Local News

  • Collins threat ‘found to not have merit’

    Collins High School received several calls Friday morning questioning a student threat to a school activity.

    That threat, which was reportedly made last week, was investigated thoroughly by police and the school district. Following protocol, Superintendent James Neihof said local law enforcement “made multiple visits to homes over the weekend, including visiting some students for informational purposes. The threat was found to not have merit.

  • Sleep Armor

    When Becky Jew packed away her fabric after years of heading the local chapter of Project Linus, she kept the sewing machine on the table.

    Struggling with personal concerns, her passion that was driving her work with the organization that provides blankets for children in need had fizzled out.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - New comp plan approved

    A process that began last spring finally wrapped Tuesday evening when the Triple S Planning Commission approved the final draft of the new Comprehensive Plan that lays out the proposed land use for the county through 2040.

    “By adopting the comprehensive plan, now we have a new plan that we will be working under,” Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said. “That does not change the zoning of anybody’s property. It’s just a recommendation of what we think the land should be used for in the future through 2040.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Commission approves residential rezoning for Shelbyville Road

    A rezoning request from R-1 to R-4 for property along Shelbyville Road drew a multitude of upset Ardmore Lane neighbors to the Triple S Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

    Representatives with Pulte Group, which is looking to develop the land, were on hand Tuesday to present their plans and said it was similar to what they brought before the commission at the previous meeting.

  • Tractors to trailers

     A building near the corner of U.S. 60 and Midland Trail has been undergoing some improvements and is certainly catching the eye of the community.

    The once vibrantly green facility at 102 Taylorsville Road is now a more modern, neutral tone of gray, with a new fence and other upgrades, including roof and electrical repairs to accommodate a new tenant.

    “John Deere has moved out after 53 years of being there,” said Mary Hayes Smith, whose family owns the property.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Tax rate remains flat for another year

     The tax rate for Shelby County will remain flat for another year.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court passed the tax rates for the next year at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    The rates are as follows:

  • Couple takes Sentinel-News on European tour

    The Sentinel-News has gone international, thanks to the help of one local couple.

    Graham Weber and his girlfriend Lauren Meek were planning a marathon trip through Europe and Weber wanted to take a little piece of his old Kentucky home with him when they departed.

    “We love Shelbyville,” Weber said. “Just the peacefulness, the tranquility of it. We also love to travel. So we thought what better way to bring a little piece of home with us?”

    Meek said she had seen other publications used for a similar idea.

  • Human Rights Commission presents ordinance to fiscal court

     The Shelby County Joint Human Rights Commission made its case to the Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning.

    Alvin Farris, the chair of the commission comprised by members appointed by the Shelbyville City Council, Simpsonville City Commission and the fiscal court, addressed the court to urge that they support a fairness ordinance.

    Farris said a fairness ordinance currently exists at the county level, but he and the commission believe it should be expanded.

  • Tastes and Tunes offers samples of local food, songs and community connections

    On Sept. 13, Shelby County residents took a trip to Red Orchard Park for a taste of Shelby County’s best eats. Resident bakeries such as the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, restaurants like Culver’s and local favorites like Purnell’s all made an appearance at the yearly event. Local band Act III provided the evening’s entertainment.

  • Extension calls Good Neighbors Farm Tour successful

     From Simpsonville to Eminence to Waddy to Shelbyville, visitors and residents of Shelby County got a rare day of access to the inner workings of the agriculture community.

    The Good Neighbors Farm Tour, coordinated by the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, allowed residents access to a wide variety of farms, nine in total, including massive crop production operations such as Simpsonville’s Tucker Farms, hog farms like Buckler Farms and even an alpaca farm at Waddy Bluegrass Alpacas.