Local News

  • Shelby woman's milkweed helping monarchs

    If it seems like we have more Monarch butterflies this summer, you might want to flutter over and thank Diane Bickers.

    According to the National Wildlife Federation, the monarch butterfly population has declined more than 90 percent since the 1990’s. 

  • Human trafficking targets children

    More than 500 hundred Kentucky children have been victims of human trafficking over the last three years and that number is continuing to climb every day. 

    And Cara Starns visited the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday, letting members know that this is happening much close to home than they think.

  • State provides emergency road repair

    Two Shelby County roads will soon be repaired, thanks to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet County Road Aid emergency funds.

    KYTC awarded Shelby County $68,000 for road slide repairs on Bardstown Trail and $148,000 for repairs on Catwalk Road. 

    The KYTC District 5 Office will administer the work and GeoStabilization International LLC will repair the slides. Then to save on costs, KYTC maintenance staff and the Shelby County Road department will excavate and haul out the old materials.

  • Shelby woman competes in Miss Kentucky pageant

    There was a familiar Shelby County face on stage among the competitors at the Miss Kentucky pageant in Lexington at the end of June where she finished in the top 10.

    Shelby County resident Noelle Thompson competed alongside 30 other girls aged 17 to 25, for the title of Miss Kentucky. As a 17-year-old who just graduated from Collins High School this year, Thompson was the youngest competitor, but she was no stranger to pageants.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider JCTC Campus startup funds

     When board members convene for the regularly scheduled Shelby County Board of Education meeting Thursday, they will consider approval for startup funds for the Jefferson Community and Technical College campus.

    The board announced in May its intention to purchase the Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus, and it was recently finalized giving SCPS the building along with 60 acres of land.

    Both institutions agreed the change of hands would strengthen the impact on the educational and workforce community.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council takes no action on zone change

     The Shelbyville City Council chambers fell silent Thursday after council member Mike Zoeller cast a motion to pass on first reading an ordinance concerning a zone change request for the McGinnis Farm property along Freedom’s Way and La Grange Road. 

  • 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.