Local News

  • EARLIER: Waddy residents don’t like trash plan

    It was literally standing room only at the Waddy Ruritan Club on Tuesday night, when more than 100 people gathered to express their concerns about a plan to move the county’s solid-waste center from Waddy to Shelbyville.

    With all the seats full and many standing and lining the walls, 109 Board Chair Rusty Newton heard an ear-full about how the community doesn’t to lose the center, especially if it would mean a long drive to Shelbyville to dump their trash.

  • Business briefcase: Feb. 15, 2013

    Check-out week celebrates when food costs are earned

    Kentucky Farm Bureau is celebrating national “Food Check-Out Week,” starting Sunday, which commemorates the time of year when the average American has earned enough income to meet his or her annual cost of food. Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty have a proclamation in celebration of the week.

  • Some broken glass for breakfast at Shelby store

    Customers got a big shock at about 6 a.m. Thursday when a pick up truck jumped a curb at It’s Convenient on Main Street and ran into the front of the store so hard that the impact broke the front window and caved in the bricks, right where the cashier checks out customers.

    “It came just barreling right through the parking lot and, bam, right into the building,” store owner Ruth Hodge said.

  • Truck fire causes hours, miles of traffic on I-64

    The westbound lanes of I-64 from Waddy to Shelbyville were shut down from dawn to early afternoon Thursday when a tractor-trailer caught fire after striking a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the road.

  • Hornback’s 2 hot issues get 1st pass in legislative committees

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) found himself at the center of two of the most hotly debated topics in Frankfort on Monday.

    Hornback is the sponsor of an industrial hemp bill and a telecommunications bill that both earned committee approval and appear to be heading to the Senate floor for a vote. Although both passed the committee votes by large margins, they appear to face opposition in the House.

  • Shelby County School Board: Budget recommendations get 1st look

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday will get its first chance to make changes and begin the process of trying to balance the 2013-14 budget by hearing recommendations from budget committee. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Wright Elementary School, 500 Rocket Lane.

    At its meeting on Jan. 24, the board was presented an unbalanced draft budget, a big departure from normal practice, with the promise of budget recommendations this month.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Clifton Court accepted into city system

    With a few conditions, the Shelbyville City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to add Clifton Court into the city’s road system.

    The committee accepted the recommendation from the Public Works Committee that had suggested the city ask the development’s owner to:

  • Landlord says dog the reason pipes not fixed

    Rental property owner Allen Murphy, who came under fire last week for allegedly refusing to fix frozen pipes in a trailer he owns in Waddy, said his refusal to fix the pipes wasn’t vindictive.

    “Did he [renter Fred Harrington] tell you he owns a vicious dog? I bet he didn’t tell you that,” Murphy said when came to offices of The Sentinel-News. “I told him I wouldn’t fix the pipes until he got rid of that dog.”

  • Shelby vet Kimbrough honored by cattlemen’s group

    It may have only just started, but already 2013 has been a huge year for retired Shelbyville veterinarian Dr. Jack Kimbrough.

    Following a lifetime of service to the farming community, he has been inducted into both the Shelby County Agricultural Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame.

    The KCA induction took place in Lexington during January, at the association’s annual convention, where Kimbrough was one of five people honored.

  • EARLIER: Waste talk turns to home pickup

    In the midst of a series of community meetings to garner public input about a new convenience center proposal for solid waste, officials have been doing legwork on the concept of providing home garbage service for residents.

    Rusty Newton, Shelby County’s deputy-judge executive and chair of the 109 Board, the entity in charge of solid waste disposal in the county, said he met Friday with Magistrate Tony Carriss to prepare for a meeting Feb. 25 with the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee.