Local News

  • Vehicle fire claims one

    Just hours into Sunday morning, the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a possible injury accident with a vehicle fire around the 3200 block of Eminence Pike. 

    When they arrived on scene, they discovered a fully involved vehicle fire.

    Engine 3331 extinguished the fire to find the driver, 72-year-old Jerry Acox of Henry County, deceased inside the vehicle.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office conducted a reconstruction of the accident.

  • Simpsonville Police Chief struck by car

     Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis is facing a long road of recovery following an an incident that occurred Wednesday evening as hundreds of cars piled out of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass following The Boom! 4th of July celebration.

    Minnis, while directing traffic for because of the large turnout, was struck by a vehicle.

  • Marion Village finally gets trash contract

    Residents of Marian Village may soon see one persistent problem at the apartment complex solved.

    Multiple sources have confirmed that the apartment complex has contracted regular trash pickup service to remove the garbage piling up on the property.

    Shelbyville Code Enforcement officer Chris Brown confirmed that he has spoken to the apartment complex’s management, which said the complex has started paying for regular weekly trash pickup.

  • Teen hospitalized after accidental shooting

    A shooting occurred over the weekend that has left one injured teen in the hospital.

    According to a release sent to The Sentinel-News after press time Tuesday, the incident occurred Saturday afternoon when several teens were playing with a handgun.  The firearm accidentally discharged, shooting one of the teens in the abdomen.

  • State to close one lane on I-64 east between mm39 and 43 tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced today that one lane would be closed on Interstate 64 eastbound in Shelby County from 7 to 11 p.m. today for maintenance.

    KYTC crews will be patching potholes on I-64 in the left lane from just east of the weigh station, mile marker 39, to the Waddy/Peytona exit, 43.

  • Golden Alert cancelled, missing woman found

    The 75-year-old Simpsonville resident who had been missing from her home since Wednesday afternoon has been found.

    Leoni Unzicker was found by a citizen on horseback Friday morning at the north end of Brooks Lane off U.S. 60, more than a mile from her home.

  • Police surround Lexington motel in search for murder suspect

    The Frankfort State Journal is reporting that Lexington Police have surrounded the Bryan Station Inn in a search for murder suspect Derek Garten.

    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton confirmed to The State Journal that the search was related to Garten, who is wanted in connection with the murder of Margaret Elizabeth “Meg” Smith.

    Police have evacuated the motel.

    On Thursday police had suspected that Garten was in the Shelby County area.

  • Moore named publisher at Kentucky Standard

    Sentinel-News Publisher Scott Moore has accepted the same position with The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown and will leave The Sentinel-News July 13th.

    “Working in Shelbyville and at The Sentinel-News for the last three years has been great,” Moore said. “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the community and my time with the newspaper, but this was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.”

    The position of publisher with The Kentucky Standard also includes leading the Bardstown television station PLG-TV.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: New officer hire approved

    At the Simpsonville City Council’s regular meeting Monday evening, the commission voted to re-hire police officer Daniel Wills to the Simpsonville Police Department.

    Wills, who was initially hired to Simpsonville’s department in June 2015, left the department after less than a year to work in for the Franklin County Police Department.

    But now that Simpsonville has hazardous duty for police officers, Wills decided to apply for a position, and the council approve his hire him as the eighth city officer. 

  • Food worker has Hep A

    A food service worker from Huck’s gas station in Simpsonville has just been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

    A press release from North Central District Health Department stated that an employee handled and cooked food from June 2-22 while ill. According to the health’s department Environmental Director, David Cammack, there have been 10 recent cases of Hep A around the county.