Today's News

  • Martin named editor of The Sentinel-News

    Beginning Monday, The Sentinel-News will have a new editor at the helm.
    Longtime reporter and sports editor Todd Martin will replace Editor Steve Doyle, who is leaving after 5.5 years, to be managing editor of the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.

    Martin, a native of Kingsport, Tenn., has been with the newspaper for 13 years, the first eight as sports editor and the last four as reporter.

    Martin said he is looking forward to his new position.

  • Tennessee man pleads guilty in death of Bagdad man

    Austin T. Meredith, 26, of Sevierville, Tenn., pleaded guilty in January in the death of Howard “Red” White of Bagdad.

    Meredith was charged with vehicular manslaughter charges stemming from an accident in July 2012 in Corbin.

    Meredith pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment, DUI, no insurance and violation of federal safety regulations for commercial drivers.

    He will be sentenced on March 24 in Laurel County Circuit Court.

  • Hudson named ‘distinguished citizen’

    Business leader Bobby Hudson said he was honored to receive the 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Lincoln Heritage Council of Boy Scouts.

    The award is in its third year, and the well-attended presentation, held Thursday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, included the first two recipients, Ray Leathers and Gary Walls, who presented the award to Hudson.

    “The criteria is citizenship and involvement in the community,” Walls said.

  • Police called to Painted Stone in altercation


  • NEWS DIGEST: March 12, 2014

    Today’s weather could include snow flurries

    An approaching low-pressure system moved along the Ohio River late Tuesday night and bring thunderstorms, cooler temperatures and even the possibility of that 4-letter s-word: snow.

    The National Weather Service said the best chance for thunder looks to be north of the parkways. The strong storms could produce winds gusts of 30 to 40 mph as well as small hail.

  • Shelby County School Board: 2013-14 goals will be updated

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday will hear an update on its progress toward the goals it set for the school year.

    During the meeting, which will be at the school’s district offices, 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville, the board members will hear from Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith about the district’s success toward meeting the goals based around the district’s Five Main Things – Curriculum Alignment, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning, Intervention and Enrichment.

    Those goals, set last April, include, among others:

  • No injuries in school bus crash

    No children were injured in a collision Friday morning between a car and a school bus.

    Shelbyville Police said the accident happened at 7 a.m. when a car rear-ended a school bus on Old Mill Road near the intersection of Old Finchville Road.

    Police said the driver was stopping behind Bus 2930, which was stopped to let children on the bus, when the driver's foot slipped off the brake.

  • Shelby County pulls new plan from the trash

    After a 9-month hiatus on the issue of a curbside trash collection and recycling plan, county officials are proposing a new concept for provide service to residents.

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates voted to accept a proposal from the county’s Legislative Committee to ask for price quotes from the handful of trash haulers that serve Shelby County.

    The quotes would be for trash collection services for individuals and businesses located in the county jurisdiction only.

  • Atlanta outlet manager to take over Simpsonville mall

    SIMPSONVILLE – The Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, set to open next summer next to Interstate 64, has its manager.

    Dan Davilla, manager of the outlet mall Horizon Group Properties opened last summer in Woodstock, Ga., will transfer to handle the final months of that company’s newest project.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said Tuesday at a meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission that Davilla was “in town last weekend looking for a house.”

  • ID on your phone could be a scam

    A new scam is making the rounds of Shelby County, and this one is more effective than most at bilking people out of their money – so much so that law enforcement officials are warning residents to be on their guard.

    “We have had several citizens here in the county that have actually been taken in and sent money – these people are that convincing,” Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.