http://www.sentinelnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Horse show nearly a go http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/horse-show-nearly-go <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/horseshow_0.jpg" alt="Callaway&amp;#039;s Halley&amp;#039;s Comet, shown here driven by Christine Broder in the ASB Country Pleasure Driving Stakes at the Shelby County Fair &amp;amp; Horse Show, will have a retirement party at the Shelbyville Horse Show Saturday." title="Callaway&amp;#039;s Halley&amp;#039;s Comet, shown here driven by Christine Broder in the ASB Country Pleasure Driving Stakes at the Shelby County Fair &amp;amp; Horse Show, will have a retirement party at the Shelbyville Horse Show Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Final preparations are underway for The Shelbyville Horse Show, which kicks off Wednesday night and runs through Saturday.</p> <p> Organizers say the 27<sup>th</sup> annual horse show will draw thousands each night for both the show and the fun, fellowship and food on the sidelines.</p> <p> &ldquo;We expect as good or a better show than ever,&rdquo; said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager.</p> <p> Gates open at 6 p.m. each day, with the show starting at 7 p.m. More than 300 horses are expected to compete in nearly 60 classes over the 4-day period.</p> Booming bee biz http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/booming-bee-biz <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_64.jpg" alt="Pat Hornback (second from left) assists Melanie Delfler with her honey production as her parents Joan (far left) and Clark (far right) look on." title="Pat Hornback (second from left) assists Melanie Delfler with her honey production as her parents Joan (far left) and Clark (far right) look on." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> There&rsquo;s been a boom in the beekeeping business and Pat Hornback, a veteran in the field, said the peaked interest is a good thing.</p> <p> &ldquo;One-third of our food is dependent on pollination,&rdquo; she said, noting that pollinators need to be protected.&nbsp; &ldquo;We&rsquo;re happy about the hype.&nbsp; It brought beekeeping to the forefront and people are trying it.&rdquo;</p> The bridge less traveled http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/bridge-less-traveled <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bridge1.jpg" alt="SONY DSC" title="SONY DSC" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Five years ago, the Shelby County Fiscal Court opted to close the Bailey bridge, but one resident hopes to see traffic return to the bridge once again &ndash;foot traffic, at least.</p> <p> Walter Laughlin said the thought of such a historic bridge falling further into disrepair was disheartening. Laughlin saw the bridge as a tourism promotion opportunity.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a natural tourist attraction,&rdquo; he said, noting that until the early 1900s, the bridge was a covered walking bridge and he wants to see it returned to its former state.</p> Minimum wage increase was topic at forum http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/minimum-wage-increase-was-topic-forum <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpforum_group.jpg" alt="Members of the Shelby County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, plus two members of the public, attend a public forum on minimum wage issues Wednesday night at the Stratton Center with speaker Dustin Pugel (left) from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy." title="Members of the Shelby County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, plus two members of the public, attend a public forum on minimum wage issues Wednesday night at the Stratton Center with speaker Dustin Pugel (left) from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy." align="left" hspace="6" width="167" height="85" /><p> Although attended by only two residents, members of the fairness group Shelby County Kentuckians for the Commonwealth say they are pleased with a forum held Wednesday night to address the issue of raising the minimum wage.</p> <p> The event, held at the Stratton Center, featured speaker Dustin Pugle from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.&nbsp;</p> SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council annexes Zaxby’s lot http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/shelbyville-city-council-%E2%80%93-council-annexes-zaxby%E2%80%99s-lot <p> In a brief meeting Thursday, the Shelbyvill City Council covered a light agenda, which included the annexation of property into the city limits. The board voted unanimously, with board members Mike Zoeller and Shane Suttor absent, to annex into Shelbyville a .975-acre tract of property on the south side of U.S. 60, west of Shelbyville city limits, where the existing Zaxby&rsquo;s restaurant is located.</p> March to Recovery is August 13 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/march-recovery-august-13 <p> On Saturday, Aug. 13, concerned residents and churches of Shelby County will host a March to Recovery to bring awareness to drug addiction and drug-related deaths in Shelby and surrounding counties. The March to Recovery is a kick-off to a large-scale assault on addictions of all kinds in the region.</p> <p> The March will begin at 10 a.m.</p> Sen. Rand Paul to hold town hall meeting July 27 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/sen-rand-paul-hold-town-hall-meeting-july-27 <p> Rand Paul will make a campaign stop in Shelbyville July 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.&nbsp;to hold a town hall event at the Stratton Center at 215 Washington St. Everyone interested in attending is encouraged to visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/">randpaulforsenate.eventbrite.com</a> or tiny.cc/randshelbyville&nbsp;for more information and to RSVP. Admission is free.</p> Squire Boone statue under construction http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/squire-boone-statue-under-construction <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpstatue-rendering.jpg" alt="This rendering by artist Ray Graf shows how the new statue of Squire Boone could fit into the landscape at the east end of Shelbyville." title="This rendering by artist Ray Graf shows how the new statue of Squire Boone could fit into the landscape at the east end of Shelbyville." align="left" hspace="6" width="150" height="85" /><p> With the statue construction already underway, the group that has worked for several years to get a statue of Squire Boone placed at the east entrance to Shelbyville finally has the full plan in place.</p> <p> Although not all of the funding is in place for the project, enough money has been collected &ndash; $100,000 &ndash; to get the ball rolling, with the completion of design plans, organizers say.</p>