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Today's News

  • Looking back: June 17, 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.

  • Jeep crashes into Landmark mailbox

    The driver of this Jeep LIberty was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries after ramming a brick mailbox in front of Landmark Community Newspapers shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. The woman, an employee of Kentucky Car Wash across the street from Landmark had been driving the vehicle out of a bay when the accelerator stuck and the jeep shot forward, out of the lot, across the street and into the Landmark lot.

  • Court report: June 13, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton

    Civil final

    822 Main Property Management, vs. Amy Chesser, judgment for the Plaintiff in forcible entry and detainer.

  • Church news: Vacation Bible School, June 17, 2016

    Graefenburg Christian

    A CaveQuest vacation Bible school will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 20-24. An ice cream social will be held after Sunday evening services on June 19 to kick off VBS week. Call 502-352-2867. Located at 5900 Louisville Road and the intersection of U.S. 60 and Highway 151 at Graefenburg.

    Holy Cross Lutheran

  • Soaking up the sun

    There aren’t too many people in Shelby County who are thinking outside the box when it comes to alternative energy sources.

    But Jeff and Carrie VanCuren haven’t just stepped outside the box, they’ve covered the box with solar panels. Driving through Spring Oaks subdivision, you can’t miss the VanCuren’s home with dozens of shiny solar panels covering the roof. The VanCurens’ home is just one of 10 homes in Shelby County to utilize solar power.

  • No injures in fire at asphalt plant

    No one was injured at an early morning fire at an asphalt plant on Brooks Industrial Drive Monday.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said the fire started in an asphalt tank at 1 a.m. at Shelbyville Asphalt at 1600 Brooks Industrial Drive.

    He added that his crews were able to extinguish the blaze with no injuries to the tank or the building.

    The tank was located inside the asphalt plant. Baker said no cause has yet been determined as to the origin of the blaze. 

  • Shelby man killed in fatal accident

    Kenneth Shane Ratliff, 36, of Shelby County was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening on the 3000 block of La Grange Road.

    Police say that Ratliff, who was alone in his vehicle, was pulling a trailer with a single axle dump truck when he ran off the road, at about 5:30 p.m.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Foreclosure on 7th Street property a possibility

    The Shelbyville City Council is looking to acquire a piece of property on 7th Street but the owners, Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker, are not ready to let go.

    “It’s bought and paid for,” Barker said. “We don’t want to get rid of it.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Cursive writing up for discussion

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street, at 7 p.m., they will discuss the highly debated topic of cursive handwriting. During a previous meeting, board member Joanna Freels noted the value of teaching the writing style and said she wanted to discuss the matter further.

  • Cates to take over Rockets basketball

    New Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Ken Cates knows that for the team to get better in the win-loss column, its going to have to get better at the minute details.

    “I’m real big into the details, from the way we look, to how we enter the gym for road games,” he said. “All those little details, like the way we warm up, add up to wins.”