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Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - New Kingbrook development up for approval

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes Tuesday for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, they will review a development plan for a new warehouse proposed for the Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville.

    Slated for lot 4 at 15 Kingbrook Parkway, the development plan proposes a 120,375-square-foot warehouse and 60 parking spaces and 9 loading spaces.  The property is zoned I-1 with a BEQ overlay.

  • Grimes celebrates Bourbon Day in Shelby

    From the U.S. Army’s Birthday to Flag Day, June 14 marked a day of numerous celebrations, but in Kentucky, and Shelby County, National Bourbon Day took center stage. 

    In recognition iconic drink’s 238th birthday, Kentucky's Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes stopped into Shelby’s new Jeptha Creed Distillery to tour the facility and talk with mother-daughter owners Joyce and Autumn Nethery.

  • Too busy to eat healthy, think again

    By Camilla Corder/Sentinel-News Correspondent

    Are you busy? I mean, you’re lucky I got my clothes facing the right way and had time to brush my teeth before heading out the door, kind of busy?

    The daily demands of jobs, family and all the places we need to be are stressful enough without adding finding a way to be healthier.

  • A healthy vision

    Most parents struggle to get their children to eat healthy, always searching for more ways to work in extra vegetables, more whole grains and better portions to round out meals.

    Who knew the best place to get your kids eat better would be at school during the summer?

    That’s what several fourth through eighth graders found out during a weeklong Culinary Camp at Collins High School last week.

  • Democrats talk success, how to reach voters

    Andy Schmidt, new interim chair of the executive committee for the Shelby County Democratic Party, opened Friday’s annual Martha Layne Collins Dinner by noting that the dinner at Claudia Sanders welcomes everyone – “We welcome Republicans, Independents, grass root groups, – you are all welcome here.”

    And with a near record crowd, that seemed so.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 3: Hellzapoppin’ Ridge

    The First Battalion continued its westward advance beyond the front lines to reach its objective where a stream was in front and the sea on the left flank. It then placed into effect it’s long-practiced SOP (Standing Operating Procedure) for jungle perimeter defense. Each of the three rifle companies, supported by one of my machine gun platoons to form the framework of the defense, occupied a third of the circle. I toured the front lines, tying in the fire plans of all automatic weapons so that continuous bands of grazing fire could be interlocked about the perimeter.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 4: Continuing the attack of Hellzapoppin’ Ridge

    Later on Bougainville, while the Executive Officer (second-in-command) of the 1st Battalion, Major Eugene Strayhorn, a former Vanderbilt football star, and I were occupying our rudimentary advanced command post, a small mortar shell, the size of a hand grenade dropped into our hole.

    Fortunately after striking my carbine, and breaking its stock, it did not explode, so my Marine Corps career was not terminated. Strayhorn’s immediate reaction was “Van, they’ve got the range. Let’s get the hell out of here.”

  • Premature death rates linked to health behavior

    A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed research-driven journal for practitioners in internal medicine, suggested that the variation in life expectancy could be explained by differences in socioeconomic and race/ethnicity factors, as well as behavioral and other risk factors.

    Roanya Rice, executive director of the North Central District Health Department, which serves four counties, including Shelby, said one example is in the area of lung cancer.

  • Short agenda for Shelbyville City Council

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a very light agenda this week, officials say.

    "We just don't have a lot for an agenda," said Mayor Tom Hardesty. "Steve Gregory [city attorney] is working on something, so even if we have a meeting, it will be very short.”

    "It kind of comes in waves, it's just like an ocean wave," Hardesty said. "Sometimes you have a whole lot of items and then you get all that business taken care of, and it's just got to build back up again."

  • Collins falls in state tournament

    While Collins softball may have come up short in its first trip to the KHSAA State Softball Tournament, the experience may have made the team a stronger unit.

    Following the team’s 6-4 elimination loss to Central Hardin on Friday afternoon, head coach Charlie LeCompte said that the pair of games showed the level of play necessary for the team to advance in the final tournament of the season.