Local News

  • One dead in Mt. Eden Rd. collision

     A head-on collision on Mt. Eden Road last week that left one dead and two others injured is still under investigation this week.

    Around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, the Shelby County Sherriff’s Office along with Shelby County EMS and the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at the 5600 block of Mt. Eden Road.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said Lydia Hankins, 21 of Mt. Eden, the driver of a Dodge passenger car, was pronounced dead on the scene.

  • Shelby men arrested for child pornography

     Two Shelbyville men last week were arrested and charged with child exploitation offenses after an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation revealed the men were sharing child pornography on social media.

    On Thursday, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 28-year-old Sedwin Osmel-Vasquez Carillo and 26-year-old Elder Rene Carrillo Cruz on charges related to child sexual exploitation.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Fairness Ordinance back before council

    For the second meeting in a row, the Shelbyville City Council took comments from supporters of a Fairness Ordinance as they continued urging council members to take action on the matter.

    At the previous meeting, members of the Human Rights Commission came before the council with a presentation of the ordinance that promotes fair treatment to all people no matter their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age – over 40 – gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

  • UofL assistant football coach arrested for DUI

    University of Louisville tight ends coach Chris Klenakis was arrested in Shelby County on Interstate 64 west at 12:58 Sunday morning for driving under the influence, according to a Shelby County Sheriff’s report.

    Deputies were called to the scene after several reports of the subject driving “all over the road and swerving in and out of his lane.” Klenakis, 50, was driving his 2015 Toyota Highlander through the active construction site on I-64 west bound near milemarker 32.

  • KSP arrests 2 Shelby men on child sexual exploitation charges

    On August 16, 2018, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Sedwin Osmel-Vasquez Carillo, 28, and Elder Rene Carrillo-Cruz, 26, on charges related to child sexual exploitation.
    Both men were arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspects using social media to distribute files containing child sexual exploitation.

  • GOP gets new headquarters on Main Street

     The Shelby County Republican Party is getting a new home for the upcoming election.

    The GOP will open its headquarters at 519 Main Street in Shelbyville, allowing it to have a stronger and more visible presence.

    “We started kicking around, since the fall elections are coming up, whether we were going to open up an office,” Shelby County GOP chair Tony Harover said. “We agreed in the executive committee to move forward with it.”

    The office will provide several benefits to the local GOP.

  • Let the campaigns begin

    Time is up for those looking to run in the 2018 General Election.  The filing deadlines for the non-partisan races hit Tuesday at 4 p.m.  There are a multitude of challengers ready to take their shot at the polls in this November. This year 11 challengers are eying one of six seats on the Shelbyville City Council.

  • Sentinel News names new publisher

     Anna St. Charles took over as publisher at The Sentinel-News this week, replacing Scott Moore who left after being name publisher at The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown.

    With more than 30 years of newspaper experience, St. Charles is eager to settle into her role at a community-focused paper.

  • Webb named to UK Board of Trustees

     The Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Shelbyville’s Rachel Webb to the Board of Trustees at the University of Kentucky, the governing group that provides oversight of the university.

    “First and foremost, we are held in trust to keep the university in good standing,” Webb said, noting under the title she will be expected to attend board meetings, as well as participate on committees.

    But Webb said the responsibility expands beyond that.

  • Broadband upgrades coming to Shelby

    Some broadband customers in Shelby County will have some positive changes to look forward to in their service.

    All Points Broadband announced last week that it has acquired Shelby Broadband, a wireless and fiber-optic internet service provider serving customers in 15 counties throughout central Kentucky.