Local News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Discovery Boulevard extension bid accepted

    Following suit with Shelby County Public Schools, the Shelbyville City Council Thursday approved Louisville Paving Company for its portion of the Discovery Boulevard extension, which will connect the road to Collins High School to Midland Industrial and in turn to Freedom’s Way.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: HRC presents new Fairness Ordinance

    It was standing room only Thursday at a special called meeting of the Shelbyville City Council.

    The large turnout was in most part there to support a planned presentation from the Shelbyville/Shelby County Joint Human Rights Commission of a Fairness Ordinance.

    Alvin Farris, the president of the HRC, spoke on behalf of the commission, its new ordinance and the recommendation to pass it.

  • Bishop named Shelby DYW

    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. 

  • Witt steps down due to pension issues

    Though Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt is stepping away from her office, she hopes she won’t be gone long.

    Witt retired on Aug. 1 from her role at the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, but come Election Day, she will be on the ballot to resume her work. 

  • State to roll out new IDs in 2019

    Changes are coming to Kentucky’s driver’s licensing system.

    According to Lowry Miller, Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk, the state will roll out new guidelines for state identification in 2019, allowing Kentucky residents to obtain federal identifications.

  • Shelby County School Board: Enrollment on the rise throughout SCPS

    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.”

  • Man barricaded in home gives up

    Shelbyville Police were on the scene at the corner of Bell and Mareli streets in Shelbyville where police reported that a man has barricaded himself inside a home in the Midland neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

    The man appeared to give up around 3:45 p.m. after a short stand off .

    Police are not releasing the man’s name at this time, but the man refused to leave the house after SPD tried to serve a warrant. He was in the home alone.

  • A share of the shopping

     Just glancing along the 500 block of Main Street you’ll see a row of vibrant businesses utilizing historic buildings.  With lovely window décor, friends mingling at coffee shops and music along the sidewalks, it looks like many other thriving Main Streets in America. But Shelbyville’s Main Street has a hidden jewel just beyond the Bourbon Kitchen at 524.

  • Local teacher earns national title

     More than 200 contestants gathered Sevierville, Tenn. last month to compete for a title at the AmeriFest 2018 National Pageant.

    Among those competitors was Emily Campanell, former vice principal at Painted Stone Elementary School and current special education teacher at Heritage and West Middle schools, who was named Modern Miss United States. 

    Campanell was named Modern Miss Kentucky last November.  In her journey to national champion, she has made a multitude of appearances and service events under her state title.

  • Dr. Lawrence F. Jelsma: October 13, 1936-August 8, 2018

     “I lost a good friend,” Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum wrote Wednesday evening in regards to the passing of Dr. Lawrence Jelsma.  Jelsma died peacefully at home on his Shelby County farm.  Born in 1936 to Lillian and Franklin Jelsma, Lawrence Jelsma touched lives of many around the globe, including those fighting in Vietnam.  In 2013, Van Stockum wrote two columns for The Sentinel-News that centered on Jelsma and the medical procedures he performed in Vietnam.  Van Stockum referred to Jelsma as a splendid neurosurgeon.