alarm fees, sprinkler suppression systems and other similar systems, tents and other temporary structures.

  • Business as usual at JHS

    Following years of financial struggles, KentuckyOne Health announced late last week its plans to sell Jewish Hospital and other facilities in Louisville, including Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, to shift focus on serving Central and Eastern Kentucky.

    The formerly prosperous health system said it would continue to operate all facilities until a shift in ownership is complete.

  • Martinsville shooting injures one

     

  • Looking backward: May 19, 2017

    2002: Cropper storms leave $1 million in damage

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

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

  • Local funeral director profiled

    A summer job at a funeral home turned Lisa Wright’s life around – so much so that she knew immediately that she had discovered her true calling in life.

    Wright, a funeral director and embalmer of 20 years – the last 15 at Shannon Funeral Home – told her story so eloquently at a professional women’s conference last spring for female funeral directors that they chose her to profile in their national publication.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports

    DUI

    Gary J. Grant, 56, of 1035 Locust Grove Road was arrested April 9 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Rebecca Elizabeth Mouser, 22, of 556 Hawthorne Ave was arrested April 12 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Lee Ray Smith of 403 Mack Walters Road was arrested April 29 at 1533 Midland Trail at Speedway and charged with alcohol intoxication.

     

    Theft

    Destiny N. Breeding of 401 Skyline Drive was arrested April 24 at 1732 Village Lane and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500 and was served with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge