Local News

  • Tattoos over scars to continue

    Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services proposed new regulations April 15 to bar artists from applying tattoos over scarred skin, but a public uproar sparked by media attention prompted reconsideration.

    On July 16, the agency reversed that proposal.

    Cancer survivors, burn victims, veterans, tattoo artists and more expressed displeasure at public meetings and sent letters, email, voicemail and texts to the health department.

  • Zoning appeal passes Shelbyville City Council

    Shelbyville City Council approved a zoning change for proposed apartments at 80 Smithfield Road and Stanford Lane in Shelbyville from R-3 to R-4 at Thursday’s regular meeting, which reversed a recommendation from Triple S.

    Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission in April recommended denial of the zoning change for a JACAT development in a 4-to-1 vote with two commissioners absent.

  • Conzelman attends GSA

    Each year, Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) chooses the best of the best across nine art disciplines.

    This year GSA chose three Shelbyville students — Taryn Markle from Shelby County High School, who the Sentinel-News showcased last week, Collins High School’s Tasha Conzelman and Shelbyville resident Gabe Biagi, who attends St. Xavier in Louisville ‘— for its three-week summer program at the University of Kentucky.

  • I-65 and I-71 connector corridor planned

    A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) study is in the focus group stage for a potential corridor to link Interstate 65 in Bullitt County and I-71, ending either in Shelby, Henry or Oldham County.

  • School board to hear more updates on Moorman School

     Shelby County’s School Board will hear an update on two construction projects. 

    The board expects to hear a report from Jeremy Adams of Studio Kremer Architects, the firm that is building the new Marnel C. Moorman School while also hearing a report on the progress with the Milestone Academy addition project at its upcoming meeting on July 25. 

    According to Cyndi Skellie, Public Relations Coordinator for Shelby County Schools, both projects will receive an update at the upcoming meeting. 

  • Neihoff named president of superintendent’s association

     Dr. James Neihof has been with the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS) since he became a superintendent, but now he’s stepping up to lead it.

    Neihof will assume the president’s chair in KASS, where he will help the organization advocate for education-friendly legislation.

    “Nearly every superintendent in the state is a member of the organization,” Neihof said. “The organization represents, for all intents and purposes, all the superintendents in the state of Kentucky.”

  • Centenary United Methodist to open doors to those needing to beat the heat

    As the community faces extreme temperatures this weekend, Centenary United Methodist Church will open its doors to the community to stay cool when the other locations people might normally go are closed.

    The church will open the Fellowship Hall doors on 5th and Washington streets from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Eden returns as new city administrator

    The Simpsonville City Commission had a familiar face back in action at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    Earlier this year, former mayor and city commissioner Steve Eden retired from the commission after 25 years in service with the city. Due to his retirement from West Shelby Water, Eden had to retire to be eligible for his full pension.

    But now, after waiting 90 days, Eden was allowed to return and was hired by Simpsonville as the city administrator, a position left vacant when David Eaton stepped down after begin elected mayor of Shelbyville.

  • KHS Equine C.A.R.E. program buys horse farms

    Kentucky Humane Society recently acquired two farms off Todds Point Road in Simpsonville and is operating an equine rehabilitation and adoption program there.

    Since April, surrendered and mistreated horses have a new lease on life at the KHS Equine C.A.R.E. Center.

    Twenty-two horses currently reside at the center, ready to adopt, in rehabilitation or training. Three are ready for a forever home.

    “When you hear humane society most people think of dogs and cats,” KHS Equine Director Shara Wiesenauer said.

  • Quarles at Horse Show Jubilee Breakfast


    The Shelbyville Horse Show is known globally for quality competition and attracting stars, both equine and human, from around the world.

    However, similar to the Kentucky Derby, Shelbyville celebrates before the big event with family-based fun activities during the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    The Jubilee began 23 years ago with a single event and has grown to a 5-day celebration of downtown Shelbyville and county residents a week before the international horse show world arrives in the city.