Local News

  • EARLIER: Residents get 1st solid answers on trash plan

    The discussion about how best to handle solid waste in Shelby County – including a proposed new facility – began a countywide tour this week, giving residents an opportunity to ask questions about how their garbage would be handled and how much that could cost them.

  • Black history exhibit set for Sunday at Stratton Center




    By Lisa King


    If you want to learn a bit about African-American history in Shelby County without having to crack a book, Sunday may be your best bet.

    A special exhibit at Stratton Center in Shelbyville will endeavor to illuminate and explain black history in the more 221 years of the county’s history.

  • Joyes Station overpass to be demolished

    A legal dispute has emerged about the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s plan to demolish the Joyes Station Road overpass to accommodate the ongoing widening of Interstate 64 between Shelbyville and Simpsonville.

    The overpass links the now-closed Joyes Station near its intersection with Brunerstown Road, and the design for I-64 calls for its removal. But the owner of the property adjacent to that overpass, Joseph Pike Jr., has not agreed to sell any of its holdings, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

  • Students dive for desks in ‘quake


  • News briefs: Feb. 8, 2013

    Rain chases away warmth

    for a few days at least


    That warm, sunny, spring-like day you enjoyed Thursday was just a teaser.

    The high temperature of near 65 on Thursday afternoon was to be chased away by overnight rains and deliver more seasonal highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s and 30s around the area.

  • Animal groups’ fundraiser returns

    Shelby County’s unique animal support group will bring back its unique joint fundraiser on Saturday night, when the third annual Monarchs, Mutts, and Meows Valentine’s Dinner Party is staged at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    This event, which begins at 6 p.m. and includes the usual dinner, silent auction, dance contest and music by the renowned Monarchs, benefits 5 rescues.org, the coalition of animal rights groups that was formed several years ago and continues to be refined.

  • Simpsonville utility relocation set for sidewalks

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden on Tuesday signed a contract with Dallas Dean Inc. of Harrodsburg to complete the utility relocation as part of the city’s downtown sidewalk project.

    The sidewalks, which will be built along the south side of U.S. 60 between Old Veechdale Road and Fairview Drive, are expected to be completed this year after enduring three years of red tape because of the federal stimulus grant the city received.

  • News briefs: Feb. 6, 2013

    Solid-waste public hearings

    continue tonight, Thursday

    The second of five public hearings to receive input on the county’s new plans for solid-waste disposal will be tonight in Shelbyville.

    The first meeting was Tuesday night in Simpsonville, with meetings scheduled for Thursday at Finchville, Monday in Bagdad and Tuesday in Waddy.

    Tonight’s gathering at the North Central Health Department on Henry Clay Street starts at 6 o’clock.

  • EARLIER: Tenant: I’m living without plumbing

    A man renting a trailer in Waddy is being evicted from his home after complaining to the Sheriff’s Department and The Sentinel-News about not having running water for nearly a month.

    Fred Harrington, who lives at 2071 Waddy Road, received a note from his landlord, Allen Murphy, this morning, dated Feb. 5, stating “You have three days to move out of my house.”

    Harrington received the notice apparently shortly after Murphy had been contacted by a reporter seeking comment on Harrington’s situation.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City to address Clifton Court request

    The Shelbyville City Council will revisit at its meeting Thursday a request made just before Christmas that would add Clifton Court to the city road system,

    The council is expected to receive a recommendation on the request made by the development’s owner, Robert French. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Shelbyville City Hall.

    Although the city often absorbs neighborhood roads into its care, what makes this one different is the neighborhood’s four green-space common areas and the fact that the road is 15 years old.