Today's News

  • New judge-executive appointed

    Dan Ison plans to have a happy New Year’s Day – that’s the date he will take office as the new Shelby County Judge-Executive.

    Gov. Matt Bevin made the announcement Friday that Dan Ison of Simpsonville has been appointed to replace outgoing Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger who resigned his post following his election to the State House of Representatives 58th District.

  • Rothenburger looks to Frankfort

    Shelby County’s longtime judge-executive is rolling up his sleeves and preparing to leave his venue of 14 years for his new position of state representative.

    Rob Rothenburger, who triumphed over Cyndi Powell Skellie in November to earn the 58th District House seat vacated by Brad Montell, has a background in emergency management, and is a former Shelbyville Fire Chief and current captain on the Bagdad Fire Department.

    Montell said he believes Rothenburger’s experience in those areas will serve him well in Frankfort.

  • Beer for Bagdad

    After a successful wet/dry election in September, the county’s first business has applied for a liquor license.

    B&N Food Market in Bagdad is in the process of getting a license to sell beer only, said the store’s owner, Buckshot Warren. The license applied for will now allow for the sale of alcohol or wine or beer.

  • Car crashes through house

    Pauline Ingram got the shock of her life Wednesday afternoon when a car came crashing through her house, where she was sitting on the couch, recovering from open heart surgery.

    It happened so fast at her home on Mount Eden Road that, at first, she wasn’t even sure what happened.

  • Q and A with Santa and Mrs. Claus

    Many don’t know that Santa Claus has a special outpost right here in Shelby County. With the loading process getting underway at the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus were able to pop away from preflight checklists with Rudolph, Donner and Blitzen to talk to The Sentinel-News about their favorite cookies, checking the naughty list – twice – and some of the other biggest mysteries about Ol’ Saint Nick.


  • Triple S Planning Commission: Zone change request not recommended

    Although three members were missing for the December meeting, the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission had a busy night Thursday for its final meeting of the year.

    The commission recommended against a zone change request that would have allowed Horizon Opportunities to begin taking outdoor boat, RV and other vehicle storage at its location in the 1100 block Washington Street, near Daniel Field, in Shelbyville.

  • SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Teachers share SnoGo concerns

    Shelby County High School teacher and Shelby County Educators Association president Cyndi Powell Skellie approached the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday during its regular meeting and spoke on behalf of the SCEA, informing the district of concerns teachers have expressed regarding the newly introduced SnoGo days.

  • Food drive yields thousands of pounds of food

    Employees of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Roll Forming and Operation Care, led by Executive Director Jennifer Decker (center) gathered at Roll Forming last week for a food drive. For the fifth year in a row, two local Shelbyville businesses, Jewish Hospital and Roll Forming Corporation, have sponsored a friendly competition for a food drive prior to the holiday season. Ray Leathers, president and CEO of Roll Forming, said the purpose of the food drive is to benefit local food banks operated by the Serenity Center and Operation Care.

  • Firefighters rescue pets from burning building

    A Shelbyville resident got an early Christmas present Wednesday when firefighters rescued two of his pets from their flaming kennel.

    Brian Sawdo stood in his driveway, wringing his hands and grieving for his two cats that he feared had perished in a blaze that engulfed the shed and kennel in his backyard on Logan Street in Shelbyville.

    Sawdo watched as firefighters battled the thick clouds of black smoke to extinguish the flames, but he couldn’t help thinking about Snickers and Bow.

  • Residents feel powerless to KU solar field

    Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Company announced earlier this year their intentions of developing a solar facility in Shelby County that would allow customers to share in the renewable energy source.