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Today's News

  • Health board asked to research needle exchange program

    Several years ago, there was talk of a needle exchange program in Shelby County, but it appeared to fall off the radar.

    Sentinel-News articles from 2015 and 2016 quote former Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger expressing interest in creating a needle exchange program, but such a program never formed in Shelby County.

  • Andriots relocating to former bowling alley

    It’s a bittersweet decision but after 14 years in the building his father built, B.J. Andriot has decided to relocate Andriots Paint, Flooring and Blinds from 718 Main Street to the vacant former bowling alley/bingo hall at 1857 Midland Trail.

    "It's an opportunity to own my own space – a bigger space," Andriot said. "We've outgrown this space."

  • The pull of the family

    If you’re looking for a memorable experience for the family this weekend, grab your earplugs and watch a hometown boy battle for the Grand Championship Tractor Pull Title with his 25,000 horsepower monster truck during the National Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Amended plat proposed for Partridge Run

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider for approval an amended preliminary plat with three variances for Partridge Run, Section 4. The amended preliminary plat proposes 16 patio home lots on 3.70 acres at the end of Eagle Pass. The three variances requested for each lot are a 12 feet lot width variance, a 1,500 square feet lot area variance, and a 10 feet side yard setback variance on one side of the lots to allow for a common wall for patio homes.

  • Women helping women

    On Jan. 21, 1869, seven students came together at Iowa Wesleyan College to establish the Philanthropic Education Organization.

    Today, that organization has exploded with more than 225,000 members in chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    And Johnda Conley, local chapter president, wants to spread the word to Shelby residents about what is happening here.

  • A silver anniversary

    Carol & Company Fine Jewelry is celebrating its silver anniversary in Shelby County, and the owner says their model of success is built on offering personal, customized service with a unique product and building client relationships.

    “What keeps us different is our personalized service, and I pride myself in the people who work here. Everybody is caring and we’re like a family since we’re family-owned and not corporate,” Carol Strickland-Lucas said.

  • Students honor Blake Palmer

    The passing of a loved one is always painful for those closest to their heart. But the untimely loss of a young impacts an entire community.

    When Shelby High School junior Blake Palmer passed away Thursday night as a result of an auto accident, family, friends, teammates and classmates came together in mourning, and the impact of such a young life taken so suddenly reverberated beyond the county line.

  • Water and wind woes

     The skies opened up on Kentucky and the flood waters poured in, dropping what seemed like buckets of water on Shelby County this week.

    Ron Steve, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said Tuesday morning that Shelby County had received around three inches of rain over just a 48-hour period.

    Though we are tiptoeing toward the typically wetter months, the heavy rainfall experienced this week is greater than average, Steve said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council moves forward on interlocal agreements

    The Shelbyville City Council cast the final vote necessary for an interlocal agreement regarding the way the county's tourism board collects and distributes transient room tax from hotel stays.

  • Continuing to serve

    The Kentucky Counseling Association recently honored Shelby native William "Bill" Young as its 2018 Alumni Volunteer of the year.

    The organization, which represents counseling professionals who work in educational, health care, residential, private practice, community agency, government, business and industry settings, is comprised of more than 1,200 members.

    The honor recognized those who continue to serve in the counseling field even into their retirement.