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Today's News

  • Sliding into spring with new playgrounds

    As the warmer air and longer days begin to attract the little ones to the playgrounds around the community, Shelby County Parks’ officials are looking to do a little sprucing up.

    Their spring-cleaning plans have already kicked-off at Clear Creek Park.

    “Phase two of our playground is currently under construction,” said parks director Shawn Pickens.  “The foundation is being worked on currently and in about two to four weeks, the construction of the actual playground will be going in.”

  • Setting the preschool standards

    The rapidly growing Pre-K and kindergarten programs at Corpus Christi Classical Academy in Simpsonville can now add superior director to its list of reasons to enroll.

    Because of her outstanding work in Early Childhood, Tracy Fuller, director of the Pre-K and kindergarten program Corpus Christi, recently joined 117 leaders from across Kentucky in the first session of the KY Super Stars Leadership Academy.

  • 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.

  • Veteran project to preserve memories

    Each year veterans, family members, friends and those wishing to pay their respects to those who fought for their freedom gather at Grove Hill Cemetery, often hearing the recounts from veterans who were deeply impacted by their service.  For those in attendance, they will tell you the experience is moving and memorable. 

    For those unable to attend this event, either to share or to take in the narration of others, there is another option.

  • Looking backward: May 26, 2017

    1977: Perry wins Democratic primary

    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.

  • Church news: May 26, 2017

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The Clothes Closet is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Wednesday night services begin with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by children and youth activities at 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

    Beechridge Baptist

    Located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.

  • Leathers to retire

    Next week there will be a bittersweet atmosphere at one of Shelby County’s top industries when a longtime leader takes the first step toward retirement.

    On Thursday, Ray Leathers, President/CEO of Roll Forming on Brooks Industrial Road, will relinquish his role of president to Kevin Dierking. He will then step down as CEO on Oct. 1, when that title will also then go to Dierking.

    Leathers has been with the company since 2000 when Roll Forming Corporation was purchased by Austrian company, voestalpine AG. He has been President/CEO since 2007.