Local News

  • Shelbyville City Council: No decisions on Desilets’ request

    The Shelbyville City Council tabled a zone change request from Desilets LLC during Thursday’s regular meeting at city hall.

    City Attorney Steven Gregory reviewed the different courses of action the council could take, but with a council that have very little experience with zone changes, and one council member absent from the meeting, the decision on a course of action was tabled for a later meeting.

  • EARLIER: Dozens work around clock to assist firefighting

    As firefighters focused their attention between 610 and 620 Main Street on Wednesday, hundreds of onlookers made their way to the area to take in the devastation and watch firemen and women work.

    Everyone, from Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger to citizens on the street, has marveled at a job well done, and perhaps rightfully so.

    But behind those firemen were several other departments and citizens quietly working to help and provide the resources for them to do their work.

  • Shelby County School Board: Last day for school: May 22

    Students at Shelby County Public Schools should plan to attend school for an extra couple of  days in May after missing classes for two snow days this winter.

    If there are no more school cancellations, SCPS will add two days to the school year, pushing the end of the school year back to May 22.

  • EARLIER: No sign of arson in Shelbyville fire

    The blaze last week that left Shelbyville’s downtown streetscape with a gaping hole was not caused by an arsonist.

    “We don’t suspect any arson,” Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard “Tiger” Tucker said Tuesday. “It’s all been passed over to the insurance investigators now.”

  • News Digest: March 13, 2013

    Pension plan appears

    unsettled by legislature

    With two days remaining in the 2013 General Assembly, the Democratic House and Republican Senate have yet to forge a compromise on how to fix Kentucky's ailing public pension system.

  • Bruner’s trial is postponed

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, was to have stood trial for assault today, but his jury trial has been postponed, prosecutors say.

    Instead, he has a status conference scheduled for next Monday, according to online court dockets.

    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll, who is handling the case, did not return phone calls from The Sentinel-News. Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said that Bruner’s trial had been postponed but that she did not know why.

  • Shelbyville bank gets ‘hit’ by a car

    “I got a phone call, and somebody said, ‘Hey, Tom, do you know there’s a car sticking out of your bank?’ And I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me!’”

    But Tom Vogel, branch manager of Mainsource Bank, soon found out the call was no joke.

    When Vogel arrived at the bank, at 1734 Midland Trail, shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, he found a big hole in the front of the bank, where a car had crashed right through the brick wall. The car was still there.

  • EARLIER: Main Street fire stirs memory of 1985, leaves opportunity in its wake

    As soon as the fire ignited at 616 Main Street early Wednesday morning, Main Street was changed forever.

    The intricately woven landscape of downtown Shelbyville, with buildings tied together at street level, upstairs or even through basements, was the perfect place for fire to ravage through several buildings. The quick response from Shelbyville firefighters likely being the only reason the fire didn’t consume the whole block.

  • EARLIER: Early morning fire leaves Shelbyville restaurant, lives in rubble

    One of Shelbyville’s most popular restaurants lies buried beneath a pile of rubble today, the headline victim of a devastating fire that spared four lives but killed four historic buildings in the city’s downtown.

  • Shelby teams earn spots in Odyssey state event

    Shelby County will send 15 teams comprised of students from nine different schools to Northern Kentucky University on Saturday to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind state competition.

    Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition in which teams of seven compete in a long-term performance, a spontaneous answer round and a style category.