http://www.sentinelnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Toddler dies after being struck by car http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/toddler-dies-after-being-struck-car <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpchilddies_memorial.jpg" alt="A memorial has been placed at the site of death of a small child who was struck by a car and killed Saturday afternoon at Lynne Acres Apartments." title="A memorial has been placed at the site of death of a small child who was struck by a car and killed Saturday afternoon at Lynne Acres Apartments." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> The mood is somber this week at an apartment complex in eastern Shelbyville, where a toddler died Saturday after being run over by a car in the parking lot.</p> <p> A memorial consisting of stuffed animals, balloons and candles marks a small spot on a grassy median in the 500<sup>th</sup> block in the parking lot of Lynne Acres where the 2-year-old boy lived.</p> <p> Neighbors, who declined to be identified, expressed sadness that such a thing should happen to a child who was just starting his life.</p> Assaults, thefts down http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/assaults-thefts-down <p> &nbsp;</p> SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - AT&T Seeks fiber ready partnership with city http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/shelbyville-city-council-att-seeks-fiber-ready-partnership-city <p> Holly Spade with AT&amp;T Kentucky shared with the Shelbyville City Council an opportunity to partner on plans for the city to become a Fiber Ready Designation.</p> <p> &ldquo;We go into the industrial park just to announce formally and acknowledge formally that the park is fiber ready and has state of the art fiber in the ground at the site.&rdquo;</p> <p> The designation was specifically related to the Midland Trail Industrial Park and will provide technology capable of transmitting high-bandwidth communications from both existing and future industrial sites.</p> An artistic take on Shelbyville http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/artistic-take-shelbyville <p> The City of Shelbyville is seeking proposals from artists interested in creating commissioned public art to be displayed in mural form on buildings in downtown Shelbyville.</p> <p> Eilene Collins, director of Shelby Main Street, said she feels the project will enhance our downtown region.</p> <p> Collins said the idea has been pondered by various individuals and groups, including the Shelby Main Street Design Committee, for some time but the financial means to back the specific project was not available until recently.</p> SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tax rate expected to stay flat http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/shelby-county-school-board-tax-rate-expected-stay-flat <p> The Shelby County Public School tax rates for the 2016-2017 school-year will be established during the school board&rsquo;s regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district&rsquo;s offices, 1155 Main Street.</p> <p> Superintendent James Neihof told the board during the previous meeting that he plans to recommend no change for the tax rate for FY17.</p> BOURBON IS BACK IN SHELBY COUNTY - One in a 100 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/bourbon-back-shelby-county-one-100 <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jeptha.jpg" alt="Work at the Jeptha Creed Distillery is well underway. The facility is set to open in October." title="Work at the Jeptha Creed Distillery is well underway. The facility is set to open in October." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Years of dreaming, planning and hard work for the Nethery family came to fruition yesterday as they ceremoniously filled their first barrel of bourbon for their family-owned distillery, Jeptha Creed.&nbsp; While it was deeply special to them, the memorable occasion marked an achievement much bigger.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not only our first barrel, it&rsquo;s the first barrel of bourbon [in Shelby County] in 100 years,&rdquo; said Autumn Nethery, daughter of owners Joyce and Bruce Nethery and marketing manager for Jeptha Creed.</p> Child dies after being hit by car http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/child-dies-after-being-hit-car <p> A small child has died after being struck by a car this afternoon in Shelbyville.</p> <p> Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said the child was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.</p> A blue ribbon week http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/blue-ribbon-week <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2016_fairentries.jpg" alt="Waddy resident, and multi Kentucky State Fair ribbon winner, Sarah Honadel dropped off these four entries to the 2016 KSF this past weekend: picked okra, hot sauce, apricot-habanero jam and applesauce." title="Waddy resident, and multi Kentucky State Fair ribbon winner, Sarah Honadel dropped off these four entries to the 2016 KSF this past weekend: picked okra, hot sauce, apricot-habanero jam and applesauce." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>Kentucky State Fair</strong></p> <p> <strong>WHEN</strong>: Through Aug. 28</p> <p> <strong>TIMES:</strong>Gates open at 7 a.m., exhibits open at 9 a.m.</p> <p> <strong>WHERE</strong>: 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY</p> <p> <strong>COST: </strong>$10 per person</p> <p> <strong>PARKING: </strong>$8 per car, $20 per bus</p> <p> <strong>HORSE SHOW: </strong>World&rsquo;s Championship show isAug. 20-27</p> <p> <strong>MORE INFO: </strong>Kystatefair.org</p>