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Today's News

  • 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.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Bus routes reveal small districting flaw

    A couple of would-be Wright Elementary students are gearing up to start back to school at Heritage Elementary this fall due to a correction to the bus routes.

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will consider redistricting a portion of Cedarmore Road, a change that SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said will clear up an overlapping bus route.

    “We have two families that we were having to send an extra bus on a road that there was already a bus on,” Allan said. “We already have a bus on that road that goes to Heritage.”

  • Fill the jar with veggies

    Lifelong and amateur canners departed the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office this weekend with some newfound knowledge on the hobby.

    Saturday morning, experienced canners Stephanie Tucker and Wendy Thornbury led a small class of individuals young and old, male and female, all hoping to learn more on the skill.

    From a bushel of freshly picked beans to a jar prepped for storage, participants observed the entire canning process.

    Throughout the procedure, participants were given multiple opportunities to try their hands at canning, as well.

  • Prewitt graduates basic training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Louis D. Prewitt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Zehnder wedding

    Leah Mitchell and John Zehnder were married May 16, 2015 at Twelve Oaks Farm in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

    Parents of the bride are Mark and Kristi Mitchell of Rohrersville, Maryland. The groom is the son of Matt and Ellen Zehnder of Shelbyville.

    Lee Quinn, the groom's uncle,officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maid of honor was Brigid Eshbaugh of Apex, North Carolina.

    Best man was Aaron Zehnder of Shelbyville, the groom's brother.

    The couple will reside in Lexington.

  • Datebook: July 22, 2015

    This week
    Lego day at the library
    Lego Day at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be today. The movie is from 10 to 11:45 a.m. and then an hour of making cool things with Legos after that. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
    Homemakers book club

  • Eared Grebe goes through several changes

    The Eared Grebe is a 13-inch long bird with a 16-inch wingspan and weighs 11 ounces and is a rare spring, autumn, and winter migrant in Kentucky.

    The earliest it has been seen in autumn is Aug. 27 and the latest in the spring is June 4.

  • Court report: July 13, 2015

    District court

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

    Roy D. Lefler, drinking alcoholic beverage in public place – guilty – $254 fine and costs.

  • Looking back: July 17, 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.

  • Construction worker injured at distillery site on Benson Pike

    A worker was injured Friday morning when he fell from a structure under construction at the Diageo Bulleit Distilling Co. on Benson Pike.

    His name and injuries are unknown at this time, but it is not expeted to life threatening. He was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.