Today's News

  • Old Stone Inn struggles with liquor license issue

    A clerical issue, lying somewhere between Old Stone Inn, Shelby County ABC administration and the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control led to the realization that the longtime Simpsonville restaurant had been operating without a state liquor license since 2012.

    Documents from the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reveal that the inn’s liquor license expired in June 30, 2012.

  • A sit-down with Santa

    Many don’t know that Santa Claus has a special outpost right here in Shelby County. With the loading process getting underway at the North Pole, Santa Claus was able to pop away from his preflight checklist with Rudolph, Donner and Blitzen to talk to The Sentinel-News about his favorite cookies, checking the naughty list twice and some of the other biggest mysteries about Ol’ Saint Nick.



    The Sentinel-News: What do you enjoy most about being Santa Claus?

  • The Community’s kind kids

    Plop your little one on ole Saint Nick’s lap and you’re sure to hear a list of Christmas demands.  “I want a Barbie,” or “I want some Legos,” they’ll say.

    But many children in Shelby County still know that the season is not just about a pile of gifts under the tree.  In fact, students countywide have proven that they are just as eager to give as they are to receive this holiday.

  • Last minute shopping in full swing

    With Christmas Eve’s hours quickly dwindling, shop owners say they have had a flurry of people scurrying around doing some last minute shopping.

    “We’re very busy today and we always welcome that,” said Cliff Vickers, manager of Goody’s in Village Plaza, on Tuesday.

    What are some hot items flying off the shelves in Goody’s?

  • Gesture from the heart

    The soft bleating of sheep, Christmas carols, the smell of hay and Mary and Joseph and the wise men clustered reverently around the baby Jesus in his manager.

    To those who participate in live nativity scenes, the personal touch is the most important reason why they endure all kinds of discomforts and inconveniences, from standing out in freezing temperatures to transporting unruly animals.

  • The dairy decline

    On an unusually warm December morning, farmers Allen Phillips and Eddie Klingenfus stand before the remains of a once booming dairy farm and reminisce about their lifetime of labor.

    Combined, the two farmers gave Shelby County nearly a century’s worth of milk–Phillips with 53 years under his belt and Klingenfus, 42.

    But the two say they are finally ready for a break.

    “A dairy ties you down,” Klingenfus said, explaining that a farm is like caring for an infant child that never grows up.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – City signs pipeline contract

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty announced to the City Council Thursday that the long awaited pipeline contract is finally underway.

    “The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission has now entered into an agreement with the Louisville Water Company for Louisville Water to run a pipeline into Shelbyville from their big storage tank on I-64 that you see right when you cross into the county line,” he said.

  • A living legacy

    With the aspiration to preserve their 43-acres of forestry in eastern Shelby County, Don and Sylvia Coffey have partnered with Woods & Waters Land Trust to place a conservation easement on their property. 

    “We have lived for about a quarter century on a very beautiful piece of land; it’s pristine in nature.  We love it,” Don Coffey said.

    He added that the will not own the property forever, however, and want to ensure it stays untouched.

  • Shelby to tap into Louisville water

    A proposal that has been floating around for nearly a decade is finally coming to fruition.

    On Monday, Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer will sign a 50-year contract with Louisville Water, initiating the installation of up to eight miles of water main along Interstate 64 from the Jefferson/Shelby County line.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said.

    Initial conversations of the pipeline began back in 2007, he explained, after the city experienced a severe drought.

  • Funeral director, community servant, educator

    Shelbyville has lost a beloved native son with the passing of William Shannon on Sunday.

    William Lee “Bill” Shannon, who passed away at his home at the age of 96, had been very active in his community his entire life, and up until recently had continued some of his duties at Shannon Funeral Service every day.