http://www.sentinelnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Crash near Waddy shuts down I-64 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/crash-near-waddy-shuts-down-i-64 <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/poli64wreck_patients.jpg" alt="Flight crews load a patient onto a helicopter Friday afternoon for transport to the University of Louisville Hospital after a crash on I-64 near Waddy." title="Flight crews load a patient onto a helicopter Friday afternoon for transport to the University of Louisville Hospital after a crash on I-64 near Waddy." align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> I-64&nbsp;was&nbsp;shut down for about an hour Friday afternoon after a crash near Waddy.</p> <p> Three people were airlifted to the University of Louisville with what turned out to be non-lifethreatening injuries, said Shelby County Sheriff&#39;s Deputy Jeremy Younger.</p> <p> Troy Maupin, 44, Kayla Ashley and Joseph Sewell, both 24, all of Frankfort, were injured when a vehicle they were towing began to sway, Younger said.</p> Community Christmas huge success http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/community-christmas-huge-success <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpcommunitychristmas1.jpg" alt="The Community Christmas event at Shelby Industry Tuesday was well-attended as volunteers handed out gifts to 1,400 families." title="The Community Christmas event at Shelby Industry Tuesday was well-attended as volunteers handed out gifts to 1,400 families." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;It was just outstanding, everything went smooth as silk, but we never could have done it without the help of all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors.&rdquo;</p> County approves sheriff and county clerk's budget http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/county-approves-sheriff-and-county-clerks-budget <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpfiscalcourt_ruble.jpg" alt="At his final meeting, Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble was presented a stuffed dog and a pie as a thank you from members of the Humane Society. Ruble oversaw the Shelby County Animal Shelter while on the fiscal court." title="At his final meeting, Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble was presented a stuffed dog and a pie as a thank you from members of the Humane Society. Ruble oversaw the Shelby County Animal Shelter while on the fiscal court." align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><p> The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved both the sheriff and the county clerk&#39;s budgets at its regular meeting Tuesday morning, and both were very similar to those submitted for 2014.</p> <p> The Shelby County Clerk&rsquo;s Budgets for 2015 is $10,450,160, compared to $10,170,805 in 2014.</p> TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION _–Rut N’ Strut moves forward with approval http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/triple-s-planning-commission-%E2%80%93rut-n%E2%80%99-strut-moves-forward-approval <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/triples_0.jpg" alt="Kerry Magan presented Tuesday a development plan and a agricultural plat for Rut N&#039; Strut distillery. In addition to a distillery, the plans call for five barrell barns, a visitors center, a rental barn, a livestock barn, a stage and a storage building" title="Kerry Magan presented Tuesday a development plan and a agricultural plat for Rut N&#039; Strut distillery. In addition to a distillery, the plans call for five barrell barns, a visitors center, a rental barn, a livestock barn, a stage and a storage building" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Triple S Planning Commission approved an agricultural plat and a development plan for Rut N&rsquo; Strut Distillery when the commission met Tuesday evening at the Stratton Center.</p> <p> 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.</p> Phone bundle gets tangled http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/phone-bundle-gets-tangled <p> 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.</p> <p> Chamber Executive Director Shelly Goodwin said she believes the issue was finally resolved only after threats of a formal complaint were made and <em>The Sentinel-News </em>began making inquiries about the problem to AT&amp;T and Time Warner.</p> Simpsonville City Commission: UofL golf club to pay for effluent line http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/simpsonville-city-commission-uofl-golf-club-pay-effluent-line <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpsimpsonville_edenswornin.jpg" alt="Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden (right) is sworn into office by City Attorney Hite Hayes before the Simpsonville City Commission meeting Wednesday morning." title="Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden (right) is sworn into office by City Attorney Hite Hayes before the Simpsonville City Commission meeting Wednesday morning." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Simpsonville City Commissioner Wednesday accepted a bid to install a new effluent line from the city&rsquo;s waster water treatment facility back to the University of Louisville Golf Club to help the club water the course.</p> <p> 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.</p> Reflections on racism http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/reflections-racism <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpvigil_crowdsigns.jpg" alt="A crowd holds up signs to passersby at a vigil at Veterans Park Friday night in recognition of police shootings across the nation." title="A crowd holds up signs to passersby at a vigil at Veterans Park Friday night in recognition of police shootings across the nation." align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> 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&rsquo;s Park to take a stand on racism.</p> Board questions auditor over fraud http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/board-questions-auditor-over-fraud <p> In 2011, Shelby County Public Schools received a perfect audit report from Mike Jones of Mather &amp; Co. CPAs, who said it was the first time in his 15 years of auditing where he had witnessed no material weaknesses.&nbsp; In 2012 and 2013, the district had similar reports stating the district&rsquo;s financial department had no deficiencies or weaknesses in their reports.</p> <p> How is it then that nearly $600,000 was fraudulently taken from the district over a period of seven years?</p>