http://www.sentinelnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Awaiting manslaughter trial, Monroe arrested for meth lab http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/awaiting-manslaughter-trial-monroe-arrested-meth-lab <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/polmeth_lonniemonroe.jpg" alt="Lonnie Monroe Jr." title="Lonnie Monroe Jr." align="left" hspace="6" width="96" height="85" /><p> A Shelby County man set to trial next month on manslaughter and drug charges has now been arrested again, this time for manufacturing methamphetamines.</p> <p> Lonnie Monroe, 46, was arraigned Tuesday in Shelby District Court on charges of manufacturing meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and controlled substance and endangerment to a child.</p> <p> This arrest could cause issues for Monroe, who was already set to stand trial in March for a 2011 crash that resulted in Monroe being charged with second-degree manslaughter and DUI.</p> Bevin campaigns in Shelby http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/bevin-campaigns-shelby <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpbevin022515.jpg" alt="Matt Bevin, candidate for governor, (second from right) along with his running mate, Jenean Hampton (right) and his wife and nine children, stopped at Shelby Industries Monday to campaign." title="Matt Bevin, candidate for governor, (second from right) along with his running mate, Jenean Hampton (right) and his wife and nine children, stopped at Shelby Industries Monday to campaign." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> During a stumping visit to Shelby County Monday, Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin laid out what he said was his blueprint for a better Kentucky, which includes revamping the state&rsquo;s health care program.</p> Shelbyville City Council – Workshop will pace restaurant tax talk http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/shelbyville-city-council-%E2%80%93-workshop-will-pace-restaurant-tax-talk <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/resttax.jpg" alt="Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will meet with the Shelby County Tourism Commission for a workshop regarding a restaurant tax. If the proposed tax is approved, a 3 percent tax would be added to restaurant tabs to benefit the quality of life within the city, as well as cover the cost of tourism marketing." title="Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will meet with the Shelby County Tourism Commission for a workshop regarding a restaurant tax. If the proposed tax is approved, a 3 percent tax would be added to restaurant tabs to benefit the quality of life within the city, as well as cover the cost of tourism marketing." align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> More weather coming, but mostly bark rather than bite http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/more-weather-coming-mostly-bark-rather-bite <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> After record snowfall and temperatures over the last week, Shelby County residents remained mostly lucky with very few incidents reported in the county.</p> <p> And while a few minor flurries are predicted for the weekend, it&rsquo;s not snow that has local officials worried now.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are going to experience some days we&rsquo;re all considering heat waves at 32 degrees, but we&rsquo;re going to drop right back down there [to single digits] so everybody needs to be on guard,&rdquo; Shelbyville Water Company Manager Tom Doyle said.</p> Simpsonville City Commission: Trash prices going down http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/simpsonville-city-commission-trash-prices-going-down <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpsimpmt022515.jpg" alt="Republic representative Greg Butler makes a presentation to the Simpsonville City Commission Thursday night on a rate reduction for trash pickup." title="Republic representative Greg Butler makes a presentation to the Simpsonville City Commission Thursday night on a rate reduction for trash pickup." align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /><p> Beginning in April, Simpsonville residents will be paying 7.5 percent less for trash pickup, a reduction instituted by the hauler.</p> <p> Gregory Butler, municipal relationship manager for Republic Services, told the Simpsonville</p> <p> City Commission Thursday that the company will lower its price for curbside pickup in in the city from $17.99 to $16.64, effective with the April billing cycle. Simpsonville has been with Republic for 10 years.</p> Award winning author to speak at library http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/award-winning-author-speak-library <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4258.jpg" alt="Author Eddie Price (center) will speak at library in Shelby County Thursday night." title="Author Eddie Price (center) will speak at library in Shelby County Thursday night." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Shelby County Public Library officials say they are excited about an upcoming appearance Thursday night by award winning author Eddie Price.</p> <p> Price will be at the library from 6 to 7 p.m. to promote his new book, <em>Widder&rsquo;s Landing</em>.</p> <p> Marketing Director Linda Mahone said that the event is the first time Price will visit the library and that his presentation should be interesting.</p> <p> &ldquo;He does different programs for the Kentucky Humanities, and he&rsquo;ll be dressed up in costume,&rdquo; she said.</p> Weekend could bring 2nd wave of weather http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/weekend-could-bring-2nd-wave-weather <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpweather022015_ketterer.jpg" alt="Jenny Ketterer tosses a shovelfull of snow as she clears off her sidewalk Thursday on Plainview Drive." title="Jenny Ketterer tosses a shovelfull of snow as she clears off her sidewalk Thursday on Plainview Drive." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <span>After a record snowfall Monday and a record low temperature Thursday, Shelby Countians are ready for a break from frigid temperatures.</span></p> <p> <span>And while that&rsquo;s on the way, forecasters say, Old Man Winter is not finished, as some more snow, and a wintry mix are on the way. The National Weather Service even issued a winter storm watch late Thursday afternoon, warning of bitter cold wind chills temperatures 10 below zero. </span></p> Rocky roads http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/rocky-roads <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftproadcrew022015_trucks.jpg" alt="Wayne Jamison loads salt into a dump truck at the Shelby County Road Department." title="Wayne Jamison loads salt into a dump truck at the Shelby County Road Department." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> When most people are snuggled up in a warm bed during the middle of a winter storm, road crews are out braving blowing snow, howling wind and biting cold.</p> <p> &ldquo;This Monday, one of my guys was sick, so I got out with one of my other guys and we came out at three in the morning, and we didn&rsquo;t leave until eight o&rsquo;clock that night. We had a seventeen hour day,&rdquo; said Simpsonville Public Works Director Brian Romine. &ldquo;That was a long day, but we made it through it &ndash; you just have to pace yourself and take some breaks.&rdquo;</p>