Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION _–Rut N’ Strut moves forward with approval

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved an agricultural plat and a development plan for Rut N’ Strut Distillery when the commission met Tuesday evening at the Stratton Center.

    The plat approval included a waiver request for a reduction in the front yard setback from 100 to 40 feet. Kerry Magan, who presented the plat and development plans to the commission explained that the waiver was for a road surrounding the proposed barrel barns and will be used sparingly.

  • Phone bundle gets tangled

    After eight weeks of a phone bundling mess, the phone lines at Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce are finally working properly once again.

    Chamber Executive Director Shelly Goodwin said she believes the issue was finally resolved only after threats of a formal complaint were made and The Sentinel-News began making inquiries about the problem to AT&T and Time Warner.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: UofL golf club to pay for effluent line

    Simpsonville City Commissioner Wednesday accepted a bid to install a new effluent line from the city’s waster water treatment facility back to the University of Louisville Golf Club to help the club water the course.

    The accepted bid of $849,950 from Joda International Inc. was the low bid on the project, and Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said he had already spoken with the golf course about the price.

  • Reflections on racism

    Wrapped in darkness except for the faint glow of light from the community Christmas tree and surrounding decorations, a small group of about 25 braved a biting wind just after sunset Friday night at Veteran’s Park to take a stand on racism.

  • Board questions auditor over fraud

    In 2011, Shelby County Public Schools received a perfect audit report from Mike Jones of Mather & Co. CPAs, who said it was the first time in his 15 years of auditing where he had witnessed no material weaknesses.  In 2012 and 2013, the district had similar reports stating the district’s financial department had no deficiencies or weaknesses in their reports.

    How is it then that nearly $600,000 was fraudulently taken from the district over a period of seven years?

  • Homemakers swap cookies, recipes, memories

    More than 20 Shelby County Homemakers carrying platters of holiday cookies piled into the kitchen at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office Friday morning to share recipes, ideas and memories over Christmas music and homemade cocoa.

    The ladies then played a delicious version of musical chairs.

  • A Christmas wish come true

    After 50 years of marriage, a visit to Santa Thursday was like déjà-vu to Howard and Linda Griffith.

    Seated on Santa’s knee in front of a huge Christmas tree at Chism’s Hardware Store, the couple glanced at each other when the jolly old elf asked them what they wanted for Christmas this year.

    “Oh, I see,” he said with a glint in his eye. “You’ve already got what’s most important.”

    Santa had made the trip down to Shelbyville early this year for a very special reunion with the Griffiths.

  • Vigil for racism awareness

    Citizens across the county are coming together this evening to hold a candlelight vigil to bring awareness to the community regarding racism and police brutality.

    Patrick King, a member of the Shelby County chapter of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, is organizing the vigil and said putting an end to racism is something he feels very passionate about.

    King grew up in North Dakota and said he did not experience much racism until the army brought him to the south, where he said he witnessed Jim Crow laws for the first time.

  • Community Christmas events are dwindling

    Other than local church activities there will be no community Christmas activities in Waddy or Finchville this year.

    Mike Whitehouse, magistrate in District 7 in Finchville, said the annual Christmas party held each year by the Ruritan Club, with music, singing and a meal, had to be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

    But Jay Tigner, pastor of Finchville Baptist Church, said he was under the impression the event was not going to take place for lack of manpower.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Rut ‘N’ Strut looks to add rental barn, stage

    Development plans for the Rut ‘N’ Strut Distillery to be located at 500 Gordon Lane will be presented to members of the Triple S Planning Commission when they meet Tuesday at 6:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    Joyce Nethery, who owns the property with her husband Bruce, said they are excited about the development, which now includes plans for a rental barn, livestock barn and a stage, in addition to a 14,486 square feet distillery and five barrel barns.