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Today's News

  • Human trafficking targets children

    More than 500 hundred Kentucky children have been victims of human trafficking over the last three years and that number is continuing to climb every day. 

    And Cara Starns visited the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday, letting members know that this is happening much close to home than they think.

  • Updated immunization requirements

     Along with shopping for new clothes and school supplies, a trip to your pediatrician should also be included on your child’s back to school to-do list.

    Kentucky recently passed new regulations requiring additional vaccinations for students. Effective July 1, the law now requires students receive a vaccination for hepatitis A and a second round of the Meningococcal vaccine.

    The recent hepatitis A outbreak is now considered the worst in the nation, with more than 960 confirmed cases in the state.

  • Shelby woman's milkweed helping monarchs

    If it seems like we have more Monarch butterflies this summer, you might want to flutter over and thank Diane Bickers.

    According to the National Wildlife Federation, the monarch butterfly population has declined more than 90 percent since the 1990’s. 

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Zone change request for Cropper Road

     The Triple S Planning Commission will hear another zone change request Tuesday at its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

  • Kentucky lags behind in adults exercising

    Kentucky adults are struggling to keep up with the pace of the nation in exercise.

    A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that of Kentucky adults polled about their exercise habits, only 14.6 percent of them actually got the amount of exercise that experts say is needed. Mississippi is the only state with worse exercise habits than Kentucky, with only 13.5 adults exercising enough.

  • School starts Aug. 1 – are you ready?

     Shelby County’s youth have been enjoying summer fun, but it won’t be much longer before they return to school.

    On Aug. 1, the bells will ring again. But before that, students need to prepare, and that includes buying school supplies.

    Cyndi Skellie, the public relations director for Shelby County Schools, said that parents shouldn’t fear though, since the school district has a few tools for families preparing for another year.

  • Midland strip center to open soon

    A piece of prime property on Midland Trail has sat vacant since the closing of Swifty Oil in 2015.

    However, developers assure business will soon be booming at 1530 Midland Trail once again.

    Hunter Jacobs with Hogan Real Estate says the new stores that are set to occupy the property could be ready to open their doors as early as next month.

    “Everybody’s opening date is a little bit different,” he said, noting Family Allergy & Asthma will likely open at its new Shelbyville location in the development within the next 30 days. 

  • Marion Village finally gets trash contract

    Residents of Marian Village may soon see one persistent problem at the apartment complex solved.

    Multiple sources have confirmed that the apartment complex has contracted regular trash pickup service to remove the garbage piling up on the property.

    Shelbyville Code Enforcement officer Chris Brown confirmed that he has spoken to the apartment complex’s management, which said the complex has started paying for regular weekly trash pickup.

  • Simpsonville Police Chief struck by car

     Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis is facing a long road of recovery following an an incident that occurred Wednesday evening as hundreds of cars piled out of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass following The Boom! 4th of July celebration.

    Minnis, while directing traffic for because of the large turnout, was struck by a vehicle.

  • Teen hospitalized after accidental shooting

    A shooting occurred over the weekend that has left one injured teen in the hospital.

    According to a release sent to The Sentinel-News after press time Tuesday, the incident occurred Saturday afternoon when several teens were playing with a handgun.  The firearm accidentally discharged, shooting one of the teens in the abdomen.