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Today's News

  • Legislative committee plans to draft fireworks ordinance

     The Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee will recommend magistrates consider an ordinance that would ban fireworks after 11 p.m.

  • SCHS seniors earn more than $1m in scholarships

    Graduation

    ceremonies

    WHERE:Shelby County and Collins high school gyms

    WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Collins, and 2 p.m. at SCHS

    MORE INFO: Contact Collins at 647-1160 or SCHS at 633-2344.

    Shelby County High School seniors started their graduation celebrations Wednesday during the schools senior awards night where it was announced that SCHS graduates are starting their path to adulthood by earning more than $1 million in scholarships.

  • Burger King reemerges in Shelby County

     Shelby County will be graced with the royal treatment early next month as a new king rolls into town with a plethora of goodies in tow.

    On June 4, Burger King will host its grand opening for the new Shelby County site at Mortown Way along Taylorsville Road, near the new Bojangles’ and Tractor Supply Co.

    “We will open up at six o’clock in the morning,” said district manager Starla Roden.

    Froggy Radio will broadcast live on-site and giving away promotional goodies all day, she added.

  • Shelbyville Anytime Fitness adds healthy meal program

     Melissa Padgett, owner and manager of Anytime Fitness, sees a problem in the community.

    “There’s really not very many healthy [eating] options here,” she said. “When people are leaving the gym, I know that a lot of them are hungry. They would love to grab something healthy and go.”

  • Election 2018 - Primary brings new faces to General Election

    While the voter turnout for Tuesday’s Primary Election was expectedly low, 6,540 Shelby County residents turned out to the polls and cast their votes for 8 candidates that will move on to the general election to be held on November 6. 

    In the race for U.S. Representative, three faced off for the Democratic slot. But it was Seth Hall who came out on top, taking 39 percent of the votes at 1,280.  Hall just beat out opponent Patti Piatt who took 1,114 votes.  Christiana Lord earned 26 percent of the votes at 869.

  • It just might save your life

    A couple years ago, George Cottrell Sr. went to the Men’s Health Fair at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. It may have saved his life.

    “In 2016, after my PSA exam [which is primarily used to test for prostate cancer], it was very high, so I went to my primary care physician and it was even higher, so I was recommended to see a urologist,” Cottrell said. “He found out that I had prostate cancer.”

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Moore, Witt win Sheriff races

    Though voter turnout was just slightly above 20 percent, those that cast their ballots were heard loud and clear regarding their selection for sheriff candidates.
    With 2,117 votes, Timothy ‘Mark’ Moore, was the top choice among Republicans, taking 76 percent of the vote.
    Moore will move on to vie Democratic candidate Gene Witt in the November General election.  Witt took the Democratic nomination with 60 percent of the votes, beating opponent Fred Rothenburger 2,166 votes to 1,443 votes.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Magistrate races set in 2nd, 6th

    There will be a few new faces on Shelby County Fiscal Court next year.

    Two magisterial seats went up for grabs this year, when second district magistrate Michael Riggs and the sixth district’s Tony Carriss opted to step down from their seats, leaving voters in the Simpsonville and Waddy/Mt. Eden/Southville areas with a decision to make.

    And, on May 22, those voters made their voices heard.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Seth Hall will face Massie in November for 4th Congressional District of Kentucky

    Seth Hall carried Shelby County in the Democratic Primary for U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District. He would go on to win the district with 40.8 percent of the vote.

    Hall told The Sentinel-News earlier this month that he’s “tired of the culture of do nothing politicians who promote bullying and work to divide us as a nation and a people.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider Tentative Budget

    On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will consider for approval the 2018-2019 Tentative Budget during its regular meeting at the district’s offices, 1133 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board set the draft budget in January.

    Superintendent James Neihof reminded the board at the May 10 meeting that it last reviewed the draft budget in January.