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  • UofL assistant football coach arrested for DUI

    University of Louisville tight ends coach Chris Klenakis was arrested in Shelby County on Interstate 64 west at 12:58 Sunday morning for driving under the influence, according to a Shelby County Sheriff’s report.

    Deputies were called to the scene after several reports of the subject driving “all over the road and swerving in and out of his lane.” Klenakis, 50, was driving his 2015 Toyota Highlander through the active construction site on I-64 west bound near milemarker 32.

  • KSP arrests 2 Shelby men on child sexual exploitation charges

    On August 16, 2018, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Sedwin Osmel-Vasquez Carillo, 28, and Elder Rene Carrillo-Cruz, 26, on charges related to child sexual exploitation.
     
    Both men were arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspects using social media to distribute files containing child sexual exploitation.
     

  • GOP gets new headquarters on Main Street

     The Shelby County Republican Party is getting a new home for the upcoming election.

    The GOP will open its headquarters at 519 Main Street in Shelbyville, allowing it to have a stronger and more visible presence.

    “We started kicking around, since the fall elections are coming up, whether we were going to open up an office,” Shelby County GOP chair Tony Harover said. “We agreed in the executive committee to move forward with it.”

    The office will provide several benefits to the local GOP.

  • Let the campaigns begin

    Time is up for those looking to run in the 2018 General Election.  The filing deadlines for the non-partisan races hit Tuesday at 4 p.m.  There are a multitude of challengers ready to take their shot at the polls in this November. This year 11 challengers are eying one of six seats on the Shelbyville City Council.

  • Sentinel News names new publisher

     Anna St. Charles took over as publisher at The Sentinel-News this week, replacing Scott Moore who left after being name publisher at The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown.

    With more than 30 years of newspaper experience, St. Charles is eager to settle into her role at a community-focused paper.

  • Webb named to UK Board of Trustees

     The Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Shelbyville’s Rachel Webb to the Board of Trustees at the University of Kentucky, the governing group that provides oversight of the university.

    “First and foremost, we are held in trust to keep the university in good standing,” Webb said, noting under the title she will be expected to attend board meetings, as well as participate on committees.

    But Webb said the responsibility expands beyond that.

  • Broadband upgrades coming to Shelby

    Some broadband customers in Shelby County will have some positive changes to look forward to in their service.

    All Points Broadband announced last week that it has acquired Shelby Broadband, a wireless and fiber-optic internet service provider serving customers in 15 counties throughout central Kentucky.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Zone change request Old Seven Mile Pike

     On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change request for more than 100 acres of property located on Old Seven Mile Pike.

    The matter will be considered when the commission convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street Shelbyville.

    The request calls for a zone change from Agricultural to R-4 for approximately 106 acres and includes a waiver request to reduce the amount of open space provided.

  • Bishop named Shelby’s Distinguished Young Woman

    After a temporary hiatus, Shelby County’s Distinguished Young Women competition is back and action and quickly regaining steam.

    This year, eight participants faced off in a competition that showcased their talents, minds and hearts.

    Arianna Dunn, Skyler McClusky, Paige Donovan, Kaitlin Bishop, Kayley Smith, Hannah Woods, Caitlin Chambers and Grace Wilkinson graced the stage with their skills.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Enrollment on the rise

    Shelby County school board members heard an update on the enrollment numbers when they convened for the regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at the Blair Center at Southside Elementary.

    “Enrollment is up from the beginning of last year,” Superintendent James Neihof said, noting they have a somewhat firm number at this point to determine staffing allocations. “This year we are working with Wright and Collins to make some adjustments.”