Local News

  • A farm-to-(cafeteria)-table concept

    For a school district in Kentucky to source local produce for use in the cafeteria can be a difficult proposition, given that most of the state’s produce is out of season during the school year.

    But Shelby County Public Schools and Mulberry Orchard have teamed up to provide students with a fresh, farm-to-lunch tray option for lunches. Through a distributer, Mulberry Orchard also supplies Kentucky Country Day School and The de Paul School in Louisville with apples.

  • Andriot ends a fashion era in Shelbyville with retirement

    He has decked them out in poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, disco duds, and everything in between, all the while maintaining a fashion-plate appearance himself.

    But now, at age 71, Shelbyville's beloved clothing merchant, Billy Andriot, is retiring and closing one of the oldest, continuous, family-operated enterprises in Shelby County.

  • No Supreme Court decision for Attorney Mark Dean

    The Kentucky Supreme Court didn’t announce a decision Thursday in a high-profile case involving a lawyer and his bank.

    Oral arguments in the suit that Shelbyville Attorney Mark Dean brought against Commonwealth Bank & Trust for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling million of dollars from him went to the high court in June, with a decision expected by September.

    The Supreme Court publishes its decisions monthly, with October’s announcement coming Thursday.

  • Candy, creepies and fall celebrations

    A flurry of Halloween and fall festival events have been under way this week with everything from pumpkins parties and haunted houses to church festivals – culminating with trick or treat on Thursday.

    That event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the city of Shelbyville. Neither Shelby County Fiscal Court nor the city of Simpsonville announced any preferred hours.

    Many stores also will be giving out candy that day, and many will have employees dressing up for the occasion.

  • Cancer again sends Shelby County toddler to hospital

    Addison Miles will celebrate her second birthday Monday in the hospital, a place with which  she has become far too familiar during her short life.

    Addison was stricken with acute lymphoblastic at just a few months of age and has been in and out of Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for most of those months as she battled for her life.

    She was able to go home and spend last Christmas at home and had been doing very well, her grandfather, David Miles, said, until about two and a half weeks ago.

  • EARLIER: 1 of 2 murder conspiracy charges dropped against Shelby County man

    Thomas Wenz of Shelbyville will be facing one charge of conspiracy to commit murder next month when an Oldham County Grand Jury considers his case.

    Wenz, 22, originally charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder, also saw another charge – unlawful transaction with a minor – dismissed. He continues to be charged with gang recruitment, possession of a controlled substance – cocaine – possession of drug paraphernalia and for engaging in organized crime.

  • News Digest: Oct. 25, 2013

    Freezes this weekend likely will end growing season

    There were some snowflaks spotted in Shelby County on Friday afternoon, and a freeze warning is following close behind.

    The National Weather Service issued freeze warnings for this morning and and Saturday morning, when forecasters predicted temperatures to dip into the high 20s.

    Earlier in the week morning lows had pushed to 35 or lower, and Thursday afternoon chilly showers turned into a wintry mix.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Questions arise about site for proposed water tower

    The Shelbyville City Council’s regular meeting Thursday was cut short because of a lack of a quorum, but not before two concerned citizens questioned the proposed new water tower on Prospect Avenue.

    Two residents that live in the area questioned whether or not an historic area is the proper place for a water tower, and what kind of intrusion it would be to their properties.

  • Shelby County School Board: Classroom technology plan nears completion

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear during its regular meeting Thursday night that the school district’s Intelligent Classroom Initiative nearly is complete.

    Tommy Hurt, the district’s chief information officer, who will give the report at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville, said the plan is to bring all the schools up to a higher level of technology.

  • EARLIER: Cabinet for Health and Family Services appeals release of records on dead teen

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has appealed a ruling by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to release records to The Sentinel-News relating to Shelby County teenager Jackleen Lane, who drowned in June.

    The Cabinet filed the appeal last week in Shelby Circuit Court, a month after the Attorney General ruled it had violated the state’s Open Records Act in denying the release of its records concerning Lane, who was found dead June 17 in Clear Creek.